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Our picks for SummerWorks 2015!

Are you festival-ed out yet? After Panamania, the Fringe Festival, Luminato, giant music extravaganzas like WayHome and Field Trip, and smaller festivals popping up all the time – could we possibly be seeing Peak Festival?

 NO WAY! Because the 25th annual SummerWorks festival is coming up, running from August 6 to 16, and there’s always more time in the day for SummerWorks. Lots of Acting Up Stage’s friends and colleagues have played in the SummerWorks pool of new and boundary-pushing work – and this year is no different. Here are a few of the more musical offerings at SummerWorks 2015 that we can’t wait to catch. More

My first trip to Winnipeg as an incoming Artistic Director

So, I went and spent some time in Winnipeg.

“The Winnipeg Whirlwind” as I took to calling it was a crash course of meetings with board members, current staff members, community partners, donors, sponsors, supporters, actors, music directors, choreographers, designers, playwrights and other people who are in some way affiliated or have any kind of interest in the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre.

In 18 days I’m going to officially become WJT’s Artistic Director; a dream come true. And while it’s definitely going to be hard to leave my family, friends and colleagues in Toronto, I can’t imagine a more welcoming community than Winnipeg – it truly is the friendly province. More

The Internet: How NOT to attract Millenials?

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? For me, I generally turn on my phone that lies charging next to my bed. I see what emails have come in between 12AM and 7AM (sadly, there are usually a solid dozen) and then I open Facebook and Twitter to see what’s happening in the lives of those around me. And what’s the last thing I do before going to bed? Generally logging onto Facebook for one final check in before shutting off my phone and turning off the light. More

Morro and Jasp: In Defence of Harmless Clowns Everywhere

Beloved Toronto clown duo Morro & Jasp routinely spread joy and fun around the city with their adventures and antics in cooking, literature, puberty and more. But they also have undertaken a very serious responsibility in the world: defending the name of the clown against scary, mean stereotypes (just like Burrs from The Wild Party, who plays a clown on stage but has a much more sinister presence at home). The following is a response from Morro & Jasp regarding a recent story about the rise of “evil clowns.” More

Has the Internet killed my love of musicals?

Mitchell's CD collection

Over the thanksgiving weekend, I took a road trip to Montreal with my parents in their mini-van. One of the things that I love about this minivan (are there things to love about minivans?) is the subscription to Sirius XM Radio. Why? Because it means that I can enjoy a 6 hour drive to Montreal, listening to Seth Rudetsky’s “Big Fat Broadway.”