Magic Unicorn Island takes the Critics’ Choice Award

Jayson McDonald Georgia Straight Critics' Choice Award Vancouver Fringe

Jayson McDonald accepted the Critics’ Choice Award at the Vancouver Fringe (photo by Paul Czene)

On Sunday night Kathleen Oliver and I gave the Georgia Straight Critics’ Choice Award to Jayson McDonald’s Magic Unicorn Island.

McDonald is an immensely skilled performer: he’s got a great sense of theatricality and few people can portray innocence as convincingly as he does. But what really moved me was that, in Magic Unicorn Island, McDonald addresses global warming and world militarism—issues that paralyze most of us with despair—and addresses them in a creative and openhearted way.

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