Theatre

Mr. Burns shines unconventionally and unapologetically

Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play is an amalgamation of confusion and catastrophe that illustrates the importance of stories in a post-apocalyptic world.Continue...

The poster who became a meme: a week-long saga

Over the past week, David Vassos, ArtSci ’20, has garnered campus-wide attention for posting a series of memes in Overheard at Queen’s, a Facebook group with over 30,000 members.Continue...

Stage thriller Butcher delves into the aftermath of tragedy

In his new stage thriller Butcher, playwrightNicolas Billon asks how we can balance peace and justice.Continue...

Albert Schultz’s return a loss for Canadian theatre

In January of 2018, Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente proclaimed Albert Schultz will “never work in this town again—or, for that matter, in any theatre anywhere in Canada.”Continue...

Swapping gender in Shakespeare

On June 7, the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning hosted a production of Shakespeare’s Henry V that put a twist on the original.Continue...

Why #MeToo matters for Canadian theatre

It’s the age of reckoning for sexual predators in the arts.Continue...

The case for colour conscious casting

Colour-blind casting describes the practice of holding auditions while avoiding consideration of the race or skin colour of the actors, instead focusing on their talent and experience. This method sounds like a way to establish a more even playing ground, but it presents a few problems.Continue...

The Revolutions breaks ground in the world of theatre

When I entered the Studio Theatre at the Isabel Bader Centre on Thursday, it was like walking into someone else’s home.Continue...

Get your head in the game with Monday Nights

I tend to think the theatre’s a safe place, so you can understand my surprise when I heard, “This is a real, theatrical basketball experience with real, theatrical basketballs, so let’s make sure you protect your beautiful faces and be safe,” announced to the audience prior to a performance.Continue...

It's the end of the world as we know it

After the year of 2016, it may come as no surprise that a play about the end of the world is now playing at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.Continue...

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