Posts by: Hayley Malouin

One of the most interesting things about In The Soil is its dedication to local art and artists. So strong is this dedication that they were happy to host the end of a much longer run of Stolen Theatre Collective’s production of The Dumb Waiter. The show Premiered April 10 at the Courthouse Theatre, and has already cre…

On a frigid April night, La Scala Ristorante burned hot with talk of love: Zuppa Theatre Co.’s Pop Up Love Party is the kind of ‘dinner theatre’ that makes each mouthful feel like a meal, and each uttered thought feel like a magic spell. Our four critics saw the show on Thursday night. Here are their thoughts: Nicholas…

We’re back! Last year, we spent a great weekend covering the theatrical side of St. Catharines’ In The Soil Arts Festival. This year we’re at it again – along with two more DART critics, Alex and Elizabeth – and we’re not restricting ourselves to just one theatre festival. All summer long, we will be providing coverage…

Charlie Gallant (center) and company in Peter and the Starcatcher. Photos: David Cooper Adeline Huffman, Haley Labbé, Katelyn Lander, and Jessica Laurie-Robar write: “It feels like just yesterday I was looking at this set in a little shoe box!” exclaims Katelyn Lander while looking at the stage, as we prepare to watch…

Our critics recently say Tottering Biped Theatre’s production of The Second Life, the second incarnation of a workshopped production from 2013 – The Inconsolable Blueness of Jeans. What happens when we position the digital in the analog world of a theatre? Here’s what the DARTCritics had to say about it: Photo: Jamie H…

The DARTCritics recently travelled to the Tarragon Theatre to see the world premiere of Canadian playwright Daniel McIvor’s newest play: Cake and Dirt. Here’s what our critics thought of this send up of Toronto’s elite: Photo: Jeremie Warshafsky Andrew Godin writes: Start with three cups of alcohol, beat in a ghost sto…

William Vickers in The Dumb Waiter. Photo: Sandy Middleton Mark Harrigan writes: Walking into the rehearsal hall, I was greeted by the set and lighting designer, Nigel Scott. Wilson had mentioned Scott in our first meeting and we had seen his set designs, but this was the first time I had the chance to meet him. He sat…

The DARTCritics recently saw Essential Theatre Collective’s production of Wings of Wax, written by Lindsay Price and directed by Moncia Dufault. Reception by the critics was so conflicted that we couldn’t publish less than three reviews. Here’s what Kevin, Alex, and Nikki had to say: Photo: Barry Smith Kevin Langendyk…

DARTCritic Katie Coseni writes: As every student knows (yet will vehemently deny) Wikipedia is one of our go-to sources for information. But did you know that many prominent women in Canadian theatre are grossly under-represented online? In a society so dependant on technology, having no online presence can be detrimen…

The DARTCritics recently saw The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh produced by Carousel Players at the Sullivan Mahoney Courthouse Theatre. Taking on the interesting challenge of reviewing YA (young adult) theatre, here’s what two critics thought of the production: Actors Amelia Sargisson and Sean Baek. Photo: B…