Sensing Silence: Ars Mechanica’s “Show and Tell Alexander Bell” at SummerWorks


Reviewed in this essay: Show and Tell Alexander Bell, Ars Mechanica. Ran August 8-18, 2013 at the SummerWorks Performance Festival. I need to start this review with an apology to Mary, the lovely telephone operator played by Sasha Kovacs who politely, if a little desperately, asked for my digits upon entering the theatre. I obliged, although I soon discovered that I would not be able to fulfill...

Oh Hello SummerWorks! Win tickets to Ajax (por nobody)


Huzzah, Toronto—SummerWorks festival begins tonight! We’re looking forward in particular to Sean Dixon’s France, or the Niqab, inspired by one of the beloved Tabatha Southey’s columns, as well as TRB contributor Zack Russell’s staging of the famously “unstageable” Ajax (por nobody) by Alice Tuan. In Tuan’s play, which promises sex games, water fights, and...