Shades: Exploring Shadeism through Dance

“A tactile, almost sensual, performance, Shades conveys a desperation for community and intimacy through the unusual medium of dance, using hardly more than sheer body language to examine powerful themes of prejudice and healing.”

Storytelling as an Art

“In its 12th year, Nuit Blanche showcased three special projects, 12 major institution art projects, and 37 independent projects. The three major city-produced exhibitions were “STYLL,” “Dream Time: We All Have Stories,” and “The things they carried,” curated by Alyssa Fearon, Karen Alexander, and Tairone Bastien, respectively.”

Vengeance in the Heart of U of T

"Titus Andronicus, the fourth and final show of Hart House’s regular 2017–18 season, is certainly one of the more resistant works, but Director James Wallis’ production responds effectively by leaning into the melodrama of Shakespeare’s early experiment in baroque tragedy."

Demonstrating Protest, Collaboratively

"The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is Canada’s leading non-profit public art gallery that is solely dedicated to contemporary visual art from Canada and around the world. As a camp, we walked to The Power Plant, explored the different visual art exhibits at no cost, and learned about various artists and their visions."

Showcasing Canada’s Cultural Diversity

"Though all the pieces in the exhibit are fascinating works of talented artists, there was one piece in particular that stood out the most: Gordon Shadrach’s painting "In Conversation." It depicts a confident and comfortable-looking young woman with shoulder-length curly hair, holding a silver iPhone in her right hand, as if she were going to take a self-portrait."

Urban Jungle

"There’s something about being enclosed within such a beautiful space that allows people to open themselves up to making conversation, no matter how much the stress from work, school, or life may loom over their heads."

The Mike’s Spring Playlist

"With the winter season behind us, The Mike has prepared a spring playlist including multiple genres such as hip-hop, R&B, classic rock, alternative rock, indie rock, jazz, and some uplifting electronic music. With the start of spring indicating a warmer and sunnier season, the playlist incorporates these aspects with up-tempo instrumentals and relaxing melodies."

A Baltimore Fairy Tale

"It must immediately be acknowledged that the Troubadours have assembled an impressive ensemble this year and are willing to play to the strengths of its members. Hairspray is a better fit for a student drama society than previous efforts like Evita, where much of the play’s quality relies on the Herculean efforts of a single lead performer."

The Story Behind the Actress

“I'm so fortunate that the U of T values the arts as much as I do, and offers ample opportunities for students to exercise their creative skills. Theatre is such an important platform, especially in today’s political and social climate, that encourages the expression of voice unlike any other platform. Hairspray, for example, tackles important contemporary issues like racism and ableism in an artistic way that appeals to a widespread audience."

The King Lives

"I have never really been a fan of superhero movies, or even the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general. The last one I had seen was the first The Avengers film! But Black Panther is so much more than your average superhero flick; it is history in the making."

USMC Hits the Big Stage

"The opportunity to see and view a play written by a St. Mike's student is amazing in itself, but to have it also be performed and directed by St. Mike's students is also an honour, to say the least."

A Night At the U of T Drama Festival

"The University of Toronto (U of T) Drama Festival occurred between February 8 to February 10. Each night, three short plays were presented, all created entirely by students belonging to one of the University’s drama organizations. As suggested by the second night of the festival on February 9, it is with live theatre that the voices of the younger generation emerge the clearest and the most authentically."