14 Scattered Islands by Tina Nanaki Fance, playing as part of SummerWorks 2016, is a solo reflection on home, belonging, and the invisible vibrations of the universe. It’s a quiet piece, but I’m still thinking about it.
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There is only one performance left of Nize It by Inferno Productions at the 2016 SummerWorks Festival. You don’t want to miss it. Nize It was created and is performed by students from Dante Alighieri Academy in Toronto. They offer a fast-paced, moving, and often very funny take on the difficult challenges many Black teenagers face in today’s world. Continue reading Nize It (Inferno Productions) 2016 SummerWorks Review →
eatingthegame, presented by Hong Kong Exile and currently playing at SummerWorks 2016, makes fun of everything from Chinese investment in Toronto real estate, to diversity in the arts community, and identity politics. It is billed as a “motivational keynote speech.” When I read that description, I didn’t really know what it meant. I’m still not sure what any of it meant. Continue reading eatingthegame (Hong Kong Exile) 2016 SummerWorks Review →
A Moment of Silence by Mohammad Yaghhobui is being presented by Nowadays Theatre at the Factory Theatre Mainspace as part of SummerWorks 2016. The play is a slightly surreal exploration of what it means to live and write in Iran since the revolution of 1979. Continue reading A Moment of Silence (Nowadays Theatre) 2016 SummerWorks Review →
You know that strange girl you went to high-school with? The one who never talked and dressed in oversized men’s clothing? Did you ever wonder what her story was? Self-Exile, Nisha Coleman’s solo show at the Toronto Fringe Festival gives you a window into her world. Continue reading Self-Exile (Nisha Coleman) 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival →