Grant Season: An hour-by-hour writing log exposes one young artist’s battle with grant applications

Written by: Rachel Ganz Is it a coincidence that grant season annually corresponds so painfully with the autumnal dying of the sun?  Or with the seasonal presence and therefore enthusiastic encouraged binge of single-bite chocolate bars? Is it a surprise that Halloween always magically appears as a festive excuse to practice death right in the middle of every theatre artist’s PleasedToSeeYouAgainDeath! Grant marathon? It isn’t … Continue reading Grant Season: An hour-by-hour writing log exposes one young artist’s battle with grant applications

5 Reasons why “Pig Girl” has renewed my faith in Canadian Literary Awards (And probably theatre in general)

Written by: Rachel Ganz This week the winners of Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Awards were announced and, while I’m not sure I fully understand the point of literary accolades (other than to direct an audience towards irreversible literary tunnel vision), I was thrilled to read that Colleen Murphy has won, for the second time, the country’s most drool-inducing award, this time for her play Pig … Continue reading 5 Reasons why “Pig Girl” has renewed my faith in Canadian Literary Awards (And probably theatre in general)

Thomas McKechnie: Let’s Dissect The Bunny

Let’s dissect the bunny. We have been dissecting frogs and fetal pigs for so long now we forgot why we’re dissecting them. We dissect frogs and fetal pigs specifically because they have mostly the same organs as humans in mostly the same configurations. So by opening them up you can see what we would look like open up. But why are we doing that? Maybe … Continue reading Thomas McKechnie: Let’s Dissect The Bunny

Anthony Malcolm: Dissecting the Bunny, Caressing The Frog

Dissecting the bunny, caressing the frog.   I’m choosing to write this now. Or maybe I’m not.   I’m writing this now because it’s due tomorrow, and I’m choosing to write it, rather than let down the editor. Why did I choose to put it off? I’ve been thinking about it, a lot. I’ve been thinking about other things. I’m not sure if the things … Continue reading Anthony Malcolm: Dissecting the Bunny, Caressing The Frog

Kyle Capstick on Becoming #FemmeKween: Dissecting the Bunny, Caressing the Frog

Photo Caption:  never the same person. never the same water. always the same bodies. Becoming #FemmeKween Written by: Kyle Capstick I know that I’ve always been effeminate. What I don’t know is when I first learned to feel ashamed of it. I don’t know is when my ex-partner of 5 years and I stopped working as a couple, but I do know that when we … Continue reading Kyle Capstick on Becoming #FemmeKween: Dissecting the Bunny, Caressing the Frog

Dissecting The Bunny, Caressing the Frog: Ali Joy Richardson

For Better or For Worse: A call for more rigorous reviewing of indie theatre by Ali Joy Richardson (director, producer, & creator)   This is not a rant against reviewing. Or reviewers. This is a call for more rigorous, nuanced, and informed reviews about independent theatre. Thanks to the internet, anyone can be a reviewer. This increase in people writing and talking about theatre is … Continue reading Dissecting The Bunny, Caressing the Frog: Ali Joy Richardson