2012 Dora Recipient: Outstanding Production, THE UGLY ONE
2012 Dora Recipient: Outstanding Set Design, Camellia Koo, THE UGLY ONE
2012 Dora Nomination: Outstanding Direction, Ashlie Corcoran, THE UGLY ONE
2012 Dora Nomination: Outstanding Costume Design, Camellia Koo, THE UGLY ONE
2012 Dora Nomination: Outstanding Lighting Design, Jason Hand, THE UGLY ONE
2012 Dora Nomination: Outstanding Sound Design, John Gzowski, THE UGLY ONE
2009 Dora Nomination: Outstanding New Play, TIJUANA CURE
2009 Dora Nomination: Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role, Steven McCarthy, NORWAY.TODAY
2007 Dora Nomination: Outstanding Set Design, Robin Fisher, TINY DYNAMITE
Globe and Mail credits THE UGLY ONE in the Top 11 of 2011 List.
Stage-Door.com lists THE UGLY ONE as one of the Best Productions of 2011.
MyEntertainmentWorld.com nominates THE UGLY ONE for Best Ensemble and Best Supporting Actor (Jesse Dwyre).
TINY DYNAMITE was short-listed as one of the best productions of 2006 in NOW Magazine
Dylan Trowbridge's performance in TINY DYNAMITE was listed as one of the best of 2006 in EYE Magazine
"THE UGLY ONE is a brilliant comedy given a stunningly smart production by Theatre Smash....If you only have one hour to spend in the theatre this year, spend it here."
"Director Ashlie Corcoran creates a production that permeates the entire theatre and fairly crackles with life."
"THE UGLY ONE is very attractive theatre, an inventive send-up of a society in which individuality is lost when everyone wants the same thing."
"Ashlie Corcoran's production is brisk and often very funny."
Globe and Mail
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"Running right now at the Tarragon Extra Space is Theatre Smash's most ambitious—and most successful—show to date: A BOY CALLED NEWFOUNDLAND."
"Ashlie Corcoran's astute and feather-light direction captures both the fun and the angst of this family."
"There's a lot of hope to go around in A BOY CALLED NEWFOUNDLAND."
"The result is a play that is moving, captivating, and often, hilarious..."
"The ring of truth resonates in this moving, meandering memoir."
The Globe and Mail
"Coleman, played by Ieva Lucs, speaks honestly, and often humorously, of his struggle..."
"Highly - often jarringly - personal, TIJUANA CURE holds a mirror up to some of the darkest moments in the playwright's life..."
"Genuine theatre magic... Look out for Theatre Smash, they've got an exciting future ahead of them."
"Theatre Smash puts on a classy production with clever sets, lighting and soundscape,
and inventive directing by Baumann."
Classical 96.3 FM
"NORWAY.TODAY is a rare play: a serious piece about suicidal angst
that turns into a romantic comedy."
"There's much to admire here."
"TINY DYNAMITE is an explosively good show. Strong performances, direction and design contribute to Theatre Smash's outstanding debut production... Director Ashlie Corcoran's finely nuanced production delves deep."
"TINY DYNAMITE has plenty of spark and power to spare."
"The play's technical and atmospheric demands are altogether extremely well-handled in Ashlie Corcoran's production."