All posts by Pamela Dungao

What I Haven’t Said (Tides & Tales) 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival

Photo of Alina Kouvchinova in What I Haven't SaidIt’s the silences, the unarticulated and the unspoken, and the what-ifs and could-be’s that move Tides & Tales’ What I Haven’t Said at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

Featuring four actors (Karres Vroom, Chris Austin, Matthew Krist, and Alina Kouvchinova), the play invites us into the psyche of a woman named Alice, in the form of a storage room that houses all of her thoughts, emotions, and memories, hoarding all the things she has not said.

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SELF-ish (Classy Little Bitch Productions) 2017 Toronto Fringe Review

Photo from SELF-ish for 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival

Aptly titled, SELF-ish, now playing at the Toronto Fringe Festival, reminds us that some stories are not just about you. It reminds us too that who we are is more than just ourselves. In this one-woman show, we encounter Esther Jin (Diana Bang), the complicated relationship she has with her parents, and the even more troubling ways in which she tries to grapple with loss and grief.

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Review: Suffragette (Opera 5)

SuffragetteOpera 5 brings the Suffragette to the present on the Toronto stage

It seems almost impertinent that an opera written just over a century ago would resonate so much to the present moment. This double-bill production — Opera 5’s Suffragette, now showing at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace — presents two works written by British composer and suffrage movement member Dame Ethel Smyth, to celebrate one of the (nasty) women who paved the way for a more equal and just society today.

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