by Megan Mooney
One of the many great things about theatre in Toronto is that come spring there are festivals everywhere. For example, the CrossCurrents festival May 2 – 11, 2008 at Factory Theatre.
CrossCurrents brings forward works of ‘artists of colour’ from across Canada. Artists from visible-minorities are under represented in the theatre world in Canada. Things have improved in the last few years, but there is no denying that the Toronto theatre scene is not a representation of Toronto as a whole. Unlike the theatre scene, Canada and Toronto are filled with a variety of colours, hues and ethnicities. As the artistic producer of the CrossCurrents festival said “The inside of a TTC bus is what Canada is”.