Soulpepper Theatre Celebrates

Canadian Women Front and Center on Toronto’s Premier Stage

WORDS BY MILES FORRESTER

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TORONTO — THEATRE — Issue 10

For its 25th season, Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre is returning to full theatres with a mandate to champion Canadian actors and playwrights. All six works featured in this season are spearheaded by female creators. Of the six pieces featured, only one isn’t Canadian—that being Shakespeare's King Lear, which is in repertory with the freshly commissioned Queen Goneril, written by Canadian Erin Shields. Shields wrote this feminist reimagination, centring one of Lear's daughters within the context of Soulpepper’s Six Women Writing program. This stewardship of Canadian female voices is part of Artistic Director Weyni Mengesha’s mission to center the stories told by women...

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"Alice in Wonderland" at Manitoba Theatre For Young People by Leif Norman

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