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Jordan Bimm

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Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Jordan:

Portia’s Julius Caesar is a fascinating feminist overhaul of a familiar play

Kaitlyn Riordan mixes her own writing and text from 17 Shakespeare works to create a play that says a lot about today’s world → Read More

A Midsummer Night's Dream in High Park dazzles

Shakespeare's comedy is reimagined as a Felliniesque circus romp → Read More

Soccer-centric twist on Romeo And Juliet is ballsy

Canadian Stage's Shakespeare in High Park production sets age-old Montague and Capulet feud in contemporary European soccer culture → Read More

Fringe 2018 survival guide

Here are some tips on getting the most out of the massive 12-day festival → Read More

Jon Kaplan Legacy Fund to support students, creators and performers

Fund honouring NOW’s beloved senior theatre writer hopes to give $25,000 in awards annually → Read More

Innocence Lost: A Play About Steven Truscott is a winner

Beverley Cooper's well-researched 2008 drama makes gripping viewing for Netflix sleuths, but also lets us think of the thousands of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women → Read More

Maggie & Pierre, the revival of Linda Griffiths’s solo, is a winner

The late writer’s show about the present PM’s famous parents gets our vote → Read More

Lulu V.7 updates classic to reflect on #MeToo and the Toronto killings of gay men

This three-hour exploration of sexuality features over-the-top action in its first half and thoughtful, intimate monologues in its second → Read More

Prairie Nurse, a terrific new romantic comedy, would make a great TV pilot

Marie Beath Badian’s comedy of errors about two Filipina nurses in 1960s Saskatchewan is funny but also sheds light on a particular kind of Canadian racism → Read More

Mr. Truth is the perfect comedic think-piece for the #MeToo movement

Funny and smart sketch show lampoons all sorts of amusing characters on the sexual spectrum → Read More

Tell Me What It’s Called feels like a drama class or rehearsal

RISER Project show is a too-cryptic-for-its-own-good experiment → Read More

Take D Milk, Nah? is a smart, funny show that critiques the idea of the identity play

Jivesh Parasram blends storytelling, historical analysis of colonialism and first-hand accounts of everyday Canadian racism in powerful solo show → Read More

Punk Rock is like a brutal British Breakfast Club

Simon Stephens's ensemble play about high school power dynamics and bullying will leave you shaken → Read More

Adapting books for maximum drama

Three new Toronto shows use different ways of bringing literature to the stage → Read More

After Wrestling successfully mixes laughter and tears

Bryce Hodgson and Charlie Kerr's sibling comedy about hiding one’s true self hits home hard → Read More

A Midsummer Night’s Dream heats up winter with big laughs

The Chekhov Collective’s midwinter offering of Shakespeare’s summery play should warm even the most iced-over hearts → Read More

Ipperwash draws on past conflicts to tell a moving modern ghost story

Writer/director Falen Johnson combines history, drama, horror and comedy for revelatory production → Read More

Playing Richard III's Trump card

Shakespeare BASH’d finds links between two power-hungry leaders → Read More

Superb Krapp’s Last Tape will reel you in

Theatre Passe Muraille’s staging of Beckett’s classic is a fitting way to mark personal and institutional memory → Read More

Jordan Tannahill tries to express the inexpressible in Declarations

Inspired by his mother's terminal cancer diagnosis, the writer/director offers up a deconstructed autobiography and celebration of living in the moment → Read More