2017 In Review: What Have We Been Up To?

We’re at the point where a brand new year is around the corner and we find ourselves asking “what did we do this year?” In the spirit of a round-robin Christmas letter, we thought we’d let you know what our 2017 has been like… January proved to be an exciting start to the year for … Continue reading 2017 In Review: What Have We Been Up To?

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EMBEDDED CRITICISM: Critics Become Stagehands for a Night

Blind Date @ GCTC November 30-December 17, 2017 Previews November 28 and 29 WHAT IS EMBEDDED CRITICISM? The traditional model for theatre criticism (and other art forms) involves a separation between artist and critic. The artist(s) create(s) a piece of theatre and present it, the critic attends the performance and writes their review, and never … Continue reading EMBEDDED CRITICISM: Critics Become Stagehands for a Night

Fresh Meat Weekend Inventive: Becoming a Fly on the Wall

Well, it’s happened. I took the plunge and embedded myself within the rehearsal room of two companies who are creating original work for the Fresh Meat Theatre Festival’s Weekend Inventive, happening this Saturday.  A new project for both artist and critic, the mild tension in the room during the first few minutes of me being … Continue reading Fresh Meat Weekend Inventive: Becoming a Fly on the Wall

Fresh Meat Weekend Inventive Showcases Original Work and Takes on “Embedded” Criticism

This coming weekend at Arts Court Studio the Fresh Meat Theatre Festival is showcasing original works from two local independent theatre companies in a fresh new Weekend Inventive program. The idea is that the initiative brings in two companies who, in a shared studio space, each create short pieces of theatre over a three day … Continue reading Fresh Meat Weekend Inventive Showcases Original Work and Takes on “Embedded” Criticism