If you’re involved in Canadian film, television, theatre, music, or dance, then you need to know about The Actors’ Fund of Canada “which provides emergency financial aid to assist cultural workers in recovering from an illness, injury or other circumstances causing severe economic and personal hardship.” The Actors’ Fund is a registered […]

The Actors’ Fund of Canada: Emergency Financial Aid for Canadian ...

Check out today’s creative prompt. It can help inspire your next piece of art, writing, music, and more. Try creating a small work every day with our prompts to keep the creative juices flowing! Please be sure to share your creations (or links to where we can find/see them) in […]

Your Daily Muse (Creative Prompt): Old Theatre Dashboard

As the creepy scenes of Halloween begin to appear throughout the city, costumes are collected and late night tricks and treats determined, Rob Gontier and Ned Loach are in the midst of creating the spectacle known as 360 Screenings. Part theatre experience, part cinematic viewing party, 360 Screenings will present […]

360 Screenings Halloween Spectacle (October 25-26, Toronto)

Along with the typical antiquated ideas associated with opera – wigs, heavy makeup, viking horns, audiences dressed in formal wear and monocles – is another equally out-of-date perception of how operas are created. Though the opera world has its icons, not all productions are helmed by one creative genius alone. […]

Artistic Fusion: Michael Mori and Tapestry Briefs’ New Opera

Whether it is acting, writing or producing, Sarah Michelle Brown handles it all with equal parts inspiration, dedication, and perseverance. Brown is an artistic dynamo, brimming with boundless positive energy and determination to see her play First Hand Woman — a sparking five woman show that delves into the stages […]

Urban/Intersection: Sarah Michelle Brown’s First Hand Woman

The classic writing tip for the ages is “Write what you know.” For Australian multimedia artist Sunny Drake, his approach is more like “Animate, joke about, and make puppets do what you know.” His unique style of performance blending hand puppetry, stop animation, and humorous monologues from a wide variety […]

Artistic Fusion: Sunny Drake Combines Puppets and Animation in X ...

What began in 1991 as an idea for a fringe-style run of under-represented theatre, SummerWorks Performance Festival has now become the largest juried festival in Canada presenting theatre, music, and dance performances that reflect the diversity of the country. Heidi Strauss’ work, for me?, opened over the weekend and is […]

for me? at Summerworks Performance Festival

Stepping inside a studio at Dovercourt House mid-dance workshop feels like that moment when you abruptly wake from a vivid dream. You try to make sense of things, piece together what you saw and heard, establish a narrative and search out the meaning of it all. It’s a collision between […]

Fighting Monkeys and a Toronto Love-In

As I approached Studio A inside the Winchester Street Theatre, I could hear a man’s voice, “Arms 1,  knees 2…” I wasn’t quite sure I was in the right place but knocked on the door anyway. I was greeted by a group of 25 people, wearing number tags, bare foot […]

Got What It Takes? How About A Dance Marathon!

A vamp, a coquette, a clown. A corset, a boa, and a little glitter.  Just a few of the elements necessary to create a spectacular burlesque number. Perhaps you read my recent article, Skin & Spectacle: T.O. Burlesque Festival Coming to Town?  The piece focuses on the upcoming Festival and […]

No Books, Just Boas: Burlesque University

On Monday June 27, Toronto’s Front Street went from the usual busy traffic jam to a parade of theatre stars celebrating the 32nd Dora Mavor Moore Awards. Presented by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) , and named after Dora Mavor (the woman many consider to be one […]

A Night at the Doras (from an Outsider’s Perspective)

Together with Soulpepper Theatre, Canada Arts Connect is giving away 2 tickets to The Time of Your Life (March 23, 2011 at 7:30pm, Toronto) AND  2 tickets to Our Town (Opening Night – April 13, 2011 at 7:30pm, Toronto) * There will be two winners, one for each pair of tickets. The Time of Your Life – […]

CONTEST: Win Tickets to Soulpepper Theatre’s Our Town AND The ...

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival is reporting an operating surplus of $317,277 for the 2010 season when other similar large arts organizations are posting substantial deficits. The success of the season was due to multiple popular shows and initiatives including Artistic Director Des McAnuff’s production of The Tempest, starring Christopher Plummer, which played […]

Stratford Shakespeare Festival Reports Surplus for 2010 Season

Trish Lindstrom is a talented actress who has worked across the country and along side Canadian greats like Christopher Plummer. Also a photographer, she sells her work to support Empowerment Through Education which provides educational sponsorship for children living in rural Uganda and Guatemala. Currently playing “Titania” and “Hippolyta” in […]

Interview with Trish Lindstrom: Performing with Soulpepper Theatre

The forces behind The Griffin Poetry Prize have taken another huge step to support the continued appreciation of poetry in Canada. In an effort to spark a love of the art form among the next generation of possible poets, last week Scott Griffin, founder of The Griffin Trust For Excellence […]

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