Trevor Abes: Writer

LiterArti 2016 #PoetryInThePark

I’ll be reading new poems at LiterArti at Wychwood Park on September 24th!

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The Container is Interactive Theatre at its Activist Best

It’s that good. Here’s why.

The Container photo by Lauren Posloski

Photo by Lauren Posloski.

This is the August: A Caring and Uncompromising Look at the Viral Age

Still a couple shows left for This is the August at SummerWorks 2016. I’m still reminiscing about this play 10 days after the fact. Here’s my review.

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August 6th: The Love Poetry Festival

I’ll be reading poems August 6th on Toronto’s Centre Island with some poets I really admire.

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Instructions: An Odd Couple Parable That Challenges And Delights

My review of Instructions (To Any Future Socialist Government Wishing To Abolish Christmas) is up on The Theatre Reader.

Check it here.

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Markowiak’s Lemon Tells The Young Adult Blues

My review of Andrew Markowiak’s LEMON, produced by Filament Incubator. Read it in Sewer Lid Magazine.

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Theatre of the Oppressed: Jordan Tannahill’s Botticelli in the Fire and Sunday in Sodom

My review of Jordan Tannahill’s double bill in The Theatre Reader

Botticelli in the Fire “[tames] political and religious fundamentalism into conquerable myths.”

Sunday in Sodom “is an act of reclamation that lives up to the proportions of the book it comes from.”

Read it here.

Botticelli in the Fire photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

 

 

Coal Mine Theatre Slays With Killer Joe 

My review of The Coal Mine Theatre’s production of Tracy Letts’ Killer Joe. 

“Killer Joe takes the radical humanist stance of affixing a domestic, sociological lens onto North American politics by getting to know the people threatening to make it great again. […] Years from now, this production should be remembered as a period piece, unabashedly of its time, all up in the chaos of history being written.”

Read it here.

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Photo by Matt Campagna.

 

Little Black Afro’s Spoken Word Theatre

Toronto’s Little Black Afro Theatre Company returns with a revised version of Carbon, originally performed at the 2014 Hamilton Fringe Festival.

Read my review in Sewer Lid.

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Photo by Cesar Ghisilieri.

 

A Really Cool Workshop for Really Cool People

Happy to share that I’ll be facilitating a performance workshop this June in a month-long series alongside Jay MillAr, Liz Worth, Tabatha Stuhlmueller and the Toronto Arts Council. It’s $40 all-included. Grab a spot here.

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Communicating Without Ego: Then They Fight Theatre’s Our Idiot Friend Is Now Dead

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Photo by Cesar Ghisilieri Photography.

My review of this year’s 10/10/10 Project — Then They Fight Theatre’s Our Idiot Friend Is Now Dead — is up today in Sewer Lid Magazine.

Read it here.

Oh, Just Browsing

Part of my feature at Milton District High School for Mrs. Gleason’s 12th grade writer’s craft class poetry slam.

That cafeteria backdrop though.

Filmed by Michael Abes.

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