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.
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.
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!
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.
We’re delighted to welcome Kuné, Canada’s Global Orchestra, to the High Park stage as part of the Dream in High Park Summer Music Festival in partnership with Small World Music. We interviewed KUNÉ to learn more about their relationship, how they, as a collective, weave together various rich and diverse musical cultures, and what it means to create music in the city.
I was thrilled to sit down with Isorine Marc, the Founder, Artistic & Executive Director of our community partner, Jamii. We were joined by Jamii team members Maysam Abu Khreibeh and Ana Higuera to discuss the organization’s journey from its incidental start, flourishing through a pandemic, to its re-envisioning as it moves forward.
In this edition of CS Grid, we interviewed Shadowland Theatre, the set, costume and prop designers of Shakespeare's As You Like It, as part of the Dream in High Park summer program this year for an inside scoop on their work.
Catch up on all the talk surrounding In My Body! Follow the dance crew backstage, learn more about the choreographer, Crazy Smooth, and find out about the journey that’s brought this new work to stages across Canada. Get a dose of the electrifying dance performance turning the entire notion of aging on its head.
In this edition of CS Grid, U of T researcher Julija Pesic and cast member Teodora Djuric interview Johanna on her relationship to the late Bertolt Brecht, why she chose to direct this play and hear her spin fusing modern technology into live performance.