What happens when a Canadian Jewish woman and a Palestinian Muslim woman learn about common threads weaving between their lives? The answer will be revealed at a new theatre production playing at the Theatre Centre from May 3-13. Two Birds One Stone is written by Natasha Greenblatt and Rimah Jabr, who met in 2013 in Toronto. They also both star in the two-hander.
If you've ever wanted to direct two Toronto theatre superstars around a stage, you'll be glad to know there will soon be an app for that. Morro & Jasp, the two "clown sisters" played by Amy Lee and Heather Marie Annis, gave me a beta peek at their upcoming mobile app: a cartoon game where you choose dialogue options to help their characters create a show together. The game is like those Choose Your Own Adventure books where different choices turn the story down different paths.
As Richard sat in an important meeting at work, he and his colleagues nervously considered the hippo in the room. Richard, who works for a TV production company in Toronto, was attending a key meeting to discuss future projects. And the hippo was dominating proceedings far too much. Thankfully for the firm's health and safety considerations, there wasn't actually a large semi-aquatic mammal in the room with them.