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Six Harbourfront Centre shows nominated for the 2016 Dora Awards

The nominees for the 2016 Dora Awards have been announced and we are thrilled that six shows from our 2015-16 performing arts programmes were nominated. With four from NextSteps and two from World Stage, the ten total nominations include: Outstanding Touring Production, Outstanding Performance – Ensemble and Outstanding Performance – Male, among others. Harbourfront Centre is also proud to host …

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Students respond to STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at World Stage

September is here and school is back in session. To help you adjust to the academic mindset, have a read over these two brilliant essays from University of Toronto students Christopher Geary and Clara Osei-Yeboah. After seeing STRAIGHT WHITE MEN close the World Stage 2015 season, they wrote papers on the performance for their drama and literature course. Clara examines signifiers of …

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Young Jean Lee: Thinking like a man

By Dylan Schoenmakers The latest play by the unstoppable Young Jean Lee, concluding the World Stage 2015 season from June 3-6, announces itself as brashly as its subject might: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN. In an age where ‘privilege’ seems to be a prevalent cultural concern, what three words could be more synonymous with the group who most profit by and disregard …

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Q&A with HATCH artists, WIVES on This Is a Costume Drama

HATCH is a situation where new performance and new audiences encounter one another in the spirit of inquiry. This year, artists participating in the HATCH residency are sharing insight on their projects in relation to the other work playing here at Harbourfront Centre – thinking through and sharing ideas across our performing arts programming. In this post, curator Evan Webber …

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The ever-changing costumes of human experience

The Dietrich Group brings This Is a Costume Drama to Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage, April 29 to May 2.  We spoke with dancer Danielle Baskerville about the inspiration behind the show, which explores the question: what do we reveal by dressing up? What is This is a Costume Drama? The essence of This Is A Costume Drama is the exploration of playing …

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Behind the scenes with Erin Brubacher, All Our Happy Days Are Stupid

Erin Brubacher, co-artistic producer of Suburban Beast and co-director of the highly anticipated All Our Happy Days Are Stupid, gave us a raw, behind the scenes look into one of the first rehearsals with the company. The production, set to launch the World Stage season next week, features eight original songs by indie rock musician Dan Bejar, (Destroyer and The …

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A weekend’s worth of art

Looking for something to do this weekend? Come down to Harbourfront Centre for a weekend of art openings, parties and creative shopping. The Centre Shop Newly renovated, our on-site gift and craft shop re-opens this Friday. Browse beautifully-designed and innovative artisan crafts made by local artists in our Craft & Design Studios, plus pieces by many Canadian artists and international designers. …

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Size Doesn’t Matter: We’re on the Hunt for a Few Good Wieners

There are a multitude of things that come to mind when you hear the word “dachshund.” Short legs and a long body. An incredible sense of smell. Some famous owners including Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Jack Ruby and Adele. Even wieners. But a meeting of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights? Really? World Stage is going to make it …

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