Quiet, Captivating Meditation from Onelight Theatre

Onelight Theatre’s remounted Chess with the Doomsday Machine is a cleansing breath of fresh air. “Developed as an international co-production with artists in Iran and Canada... an original adaptation of Iranian author Habib Ahmadzadeh’s novel of the same name.” Designed, directed and adapted by artistic director Shahin Sayadi, Doomsday is highly theatrical, inventive, and demanding of its… Read More

Ice Cold “Death” & A Ruhlian Lens

I have been savoring American playwright Sarah Ruhl’s 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write this past month. Her quick, concise mini-essays have been helping me shape new ideas about theatre, and articulating some of my own beliefs in beautiful ways. Sometimes when I am engrossed in an author their cadence and language inhabit… Read More

Theatrical Thoughts/Confusions Re:2k14

A lot of wonderful theatre writers have been posting their top theatrical picks for 2014 in the past week or so. I saw a lot less theatre than I usually do this year, because I had the fancy/terrible version of morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum) and then I had a newborn. However I DID: fail a Shakespeare class… Read More

Call For Poets! Writers! Musicians!

Halifax's DaPoPo Theatre is hosting its original fundraiser HALLOWORDS this Hallowe'en (Friday the 31st). And we need YOU to come share your words with us! HalloWords is where the hallowed and the harrowing convene in poetry, performance & song. We are looking for poets and performers to come with original writing and music to share,… Read More

Post-Haste Presence: Queen Tomato & HTFYP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26w1XB9woPk&feature=em-upload_owner David for Queen at Alderney Landing Theatre Oct 10-12, 16-18 @ 7pm Oct 11 & 18 @ 2pm Oct 12- 4pm Child/Youth $12 Adult $17 Family of Four $50 Tickets: www.ticketpro.ca or 1-888-311-9090. ***Pride Night, Saturday, October 11th, 7pm*** Pride Night will be a wonderful opportunity for Halifax’s LGBTQ community to enjoy a piece… Read More

Banks, Blackbirds, and Poetry in Bed

Catherine Banks and I meet at the Trident Cafe, tucked a few blocks from the harbour and surrounded by espresso machines and tall shelves stuffed full with books. It seems the perfect place to chat with the Governor General award-winning playwright, whose play It Is Solved By Walking begins a short run through Neptune Theatre's… Read More

Post-Haste Presence: Dorian in the Lion’s Den

Happy Tuesday!  Welcome to the first Post-Haste Presence.  That's post-haste - with all possible speed. These are short q&a's with artists to promote their fast-approaching  projects. Through the wonders of technology (and a small history of eating potato chips together), the delightful Katie Dorian took some time to talk to me about her upcoming acting… Read More

Ibsen, Meet Halifax

LunaSea Theatre's IBSEN BITES Last night I  was swept through a tall and winding Wes Anderson-esque artist mansion to nosh on short and daring performance experiments. Curated by Halifax's LunaSea Theatre and tour-guided by the beautiful Xara Choral Theatre, IBSEN BITES presents  half-a-dozen theatrical snippets inspired by legendary playwright Henrik Ibsen, as interpreted by six… Read More