All posts by Allison Gerson

Review: We Keep Coming Back (Ashkenaz Festival)

We_Keep_Coming_BackA multimedia theatre piece explores identity, loss, and family trauma at Toronto’s Ashkenaz Festival

We Keep Coming Back, a multi-media theatre piece, had its Canadian premiere as part of Ashkenaz, the biennial festival of Jewish music and culture held at Harbourfront Centre. While the play depicts a very personal journey, it explores universal themes of identity, loss, and family trauma.
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Review: Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in the Ruff)

Romeo_and_Juliet 2Shakespeare in the Ruff presents Romeo and Juliet in Toronto’s Withrow Park

I love outdoor theatre. And Toronto is fortunate to have several companies offering quality productions every summer. Shakespeare in the Ruff is currently presenting Romeo and Juliet in Withrow Park. Although it may not be as established as the productions in High Park, it is worth planning a trip to the east side to see it.

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Nize It (Inferno Productions) 2016 SummerWorks Review

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There is only one performance left of Nize It by Inferno Productions at the 2016 SummerWorks Festival. You don’t want to miss it. Nize It was created and is performed by students from Dante Alighieri Academy in Toronto. They offer a fast-paced, moving, and often very funny take on the difficult challenges many Black teenagers face in today’s world. Continue reading Nize It (Inferno Productions) 2016 SummerWorks Review

eatingthegame (Hong Kong Exile) 2016 SummerWorks Review

eatingthegame 1eatingthegame, presented by Hong Kong Exile and currently playing at SummerWorks 2016, makes fun of everything from Chinese investment in Toronto real estate, to diversity in the arts community, and identity politics. It is billed as a “motivational keynote speech.” When I read that description, I didn’t really know what it meant. I’m still not sure what any of it meant. Continue reading eatingthegame (Hong Kong Exile) 2016 SummerWorks Review