A “stunning piece of theatre” both brutally funny and honest
There are two more performances of Class, Scottee’s one-person show. Go see it. It’s amazing. I can’t remember the last time I laughed as hard as I did last night. My stomach muscles are still tender this morning. I also can’t remember the last time I worked as hard to not sob during a performance. Or was as angry.
Class is part of the Progress Festival at The Theatre Centre. Earlier this week I saw Scottee’s show, Working Class Dinner Party and really enjoyed it. We spent 90 minutes trying to decide how to define working class. We didn’t arrive at a definition. Continue reading Review: Class (Progress Festival / Scottee and Friends Ltd.)
Working Class Dinner Party is “a joy to have dinner with”
There are times when it doesn’t matter what the description of a show says; I have no idea what to expect. I think of it as ‘theatre roulette.’ Sometimes they’re the best experiences. Working Class Dinner Party, part of the Progress Festival, is one of those shows.
Continue reading Review: Working Class Dinner Party (Progress Festival / Scottee and Friends)
Powerful Cuckoo is “an emotional sensory experience”
South-Korean artist Jaha Koo brings his intensely personal experience of the IMF bailout in Korea, and the cultural fallout of that traumatic event, to the stage for Progress Theatre Festival in his astoundingly memorable play, Cuckoo.
Continue reading Review: Cuckoo (Progress Festival / Jaha Koo)
Affioramenti (Surfacing) is a unique, immersive experience combining installation with immersive theatre.
Affioramenti (Surfacing), presented by DopoLavoro Teatrale, is now on at The Theatre Centre as part of Progress Festival. A collaboration of visual artist Antonella Bersani and composer/videographer Matteo Pennese, Affioramenti invites its audience to co-create a unique oceanic world over the course of 30 minutes.
Continue reading Review: Affioramenti (Surfacing) (DopoLavoro Teatrale/Progress Festival)
An interactive look at breakup recovery at the 2019 Progress Festival playing in Toronto
Haley McGee’s‘ The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale, curated and presented by the red light district and Outside the March for the 2019 Progress Festival, is a lesson on how to turn sentimental value into cold, hard cash. ‘Can’t be done.’ you might say. Yes, it can, and McGee has the formula to prove it. Continue reading 2019 Progress Review: The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale (Ted Witzel)