All about the seven exciting shows being performed over 10 days at the Centaur Theatre.
* Film from Stromae’s Montreal shows at the Corona
* NYC artist Taryn Simon speaks at the MAC
* Beatles tribute fundraiser for Dans la Rue
* Launch party for Concordia mag Soliloquies at la Vitrola
* Parquet Courts play la Sala Rossa
A guide to the Wildside Festival, 11 days of indie theatre and dance productions.
We caught some real gems at the Fringe, and so should you.
We spoke to siblings Johanna Nutter and James Diamond ahead of their Fringe Festival show My Playwright Sister, a response to Nutter’s controversial 2009 Fringe hit My Pregnant Brother.
Here’s the theatre that’s heated up the stage at the 2013 Fringe Festival so far.
Centaur’s Good People is a solid commentary on class, responsibility and the ethics of opportunity.
In the creation of her play My Pregnant Brother, Johanna Nutter cried out that she was “cannibalizing” her family for an audience, but three years later she seems more at peace with the delicate territory of the memoirist.
“I really did struggle with those fears, those fears of exploitation,” Nutter admits in a quiet café in downtown Montreal. “I had to ask myself over and over again “Why are you telling this story? [But] it wouldn’t let me go. It wouldn’t let me sleep.”
In 2006, Nutter was trying to separate herself from the caretaking role in her family, when she received a phone call from her brother. In the midst of his female-to-male transition he found himself pregnant and called upon his older sister, as he had so many times before. The call left Nutter lying prone on her kitchen floor for 26 hours.