Theatre Local is proud to announce it’s latest project: 50 MONOLOGUES – a remix of Shakespeare’s monologues for women, performed by Rebecca Singh, who admittedly, is wrong for most of the parts. Directed by Jonathan Heppner and designed by Kimberly Purtell, this live performance offers an invigorating take on many of Shakespeare’s ‘greatest hits’. Presented […]

With more than thirty years of experience, and countless credits to her name—fifty in film and television alone, plus extensive commercial, voice-work and theatrical projects, as well as four separate Gemini and Genie nominations—Elva Mai Hoover is the very definition of a working actor. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, she has […]

VideoCabaret is one of Canada’s most inventive, prolific and celebrated theatre ensembles. The company’s founding playwrights Michael Hollingsworth and Deanne Taylor have created many enduring plays, and with renowned designers and actors have devised spectacularly original styles of performance — black-box epics, multi-media cabarets, musicals, opera, and masquerades. In Toronto 1976, VideoCabaret began to make […]

Darren Copeland is the founding Artistic Director of New Adventures in Sound Art and is a Canadian Sound Artist.  He creates work for radio, performance, and installation with a focus on soundscape composition and multichannel spatialization. In 2011 he premiered a new public art work using the Holosonic Audio Spotlights with Andreas Kahre at the […]

Writer, editor, poet, literary reviewer, horror know-it-all, Lizzie Violet is the dark little girl, with a crooked smile. A lover of all things creepy, including horror silent movies, she is also a well known Zombiephile.  She is currently working on a novel, a poetry manuscript and the latest book she edited, Best New Werewolf Tales, […]

Norman works in theatre, film, and visual arts.  Plays he has written include “Pu-Erh”, “Oolong”, “Theory”, and “Lichtenstein’s an 8: A New Formula to Quantify Artistic Quality”. “Pu-Erh” premiered in 2010 at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto and was nominated for four Dora Mavor Moore Awards, including Outstanding New Play. “Pu-Erh” was a finalist for […]

Jonathan Heppner is a Toronto-based director and producer. Recent directing credits include: Headbangers (2010 Rhubarb Festival), Dirty Girls (2009 Toronto Fringe – “Outstanding Direction” NOW Magazine), Instructions to any future socialist government wishing to abolish Christmas (Assistant Dir., Crow’s/Centaur), The Washing Machine (Associate Director, Next Stage Theatre Festival) The Maids (Knockabout Theatre Co.), Cowboy Mouth […]

Oyez! Oyez!! (see the full release in the Audio Description section of this site) The Visual Arts Program of this year’s Luminato Festival, June 8th –17th, 2012, includes three extraordinary installations equipped with recorded audio descriptions created by Theatre Local and Picasso PRO for blind and low vision patrons. Audio description, the art of talking pictorially, acts as a verbal lens […]