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Shakespeare Bash’d Presents Macbeth at the Monarch Tavern

Just in time for the witching season (which, for the truly dedicated, lasts until December), Toronto theatre company Shakespeare Bash’d announces their latest production, Macbeth, staged in their stripped-down, performance-focused style at the Monarch Tavern. Of the production, artistic director James Wallis says, “It is a tragedy of the imagination, which is brought out further… Read More »

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The Bad Dog Theatre Company’s Julie Dumais Osborne on Freelance Life, Dog Walks, and an Exciting New Space

Bloor and Ossington is changing, fast. In the past two months the sleepy strip has seen the opening of a vegan bakery (duh), a few more espresso/juice bars, and most recently a brand-spanking new theatre space for Toronto institution the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre Company. Following their announcement in June, frenetic construction efforts put together… Read More »

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6 Fantastic FREE Shows At SummerWorks This Month!

Love the arts, totally broke right now? Aren’t. We. All. GOOD NEWS! You can support SummerWorks and theatre in Toronto by heading out to any of these exciting, dynamic, freeeeeee shows, on at venues throughout the city: Art on the Ballot/Reverse Mayoral Debate: SummerWorks and ArsVote Toronto offer a policy hack for prospective mayors. Listen… Read More »


Rebecca Applebaum’s Complex Deals with Race, Mental Health and Imaginary Numbers in Chalkfarm Towers

Opening at SummerWorks on Saturday, August 9, Complex is a play from writer Rebecca Applebaum set in Toronto’s Chalkfarm towers. Developed as part of the fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre’s Kitchen Playwright unit, Complex weaves themes of race politics and mental health together through the math lessons U of T student Sarah gives to her young tutee Darren,… Read More »


Theatre, Music, Art and More at SummerWorks

SummerWorks is the largest juried festival in Canada, bringing theatre, music, conversations and art to venues across Toronto from August 7-17. At the centre of it all, you’ll find The Hub, where you can buy tickets, attend the opening and closing night parties, and take in thought-provoking conversations including Art on the Ballot/A Reverse Mayoral… Read More »