Theatre

  • PROFile: Andrew Forbes

    Although Andrew Forbes has taught at the University of Winnipeg since 2006, it was only recently that he started teaching full-time for the Department of Theatre and Film.

  • Theatrical shift

    The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (RMTC) launched its season programmed by new artistic director Kelly Thornton. There is a clear shift in direction from previous seasons, highlighting stories from and about women and BIPOC.

  • Circus play!

    Charles Lauder (Sleepy) is the current president of the Winnipeg Circus Club (WCC). This is the third time Lauder has been elected to the position. One of the reasons Sleepy loves being a clown is “because you can dabble your giant tippy-toe in pretty much anything,” including juggling, balloons, comedy, stage shows and birthday parties.

  • Going Commando

    Commando is back! The wacky Winnipeg Fringe Festival hit from the mind of comedian Cory Falvo is returning to the the Gas Station Arts Centre on Feb. 22.

  • A whovian home with a fully stocked prop room

    “How do I describe myself in the world of theatre? I guess (as) a professional amateur.”

  • This master cannot truly be followed

    William Shakespeare is the final focus of the Master Playwright Festival.
     

  • Shakespeare, through a different lens

    With the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s Masters Playwright Festival coming to an end in 2020, its focus is on none other than famous playwright William Shakespeare.

  • Arts briefs

    Steve Basham & the Vanity Dads // Hinterland Remixed // The Circus of Objects // DIY Screen-printing workshop // Wrapped Rainbows

  • Actively accesible

    Accessibility is a contentious topic in the Winnipeg arts scene.

  • Mary and Marriageability

    Classic 19th century novelist Jane Austen was back onstage at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, but this time, she didn’t craft the story. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon  is one of several adaptations or extensions of Austen, which sees her unmarried characters reach a romantic ending.

  • Favourite Local Podast / Favourite Local Social Media Account or Presence

    1.    Drag in the Peg
    2.    Winnipeg Music Project
    3.    Witchpolice Radio

    Favourite Local Social Media Account or Presence

    1. Drag in the Peg
    2. @coatcheck_
    3. @winnipegposers / Facepalm (tie)

  • Love’s Labour’s Lost is ‘a rare treat’

    The University of Winnipeg (U of W) Department of Theatre and Film is putting on its first show of this season later this month.

  • Elf the Musical is coming to town

    North Kildonan’s Community Players (NKCP) is bringing Christmas to town with a production of Elf the Musical and the magic of community theatre. 

  • A multidisciplinary creative

    For Winnipeg creative Reba Terlson, her art is her greatest passion and a constantly shifting mode of expression.

  • Artistic abode

    “I just know that I love the arts."

  • CRITIPEG: Acknowledging the past and moving forward

    The Third Colour, which had its world premiere at the Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE) on Oct. 2, addresses the history of Indigenous people, looking at the divide between pessimism and optimism in the struggle for justice and reconciliation.

  • An (incomplete) queer history: Winnipeg drag

    While RuPaul’s Drag Race sits at the forefront of drag representation in popular culture, there’s much more to the art form than simply female impersonation. Behind every drag performer, there are local histories spanning many decades.

  • CRITIPEG: RMTC’s new season opens with a Bang

    Bang Bang by Kat Sandler opens up the 2019-20 season at Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre at the Tom Hendry Warehouse, which is in its 50th season.

  • ‘Because if the women don’t find you handsome’

    Red Green returns to Winnipeg for his “This Could Be It” tour

  • Whose House? Cairn Moore’s House!

    “Theatre is the most powerful way to change the world.”

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