Sorry I missed you yesterday. Even sorrier about the weather wreaking havoc on our city yesterday with apparently more rain to come. Hope everyone has power back, and is safe and dry.
A ridiculously large shout out to Fringe staff, volunteers, attendees, venue staff, performers and others who tried to keep art going last night despite – you know – flooding. What a strange evening. Don’t even TALK to me about our illustrious Mayor, our fearless leader. Thank god you got your burger voters out pre-crisis, sir. God forbid you have to LEAD.
Also launched last week – the Toronto Theatre Database! From the website – The Toronto Theatre Database is a new online project, dedicated to the recording and preservation of the production histories and performance dates of Toronto’s professional theatrical productions. It is a hub through which professionals and fans of the Toronto theatre community can explore Toronto’s theatre past, present and future.
Toronto produces hundreds of theatrical productions every year, and those shows are at risk of being forgotten as time passes. The Toronto Theatre Database catalogues and preserves Toronto’s rich theatre history, and as new shows are announced and staged, TTDb will document them. Though there are some online archives of Toronto productions, none are easily accessible to the public, or as complete as TTDb aims to be. Patrons can explore the work and background of the Toronto theatre community, and those who work in the community have a resource that details their roots and connections.