Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday Quickies

A new project here in Toronto is Hub Theatre's "Constructive Critcism" Project. I will be keeping an eye on this and hopefully adding some comments as things get moving. I hope it doesn't go the way of the ill fated "Review the Reviewer" blog that vanished quietly one night.

And speaking of reviews...well this review by Wendy Rosenfield of "Love Jerry" (Nice People Theatre) sure has the Phillie scene going crazy. Really, follow the links and see how polarized this discussion has become.

Nalaga'at Theatre has a pretty interesting play called Not by Bread Alone that is performed by deaf-blind actors. A very interesting piece from all accounts.

The Arena Stage is doing something a bit different by putting playwrights on the payroll as employees and The Guardian wonders if Drama Courses are Rubbish.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Office Move #1

The new office space as it slowly goes from empty to full. There is a small back room as well which is not pictured. As you can see there are windows all along the west and north sides which does make for some cooling issues in the summer as we cannot do window mounted air conditioners. But it is a bright, bright space in a funky building and I think it will serve us well. I will picture update as I can.

Oh yeah....I know the curtains are guy-ish but it was only Michael and I in the room at the time.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Dora #1

So the latest round of throw mud on the wall and see what sticks regarding this year's Dora awards is in full swing. Here are the articles in some kind of order. The comments have the vested interests pros and cons.

Ouzounian - The Star #1
Ouzounian - The Star #2
Tapa Communique
Nestruck - G&M - Blog
Mooney on Theatre - I made a comment so you can see some of my thoughts there.

Full disclosure: I have been a TAPA Board Member for the last 5 years and am Chair of the Dora Re-Design Committee. You can only imagine the shrieks that will be heard when a new statue appears.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Well it has been a somewhat crazy six weeks. What with all the ongoing prep for next year, finding an office space, losing said office space, finding another better space, moving in and the creme de la creme, a cervical laminectomy. You can look at the link if you want. For myself I had it done and I am just trying to forget.

Thus the long winded lamentation regarding lack of posting. I will be attempting to remedy that over the next few days as I have actually had time to think about things instead of just be reactive.

Thanks for hanging in.