Theatre News: September 3 – 9

Local News

See what’s happening this week in Montreal theatre!


For the first time I’m writing about QDF in this section as we made the news last week with this piece in Le Devoir by Guy Sprung, artistic director of QDF Member Company InfiniTheatre. Our fearless President of the Board, Amy Blackmore, made an appearance on CTV in response. (via Le Devoir, CTV)


National News

Here’s a great overview of the upcoming theatre season across the country. Check out the shoutout to QDF Company Member The Segal Centre for Performing Arts and The Hockey Sweater! I know #humility is a virtue, but I still want to brag about all the awesome things happening in theatre! (via Globe and Mail)


And here’s a really in depth look at what’s going on this season in Edmonton, AB. This roundup covers PACT companies like the Citadel, all the way down to the indie theatres and training institutions (like the U of A, my alma mater!). Lots of diverse shows going up! (via Edmonton Journal)

International News

Have a look at this project in Maine, IN KINSHIP,  a multi-year performance project taking place on the Penobscot River. The author describes the piece as “an arts-based effort to help increase the resiliency of the system and everyone who is a part of it, to tell its many stories, to invest in recovery, and to shift the consciousness of its communities toward justness.” Neat-o! (via HowlRound)


America’s oldest Indigenous theatre company, Spiderwoman Theater is celebrating their 40th anniversary! Congrats to them! And if you’re in NYC for the festivities you can catch Canadian act A Tribe Called Red performing.  (via


Did you know Andy Warhol and Truman Capote were going to write a Broadway play? And then someone went back through Warhol’s tapes and then wrote the show? Are you not obsessed with this? I might be obsessed with this. (via WBUR)

posted by Caleigh Crow