Toronto Theatre Reviews

Reviews of productions based in Toronto – theatre includes traditional definitions of theatre, as well as dance, opera, comedy, performance art, spoken word performances, and more. Productions may be in-person, or remote productions streamed online on the Internet.

ONE OF THE GOOD ONES (YX PRODUCTIONS) 2021 TORONTO FRINGE REVIEW

There’s a great pleasure in watching a natural storyteller work. When the stories are related around a theme, they hang together into a show. And when resulting the show hits the overlap of entertainment, education and elucidation, you have One of the Good Ones, a 2021 Toronto Digital Fringe performance written and performed by Yaw Attuah. Continue reading ONE OF THE GOOD ONES (YX PRODUCTIONS) 2021 TORONTO FRINGE REVIEW

As You Lay Sleeping (Diapause Collective) 2021 Toronto Fringe Review

Photo of Amelia Izmanki in As You Lay Sleeping

As You Lay Sleeping is a mesmerizing original musical about a woman unravelling the pain of a broken relationship and finding her way through to the other side. Playing as part of Fringe Primetime at the 2021 Digital Toronto Fringe Festival, this is a live feature-length digital experience that includes a pre-recorded middle act. Produced by Diapause Collective, this show is spellbinding and affecting, and a reminder of the magic of even partially live theatre.

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Post-Humanum (Collectif Bus 1.2.3) 2021 Toronto Fringe Review

Post-Humanum by CollectifBus 1.2.3 is currently playing On Demand as part of the 2021 Toronto Digital Fringe. You can catch this eclectic series of bizarre, futuristic, dystopian scenes featuring humans, gods, and robots online until July 31.

Post-Humanum is a commentary on contemporary technology and culture, which contemplates the trajectory of our digital age through a series of disjointed sketches.

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Empty (Fringe Toronto) 2021 Toronto Fringe Review

Theatre poster for Empty

Presented by Toronto Fringe at the 2021 Virtual Fringe Festival, Empty is playing as part of the live Primetime series. The script by Natalie Axon was the winner of the 2021 Digital 24 Hour Playwriting Contest and was performed live on Zoom. The contest specified that the play contains four elements: a missed phone call, a forgotten cup of coffee, a hidden garden, and a missed delivery. Continue reading Empty (Fringe Toronto) 2021 Toronto Fringe Review

Evil Hot Rod (Cat Crew Inc) 2021 Toronto Fringe Review

Fast cars and even faster women. Evil Hot Rod by Cat Crew Inc, playing virtually at the 2021 Toronto Fringe Festival, is like if the T-Birds in Grease went evil. In this musical radio play set in 1950s New York, Tony Raggione is proud of his new hot rod purchase, despite what all his buddies say. This ride, Carmilla, may look like a hunk of metal that likely won’t make it off the lot, but Tony is determined to make her a lightning roadster… even if she happens to be evil.

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