“Vovk”: an Intriguing Work-in-Progress

Lana Kouchnir’s Vovk (pronounced voh-vick) is a work-in-progress being presented as part of undercurrents’ Late Night series. In its current iteration Vovk leaves more questions than it does answers, but the content is already fascinating enough that I eagerly anticipate the completed play. Vovk follows Sasha, an burgeoning writer with apparent personal issues, as she goes … Continue reading “Vovk”: an Intriguing Work-in-Progress

“Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera” Delivers Entertainment & Poignancy

Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera initially caught my eye because I am a big fan of using the style of hip hop music to convey narrative in theatre (see: my latest obsession with Hamilton). A co-production between b current Performing Arts Co. and writer-performer Sébastien Heins, this high energy production is not without vulnerability.  Combining original … Continue reading “Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera” Delivers Entertainment & Poignancy

“Brotherhood:The Hip Hopera” is a Powerful Solo Show

  Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera is a powerful solo show that blurs the boundaries along the edges of theatre to incorporate elements of R&B, rap and musical performance to tell a classic story of brotherhood, escape from poverty, and redemption. This show is truly a tour-de-force from creator/performer Sébastien Heins. To begin, the text does … Continue reading “Brotherhood:The Hip Hopera” is a Powerful Solo Show

undercurrents Sets Sail with Eight New Shows

Strap on your snowshoes (though maybe skates rainboots would be more appropriate at this point)- it's time to make the winter pilgrimage down to Arts Court for the 7th annual undercurrents Theatre Festival which opens tonight (!!!) and runs until February 18th. Hosting a wide variety of live performance that brings together both local and touring artists, undercurrents … Continue reading undercurrents Sets Sail with Eight New Shows