So, I’ve been a bit derelict in my writing duties here lately because, well, I’m in the middle of
having a nervous breakdown moving.
Luckily, the other place I write for, blogTO, has a lovely little quick intro to Fringe written by someone else.
I urge you to go read Tatiana’s piece, you know, just to get you in the mood.
So, I’m doing Fringe planning right now. For two sites actually, the Mooney on Theatre coverage, as well as the blogTO coverage.
I just counted up the shows I’m planning to go to at this point and I’m at 48 shows, and I fully intend on going to more once I see where the gaps in coverage are. So, we’ll have to see if my brain turns to ooze, or if it all excites me so much I can’t sleep.
Only time will tell. *grin*
What can I say, theatre writers abound!
Ian MacKenzie over at Theatre is territory has complied a list of Canadian theatre blogs.
The idea is that the list will likely grow over time, so if you have any suggestions shoot them over his way.
Continue reading A list of Canadian Theatre Blogs
by Megan Mooney
Okay, so, I’ve already mentioned that I’m excited about the Fringe. But, as I sit down to do my Fringe planning I find myself tempted to pull all the hair out of my head strand by strand. The problem? The Fringe website.
In a little over a week, a huge theatre festival will take place in 30 venues across Toronto. An interesting side note, something I just noticed while counting out venues, there is no venue 13. Theatre people a superstitious bunch? No no, not us! Right, sorry, back on track. 30 venues across the city, showing 150 shows. Without a doubt the biggest theatre festival in Toronto, and this year is the 20th anniversary.
Continue reading Toronto Fringe – is it only as good as the available information?
by Megan Mooney
When you think of theatre, what do you think of? I’m betting for the most part people think of a proscenium arch, actors on a stage behind that arch acting out a story for the audience.
One of the best lessons I have ever learned about theatre I learned in my first year of university. I was in an ‘Introduction to Theatre’ being taught by Ric Knowles. Ric taught us that theatre was everywhere. We went to a baseball game, to a religious ceremony, we went to dance performances and the opera, and we even when to a few shows that could be considered almost ‘traditional’ theatre.
Continue reading What counts as theatre to you?