How can Factory Theatre’s World Premiere of Amy Lee Lavoie’s, Stopheart, a play about growing up in a South Porcupine, Ontario possibly resonate in a vast, multi-cultural metropolis like Toronto? We sat down with Lavoie and Garret C. Smith (who plays the character, Bear) to find out.Continue Reading →
We recently had the chance to sit down with Brimful of Asha stars Ravi and Asha Jain.Continue Reading →
There is an art to the building up of suspense. Soulpepper’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead artfully employs pace and comedic timing to make this maxim true.Continue Reading →
What do you get if you mix a dash of Charlie Chaplin, a soupçon of Jacques Lecoq, a healthy helping of Abbot and Costello, and to top it all off, a dollop of Marcel Marceau? The answer is clear: the Dora Award Winning play, SPENT, now playing from February 12-22nd at the Young Centre for the [...]Continue Reading →
This review of A Brimful of Asha is Richard and Jennifer Hood's second outing as a father-daughter review team, here on Spotlight Toronto. Their first was about Soulpepper's production of Endgame.
Richard Hood: I first met Ravi Jain, a precocious high-school student at Upper Canada College, in 1997. I [...]Continue Reading →
In 1999, when Soulpepper mounted its first, sensational production of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, my dad and I went to see the show. I was still in high school at the time and I remember thinking, afterwards that Samuel Beckett’s mind must be a terrifying place. I also remember Diego Matamoros as Clov; I remember [...]Continue Reading →