Monday, August 13, 2018

SHAW FESTIVAL WILL REVERT TO OLD WAYS AND OLD PLAYS IN 2019

The Shaw Festival will look like its old self again next season.

SHAW FESTIVAL’S HENRY V IS HIGH CONCEPT BUT EMOTIONALLY REMOTE

This is the first Shakespeare play the Shaw Festival has produced since its founding in 1962.

TORONTO’S TREY ANTHONY LANDS A DREAM JOB WRITING FOR OWN (THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK)

From being called "the Oprah of the Canadian theatre scene" to writing for Oprah! Started from the bottom now she's there!

HOW THE SOULPEPPER CASE CHANGED CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS WITHOUT GOING TO TRIAL

They may not have had their day in court, but the actresses who sued the Soulpepper Theatre Company and one of its co-founders over sexual harassment allegations succeeded in changing the company’s culture, legal experts say, showing the power of civil actions as a tool in the #MeToo movement.

LAWSUITS AGAINST SOULPEPPER THEATRE CO-FOUNDER ALBERT SCHULTZ ‘RESOLVED,’ LAWYERS CONFIRM

Four actresses sued Schultz and Soulpepper in January, alleging he groped them, exposed himself, pressed against them or otherwise behaved inappropriately.

ROBERT LEPAGE CANCELS CONTROVERSIAL KANATA PROJECT AFTER CO-PRODUCERS WITHDRAW

In a statement on Thursday, Lepage and his production company Ex-Machina say they are nixing planned presentations in Paris due to a lack of financial support.

BRENDAN HEALY TAKES OVER AS CANADIAN STAGE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Brendan Healy is an acclaimed director and an innovative administrator with international connections and deep roots in Toronto’s performing arts scene

STING WILL STAR IN TORONTO PREMIERE OF HIS MUSICAL ‘THE LAST SHIP’

Mirvish Productions will bring the musical, The Last Ship, to Toronto in early 2019, starring its creator, award-winning musician and former frontman of The Police, Sting.

Soulpepper puts training program on one-year hold amid ‘culture change’ at theatre

Normally, the Soulpepper Academy would be ramping up for a nation-wide audition process but the Soulpepper Academy is putting its training program on a one-year hold to conduct a review before admitting a new troupe of artists.

INDIGENOUS THEATRE WITHOUT INDIGENOUS ACTORS: ROBERT LEPAGE CRITICIZED OVER KANATA

A group of Indigenous actors, writers, activists and artists from across the province said they are fed up "of hearing other people tell our stories."

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