Playwright David Yee wrote acts of faith during the pandemic with the intent that the audience would watch it remotely. I saw it last year and it was the first play I saw that had been written and staged for a virtual audience. It was an exciting introduction to the possibilities of digital theatre and made me hope that theatre companies would keep developing digital pieces, even after the pandemic. Continue reading Preview: acts of faith (Factory Theatre)
Today is the day many of you have been waiting for: the Digital Toronto Fringe Festival launch.
As with so many things these days, Fringe looks a little different this year. Not just the festival itself, but the Mooney on Theatre coverage too.
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
Virtual Shows that Caught Our Eye This Week
I have decided that I hate the term ‘new normal’. I’ve heard it often in the past couple of weeks and it’s really grating on my nerves. Should we pine to go back to our ‘old normal’? No! I really do (mostly) like the slower pace of things as they are now. But I think there has to be a happy middle ground where we can all find a balance that includes doing a bit less, or doing more things with meaning each day. We have all had time for reflection in the past few weeks, and whether we have taken that opportunity or not, we have a chance to really delve deeply into what holds meaning for us.
One of the things that holds meaning in my household is the arts. The kids dance, my partner is a theatre creator and writer, and I write (not enough, but that’s a whole other thing!) And we all love being a part of a thriving arts community. So now we are looking – as are all of you – for online options to continue to participate in and support the arts. Here are this week’s varied performance options that you can watch from the comfort of your own home while we all continue to be responsible social distancers. Please keep checking back here on the regular to see if there’s anything new coming up.