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Checkpoint 300 (Tamaya Productions) 2019 Toronto Fringe Review

Photo of Liz Mynhardt and Brittany Cope in CHECKPOINT 300 photo by Adrianna ProsserDo you want to see a winner? Go see Tamaya ProductionsCheckpoint 300 written and directed by Michelle Wise, this year’s winner of the Fringe’s First Play Competition. It is indeed very well-crafted and it continuously surprises us with unexpected facts and plot twists. I will not go into details, no need for spoiler alerts.

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Review: THE BLACK DRUM (Soulpepper/ DEAF CULTURE CENTRE)

Photo of Ensemble of Black Drum at Soulpepper

The World’s First Entirely Deaf Musical Is Now on Stage in Toronto

The Black Drum is a fairy tale that feels like Alice meets Dracula in a black & white wonderland – and sharing the music and love we carry in our hearts and bodies defeats the evil, at least for the moment. Sounds familiar? Maybe, but I can assure you that what you can see and feel at this show is truly extraordinary.

Produced by Soulpepper and the DEAF CULTURE CENTRE, a project of the Canadian Cultural Centre of the Deaf (CCSD), The Black Drum is a visually stunning spectacle and an emotionally-engaging performance. It is also the world’s first entirely Deaf musical.

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