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Montreal Improv’s “Dreamtime” brings your wildest dreams to the stage

By: mcgilltribune.com

There is something dreamlike about improvisational theatre. Dreams and improv both instill a feeling of surreal unpredictability, an atmosphere of colourful chaos, and a sense of blurry boundlessness. They keep you on your toes and pull you into a distinctly unique experience while breaking down the walls between reality and imagination. Dreamtime, which was organized and performed by students of Montreal Improv, masterfully took advantage of these similarities to create a performance based on people’s dreams.

Capital Critics Circle Awards honours rich diversity of theatre

By: ottawacitizen.com

The rich diversity of theatre now available to Ottawa audiences was spotlighted Monday night when the Capital Critics Circle held its 17th annual awards. The evening, at Live! on Elgin, honoured English-language professional and community theatre in the National Capital Region during the 2015-16 season.

Infinitheatre Encourages and Celebrates Quebec Playwrights

By: broadwayworld.com

Every year Infinithéâtre proudly presents Québec’s newest discoveries in THE PIPELINE, the annual, popular series of free public play readings where the audience takes centre stage. Guy Sprung, Infinithéâtre’s artistic director, invites the public to be part of the excitement of The Pipeline’s 11th year, and to share their views from Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4 at the beautiful Rialto Theatre’s Infinite Studio. On offer will be the three winning plays from the 9th annual Write-On-Q! playwriting competition, which boasts the largest English literary prize in Québec.

National News

Theatre la Seizieme Presents CUISINE & CONFESSIONS

By : broadwayworld.com

Théâtre la Seizième is pleased to welcome back internationally renowned, Montreal-based theatre company The 7 Fingers (Les 7 Doigts) for six performances of Cuisine & Confessions in 2017 from January 25 to 29 at the Vancouver Playhouse.

How Come From Away made it to Broadway

By: thestar.com

Who would have thought you could create an uplifting musical out of the existential horror that was Sept. 11? Lawyer Michael Rubinoff did. He believed that audiences would respond to the power of hope emerging through the tragedy. But most figured his concept — finding the bright side of one of the world’s most notorious acts of terrorism — was too macabre.

Award-winning Corner Gas star Janet Wright dead at 71

By: cbc.ca

Award-winning stage and screen actress Janet Wright, best known for her portrayal of the long-suffering matriarch on Corner Gas, has died, according to CTV, which aired the long-running sitcom.

Digital Reno Agency Appoints James Roy as President

By: itbusiness.ca

Digital Reno Agency is pleased to announce James Roy as President, effective immediately. With responsibility for all aspects of production and a mandate to accelerate the company’s growth in digital storytelling formats, the former CBC Radio executive will work with the Board to achieve strategic objectives and lead an award-winning team in developing and producing innovative podcasts, video, and proprietary content platforms for the company’s clients.

Inuk playwright to lead Iqaluit theatre workshop

By: nunatsiaqonline.ca

Nunavut actors and writers will get an intensive, week-long look at theatre and writing for the stage next week when Inuk playwright Reneltta Arluk brings her talent to Iqaluit Nov. 21.

Mistaken Trump fans open fire online on Canada’s Hamilton Theatre

By: thestar.com

Hamilton Theatre Inc. received dozens of angry tweets over the weekend, but not because they’d done something wrong. Many angry Americans had mistaken the Ontario theatre company’s Twitter handle — @HamiltonTheatre — for that of Hamilton, the hit Broadway musical (@HamiltonMusical), the cast and crew of which had criticized Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence Friday night.

Nathoo’s Queen of Hearts steps into the spotlight

By: princegeorgecitizen.com

In this country where multiculturalism is the primary hallmark of culture, where ethnic and religious pluralism were beloved pillars of the Canadian identity, Donald Trump’s victory seemed to be a violent stab at the values this country holds most dear. It was the best day to see a dark brown man named Azeem in thick heels and an opulent dress portraying the villainous Queen of Hearts in this new production of Alice being created at Theatre North West.

 

International News

Adelphi University Department of Dance Students Perform Work by Aszure Barton

By: Longisland.com

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is pleased to announce that the Department of Dance students will be performing a piece by Canadian choreographer, Aszure Barton, from Wednesday, November 30, to Sunday, December 4, 2016, at the Olmsted Theatre of AUPAC, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. In addition to the choreography by Aszure Barton, this year’s annual Fall Dance Adelphi will also feature choreographed works by Frank Augustyn, William Briscoe and Orion Duckstein.

Chicago International Puppet Festival is back in January

By: Chicagotribune.com

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival will return this January to venues all over Chicago with performances from more than 25 artists from seven different countries.

Trump demands apology after Pence booed by ‘Hamilton’ audience

By: ctvnews.ca

President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday demanded an apology from the “Hamilton” cast member who gave Mike Pence an onstage earful about equality. Actor Brandon Victor Dixon told the Republican vice-president-elect after the curtain call Friday night that the Broadway hit’s multiracial and multicultural cast is concerned about the Trump administration.

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