Trevor Abes: Writer

New Review: Louis Laberge-Côté’s The art of degeneration (DanceWorks)

Read my review of Louis Laberge-Côté’s The art of degeneration (DanceWorks) here. Runs til Nov 3 at The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance. Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh.

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Read my review of The Men in White on Mooney on Theatre

My review of Anosh Irani’s play, The Men in White (Factory Theatre), is live on Mooney on Theatre. Read it here.


I’m reading some fiction this evening. Come by if you fancy.

Here’s the Facebook event: Portraits of the artists as men.


I have some new fiction in paperplates magazine

I’m thrilled to have a piece of short fiction from a book I’ve been working on in the latest issue of paperplates magazine! Read it here.


My review of Homewrecker is up on Mooney on Theatre

My review of Homewrecker—presented by Coyote Collective, Leroy Street Theatre, and Scapegoat Collective—is up on Mooney on Theatre. Read it here.

Homewrecker poster

New Article on Charlotte Cardin’s Big Boy EP

I have an article about Charlotte Cardin’s Big Boy EP on Under the Deer.


New Poem About Self-Preservation

Here’s a new poem inspired by Moritz in Spring Awakening. I performed it at the November 2017 edition of Facilitate in support of Ghost Light Players‘ forthcoming production of the play.

21 Ways To Stick Around

  1. Save up to buy the land just outside of where your world ends just in case you decide to expand.
  2. Practice not being OK by treating each time as practice.
  3. Practice regularly dealing with bullshit while working on important things.
  4. Accept that there are different instantiations of the person you want to be to increase the odds of keeping yourself together.
  5. Declutter with vulnerability.
  6. Invest in ignorance by acknowledging its presence in the things you take for granted.
  7. Integrate absolution into your bedtime routine.
  8. Forgive yourself for not saying the right thing because the attitude of fuck it is a flowering endeavor.
  9. Find yourself through a buoy at sea.
  10. Find an activity that engulfs you from darkness.
  11. Tell people about the things you love without letting yourself love them any less no matter what they say.
  12. Defy your anxieties by making a home for the doom this brings forth.
  13. Imagine yourself Sisyphus finding the work too interesting.
  14. Exfoliate by letting what you’re feeling rip your face off.
  15. Get flair from the knowledge that you don’t have to stay.
  16. As an empty vessel you may fill as you choose, you can change your mind about anything.
  17. Talk to yourself like nobody loves you more than you.
  18. Become familiar with the edge of your nerve so mistakes can propel you forward.
  19. Test your beliefs until they’re closer to a space than a feeling.
  20. Stew in discomfort until it presents itself to you as more life.
  21. Consider why you might already be the shit.

Writing (About) Other People: Notional Ekphrasis and Parafiction in the Hospital Gift Shop

An essay about a book of poetry I’m working on recently went up in The Town Crier. Have a look here.

Review: Save Room for Superior Donuts

Here’s my review of Coal Mine Theatre’s Superior Donuts! On til Feb 26. Read it here on The Theatre Reader


Poster by Kostis Petridis.

Review: Clique Claque at Toronto’s Next Stage Theatre Festival

Here’s my review for Pea Green Theatre Group’s Clique Claque. On til January 15th as part of Toronto’s Next Stage Theatre Festival.

Watch it here


Three New Poems in Minetta Review

I have three new prose poems in the Minetta Review!

Read it here


Theatre Review: Shelf Life Compels Audiences To Act As Communities

My favorite play of the year. Review here.

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