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Playwrights Guild of Canada – Theatre Can Change the World

Personal essay by Kat Lanteigne on how tainted, the play, came to be. POV: Theatre Can Change the World: The Story of How a Canadian […]


Tainted Reading Tour Review: Globe and Mail

Kate Taylor at the Globe and Mail reviews Tainted’s reading tour. “It’s rare that this [agit-prop theatre]  works well either as theatre or as advocacy, […]


The Hamilton Spectator – Tainted explores bad blood and forgiveness

“Toronto actress/writer/producer Kat Lanteigne didn’t start out to be an activist. Her involvement in theatre didn’t need a political and social conscience to exist.” Read […]


NOW: Blood Will Out

“In crafting the story, Lanteigne says she chose to show rather than tell the complex biomedical details.” Read the full article.


The Grid – 49 people who made Toronto a better place this year

Kat Lanteigne – For bringing the tainted-blood story to the stage. It’s been called the largest preventable health disaster in Canada’s history: After improperly screened […]


Every Day Political Citizen – Nominee: Kat Lanteigne

“Kat wrote and staged her play Tainted about how families were impacted by the tainted blood crisis – Canada’s worst health disaster. She used her […]


The National Post: Review

“It’s charming, frightening and finally very moving.” – The National Post Read full article (Scan)  


Torontoist: Tainted is All Heart

Tainted adeptly dramatizes Canada’s tainted-blood scandal. BY NATALIE ZINA WALSCHOTS. Read the full article.  


Mooney on Theatre: Review

“An emotionally heart wrenching story about Canada’s tainted blood scandal, Tainted is playing at Toronto’s Aki Studio Theatre” Read the full review By Sam Mooney.


Playwright follows the trail of tainted blood: Globe and Mail

Playwright follows the trail of tainted blood: Globe and Mail. Read article on Globe and Mail Website


Tainted brings blood scandal of 1980s to life on stage: Toronto Star

Writer hopes to avert other tragedies by having audience bear witness to events in the play. Read full article on Toronto Star website  


Canadian Press – Tainted tells story of Canada’s blood scandal through affected family’s eyes

“TORONTO – It’s been called one of the worst public health crises in Canadian history — the contaminated blood scandal that left more than 1,000 […]


Huffington Post: Canada’s Tainted Blood Crisis Isn’t Over

By Kat Lanteigne. I believe one of the most extraordinary aspects of live theatre is that the stories that unfold in front of us become […]


Theatro Mania: Q&A – Tainted

Kat Lanteigne’s new play puts a family face on Canada’s infected blood scandal By Lauren Gillett. Read the full article.


Theatre Worth Falling For: Toronto Star

“It’s a play by Kat Lanteigne called Tainted and it’s no coincidence that it premieres just before the 20th anniversary of the Krever Inquiry, which […]