Tag Archives: Elena Belyea

“Not just prepared but Miss Katelyn-prepared!”: Tiny Bear Jaws takes us to readiness school. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s been a banner year or five for traumatizing apocalyptic anxiety. It’s nerve-wracking and exhausting to be in a perpetual state of red-alert, barely suppressed. On the other hand, who can call it outlandish paranoid fantasy … Continue reading

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Settle down class: the teacher is back, in a new version of Miss Katelyn’s Grade Threes Prepare For The Inevitable

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Imagine: someone loony enough to believe that some unobtrusive terrorist gunman could go into a school and …    It doesn’t exactly take a paranoid with an apocalyptic persecution fantasy to imagine “a worst-case scenario.” Reality … Continue reading

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Brian Webb on Betroffenheit, and other matters theatrical for the weekend

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Thoughts from Brian Webb, artistic director of the dance company that’s teamed up with the Citadel to bring Betroffenheit our way this weekend: “Crystal is the cream!,” says Webb of Crystal Pite, the star Kidd Pivot … Continue reading

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Cleave, a sense of possibility in contradiction: a review of Tiny Bear Jaws’ latest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca No wonder we’re screwed up. We’re looking for definitive clarity and judgment in a language full of unruly verbs —  dust, sanction, screen, bolt, cleave — that contain their own opposites. Cleave: to hold together. Cleave: … Continue reading

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Gender, sexuality, identity: Elena Belyea’s Cleave asks questions

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Elena Belyea thinks about the punchy title of her new play with a certain unmistakeable satisfaction. Cleave, after all, has two completely opposite meanings: to pull together and to wrench apart. Families, those repositories of contradictory … Continue reading

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I went to that bash at Brad’s: Everyone We Know Will Be There

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca So, I was at this house party last night…. Brad was turning 17, and (thank god) his parents were out of town. People got high. Kids got trashed, in every sense of the word. Kids had … Continue reading

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Psst, are you going to Brad’s party? Everyone We Know Will Be There

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Hey everybody, we’re invited to a party at Bradley Freeman’s house. He’s turning 17 and, yay, his parents are away somewhere, on a yacht. So he’s having people over. In Everyone We Know Will Be There: … Continue reading

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