You can practically feel nymphs peeking out at you from behind the trees surrounding the tiered, grass-covered stone seats. It makes the environment perfect for Dream in High Park.
On July 14, 2021, I saw my first live performance since February 2020. Given that I saw my first musical at age 6, this represents the longest absence from live performance to date. I would have been excited to see just about anything. But Box Concerts by Tapestry Opera isnâ€™t just anything. Itâ€™s an innovative way to safely bring live performance back to the city as we find our sea legs in the new normal. Continue reading Review: Box Concerts (Tapestry Opera)
Like many individuals and sectors at this time, playwright and performer Samson Bonkeabantu Brown and director Tsholo Khalema, on behalf Theatre Passe Muraille, had to convert 11:11 from its intended stage format to a live-stream performance hosted on YouTube Live. As the creative team noted during the Q & A that followed the opening night performance, this apparent disadvantage became an advantage that allowed them to incorporate some of the best elements of live theatre and film in the finished production. Continue reading Review: 11:11 (Theatre Passe Muraille)
A much-needed wake-up call on the realities of Black existence
The Negroes are Congregating opens with a sermon and ends with a dialogue. In between, the three-person cast uses a series of sketches to say all the things Black folks do not usually say in front of folks who aren’t Black.