Mouthpiece at Belfry SPARK Festival 2018. A review.

Mouthpiece at Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival 2018. A review. Mouthpiece. Photo: Joel Clifton  Mouthpiece premiered in Toronto in 2015, won several Dora awards, was remounted, travelled to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 and has toured Canada.  Mouthpiece follows one woman, for one day, as she tries to find her voice. Interweaving a cappella harmony, dissonance, text and physicality, two performers express the inner conflict that … [Read more...]

Iceland by Nicholas Billon at Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival 2016. A review.

Iceland by Nicholas Billon at Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival 2016. A review. Intense focus and crystalline dialogue propel the economic thriller Iceland, by Governor-General-award-winner Nicolas Billon (WhyNot Theatre), currently onstage at the Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival (March 15-19, 2016). Discordant strings (sound designer Richard Feren) thrum and whine—setting an uneasy feeling even before the action begins. Set design (Joanna Yu) is … [Read more...]