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Sep 30, 2021
A Dream Come True in High Park

Written by Canadian Stage & Dream in High Park Partner Presenters

Walk down memory lane with us as we relive the summer with a host of extraordinary performances and adventures at Dream in High Park.

Sep 21, 2021
Empowering the Movement Within

Written in collaboration with Christine Friday from Friday Creeations, Native Earth and Canadian Stage

Christine Friday is an Indigenous storyteller, choreographer, and dancer. In this edition of CS Grid, we take a deep dive into Christine's life story beyond the stage, inviting you into her mindscape and work inspirations and her relationship with self.


Aug 31, 2021
Is My Microphone On? If I Could Vote

Curated from responses by the youth performers of Is My Microphone On?

In this edition of CS Grid, we invite cast members of Is My Microphone On?, all between the ages of 13 to 17, to tell us what they care about. Find out what stirs their hearts, what answers they want, and what actions they demand. 

Aug 16, 2021
On Ancestral Reconnection and Intergenerational Rhythms

Written by Timea Wharton-Suri, Curator & Program Director of dance Immersion

The Relay

MUKUTHÔ comes at a unique time and place, having it's world premire as part of Canadian Stage’s Dream in High Park summer program in Toronto. We hear from Timea Wharton-Suri, Curator and Program Director at dance Immersion, who gives us an inside look at the beginnings of this creation and how the work landed at High Park. 

Aug 6, 2021
In Conversation with the Minds Behind BLACKOUT

Reproduced by permission of The Musical Stage Company

Interview excerpts with the BLACKOUT creators, Anton Lipovetsky (Crescendo Artist) and Steven Gallagher as well as Director and Dramaturg, Ann Hodges about their experiences developing the production. 

May 28, 2021
The Future of Live Cinema

Written by Maziar Ghaderi

The Relay

Maziar Ghaderi from the Live Cinema Collective looks at the creation and future of live cinema.

Mar 27, 2021
A Year Later

Written by Brendan Healy

On World Theatre Day Brendan reflects on the year that has been - a year of uncertainty and reflection - and looks to the future as we rebuild together.

Feb 25, 2021
A Version of the Truth: The un-staging of Cloudless

Written by Andrew Brudz for Canadian Stage

Actors performing alone. A director editing in solitude. And audiences listening at home. Is Alison Wong’s visceral audio production of Cloudless the definitive play of the pandemic era?

Dec 16, 2020
2020 in Review

Written by Brendan Healy

Brendan Healy takes us through what 2020 looked like for him, according to his iPhone.

Nov 10, 2020
Vivek Shraya’s "How to Fail as a Popstar" Continues its Ascent

Written by Canadian Stage

In the year of the pivot, the show’s creator opens up about branching out.

Oct 20, 2020
Welcoming Two New Visionaries to the BMO Lab

Written by Canadian Stage

The Relay

Ryan Cunningham and Sébastien Heins join the BMO Lab, the country’s only theatre workshop solely devoted to explorations in emergent technologies.

Sep 4, 2020
Q&A with 600 Highwaymen

Written by Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone

New York City-based theatre-making duo 600 Highwaymen on their work and the future of live performance.

Jul 22, 2020
Canadian Stage’s Guiding Principles

Written by Brendan Healy

The five guiding principles that we have developed in response to the pandemic.

Jul 15, 2020
When the Noise Pollution Stops: Being Non-Binary

Written by Kamini Murthy-Korteweg

For Non-Binary Awareness Week, Audience Services Coordinator Kamini Murthy-Korteweg reflects on what being non-binary means to them.

Jul 9, 2020
Mindful Moments Towards Answering a “Simple” Question

Written by Susanna Fournier

The Relay

Playwright Susanna Fournier on adjusting to the pandemic through mindfulness practice and new creative projects.

May 28, 2020
Seeds, Joy, and a Pile of Trash

Written by Mel Hague

Associate Artistic Director Mel Hague reflects on finding joy in the smallest things.

May 28, 2020
The Privilege of Play: My Queer Nightlife Revelation

Written by Mark-Che Devonish

Mark-Che Devonish, Manager of Special Events, explores the power of play and his queer nightlife revelation.

May 14, 2020
The Ritual of Journeying to Work: Saturday Morning

Written by Tawiah Ben M'Carthy

Tawiah Ben M'Carthy, Metcalf Foundation Artistic Director Intern at Canadian Stage, shares a daily ritual he's missing.