Angry, militant, “scary”, and feminist, Macy is less a character than a collection of stereotypes about black, queer women.
Featuring the playwright and a different actor sharing the stage each night, the innovative and poetic show is like a warm hug for the audience.
Playwright Lauren Yee humanizes the struggle of Asian athletes, and the acting is strong.
Beatrice (Eileen Barrett) and Phyllis (Meaghan Chenosky) appear at times to be holding it together following a death, but these characters are broken in very different ways.
Actors Mark Crasford and Paul Dunn have to play a whole town's worth of characters.
Play based on the true relationship between composer-violinist Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté and artist Walter Gramatté finds the music in every detailed moment on stage.
When the main character suddenly regains the use of her limbs, she has to re-evaluate everything--and face some suspicion from peers.
Unfolding almost entirely in a jail interview room, the play pits a Jewish legal-aid lawyer against a neo-Nazi skinhead.
Gateway Theatre's dance-fuelled portrait of the Preston Rivulettes sometimes tries to cover too much ice, but its acting is top-tier and its choreography is killer.
Occasionally the performances are too broad, but the play is an important piece of art that tracks the human cost of racism and fear-mongering.
Playwright Sarena Parmar moves the action to the Okanagan, where South Asian struggle to save a family orchard, with inspired but mixed results.
The script oscillates between the couple’s easy banter and darker monologues about marine debris and our aquatic ancestry.