Toronto Theatre – What’s On

Preview: acts of faith (Factory Theatre)

Natasha Mumba staing with arms outspread in front of a window

acts of faith – a Factory Theatre production – is playing online on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 2, 3 and 4, 2021 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are free of charge! You do have to register.

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)

Preview: Together/Apart (Opera Atelier)

Old meets news as Opera Atelier ventures into this brave new world of virtual performance with Together/Apart on May 20 at 8 PM, EST. Together/Apart is a one-hour virtual showcase of music and dance to connect, uplift, and inspire — featuring an all-star line-up of Opera Atelier’s longstanding and audience-favourite artists from around the globe, streaming at OperaAtelier.com . All 14 artists on the program have personally curated their performance selections with an eye to sharing the joy and power of the creative experience during this extraordinary time.

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Virtual Shows and Concerts for the Week of April 13, 2020

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.

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