Last weekend Mooney on Theatre was a flurry of activity talking about The Next Stage Festival virtual festival Community Booster. The live aspects may have finished, but you still have today and tomorrow to watch and listen to the performances and participate in the self-care stream.
Continue reading Last chance to catch the Next Stage Community Booster
As the pandemic continues to keep us from gathering in person, audience and artists alike continue to explore different ways performing arts can work. The Next Stage Festival has moved to a digital offering this year called Community Booster, which includes performing arts in three streams. These are Theatre Shorts, Story Telling, and Audio Offerings.
You can file audio offerings under “everything old is new again.” I remember growing up listening to radio plays on CBC radio. And the pandemic isn’t the only thing that has brought audio plays to prominence; podcasting has been a significant contributor there. But what are the audio offerings from Community Booster?
Continue reading Mini-Reviews: Audio Offerings at Next Stage Community Booster 2021
You are not imagining this. It is a real thing—an actual piece on Mooney on Theatre!
And yes, it does mean we’re back. That is to say, some form of MoT is back. A much smaller pared-down version of MoT, but we’re here nonetheless.
Continue reading Welcome back to… us? you? Everyone!
This week marks the opening of manidoons collective’s piece bug co-presented by Theatre Passe Muraille and Native Earth Performing Arts. The piece is created and performed by Yolanda Bonnell.
If you follow theatre in Toronto at all, you’ve probably heard by now that manidoons collective – run by Bonnell and Cole Alvis – had a request:
Continue reading Request for Only IBPOC Reviewers For bug is an Exciting Big Deal
The Secret Life of a Mother is “unapologetically human”
The review for Secret Life of a Mother was supposed to be easy. It was supposed to be a slam dunk. It’s an incredible show created by a powerhouse team. With so much talent and heart on display, it’s hard to imagine anyone not finding something to enjoy about it. The shows you love are supposed to be easy to write about.
But for some reason, here I am, submitting this review three days late (being the boss has its perks).
Continue reading Review: Secret Life of a Mother (Crow’s Theatre / The SLOM Collective / The Theatre Centre)