2017 REVIEWS

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 The Hottentot Venus – Untold

by Jacqui du Toit

8th Generation Performance

April 19-23, 2017

Nominated for a Prix Rideau Award and a Capital Critics Circle Award for Best Actress (Jacqui du Toit)

“The Hottentot Venus- Untold is not only an exceptional piece of theatre that turns a historical lens to the treatment of black and indigenous individuals and the continued fascination/ exploitation of these cultures by the white gaze, but also an incredibly humanizing portrait of a woman who was presented to the world as a “freak” and a “savage.” More importantly, however, this show is a call to action against the colonial structures and the exploitative attitudes that still exist in 2017.” – Brie MacFarlane, alt.theatre

“Du Toit actually summons the presence of this woman into our midst by producing multiple gripping performances and the result is an important moment of historical theatre. Do not miss The Hottentot Venus Untold.”  – Alvina Ruprecht, Capital Critics Circle

 

girls! girls! girls!

by Greg MacArthur

Cart Before the Horse

April 26-May 6, 2017

“The acting is strong in this show, particularly Gabrielle Lazarovitz, Maryse Fernandes, and Mariah Horner as Puss, Jam, and Missy, respectively.

… The design for this show also shines – not just Seth Gerry’s excellent lighting design, but Martin Dawagne’s sound design with its throbbing bass, remixed pop songs, and interaction with the on-stage dialogue makes this show a rewarding audio experience. The set, with its thrust set-up around a multi-leveled configuration of scaffolding, offers many possibilities for dynamic staging.”  – Ian Huffam, New Ottawa Critics