Streamed Theatre, History Mapped Online, and James Reaney’s First Play: Inbox No. 1

We get lots of notices about intriguing events and projects each week. Here’s a sampling.

Nathan Ng describes the Historical Maps of Toronto as follows:

“If you’ve ever wondered what ‘Muddy York’ looked like 200 years ago, and then wanted to trace the city’s development over the following century, this ought to pique your interest. Each map in the collection has its own unique story to tell.”

His follow-up project is a collaboration with historian Stephen Otto and The Friends of Fort York. Fort York and Garrison Common Maps, Ng writes,

“visually explore[s] — through maps — the complex evolution of ownership and usage of the Fort York lands and the surrounding Military Reserve (an area encompassing over 1000 acres including the Lunatic Asylum, Liberty Village, and the Exhibition Grounds).”

▶ Alumnae Theatre‘s production of Canadian Poet James Reaney’s Governor General Award-winning play The Killdeer (1960) runs until Saturday, April 27. Tina McCulloch writes that the theatre company is

re-mounting it as part of our ‘Countdown to 100’ – Alumnae Theatre Company celebrated its 95th birthday in February, and until we officially celebrate our 100th season in 2019/2020 by presenting Alumnae Theatre’s very first production (from February 1918) – Molière’s Les Femmes Savantes, every season we are re-mounting a play from one of our past decades.

▶ In a more futurish production running this Tuesday to Sunday every night at 8pm, Toronto “multimedia theatre company” Suburban Beast will be streaming Owais Lightwala’s live performance of rihannaboi95, directed by Zack Russell and written by Jordan Tannahill. As they say, “Attend by visiting www.ustream.tv/channel/rihannaboi95.”

About the author

Jessica Duffin Wolfe

Jessica Duffin Wolfe is the Editor-in-Chief of The Toronto Review of Books.

By Jessica Duffin Wolfe