Past Events

September 15, 2018 Angels & Aliens

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Fringe favourites Jeff Leard and Sydney Hayduk team up in this bold comedy to answer the big questions. Questions like: Are we alone in the universe? Are we living in… Read More

September 15, 2018 RAY & LIZ

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Renowned photographer Richard Billingham makes his feature-film debut with this intricate family portrait, inspired in part by his own memories and shot on stunning 16mm. For his feature debut, Billingham… Read More

September 15, 2018 Precious Little

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Three women across three generations play 10 characters in this ensemble play about the connections we form when language fails us. A 42-year-old lesbian linguist gets unsettling news about her… Read More

September 14, 2018 Self-ish

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SELF-ish follows Esther, a 35-year-old Korean-Canadian woman, examining herself in the face of a recent tragedy. Esther wakes up to the familiar tremor of existential angst ripple over her body… Read More

September 13, 2018 East Coast Kitchen Party

Relaxed performance. Created by Mark Payne & David Rogers Join ‘da fun Eh! as Mark and his singin’, steppin’ and fiddling’ friends kiss the cod and share some scratch. Originally… Read More

September 11 - September 14, 2018 Black 47

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Set during the Irish famine, Lance Daly’s latest drama tells the story of a British army deserter who returns home to find his mother has died of starvation and that… Read More

September 9, 2018 Awkward Hug

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Actor, writer, and storytelling champion Cory Thibert embodies his 19-year-old self as he uncovers the truth behind what sets his family apart in this coming-of-age story with a twist. Duration:… Read More

September 9, 2018 The Stone Speakers

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Festival veteran Igor Drljaca returns with his first documentary feature, a visually sumptuous piece which oscillates between sly humour and trenchant analysis while exploring unusual tourism-related attempts to resuscitate economies… Read More

September 8 - September 10, 2018 Firecrackers

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An intense drama about two young women desperate to escape their repressive small town, whose friendship is challenged after a night of debauchery threatens to undo their grand plans for… Read More

September 7 - September 9, 2018 Gwen

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Set in 19th-century rural Wales, this exquisitely eerie feature debut from English writer-director William McGregor follows the fates of a mother and two daughters struggling to endure a series of… Read More

September 6, 2018 Into the Woods

Relaxed performance. Recently made into an award-winning film, Into the Woods is an all-ages, musical clash of fairy tales. Characters like Cinderella, Jack, Red Riding Hood and several others are… Read More

September 2, 2018 Prairie Nurse

Relaxed performance. In 1960s small-town Saskatchewan, two Filipina nurses arrive to work at a local hospital. No one in town can tell them apart, including the man that falls in… Read More

August 25, 2018 Rig Pig Fantasia

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A play about oil, donuts and road rage, about colonialism, reconciliation and what it means to be a man. And dancing. It’s also about dancing. Duration: 90 minutes More information… Read More

August 24, 2018 Mzansi Youth Choir

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Relaxed performance. The word Mzansi is the Soweto township slang word for South Africa, so MZANSI specialises in an exciting assortment of South African music that combines traditional rhythms, pop… Read More

August 23, 2018 The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine

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In this physical comedy, Ernest and Ernestine discover their relationship as it changes from gushing, “you didn’t have to do that!” to screaming “YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO DO THAT!” …… Read More

August 23, 2018 HOTEL VORTRUBA

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Relaxed performance. From the creators of Falling Awake comes HOTEL VORTRUBA, an otherworldly place where finding shelter is not so simple and magic lingers in every shadow. Duration: 60 minutes… Read More

August 22, 2018 Bedwetter

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Relaxed performance. You’ve heard the jokes about bedwetters, but have you listened to the stories? Tamlynn recounts her sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious true story of becoming a woman while feeling… Read More

August 21, 2018 AWKWARD HUG

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Actor, writer and storytelling champion Cory Thibert embodies his 19-year-old self as he uncovers the truth behind what sets his family apart in this coming-of-age story with a twist. Duration:… Read More

August 21, 2018 #YesAStripper

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International showgirl Arabella Allure tells the riveting story of her journey from power suits to platform heels. Australian mining towns, Albertan dive bars, and renowned New Orleans stages – delve… Read More

August 20, 2018 The ADHD Project

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Storyteller Carlyn Rhamey (SAOR) shares the trials and triumphs of growing up a little bit “special” and embracing what makes us different. Enter her world of chaos, creativity and combat… Read More

August 19, 2018 SummerWorks Closing Night Party

Say goodbye to another year of the Festival. Come for the drinks and celebration, and stay for the announcement of the SummerWorks Awards. More information about the Closing Night Party

August 19, 2018 Coriolanus

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See Robert Lepage’s breathtaking production that explores the age-old tensions that still tear at the heart of democracy. There’s one visual surprise after another in this fast paced show. More… Read More

August 19, 2018 Tragedy: A Tragedy

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A local news team bravely stands in front of an unfolding catastrophe prepared to bring unflinching coverage. But as the night wears on and answers can’t be found… they flinch.… Read More

August 19, 2018 F*ck Tinder: A Love Story

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After this Moth champion gets held up at gunpoint the night his girlfriend breaks up with him, he moves from LA to San Francisco and dates 120 women in 2… Read More

August 18, 2018 The Negroes Are Congregating

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Relaxed performance. The Negroes Are Congregating is a personal and contemporary piece delving into the psyche of generational internalized racism. Delivered through a fusion of spoken word, satire, and soulful… Read More

August 18, 2018 Evacuated!

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Mountains, popsicles… political collapse? International storyteller and multiple Best-of-Fest winner tells the true story of her evacuation from Indonesia. Captivating, graceful and surprising! Duration: 60 minutes. More information and tickets

August 15, 2018 Exchange Day 3

The SummerWorks Exchange is a new stream of the Festival, encapsulating our professional development and industry activities. Exchange Events are included for Accredited Industry Pass Holders, and members of the… Read More

August 14, 2018 Exchange Day 2

An opportunity to see new works in development. Six artists have been selected to share short excerpts of their next big idea with industry professionals and the general public. See… Read More

August 13, 2018 Exchange Day 1

An opportunity to connect with colleagues, as well as meet new artists and presenters. Industry lunch: 12 PM – 1:30 PM Workshop sessions: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Canadian Theatre… Read More

August 11, 2018 Lion Womxn

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Relaxed performance. Lion Womxn is a collage of monologue, movement, song, dance, and poetry. Created by the young women and non-binary youth artists of The AMY Project’s 2018 Theatre Program,… Read More

August 9, 2018 SummerWorks Opening Night Party

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SummerWorks kicks off the Festival with a big party. Join us for a wild night of music, dancing, performance, and all around revelry. More information about the Opening Night Party

August 8, 2018 Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

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Relaxed performance. The musical Western Canada premiere of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town – a comedy based on Stephen Leacock’s 1912 satirical novel. Celebrate life in small-town Canada! Approximate… Read More

August 7 - August 24, 2018 The Music Man

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A charming but fraudulent salesman arrives in River City to work his usual scam. With melodies that include the rousing “Seventy-Six Trombones,” this musical-comedy classic will delight the whole family.… Read More

August 5, 2018 The Canadian

Relaxed performance. A small-town waterfront resort is threatened by overdue bank loans and a condo developer looking to build on the site. Just then, an eccentric Hollywood writer storms into… Read More

August 5, 2018 Vancouver Pride Parade

A celebration. A protest. A party. A place to take up space. An opportunity to don our finest and shiniest. A chance to recognize how far we have come and… Read More

August 3, 2018 Big Sister, Little Brother

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Relaxed performance. In a vast palace, Rita and Archie weave magic garments. But when everything goes wrong, whose fault is it? Like any brother and sister, they blame each other… Read More

August 2, 2018 Burnin’ Love

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Relaxed performance. 1979, Edmonton. In a tacky bar called The Tikki Tikki Hut, an Elvis impersonator listens to the woes of his only customer, nurse Tina. It is her daughter… Read More

August 2, 2018 Deathnastics

We would like to invite you to the latest in our Death Cafe Series, Deathnastics. Featuring artists from the disability community, Deathnastics will offer a performative, exquisite corpse-esque (participatory) take… Read More

August 1, 2018 Being Hank & Patsy

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Relaxed performance. Laura Teasdale, who has recently returned home to Antigonish, and her acting partner Ralph Steiner spent years creating and touring shows about Patsy Cline and Hank Williams. This… Read More

July 29, 2018 An Ideal Husband

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Based on Oscar Wilde’s celebrated classic, this witty and sparkling comedy is one of the most beautiful nights you’ll ever have in the theatre. Sir Robert Chiltern enjoys a reputation… Read More

July 22 - September 9, 2018 As You Like It

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It’s the 1960s, and free spirits are escaping from Vancouver to get “back to the land”. This joyful tribute to love, laughter and music features 20 classic Beatles songs, from… Read More

July 17, 2018 The Last of Sheila

Reelout & HARS present our 3rd Queer Classic Films screening on July 17th. The Last of Sheila isn’t overtly “queer” in the subject matter of the film but it’s most… Read More

July 13 - July 15, 2018 Generally Hospital

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Let’s get clinical! Generally Hospital is a comedic revue about a serious place: the hospital. Impossible rules for newborn babies, roommate drama, songs about death, and finding love in a… Read More

July 12, 2018 To Kill a Mockingbird

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See the Pulitzer Prize-winning, smash-hit story come to vivid life on the Stratford stage. Justice is pitted against bigotry when white lawyer Atticus Finch defends a falsely accused black man,… Read More

July 11, 2018 Boy Wonders

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While the greatest costumed heroes of 1949 come together to announce the formation of a team, their respective sidekicks (and a bellhop who idolizes them) gather in a hotel suite… Read More

July 11, 2018 F*cking Perfect

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A dark comedy with four young women and their perfect statures. What happens when obsessions steer them away from reality and create a monster from within? 40 minutes. Relaxed performance.… Read More

July 10, 2018 Crave

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Four different bodies occupying one life – the voices describe their desires, remember losses in the past, and question their future in the face of their trauma. Crave Collective and… Read More

July 9, 2018 Upstream Downtown

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After being evicted from their watery dwellings, Sojo and Beagle must play their very best “human” to survive in a world dominated by suits (not scales) – all the while… Read More

July 8, 2018 The Tempest

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In Shakespeare’s great drama of loss and reconciliation, a long-deposed ruler uses magical arts to bring within her power the enemies who robbed her of her throne and marooned her… Read More

July 8, 2018 Awkward Hug

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Award-winning actor, writer and storytelling champion Cory Thibert embodies his 19-year-old self as he uncovers the truth behind what sets his family apart. This coming of age story with a… Read More

July 8, 2018 Hooked

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Through contemporary and jazz movement, Hooked looks at seven characters and how they function with their own increasingly addictive dependencies. It explores the possibility of a dependency-free world and the… Read More

July 8, 2018 The Fall

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The body hurtles through space, collapses, gives in to gravity. We land, we crash. This is the choreographic language of The Fall, an original, site-specific dance by Frog in Hand.… Read More

July 8 - July 11, 2018 Harvey and the Extraordinary

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Harvey & The Extraordinary invites you to follow the trail of painted cardboard signs and join eight-year-old Mimi and her hamster Harvey for their professional and not-so-silent debut! With big… Read More

July 8 - July 14, 2018 All of Me

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Ever wonder what your brain would say if it could talk? When Allison is assigned a near impossible task at work, we see how Left and Right Brain attempt to… Read More

July 7, 2018 And then…she did!

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Molly has always known that she wants to be a fairy godmother when she grows up. Though others may think her dream is just too big, she decides to see… Read More

July 7, 2018 The Princess of the Tower

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To stop a prophecy from coming true, The King allows Princess Solima to hide herself away in a far off tower. Encounters with giant birds, snobby princes, and enchanting soothsayers… Read More

July 7, 2018 TRUNK!

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Join Daisy, Oliver and their best friend Decision Dragon as they take you on an adventure in their magical toy trunk! Visit fantastical worlds to save the Prince who’s been… Read More

July 7 - July 14, 2018 Police Cops in Space

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Following sell out runs at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016/2017 and a west end transfer, multi award-winning comedy trio The Pretend Men present their globally acclaimed comedy blockbuster Police Cops in… Read More

July 6, 2018 Alice Sheppard Artist Talk

Recognized for her work with disability arts, culture, and history, Alice Sheppard is the co-founder and artistic lead for the Kinetic Light collective. This talk touches on Kinetic Light’s recent… Read More

July 6 - July 15, 2018 Birds Make Me Think About Freedom

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Reflections on our humanity inspired by the stories of people institutionalized for having developmental disabilities, their families, and friends. Created by L’Arche Toronto’s Sol Express, in collaboration with Victoria Freeman,… Read More

July 4 - July 15, 2018 St. Peon of the People

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Parking Enforcement Officer Nelson walks the talk. She’s a driving force halting us from tipping off the curb. “Do you think singing that song is going to get you out… Read More

July 4 - July 15, 2018 Bro Diaries

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Bro Diaries is a one-act comedy that follows Brad McMann as he navigates the world of hook ups, break ups, drinking, dancing, and doing all things BRO. When he meets… Read More

June 24, 2018 Faith in Pride: Church on Church

Join us for Canada’s largest annual outdoor worship service at the North Stage on Church Street, June 24th at 11:00 a.m. Celebrate our diverse sexualities, gender identities and faith backgrounds.… Read More

June 24, 2018 Pride Parade

Costumes, choreography, and colour! Stand loud and proud with more than 120 groups marching in Pride Toronto’s Pride Parade, one of the largest in North America. This is the weekend’s… Read More

June 24, 2018 Assassinating Thomson

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Creator and performer Bruce Horak, a legally blind painter, actor and playwright, paints the audience’s portrait live on stage as he explores the facts and fictions surrounding the death of… Read More

June 23, 2018 bug

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bug is a timely reflection on the cycles of abuse and addiction in which too many Indigenous women in contemporary Canada find themselves. Yolanda Bonnell, an exciting young performer and… Read More

June 23 - June 24, 2018 Le Grand Continental®

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Joyous and intoxicating Le Grand Continental® is a world-renowned extravaganza that brings together hundreds of dance enthusiasts to perform a sensational line dancing inspired contemporary dance. Twirling into a rhythmic… Read More

June 23, 2018 Fruit Loopz Youth Stage

Another Pride Weekend staple we’re so happy to support is the Fruit Loopz Youth Stage. This is its own mini-festival of arts, words, and ideas for queer and trans youth,… Read More

June 23 - June 24, 2018 Deaf Space & Accessibility Programming

New this year: a Deaf Space program at Norman Jewison Park. Pride Toronto strives to make its festival site, materials and events accessible for persons of all abilities. Services offered… Read More

June 22 - June 23, 2018 Out the Window

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What would you do if you saw a stranger die? In August 2000, Liza Balkan witnessed the beating death of a man during an altercation with the police in the… Read More

June 22, 2018 Night at the Aqueerium

Come celebrate Pride Month with all the colours of the rainbow at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Your vibrant deep-sea adventure awaits with an evening of music featuring DJ Cozmic Cat… Read More

June 19, 2018 AIDS Candlelight Vigil

The Candlelight Vigil is an event many in our community look forward to as a place to come together, talk about the people we love and have loved, and honour… Read More

June 17, 2018 The Fever

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This is no ordinary performance. The Fever tests the limits of individual and collective responsibility and our willingness to be there for one another. Performed in collaboration with the audience,… Read More

June 17, 2018 Til Sunrise: A Toronto Island Party

Toronto’s very first Pride-style celebrations happened on the island in 1971, so we thought, “What better way to celebrate our own history than by heading back to where it all… Read More

June 16, 2018 Instruments of Happiness

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A reverberating tribute to George Harrison by 100 electric guitarists led by Montreal virtuoso Tim Brady and hundreds of Doane Uschool ukulele students. Since 2015, composer/guitarist Tim Brady has been… Read More

June 16, 2018 Gay Day Goes Wet ‘n’ Wild

Now that Pride Month has become an annual staple on the our calendar, we have the absolute pleasure of extending our programming to include even more groups and communities. Gay… Read More

June 15, 2018 Chronic: Films by Jennifer Reeves

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Hosted in conjunction with Inclusive Arts London, London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA) presents a selection of 16mm films by New York-based artist Jennifer Reeves. Featured is her 1996 film,… Read More

June 9, 2018 Swan Lake / Loch na hEala

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From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre-makers, Michael Keegan-Dolan, comes a magical, contemporary adaptation of the most famous ballet in the world. Swan Lake/Loch na hEala… Read More

June 9, 2018 NO GOING BACK

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Always dynamic, often explosive, a town hall meeting is a public forum for the rigorous exchange of ideas. We expect this meeting to be no exception when a panel of… Read More

June 8 - June 30, 2018 Hear, Feel, See What!

Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts in Hamilton and VibraFusionLab in London, Ontario present Hear, Feel, See What!, a collaborative speculative soundscape and interactive installation. Five artists from Hamilton, London,… Read More

June 8, 2018 Present Tense: IAL Exhibition Opening

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Inclusive Arts London’s Bridging Forward: Accessibility Arts Festival is bringing exciting works from local, provincial, and national artists to London over June and July 2018. This exhibition features emerging to… Read More

June 4, 2018 A Different Kind of Day & Unspoken

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A Different Kind of Day: Two young adults with Down Syndrome have an unsettling encounter. Unspoken: Unspoken stars and is co-directed by 14 year old Emma Zurcher-Long, a teenage girl… Read More

June 4, 2018 Scaffolding

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Seventeen-year-old Asher has always been a troublemaker and terrible student due to his learning differences. A charismatic teacher prompts a fascination in the world of literature, but also forces a… Read More

June 3, 2018 Defiant Lives

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Weaving together never-before-seen archival footage with reflective interviews and the personal stories of men and women with disabilities, Defiant Lives details the rise of the disability rights movement in Australia,… Read More

June 3, 2018 Design-Ability

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The design studio La Casa de Carlota in Barcelona harnesses the unique skills of a creative team which includes members with Down syndrome and autism. Followed by a workshop from… Read More

June 2, 2018 Unspoken & Deej

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Unspoken: 14-year-old Emma Zurcher-Long sees and hears the world, as she put it, in ‘Hi-res, technicolor and surround sound’. While it may not always be easy for people to understand… Read More

June 2, 2018 Just, Go!

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Just, who lost both of his legs in an accident, chases the thieves who stole his crush’s purse. Tickets and more information on the film: Just, Go! at ReelAbilities Film… Read More

June 2, 2018 Leo and Carol & Take Me

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Leo and Carol: Leo, a “vertically challenged” public officer and comedian, is about to marry Carol, a teacher who is 5’5″ tall. Take Me: A nurse confronts his principles when… Read More

June 1, 2018 By Stanley For Stanley

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Several dozen years apart in age, both Stanislaw and Stas were born without arms. A remarkable artist who uses his feet to paint, draw, eat, and drive, Stanislaw becomes an… Read More

June 1, 2018 Deej

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DJ Savarese (“Deej”) finds comfort in words, as expressed by his poetry, which belies his high school senior standing. Yet he only “speaks” through a text-to- voice synthesizer. Adopted by… Read More

June 1, 2018 Lefty and Loosey & Kills on Wheels

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Noir Night: join us for a double-bill of late night capers in a late-night setting, perfect for the Film Noir lover! Lefty and Loosey: Private Investigators Lefty and Loosey uncover… Read More

May 30, 2018 Ballad From Tibet

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Based on a true story: Four young students from a school for the blind embark on an odyssey from their remote village in Tibet to the giant city of Shenzhen… Read More

May 30, 2018 Just, Go! & Perfectly Normal for Me

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Just, Go!: Just, who lost both of his legs in an accident, chases the thieves who stole his crush’s purse. Perfectly Normal for Me: At a unique after school dance… Read More

May 29, 2018 The Milky Pop Kid & Keep the Change

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Opening night! The night begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Toronto Reference Library in the Appel Salons at 7:00 PM, with honoured guests, artists, filmmakers, and activists in attendance.… Read More

May 26, 2018 Weathering the Storm

In PushPULL Dance’s 14th annual production “Weathering the Storm”, we dance our way through the seasons, and all types of weather they throw at us. From the snow storms we’re… Read More

May 26 - May 27, 2018 I Am / Princess Jack / My Life in the City

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Toronto present three Toronto-made films including “Princess Jack”, “I Am” and “My Life In The City”, which center on the lives of people with disabilities in the… Read More

May 25, 2018 Bewitched

Animated short films on the theme of witchcraft and ritual Deadline: May 25, 2018 (by midnight) The Toronto Animated Image Society seeks submissions for Bewitched, a touring programme of animated… Read More

May 25, 2018 Art Encounters

EXTENDED DEADLINE: May 25, 2018 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition invites artists and makers who are deaf and/or disability identified to apply as part of the Art Encounters program, an initiative… Read More

May 13, 2018 Gaelynn Lea with Ali Jafri

Presented by Small World Music Society, Martin Atkins and Jafri Music. Gaelynn Lea was given the opportunity of a lifetime when she won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, and… Read More

May 5, 2018 Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

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In this essential masterwork, renowned filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin documents the 1990 Oka crisis from behind the front lines, capturing the armed stand-off between Mohawks, the Quebec police and the Canadian… Read More

May 2 - May 4, 2018 The Guardians

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When Rudy and Rennie North retired in Las Vegas, the couple looked forward to their golden years in their own home. They didn’t expect a state-appointed guardian to control their… Read More

May 2 - May 6, 2018 Minding the Gap

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For three young men growing up in in Illinois, adulthood and the responsibilities that come with it are quickly approaching. After the carefree summers of their adolescence spent skateboarding around… Read More

May 2 - May 6, 2018 Pick of the Litter

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The connections people share with their dogs are loving and joyful. For those in need of guide dogs, this camaraderie is crucial, as they are very literally entrusting their lives… Read More

May 2 - May 4, 2018 Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial

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Dubbed “the face of rape on campus” by the Canadian media, former York University student Mandi Gray is forced to grapple with a university administration, legal system and police force… Read More

May 1 - May 12, 2018 Salmon Girl

Created by Michelle Olson and Quelemia Sparrow Written and Directed by Quelemia Sparrow Choreographed by Michelle Olson Produced by Raven Spirit Dance As far as Margie is concerned, she is… Read More

May 1 - May 5, 2018 Bathtubs over Broadway

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When Steve Young, writer for The Late Show with David Letterman, was looking for strange record albums to mock on a comedy segment, he turned up a few that sparked… Read More

May 1 - May 5, 2018 Have You Seen the Listers?

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For Anthony Lister, the dream is straightforward: become the world’s greatest street artist. The road to achieving that dream? Not quite as simple. The Australian native travels across the globe… Read More

May 1 - May 6, 2018 The Silver Branch

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Patrick McCormack is an Irish farmer/poet. As a descendant of the generations of farmers who have lived off the wild landscape of the Burren in County Clare, his life is… Read More

April 30 - May 6, 2018 Roll Red Roll

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Small towns love their high school football and will go to great lengths to protect the players they place on such high pedestals. Steubenville, Ohio, is no different. When a… Read More

April 30 - May 4, 2018 This Mountain Life

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At once alluring and intimidating, the Coast Mountains have served as a muse for artists and explorers for centuries. The stories of unique individuals who have devoted their lives to… Read More

April 29 - May 6, 2018 I, Dolours

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Dolours Price, the infamous IRA radical convicted of bombing England’s Old Bailey in 1973, granted a series of revealing interviews in 2010 on the strict condition of their posthumous release.… Read More

April 29 - May 3, 2018 My War

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Hundreds of Western volunteers have joined Kurdish armies in Syria and Iraq in their efforts to fight the Islamic State. What drives some Canadians to put their lives on the… Read More

April 29 - May 5, 2018 Netizens

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The internet is the largest public space we find ourselves in—and it has become a battleground. From award-winning director Cynthia Lowen comes an explosive documentary exposing the victims caught between… Read More

April 29 - May 4, 2018 The Accountant of Auschwitz

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Oskar Gröning, known as the “Accountant of Auschwitz,” was charged with the murder of 300,000 Jews. When he took the stand in 2015, at the age of 94, his trial… Read More

April 28 - May 5, 2018 Chef Flynn

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Life as a prodigy can be rough. Flynn McGarry, teen chef and subject of breathless media attention, learns this lesson quickly as the world discovers his boundless talent for creating… Read More

April 28 - May 6, 2018 Circles

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Eric Butler, a Hurricane Katrina survivor and pioneer of the restorative justice movement, relocates and finds work at an Oakland, California, high school enforcing his no-nonsense approach to counselling vulnerable… Read More

April 28 - May 5, 2018 First Stripes

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First Stripes begins with three rows of men and women in military uniform marching down the centre of the frame. This ceremonious moment marks the beginning of an intensive 12-week… Read More

April 28 - May 5, 2018 Love, Gilda

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The launch of Saturday Night Live gave rise to a fresh crop of talented comedians, but one person in particular managed to uniquely charm and captivate the audiences who tuned… Read More

April 28 - May 4, 2018 United Skates

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Roller rinks across America have provided the African American community with a safe space for family and tradition since before the civil rights movement. They’ve even been credited with the… Read More

April 28 - May 3, 2018 United We Fan

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They call themselves fan activists, TV advocates and the defenders of democracy: They are the countless women and men who work to save their favourite TV series from cancellation. United… Read More

April 28 - May 3, 2018 Love, Scott

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One night outside of a club, musician Scott Jones was stabbed twice in the back and slashed across the throat because he was gay. The brutal attack left him paralyzed… Read More

April 28 - April 29, 2018 Circus Sessions

Femmes du Feu, one of Canada’s leading innovators in aerial circus works, is proud to announce the fourth annual Circus Sessions at the Harbourfront Centre as part of NextSteps 17/18.… Read More

April 27 - May 5, 2018 Don’t Be Nice

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The upstart Bowery Slam Poetry Team, made up of five African-American, Afro-Hispanic and queer poets in their 20s, prepares for the national championships. Mentored by a demanding coach who encourages… Read More

April 27 - May 5, 2018 The Game Changers

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Oscar winner Louis Psihoyos (The Cove) returns with another brilliantly constructed and remarkably persuasive documentary, this time examining how we fuel our bodies. In an uncommon approach, Psihoyos avoids ethical… Read More

April 27 - April 4, 2018 Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution

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In the pre-internet 1980s, Bruce LaBruce and G.B. Jones invented the Toronto queercore scene with their scrappy homemade zines and films. No one knew their subversive fusion of punk and… Read More

April 27 - May 5, 2018 Shirkers

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An inspired labor of love for zine-making teens Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique, Shirkers was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic—or it would have been, had the 16mm footage… Read More

April 27 - May 3, 2018 Take Light

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Over 50 per cent of Nigeria’s nearly 200 million citizens don’t have access to electricity. For Africa’s largest energy producer and most populous nation, that number is shocking. Those dependent… Read More

April 27 - May 3, 2018 Transformer

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Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski was a world-record weightlifter with lucrative sponsorships. As a US Marine and bodybuilder, he was a poster boy for masculine body image. But in the summer of… Read More

April 23 - May 11, 2018 Selfie

Written by Christine Quintana Directed by Stephen Colella Based on the original French language version The first party of the school year comes packed with expectations. It’s a time to… Read More

April 19 - May 19, 2018 My Head Lay on a Trusty Word

You’re invited to experience My Head Lay on a Trusty Word, a documentary film exhibition by Roberto Santaguida. This is the final exhibition of Space Shapes Place, a national series… Read More

April 10 - April 22, 2018 Take d Milk, Nah?

“This is the story of how I once birthed a cow…kinda…” Jivesh is “Canadian.” And “Indian.” And “Hindu.” And “West Indian.” “Trinidadian” too. Or maybe he’s just colonized. In Take… Read More

April 9 - April 27, 2018 Risky Phil

Written by Paula Wing Directed by Stewart Arnott Are you a risk taker? “Risky” Phil is extremely cautious. He has always lived with his colourful Aunt Gigi, a hairdresser with… Read More

March 25, 2018 Constellation Cards Workshop

Sunday March 25th, 4PM-6PM Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street $20 TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE (We recommend purchasing in advance as space is limited.) Under the instruction of Natalie Very B,… Read More

March 22, 2018 Flourishing: Call for Submissions

Tangled Art + Disability is currently accepting applications from Canadian Mad, Deaf, & disability identified artists from across Canada to take part in an upcoming series titled Flourishing. We are… Read More

March 18 - March 24, 2018 Dido, Queen of Carthage

“Worlds of Exile,” Theatre @ York’s 2017-18 season, culminates in Christopher Marlowe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage, an epic story in an intimate and innovative new production directed by Peter Hinton.… Read More

March 5, 2018 Seeking curator

The RMG is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of… Read More

March 4 - March 7, 2018 Black Boys

Buddies In Bad Times Theatre presenting Black Boys Sunday, March 4, 2018, 2:30pm – Audio Described Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 8pm – Relaxed Performance Audio Description: Headsets will be made available… Read More

March 1 - March 24, 2018 The Maze Project & A Distant Memory 2

Fiona Legg “We welcome the opportunity to have Fiona explore the complexities of her identity through these two pieces: one almost overwhelming in its size, but offering an inner space… Read More

February 28 - March 25, 2018 The Drawer Boy

Miles, an aspiring actor from Toronto, has relocated to rural Ontario. The actor’s theatre company is there to research country life with the hopes of developing a play. During an… Read More

February 26 - May 28, 2018 Bisexual Book Club

Join us at Toronto’s first bi+ book club – open to all bisexual, pansexual, fluid, polysexual or other non-monosexual folks. Each month we pick and discuss a new book, from… Read More

February 22 - February 23, 2018 Deaf That!

A Deaf Culture cabaret showcasing three performers’ unique experiences within the d/Deaf community. THE ARTISTS Tamyka Bullen, Ralitsa Rodriguez + Sage Willow / creators + performers Elizabeth Morris / director… Read More

February 5 - March 17, 2018 The Secret Garden

By Paul Ledoux, adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett Directed by Allen MacInnis Gardens, like people, need sustenance and attention in order to thrive. In this beloved classic,… Read More

February 1 - February 18, 2018 Progress Festival

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Progress is an international festival of performance and ideas presented in partnership by SummerWorks Performance Festival and The Theatre Centre. The festival is collectively curated and produced by a series… Read More

January 30 - February 18, 2018 Acha Bacha

For years Zaya has balanced his relationships with his religion and his queer identity. But as secrets from the past reveal themselves, and crisis strikes his family, he is torn… Read More

January 18 - February 17, 2018 Deaf, what?

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“The history of Canada’s treatment towards Deaf people includes acts of audism spanning more than a couple of centuries. It’s time for more visibility, awareness, and recognition. We are inviting you to explore our lives through our intersectional experiences in “Deaf, what?” – Sage Willow

December 13 - December 17, 2017 The Tale of a Town – Canada

Follow the storymobile (a.k.a. recording studio on wheels) on its journey to every province and territory in Canada gathering the almost lost tales of our beloved main streets. Created by… Read More

December 7 - December 16, 2017 HOME: BODY

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Please join Tangled as we present our final exhibition of 2017, between December 7 – 16. Home: Body is a series of live performances featuring Jessica Leung [Vancouver, BC], Jenelle… Read More

November 19 - November 25, 2017 Post National

“There is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada. There are shared values — openness, respect, compassion, willingness to work hard, to be there for each other, to search for… Read More

November 17 - December 3, 2017 Cake

“A man earns. However little, however nefariously, he earns.” Oba is holding on to the last threads of his old life and is determined to maintain what he can by… Read More

October 24 - November 5, 2017 Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

A concert and a conversation, Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools is the meeting place of two people, and the North and South of our country. Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and… Read More

October 14, 2017 Second Saturday Social with sab meynart

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Second Saturday Socials are part of the public programming of Tangled Art Gallery’s Series: Space Shapes Place. October’s Second Saturday Social will take place in tangent with sab meynert’s exhibition,… Read More

September 7 - October 14, 2017 Progress is a Spiral Upward by sab meynert

Progress is a Spiral Upward, a visual arts exhibit by Toronto-based artist sab meynert, consists of vivid drawings and sculptural pieces. meynert utilizes organic repetitive patterning, interweaving poetic imagery and… Read More

August 8 - August 9, 2017 S.L.I.P

Barak adé Soleil, Artistic Director of Tangled Art + Disability and disability arts scholar Eliza Chandler will co-facilitate a core dialogue and presentation on the ways in which cultural production and accessibility co-exist.

July 31 - August 4, 2017 Design Fiction: Chemical stories

Creative Users in partnership with Ryerson University, is commissioning 5 disability-identified artists and designers to participate in a Design Fiction series this summer that will explore our ‘chemical lives’ within a fictional narrative and critical design framework.

July 8 - August 12, 2017 Crip Interiors: MIXER

Creative Users is launching our 3rd edition of Crip Interiors titled MIXER, curated by award-winning artists Syrus Marcus Ware and Barak adé Soleil and hosted this year by Tangled Art + Disability at Tangled Art Gallery in 401 Richmond Street West building, Suite 122. Mixer will take the shape of a 5 week Open Studio creation process involving public engagements/responses and a two day final arts opening.

July 7, 2017 Brilliant Imperfection book launch

In partnership with Ryerson University School of Disability Studies and Tangled Art + Disability, Creative Users is celebrating the launch of disability scholar, activist, and poet Eli Clare’s new book, Brilliant Imperfections: Grappling with Cure.

July 7 - July 16, 2017 Seasons by the L’Arche Toronto Sol Express ensemble

SEASONS, an inter-arts collaboration, weaves the external and internal cycles we confront in our lives, flavoured with humour, loss and new beginnings. The L’Arche Toronto Sol Express ensemble, together with… Read More

June 14 - August 17, 2017 That’s So Gay

Join us for the Gladstone Hotel’s 8th Annual TSG exhibition; a group show celebrating new works by LGBTTI2QQ artists curated by Syrus Marcus Ware.

April 30, 2017 Cripping the Arts: A Disability Arts Cabaret

Presented by the British Council Canada, Tangled Art + Disability, Invisible Flash and Harbourfront Centre, Cripping the Stage is a disability arts cabaret featuring cutting-edge disabled artists from Canada and the United Kingdom.

March 14 - March 18, 2017 A Dream Play

Strindberg, who wrote A Dream Play in 1901 following a near-psychotic episode, stated that it reflects “the disconnected but apparently logical form of a dream. Everything can happen; everything is possible.” Wild and whirling, sometimes bleak and sometimes funny, A Dream Play is ultimately enchanting.

March 3 - March 4, 2017 The Disability Justice Issue

In The Peak’s Disability Justice issue, we’ll explore questions like what does liberation actually look like? How are we building alternatives? How are building support networks? And how are we reframing the discussion around disability and ableism in our communities?

January 12 - March 31, 2017 Own Your Cervix

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Own Your Cervix by Vanessa Dion Fletcher is an interactive installation that uses menstrual blood to physically and metaphorically create a gendered space reflecting on what defines our bodies.

December 18 - December 20, 2016 The Storefront Theatre

The Storefront Arts Initiative is calling for thought-provoking, groundbreaking, experimental, original art from ALL mediums.

November 19 - December 14, 2016 Black Boys

A raw, intimate, and timely exploration of queer male Blackness.

June 25 - October 10, 2015 The Flesh of the World

Inspired by the 2015 XVII Pan American and Parapan American Games and the work of the philosopher of phenomenology, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Flesh of the World is an exhibition presenting diverse and complex views of the body that might deepen qualities typically associated with competitive sports and games, such as the relationship between the body and technology, and how the senses might offer new forms of knowledge to corporeal performance and potential.