All posts by S. Bear Bergman

S. Bear Bergman has great faith in the power of theatre to make change, and has been putting his money where his mouth is on that one for some time. A writer, performer, and lecturer, Bear works full time as an artist and cultural worker and loves to see as much live performance as possible – making this a fantastic gig for him.

Every Woman I Slept With Before I Met You (Borderline Motion Pictures) 2011 Toronto Fringe Review

Every Woman I Slept With Before I Met You promises to be a darkly comedic performance about a guy who takes a wrong turn trying to romance his current girlfriend, and ends up spilling his whole sexual history instead. Created by filmmakers David Amito and AJ Bond for the Fringe Festival, it drew a solid house for 10pm on a Wednesday night.

With this in mind, I turned up expecting a salacious – or at least mildly naughty – sex comedy. You know, the kind in which the performer would bite his lip like a bad boy and say something along the lines of “…which turned out to be more fun than I was expecting, even if I did eventually have to throw out all the bedsheets and wash my cat in dish soap.”

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Review: Svadba – Wedding (Queen of Pudding Music Theatre)

If there is such a thing as avant-garde opera – and I suppose there must be, since there are Google results for it – then Svadba – Wedding currently showing at Canadian Stage’s Berkeley Street Theater is it. Since I am admittedly not an avant-garde opera enthusiast, it took me a while to warm up to this Queen of Puddings Music Theatre production, but in the end I came away bewildered but delighted with what I’d seen.

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