by Megan Mooney
Here it comes! The 2009 Toronto Fringe Festival is just around the corner. Well, three and a half weeks away, but who’s counting.
The festival runs from July 1 – July 12, 2009. That’s right, it kicks off on Canada Day, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a statutory holiday than fringing.
Continue reading Toronto Fringe Festival 2009 – Programs available
From the press release:
Toronto, ON (June 5, 2009) – The Canadian Stage Company’s Festival of Ideas and Creation ramps up Monday, June 8 and continues to Saturday, June 27 at the Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street.
Continue reading 2009 FESTIVAL OF IDEAS AND CREATION: Explore new plays and live theatre behind-the-scene
by Sam Mooney
And the winners are…
Canadian poet A. F. Moritz and American poet C. D. Wright.
Read more about the poets at the Griffin Trust site.
(maybe one of the criteria was that the winners had no names, just initials)
By Megan Mooney
I know as well as anyone how hard it is to pull stuff together. And to pull something together on the scale of the Toronto Fringe Festival, well, I can’t even imagine the amount of work that would take.
I appreciate that, I do.
*UPDATE and clarification* Apparently what I was saying here was misinterpreted. My apologies for that. Fringe folks thought I was implying that they were working on things other than Fringe. I just want to clarify, that’s not the case at all. I know they’re all working their asses off, one individual doing the work 10 and so on. My issue was only with the wording on one page of the website. I just didn’t like feeling like I was being chastised for looking at their website.
Continue reading Frustrated with Fringe
From the press release (Complete list of nominees in the previous post):
Toronto, June 3, 2009 – At a press conference held today at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 176 nominations from 218 eligible productions that opened between June 1, 2008 and May 31, 2009 for the 30th annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards which honour excellence in the performing arts in Toronto.
Continue reading Dora Nominations Announced
Just in case you`re the kind of person who likes to get into the nitty gritty of a topic, below is the complete list of the 176 nominees. Luke warm off the presses, directly copied and pasted from the release. For those of you who just want the highlights, there’s a press release for that too! It’s in the post above.
Continue reading The Exhaustive List of Dora Nominees in 2009
by Sam Mooney
It’s been years since I went to a poetry reading. Tonight I went to the Griffin Poetry Prize Readings. Elaine, who came with me, had never been to one.
I can’t even remember where I read about the Griffin Prize or about the readings by the poets shortlisted for the awards but I remember thinking that it really wouldn’t be that different than a playwright reading a play. A performance.
Continue reading Griffin Poetry Prize Readings – poetry as theatre
Press Release from Cahoots Theatre Projects:
The Board of Directors of Cahoots Theatre Projects is pleased to announce that Nina Lee Aquino has been appointed as Artistic Director effective September 8, 2009. Board President Colette Johnson-Vosberg says, "We are ecstatic to have Nina take over the reins. She is someone who can build on Cahoots’ successes, and has the vision to take us to new and exciting places."
Continue reading Nina Lee Aquino Named New Artistic Director of Cahoots Theatre Projects
By Megan Mooney
So, having a baby rocks! Really. I love it. But it has elements I don’t like, for instance, the fact that I don’t get to see nearly as much theatre as I’d like to.
In light of that, I figured I’d let you know what I’m sad to be missing out on this weekend.
Continue reading Theatre in Toronto I wish I had time to see this weekend
By Olya Ryabets
Eternal Hydra now playing at Buddies In Bad Times, written by Anton Piatigorsky and directed by Chris Abraham, is a slow-paced, bookish experience, which is to be fully expected from a play whose main character is, essentially, a book.
Continue reading Eternal Hydra – Crow's Theatre