Stratford Festival

I Happily Blew Up My Old Life At Age 50

Theresa Albert | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

It took me two years of planning in the form of mulling, soul-searching and researching (even though on the outside it came as a surprise to everyone). Once you have done this work, though, the change happens fast and it simply won't go back in the box.

Mama Bear Teaches Us How To Dream

Cathy Elliott | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Impact
Cathy Elliott

Twelve-year-old Chanie Wenjack was robbed of his culture, his innocence, his life. DAREarts is dreaming of a time when these children can live a life full of possibility and hope.

Mitchell Cushman: Taking Theatre To New Places

Caitie Drewery | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Business
Caitie Drewery

If you've picked up a NOW Magazine or a Stratford Festival guide, you've seen his name. In 2009, Mitchell co-founded Outside the March, a theatre company dedicated to making immersive, site-engaging, new theatre.

The Spirit of Stratford's Stone Maiden Inn

Bernie Farber | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Travel
Bernie Farber

Who would have guessed that a short weekend trip to Stratford Ontario to see Sound of Music would culminate in a story of spirits and ghost busting? ...

Stratford in Summer: More Than a Day Trip

Lin Stranberg | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Travel
Lin Stranberg

As a day trip, it's a no-brainer -- an easy two-hour drive from Toronto and less than four hours from Detroit. You can catch a Festival bus from either city or ride a VIA train from Toronto or Windsor. But last month, when I changed up my annual summertime day trip, my old take on this town got an overdue upgrade.

The Top Shakespeare Festivals in Canada | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Travel

On April 23, 1564 -- 450 years ago today -- the Bard was born. He was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, a small town in Great Britain that will always be known as his home. But each summer all the world becomes Shakespeare's stage -- including communities across the pond from his realm, England. Here's a look at's Top 5 Shakespeare Festivals in Canada.

The Best Art Events of 2013

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada
Marcello Cabezas

Arts-related happenings in 2013 had a variety of show stoppers for revellers to experience. We shout out the highlights, and why they made the list. From concerts to Cronenberg, library galas to parkside plays, we'll either help you fondly remember the coolest things you saw last year, or help you prepare for next year. Perhaps even both; indulge yourself and be ready to plan and/or reminisce!

Eight More Canadian Artist Mavens You Want To Know

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada
Marcello Cabezas

Oh, Canada Part 2. We continue our list of Canadian arts mavens you should know. Our source? Some more make it happen Canadians who are plugged in to ...

Not To Be: Stratford Festival Removes Shakespeare's Name

CBC | Posted 01.01.2013 | Canada Travel

The Stratford Festival is returning to its previous name — removing the "Shakespeare" added just a few years ago — as longtime executive Antoni Ci...

Oh, America!

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.27.2011 | Canada
Lev Raphael

A Kids in the Hall skit once offered this pithy observation: "Americans know as much about Canada as straight people do about gays."