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The Globe and Mail:

“Stockholm:
A lively voyage into relationship hell”

– Three Stars

To read this article, please visit The Globe and Mail HERE.

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Stockholm1Paula Citron:

“Stockholm: both a disturbing and exhilarating piece of theatre, all at the same time. It’s a do not miss.”

“Director Kelly Straughan and choreographer Susie Burpee have come together to create physical theatre at its best.” (Paula Citron)

To read this article, please visit PaulaCitron.ca HERE

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The Grid:

“Stockholm changes moods in a heartbeat, seducing us one second & horrifying us the next.”

– 8 (out of 10)

To read this article, visit The GridTO HERE.

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Stage Door:

“The Dark Side of the Perfect Couple”

– Four Stars

To read this article, please visit Stage Door HERE.

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The Charlebois Post:

“A slow-motion emotional disaster”

“As contemporary theatre, this play powerfully pairs a superb script (Bryony Lavery) with seamless, expressive choreography (Susie Burpee)…”

To read this article, please visit The Charlebois Post HERE.

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NOW Magazine:

“Iraqi women’s stories cry out for survival and freedom”

– NNNN

To read this article, please visit NOW Magazine HERE.

Photo Credit: Michelle Bailey, Nerdy Girl Design

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Broken Heal Diaries:

“9 Parts of Desire Beautifully Moving”

To read this article, please visit the Broken Heal Diaries HERE.

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Toronto Sun:

“9 Parts a Powerful Production”

– Four Stars


Photo Credit: Michelle Bailey, Nerdy Girl Design

To read this article, please click HERE.

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She Does The City:

“Nine Women Depict A Spectrum of Iraqi Perspective in the Emotionally Wrenching Play 9 Parts of Desire”

To read this article, please visit she does the city.

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Toronto Star:

“Stories that must be told”

To read this article, please visit the Toronto Star HERE.

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ShalomLife:

“Aviva Armour-Ostroff on 9 Parts of Desire”

To read this article, please visit ShalomLife.


 

Photo Credit: Michelle Bailey, Nerdy Girl Design

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Womens Post:

“Woman of the Week,
MJ Shaw”

Photo Credit: Michelle Bailey, Nerdy Girl Design

To read this article, please visit Women’s Post.

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NOW Magazine:

“An impressive cast depicts horrific times in 9 Parts”

To read this article, please visit NOW Magazine.

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Toronto Star Review of The Red Queen Effect

“Highly Recommended. This one is guaranteed to blow your mind on a variety of levels.” 

– Richard Ouzounian


Photo Credit: Michelle Bailey, Nerdy Girl Designs

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Torontoist.com Review of The Red Queen Effect

The Red Queen Effect
REVIEW BY KAORI FURUE


Photo Credit: Michelle Bailey, Nerdy Girl Designs

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Four NNNNs from NOW Magazine

Read what NOW Magazine has to say about The Red Queen Effect!

“This ensemble-crafted comic critique of corporate life and structure follows recent MBC grad Alice (Monica Dottor)  “down the rabbit hole” into the Kafkaesque world of Toronto finance. Its look at gender discrimination in the workplace (no one takes Alice seriously initially) cleverly points out social contradictions but might go further to expose the roots of these assumptions.”

Photo Credit: Michelle Bailey, Nerdy Girl Designs

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Eye Weekly Review of The Red Queen Effect

We are proud to receive 4 stars* from Christopher Hoile at Eye Weekly for our Next Stage production ‘The Red Queen Effect’ .

*out of a possible 5 stars

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METRO:

Interview with Nick Campbell about The Red Queen Effect

“The Red Queen Effect fires back at corporate culture”

“As Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci’s Inquest) explains, it’s a very different world from his, or ours, and the ridiculous bits are perfect for generating laughs.”

“This production finds ways to be funny about the business world, which is important if you want to send a message,” says Campbell by phone. “To deal with serious issues, it’s good to be funny.”

To read this article, take a look and see…

Photo Credit: Michelle Bailey, Nerdy Girl Designs

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NOW Magazine’s interview with Kelly Straughan

Q & A: Kelly Straughan
DIRECTOR, THE RED QUEEN EFFECT

BY JON KAPLAN

Words alone aren’t enough for director Kelly Straughan. She needs moving bodies to give life to a play.

“I realize that movement-based theatre excites me as a director,” says Straughan, the Tarragon’s assistant artistic director. “Combining text and movement seems to me the best way to communicate.”

To read the rest of the interview visit NOW Magazine here.

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Paula Citron’s Review of Whale Music

Seventh Stage Theatre Productions – Anthony Minghella’s Whale Music
by Paula Citron for CLASSICAL 96.3 FM.

“Anthony Minghella is best know as an Oscar-winning British film director/writer, but he began as a playwright. A new collective of women is mounting Minghella’s 1981 Whale Music. The play certainly has six plum roles for women and director Rosemary Dunsmore has made the best of their considerable talent.

The surprise about Whale Music is that it is written by a man because it is a very intimate play about the conversations and relationships that women have.

The action is set on the Isle of Wight were the unmarried and pregnant Caroline has come to have the baby she is giving up for adoption. Rallying around her are her free-thinking flat mate, her unhappily-married childhood friend, her Lesbian former teacher, the teacher’s teenage lover, and Caroline’s mother. Every one of the women has her own issues, as well as having strong feelings about Caroline’s predicament.
The result is a sweet and affecting play.”

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Praxis interviews MJ Shaw

THEATRE IS TERRITORY: 10 Questions

To read this article,take a peek here.

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NOW’s review of Whale Music

Mixed Music
BY DEBBIE FEIN-GOLDBACH

“[…] a play that explores motherhood and female friendships and includes six deliciously witty roles for women.”

Read the rest of what NOW had to say about Whale Music…

Photo Credit: Natalie Kauffman, Brown Eyed Girl

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Toronto Star 2-page spread about Seventh Stage!

“The proverb says that it takes a village to raise a child, but Melissa-Jane Shaw has a new corollary to that statement: ‘It takes 50 women to put on a play.’

Actor-choreographer Shaw united with director Kelly Straughan and actor-playwright Rosa Laborde (Leo) to form a company that Shaw said ‘could give the women of today an environment in which they felt empowered to create’.”

To get the full scoop click here for the full article.

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