Posts by: Hayley Malouin

Advertising versus “humane marketing;” head versus heart; the big city versus the smaller city. Commercials for Hamilton, what are you selling? On the surface Commercials – written and directed by Sky Gilbert – appears to be about two advertising employees (well, one employee and one intern) going head to head about th…

Walking out of the theatre after seeing Air at the Hamilton Fringe, I hear a woman say “Incredible. It’s just him up there!” While she’s technically correct, and means this as high praise, I have to disagree. True: actor and artistic director of Tottering Biped Theatre Trevor Copp performs solo, with no props or set pi…

Three years ago, my friend and occasional director Keavy Lynch, artistic director at Empty Box Theatre Company, texted me saying she needed actors for a directing class assignment, and that she had “dibsed” me. That was my first encounter with the world of Waiting For Alonzo and my character, Bielke. It was a different…

“It’s a fine line between tantalizing and torture”. Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play dances maniacally along this fine line, giving audiences a chance to see what the scraps of our collective cultural phenomena will become. Separated into three acts, Mr. Burns is fragmented and futuristic, an homage to its source materi…

The work of a theatre company with its finger on the pulse of a city, such as Suitcase In Point, is never done. The tents of The Hub have barely been packed away, and they are already hard at work planning next year’s festival. Nick met up with Annie Wilson (read our other interview with her here) and Deanna Jones to c…

The theatres are empty, the tents are down, and the bars are swept. In The Soil has come a close after another packed weekend of music, theatre, and visual art. Here’s what our four Dartcritics had to say about the festival. Hayley Malouin writes:  The name In The Soil is important. It implies that the artistry and cre…

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…