‘Brown Butter’ Heals from the Inside Out
Something is brewing at Agnes Etherington’s former home. Correction: something is rising, proofing, marinating, braising, and burning at the Agnes.
News & Reviews
Drag, Drinks, and Dare (de LaFemme)
If you’re like me, you’ve never been to a variety show, but what I’ve learned is that they’re really just talent shows for grownups. But unlike the ones from grade school, these acts are polished, professional, and perhaps… a little promiscuous. I was able to catch drag artist Dare de LaFemme’s third and most recent show in Gananoque at the Royal Theatre Thousand Islands on July 2nd. The evening was […]
I Learned More From Hey Viola Than I Did in Grade School
- Thousand Islands Playhouse
It is always the moments that derail an activist’s life that are remembered the most, and Hey Viola is a reminder that Viola Davis was a real person. It is also the most entertaining history lesson I’ve ever had. This Thousand Islands Playhouse production (co-created by Krystle Dos Santos and Tracey Power, dir. Power) is a transformative experience filled with history, music, and advocacy. Transporting audiences to 1950’s Harlem, New […]
2 Shows, 7 Doors, and a Monkey: ‘Kong’s Night Out’ at the Domino
- Domino Theatre
If you didn’t catch it at The Grand Theatre, the recent run of Kong’s Night Out showed that a lot can happen in a hotel room in New York City on the eve of a Broadway performance. This Domino Theatre production utilized a fixed set, and used this constraint as a method to explore complex narrative structures. The performance gave form to the world of Broadway in the 1930s and […]
‘In Eulogy’- Francisco Corbett at the Skeleton Park Arts Festival
- Skeleton Park Arts Festival
Drawing inspiration from artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and situations of action painting, Corbett’s gestural method was engaging to watch and experience as an audience member. By loosening the boundaries that often exist between mediums in art, the performance invited the audience to think of the crossovers that can happen when mediums collide.
In conversation with Mariah Horner: SPAF, Neighbourhood, and the Macarena
- Skeleton Park Arts Festival
“If I hear another friggin’ theatre thing where someone tells me that we’re all family, I will just run, turn the other way and run. The interesting thing: I was not met with that kind of language with SPAF, but I was definitely met with the actual feeling of being a part of the family. The amount of people that lived around the park that actually offered me their actual bed to rest in during the festival, or their bathroom to use, or food to make like—I have never been a part of an arts event, a theatre event, that extended that kind of awareness of neighborhood.”
In conversation with Clayton Lee and Michael Rubenfeld from ‘Ways of Being’
Ways of Being was an interactive performance for two different groups of audience, in two different cities simultaneously. Returning to Kingston as a part of FOLDA 2022, the work transformed me into both the performer and audience, spectator and entertainer. And as someone interested in the human condition, Ways of Being gave me the space to explore and understand, “How do we become the people we are at any given moment? […]
What do technology, absurdism, and game shows have in common? Find out with PeerLess Productions.
- Peerless Productions
We’re All in Jeopardy is PeerLess Productions most adventurous show yet. The unique mixed-abilities theatre company returns with this multimedia comedy that was birthed from collective creation. An inter-disciplinary performance, a fictional group of local celebrities compete on a rigged game show to support make believe Kingston restaurants that have been impacted by the pandemic. The surreal spoof, directed by Kathryn MacKay with music by David Archibald, features more than […]
21 Questions With Paul Smith
If you’ve ever awkwardly stood by one of your friends as they catch up with someone you don’t know, you should keep reading. And if you don’t know Paul Smith, you definitely know someone who does.