Theatremaking in Toronto

Toronto, often deemed “the most multicultural city in the world,” is the largest city in Canada. There’s a thriving theatre scene here, with almost everything you could ask for, and the artists whose work we’re treated to are some of the best in the country. In this city series, you’ll hear from several of these theatremakers about the Toronto theatre landscape through their eyes.

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Canadian Public Arts Funding and a New National Narrative
Essay

Canadian Public Arts Funding and a New National Narrative

25 April 2019

Toronto-based American actor and playwright Jesse LaVercombe looks at how Canada’s public arts funding has had an impact on the theatre that gets made.

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It’s Important to Have Your Community
Essay

It’s Important to Have Your Community

24 April 2019

Toronto performers Maev Beaty and Bahia Watson discuss being women in theatre, covering everything from the differences between male-led rooms and female-led ones, being a pawn in a director’s work, creating safe environments, and more.

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Queer Theatre is Visionary Theatre
Essay

Queer Theatre is Visionary Theatre

23 April 2019

Playwright and performer Rhiannon Collett examines the queer theatre landscape in Toronto.

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Can a Theatre Company Lead Change?
Essay

Can a Theatre Company Lead Change?

22 April 2019

Owais Lightwala talks about how Toronto’s Why Not Theatre grew from a scrappy startup to an institution in their own right—which came with a greater responsibility to tackle some of Toronto theatres’s biggest challenges: space, childcare, and diversity.

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Theatre of the Torontonians
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Theatre of the Torontonians

21 April 2019

May Antaki offers a brief look at the vibrant Toronto theatre community.

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