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Loud & Queer Cabaret

With writers submitting their works from Vancouver to St John’s, you merely have to look at a map to understand the affection and pull the Loud & Queer Cabaret has garnered over its 20+ yea...
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Poetry Brothel

There is an intimacy in poetry simply not found in many other art forms. The relationship between audience and artist is normally one to one—one poet, one reader. The text must be stripped down to th...
The Sunday Service

That unexpected magic

“Not to put down magicians, but magicians are very good con men,” explains Caitlin Howden, trying to reframe her slightly terrifying craft of improv into a metaphor we can all understand....
CR Avery: prepping to blow your mind

Some Birds Walk for the Hell of It

‘To put on a good show you wanna make them laugh, you wanna make them cry and you want them to get a little horny,” explains CR Avery. “And inspired.” A man whose creative ind...
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Thou art where?

The floor to ceiling bookshelves in the study, the washbasin in the servant’s quarters, the umbrella stand in the entryway—these aren’t props created by a set designer with extreme attent...
Anything goes, even tiny little voodoo dolls // Ian Jackson, EPIC

Mump and Smoot in Anything

Michael Kennard and John Turner are so deeply connected with the characters of Anything’s “clowns of horror”—Mump and Smoot, respectively—that as they open their new show, merely si...
The horror! // Ian Jackson, EPIC Photography

Mump & Smoot: Anything goes

‘We skip the first three experiments guaranteed to fail and go straight to the fourth, fifth and sixth experiments guaranteed to fail,” explains John Turner, also known as the mischievous...
Expanding ones bodily expectations

Body talk

Sometimes we ignore the body. We centre our work and our lives around the brain. We study, we think, we rationalize and the body becomes just the lever that lifts our coffee mug each day. Then the Ex...
Well, he's certainly not a clean dude ... // Andrew Paul

Dirt

Asshole. It’s probably the most succinct way to describe Murphy, the main character and possible murderer in Punctuate! Theatre’s second production of 2014, Dirt. “[Dirt] really cal...
// Epic Photography

A Christmas Carol

‘Is it snowing?” whispers the little girl sitting behind me as fluffy white flakes start to drift down towards Maclab Theatre’s thrust stage. Then, without waiting for a response fr...