In the Soil

That Ugly Mess promotional image from the In the Soil Festival Welcome back, readers! Since we’ve been quiet for quite some time now, we will reintroduce ourselves. We are Raylene Turner, Alex Tomulescu, Jonah McGrath, Heather Allen, and Andrew Von Lukawiecki. For our Theatre Criticism class we are working as embedded…

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…

The Scene: In The Soil Arts Festival 2015 Narrator: One sunny, Spring afternoon at the In The Soil Arts Festival in St. Catharines, DARTcritics Hayley Malouin and Elizabeth Amos found themselves sitting down to a delightful puppet show at the Central Library amidst a crowd of excited children. Chester: Hey! Who are you…

All rise for the criticism of Sweet Murderesses, as the prosecutor presses charges against The Sweet Murderesses Collective in a murder trial at the In The Soil Festival Arts Festival. Created by Yolanda Ferrato and her partners in crime Karyn De Jong and Zita Nyarady, Sweet Murderesses features the eerie and gruesome…

A tortured artist, family feud, secret love affair, and a healthy dose of humour: Untitled #33, an aNONym Theatre workshop performance at the Sullivan Mahoney Courthouse Theatre for St. Catharines’ In the Soil Arts Festival, has all the elements of a dynamic piece of theatre – what is left for playwright and director J…

What would the victims of Shakespeare’s heroes say if they came back from the dead to defend themselves against their murderers? Co-produced by Play it Again Productions and Theatre Smith-Gilmour, the souls of Shakespeare’s Desdemona and Ophelia are resurrected in the thrillingly grotesque performance Death Married My…

The “world’s greatest comedy-acrobatic-kazoo duo” have arrived at the In the Soil Arts Festival in St. Catharines – but you can just call them Philip and Lucinda. Philip (Myque Franz) and Lucinda (Zita Nyarady) of The Philip and Lucinda Show lights up the Oddfellows Temple yesterday with their charmingly chaotic style…