Comedians like Paul Chowdhry, Lauren Pattison and Ed Gamble Take the Stage
The Brit(ish) Show on July 27 show showcased five comedians from England and was hosted at the Maison Théâtre by Nish Kumur, host of The Mash Report on BBC Two. The experience was dizzying–perhaps only because Kumur spent a disturbing amount of time screaming about the drummer of Coldplay.
The Festival’s Second Edition Aims to Connect Punk Fans of All Ages
This Friday, July 27 will mark the second edition of ’77 Montreal.This year, the event aims to celebrate the old and new of punk music through the combination of visual art and music. Held at Parc Jean-Drapeau, the festival will start at 1pm and will go on a until 11pm.
Singing About Politics and Healing in a Time of Tension
Jessie Reyez was so expressive while singing, performing with her whole body. Her hands rubbed her face when she got into the emotion of her music, and her facial expressions were raw and transparent. In upbeat songs she jumped around and used the whole stage. Reyez was electric-her movements bold and unexpected, like a lightning strike.
A Turbulent Jazz Evening at the Maison Symphonique
On July 3, as part of the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Maison symphonique hosted the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Ala.Ni⎯ two immensely different yet rewarding performances.
Montreal Visual Artist Gab Bois premieres her first 3-D installation at Espace 8, as part of MURAL Festival
You may have seen Gab Bois’s photography on Instagram.
She toys with concepts of accepted reality by taking everyday household objects out of context to startle the viewer, playing with their perception of what is real and surreal.
Festival Apologizes After Widespread Protest
After an open letter was sent out and scores of activists rose up to protest, the widely contentious theatre performance SLĀV has been cancelled.The show premiered on June 26 at Theatre du Nouveau Monde, and was originally scheduled to run until July 14 as part of the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Two Concordia Alumni Bring Comedy to the Process of Coming Out
“Bite Your Tongue” addresses the difficulties that arise with coming out, and what it is like to be in the limbo stage between being closeted and out. Being marginalized always comes with the need to be the best version of yourself-the characters experience this on stage, too.
Hammer Shares Personal Stories That Resonate
“It’s about the ocean between being a person and being a woman, and my journey swimming those waters,” said Kate Hammer about her show Kate Hammer Wants to Be Infemous, which recently ran at Montreal’s Fringe Festival.
A Satire About Adulthood Reveals the Underbelly of a Kids Show
Late Night Kids & Friends is a narrative improv show, which means that the entirety of the performance is improvised as the actresses and actors develop a story on stage.
Relearning Love Through a Married Couple’s Sex Life
On June 14, the crowd was buzzing in anticipation of the show Sex? But I’m Canadian! I walked into a friendly environment which embodied the community-building aspect of the Fringe.