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Apr 21, 2022
Crypto Goes Beyond the Usual

Deirdre Kelly

In this edition of CS Grid, guest writer Deirdre Kelly interviews the cast and creative team behind Crypto for an exclusive inside look into into the creation process, what makes this dance production unique, and much more.

Mar 28, 2022
In Conversation with Other People Creative Team

Canadian Stage

We sat down with director Brendan Healy, dramaturge Daniel MacIvor and writer/performer Daniel Brooks, for an inside look at the play, Other People.

Watch the exclusive video interviews in this edition of CS Grid. 

 

Mar 9, 2022
Get in on the In My Body hype!

Various Sources

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.

Feb 24, 2022
In Conversation with Johanna Schall, director of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Interview conducted by Julija Pesic and Teodora Djuric

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.

Feb 4, 2022
Tales from a VR Residency: Esther Splett

Interview with Esther Splett

Esther Splett is an artist and musician who uses sound, video and performance to create multidisciplinary art from obsessive personal themes. See what they've been up to in the CS VR Lab.

Dec 30, 2021
Our Top Six Memories of 2021

Canadian Stage

In this edition of CS Grid, we take the time to reminisce on six of our most magical moments of 2021; and to celebrate the artists who are paving the way forward, despite many uncertainties, with full creative force, ingenuity, and resilience. 

 

Dec 17, 2021
A Theatrical Space Odyssey

Originally published by Toronto Life on December 16, 2021.

Canadian Stage will return to indoor theatre in January 2022 with a production of the Soviet space saga Solaris. Toronto Life talked to artistic director Brendan Healy about the big premiere.  

Nov 30, 2021
Reflections on New Monuments: Interview with Annie Wong

Fiona Raye Clarke interviews Annie Wong

We asked community-engaged artists to respond to New Monuments in three commissioned interviews where they shared their research, work, and lived experience of the subject matter of the film. This is the last of three interviews in the series, conducted by Fiona Raye Clarke.

Nov 30, 2021
Reflections on New Monuments: Interview with the Black Speculative Arts Movement Canada

Fiona Raye Clarke interviews Black Speculative Arts Movement Canada

We asked community-engaged artists to respond to New Monuments in three commissioned interviews where they shared their research, work, and lived experience of the subject matter of the film. This is the second of three interviews in the series, conducted by Fiona Raye Clarke.

Nov 25, 2021
The New Canadian Stage Visual Identity

by Canadian Stage

Change can be a good thing. So, our team decided to shed an old layer and come out with a refreshed Canadian Stage look! In this edition of CS Grid, Tanya Doroslovac, our Associate Director of Marketing, Strategy and Growth, sat down with Jason Green from Puncture Design to talk about the secret sauce that went into creating our new brand.

 

 

Nov 12, 2021
Reflections on New Monuments: Interview with Ange Loft

Fiona Raye Clarke Interviews Ange Loft

The Relay

We asked community-engaged artists to respond to New Monuments in three commissioned interviews where they shared their research, work, and lived experience of the subject matter of the film. This is the first of three interviews in the series, conducted by Fiona Raye Clarke.

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.