Kim’s Convenience, the most celebrated and widely seen new Canadian play in recent history that launched the hit CBC sitcom of the same name, makes its way to Quebec for the very first time with an exclusive two week run at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. Ins Choi’s personal, funny, and touching story has been resonating with audiences from coast to coast with its realistic portrayal of the Kim family and their life running a neighbourhood convenience store.
Montreal’s Danse Danse has lately been signalling the international reach of Canadian choreography by showing how foreign companies handle it. In April, it was Édouard Lock’s The Seasons, performed by Sao Paolo Companhia de Dança; this week, it’s Crystal Pite’s In the Event, given a smashing presentation by Nederlands Dans Theater at Place des Arts on Tuesday.
I will be attending the Montreal Infringement Festival this year and simultaneously protesting the World Fringe Conference. Everyone who tried to attend the conference from both the Montreal and Buffalo Infringement Festivals have been denied without reason.
Local arts groups remember celebrating on Feb. 28, 2012, the date Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa city council unanimously voted to approve a plan to boost base funding for the region’s festivals and arts organizations.
The Stratford Festival wants to build a new, world-class complex on the site of the Tom Patterson Theatre.
In 2017, the Stratford Festival will see Tom Rooney tackling Tartuffe in his 10th season with the company, veteran indigenous actress Jani Lauzon starring in a new play in her first – and Juno-winning world singer Kiran Ahluwalia making her theatrical debut anywhere.
The National Arts Centre (NAC) has opened a national competition to recruit its first Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre. The creation of a new Department of Indigenous Theatre was announced on March 24, 2016 when the NAC unveiled details of its Strategic Plan entitled Canada is Our Stage: 2015-2020.
A respected independent theatre company in Vancouver has found itself thrust into the ongoing national discussion over diversity with the hiring of its new artistic director.