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In the 30+ years of its history, Canadian Stage has employed thousands of artists and developed and produced hundreds of new productions. Many of the plays developed by Canadian Stage have been awarded and nominated for Canada's most prestigious literary and performing arts honours, including the Governor General's, Chalmers and Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

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Jan 5, 2024
Interview with the Director of The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes

Interview courtesy of Festival TransAmériques (FTA)

In an interview with Festival TransAmériques (FTA), Director Bruce Gladwin shares the inspiration behind the internationally celebrated play, The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes, their creative process, and the vision for Back to Back Theatre.

Jan 2, 2024
Notes on The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes

By Peter Eckersall

In this edition of CS Grid, theatre scholar Peter Eckersall shares an essay on the themes and content of The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes. 

Aug 3, 2023
‘For a Minute It’s Real’: Notes on Topdog/Underdog

Written by Jordan Laffrenier

In this issue of CS Grid,  Topdog/Underdog Dramaturge Jordan Laffrenier touches on the relationship between brothers Booth and Lincoln and how their stories echo the realities of many. Jordan also offers insight on acclaimed playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and what she has said about plays’ ability to rewrite history while navigating between theatre and real life.