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Sep 15, 2022
See the Audience, Focus

By Jordan Laffrenier

What's the role of audiences in the play? In this edition of CS Grid, we are delighted to hear from Olivier Choinière, playwright of Public Enemy on his creative process and perspective on the play interviewed by Jordan Laffrenier.

Sep 8, 2022
Introducing Heather McMartin, Canadian Stage's new Director of Development & Campaigns

Canadian Stage interviews Heather McMartin

Join us in welcoming Heather McMartin to the Canadian Stage team as our new Director of Development and Campaigns! In this edition of CS Grid, we interviewed Heather to learn more about what makes this role exciting and why supporting the arts in Toronto means so much to her.

Aug 25, 2022
Introducing Jordan Laffrenier, Canadian Stage's new Associate Artistic Director!

Canadian Stage interviews Jordan Laffrenier

We are thrilled to introduce, Jordan Laffrenier (he/they) is our new Associate Artistic Director! As a theatre advocate, he has supported numerous on and off stage theatre works and we can’t wait to learn more about his forward-thinking artistic vision, and his dramaturgical eye in action.

Jul 28, 2022
The Incredible Cast of As You Like It

Canadian Stage interviews Anand Rajaram

In the second part of our interview with Anand Rajaram, the Director of As You Like It, we find out more about why Shakespeare’s plays are so enduring, what makes this production so special, and get an introduction to the fabulous cast that will bring the fantastic characters to life!

Jul 21, 2022
Take It, As You Like It!

Canadian Stage interviews Anand Rajaram

We sat down with Anand Rajaram, the Director of As You Like It, to get the inside scoop on the play, what makes this High Park adaptation so special, his shift from acting to directing, and more!   

Jul 4, 2022
Interview with Jully Black, Canada’s Queen of R&B Soul

Canadian Stage interviews Jully Black

We’re thrilled to present Jully Black, ‘Canada’s Queen of R&B Soul’, at Canadian Stage’s inaugural Dream in High Park Summer Music Festival. In this edition of CS Grid, we sat down with Jully to hear about some of the people who give her strength and inspire her, and she shares a personal message to her die-hard fans and soon-to-be Jully Black music lovers.