All posts by Megan Mooney

Megan loves being in the thick of all things theatre, but her ultimate goal is to promote theatre to the world of non-theatre people. It was the same when she was the theatre writer for blogTO, or the Fringe Correspondent for CBC Radio One‘s Here and Now, as it is as the founder of Mooney on Theatre. Her basic belief is that there is theatre/performance out there for everyone to love, they just need to find it. This is not to be confused with the idea that everyone should love theatre for theatre’s sake, in fact, as obsessed as she is with theatre, even *she* doesn’t love all types of theatre.

Mooney on Theatre shuts its (virtual) doors

After a lot of deliberation, I’ve made a tough decision. It’s time for me to put Mooney on Theatre on an indefinite hiatus.

Things in other parts of my life mean I cannot devote the time and energy needed to maintain MoT. It is time to let go, at least for now.

It’s been such a pleasure and privilege to be a part of the performance community in Toronto over the last 14 years.

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Mini-Reviews: Audio Offerings at Next Stage Community Booster 2021

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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?

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