Past Events

June 18, 2019 Gala Opening Reception – Art Party!

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Join us for the Queer Arts Festival’s opening Art Party!, where art and conviviality converge at the grand opening of the 2019 Queer Arts Festival rEvolution. Art Party! marks the… Read More

June 16, 2019 Dynamic Duos: Fauve / Misery

Opening weekend! Best-selling romance novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) is on his way home from his Colorado writer’s retreat when a blizzard causes him to run off the road. As… Read More

June 15, 2019 True North

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Making the National Basketball Association (NBA) is every young player’s dream, but for Toronto’s hopefuls, it seems the ultimate goal might be just a bit closer to reach. Next to… Read More

June 15, 2019 MINE

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Using the computer construction game Minecraft as a kind of theatre, a group of gamer/performers between the ages of 11 and 46 enact different mother-son narratives in front of an… Read More

June 14 - June 16, 2019 Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

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Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and queer theatre-maker Evalyn Parry met on an Arctic expedition from Iqaluit to Greenland. Now they share the stage in Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools; a… Read More

June 14 - June 16, 2019 The Mind Palace

Momo Movement presents The Mind Palace, a co-created contemporary performance exploring the imaginations of our ensemble members. This fantastical show will take you on a journey through the landscapes, emotions… Read More

June 12, 2019 Choir!Choir!Choir!

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Equal parts singing, comedy, and community-building, the night unfolds like a dream: You get a lyric sheet at the door, DaBu teaches you the vocal arrangement, and a video is… Read More

June 9 - June 14, 2019 Matilda the Musical

Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty to find your happy ending! Armed with an outsize wit and a vivid imagination, precocious Matilda takes a stand to change… Read More

June 9, 2019 Monday Nights

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Who you are on the court reveals who you are off the court. Five men came together every Monday night and stayed until the lights turned off. They didn’t come… Read More

June 9 - June 10, 2019 Masquerade

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One of Moscow’s oldest theatre companies returns with a show that will sweep you off your feet and into a storm of intrigue, hidden truths, and heaps of snow. Based… Read More

June 9, 2019 Golda’s Balcony

A riveting portrait of Golda Meir and her journey from the pogroms of Russia to the halls of the Knesset as Israel’s first and only female Prime Minister. This award-winning… Read More

June 8, 2019 Project Disruption

Email TheCyborgCircusProject@gmail.com by June 8 to register! See below for alternate ways to get in touch. The Cyborg Circus Project Presents: PROJECT DISRUPTION A Cultural Hotspot SPARK project in partnership… Read More

June 8, 2019 Dragtoons

Get your best onsie, grab your fave cereal, and park it in front of the TV. Or better yet, in our theatre haus at the Bus Stop Theatre! Come on… Read More

June 6, 2019 Sister Act the Musical

Relaxed performance. When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found:… Read More

June 6 - June 8, 2019 August: Osage County

When their father vanishes, three daughters return home to support their mother. The result is an epic portrait of the modern dysfunctional family. Fiercely funny and bitingly brutal. More information… Read More

June 6, 2019 The Lind Prize Described Tour

VocalEye is pleased to partner with The Polygon Gallery and Kickstart Disability Arts in offering an accessibility tour, recommended for visitors of all ages with vision loss, hearing impairment, or… Read More

June 2, 2019 Closing Night Film: Me, My Mouth & I

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RAFFTO is excited to show our festival closing film Me, My Mouth and I! Thanks to our co-presenting community partners British Council, Hot Docs, Why Not Theater, and Tangled Art… Read More

June 2, 2019 Film Criticism Panel

ReelAbilities Toronto is proud to present a panel on Film Criticism and Disability. Featuring: Michael McNeely Shay Erlich Angelo Muredda Linda Luarasi More information and RSVP

June 1, 2019 Love & Loss and Wild Prairie Rose

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RAFFTO is excited to show two films Love & Loss and Wild Prairie Rose! Thanks to our co-presenting community partners Centre for Independent Living Toronto. And venue partner, Al Green… Read More

June 1, 2019 MUHI: Generally Temporary

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RAFFTO is excited to show the film MUHI: Generally Temporary! Thanks to our co-presenting community partners JAYU’s Human Rights Film Festival, Toronto Jewish Film Foundation, and Toronto Jewish Film Society.… Read More

June 1, 2019 Industry Workshop with AMI

Calling all filmmakers and content creators! Are you interested in making your media available to the widest audience possible? Join AMI media accessibility specialist, Simone Cupid, as she explains the… Read More

June 1 - June 12, 2019 Beauty and the Beast

Relaxed performance. Clocks and candle sticks come to life in this delightful family musical based on the award-winning animated film. This classic story follows Belle, a bright and adventurous young… Read More

June 1, 2019 Le cheval de bleu

Comme des contes qui galopent! Cheval rouge, cheval vert, cheval de bois, cheval de fer : on peut posséder mille chevaux, mais rien à faire, il n’y a pas mieux… Read More

June 1, 2019 BAAFF 2019 Film Screening

BAAFF will be showing some new films submitted to this year’s festival – a great sneak peak into what will be shown in December. Programs will be available on the… Read More

June 1, 2019 Shorts: You Can’t Hurry Love

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This collection of shorts is all about looking for love wherever you can find it…at your kid’s school, in your school, online, during a tarot card reading, or at your… Read More

June 1, 2019 Memories of My Body

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Political and social upheaval in Central Java forces a closeted young dancer out into the world. There, he meets remarkable people as he struggles to come to terms with his… Read More

May 31, 2019 Little Rebel and Refuge in the Rockies

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RAFFTO is excited to show two films Little Rebel and Refuge in the Rockies! Thanks to our co-presenting community partner JAYU’s Human Rights Film Festival, Canadian Sport Film Festival, Variety… Read More

May 31, 2019 The Polar Bears Go Up

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Relaxed performance. Get ready to fall in love with these two adorable polar bears! They’ve lost their prized balloon and they need to get it back. Plenty of laughs ensue… Read More

May 31, 2019 LARRY

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Can a man get in touch with his femininity without losing his balls? Meet Larry, from Moose Creek, BC. He’s “no idiom”, and he’ll be the first to tell you… Read More

May 31, 2019 Future Filmmakers Workshop

Future Filmmakers is a free three hour crash course and short introduction into the world of filmmaking. Learn the basics of camera work, lighting, laying out a scene and how… Read More

May 31, 2019 Shorts: Thrive

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Dating, parenting and spirituality. This year, Thrive takes a closer look at these topics, featuring trans stories that go beyond our gender markers, and asking bigger questions about the human… Read More

May 31, 2019 Being Impossible

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Finding your identity is difficult at the best of times, but what if a critical piece of your history has been kept from you? When Ariel has sex with her… Read More

May 30, 2019 The SUM and Remains of ’69

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The west coast stop of Queer Media Database Canada-Québec Project’s touring exhibition series, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Omnibus bill. Exhbition runs from May 14 – August 17.… Read More

May 29, 2019 NAAW on This! – Comedy Night

“NAAW On This!” is a hilarious lineup of unconventional comedians who will celebrate the lighter side of disability and mental health while telling stories from lived experience in The Westin’s… Read More

May 29, 2019 Shorts: Real and Spectacular

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From trans trailblazers to intersex activists to gay porn starts to a pair of elderly lesbian entertainers, this program highlights a few of the very real and very spectacular members… Read More

May 28, 2019 MesoAmérica Resiste!

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Presented by the Beehive Design Collective. Come see a mural-sized pen and ink masterpiece that took over nine years to create! The Beehive Design Collective works as word-to-image translators of… Read More

May 28, 2019 Jack & Yaya

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Growing up trans in a rural community can feel isolating and lonely. But Jack and Yaya, who grew up with neighbouring backyards, had each other every step of the way.… Read More

May 28, 2019 José

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Chinese-American director Li Cheng lived in Central America for two years interviewing gay and marginal youth, and learning about Guatemalan culture and history, in preparation for his second feature film,… Read More

May 27, 2019 Vision Portraits

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What happens when visually impaired artists work in visual media? Vision Portraits introduces us to several artists who navigate that formidable challenge. Rodney Evans, director of queer classic, Brother to… Read More

May 27, 2019 A Dog Barking at the Moon

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Unhappiness can become such a habit that we forget about its root cause. In her assured and lyrical debut feature, writer-director Xiang Zi introduces us to a family living with… Read More

May 27, 2019 Second Star on the Right

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Young at heart and lost in life, Emilia is far from having it all figured out. She’s unemployed, in a relationship she won’t commit to, and the odd one out… Read More

May 27, 2019 Fabiana

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The life of a long-distance trucker isn’t easy, and proves especially challenging for Fabiana, a 56-year-old trans woman who spends her life crisscrossing the highways of Brazil. In director Brunna… Read More

May 26, 2019 Come From Away

Relaxed performance. It’s been called the “edge of the world.” The weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth. And it’s here, in Newfoundland, where a remote town… Read More

May 26, 2019 RAFFTO / Citizenship Project

Screening at City Hall as part of Doors Open Toronto: Films from the Citizenship Project My Life in the City

May 26, 2019 From Zero to I Love You

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In this entertaining romantic dramedy, commitment-phobic Pete (Darryl Stephens, Noah’s Arc) and married-with-children Jack unexpectedly fall for each other, and life becomes suddenly complicated. Pete, a gay man living in… Read More

May 26, 2019 Queering the Script

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“I learned about myself through this show. I saw myself in this character,”explains an enthusiastic fan in Queering the Script,a sparkling celebration of queer fangirls and the shows they love.… Read More

May 26, 2019 The Ground Beneath My Feet

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The Ground Beneath My Feet is a masterful thriller that looks at the intersection of mental health and womanhood through the experiences of Lola (Valerie Pachner), an ambitious workaholic on… Read More

May 26, 2019 ANNE+

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When it comes to queer women and dating, we often recognize universal rites of passage: first love, the older woman, the closeted—or the wild—one. In this smart, sexy new web… Read More

May 25, 2019 The Hamlet Frequency

Relaxed performance. Hamlet has never ceased pacing his way through time towards our 21st Century imagination and we follow him still, one step after another to the inexorable end and… Read More

May 25, 2019 PushPULL Relaxed Dance Performance

PushPULL Dance is a company committed to diversity, creativity, community and camaraderie. Our members want to make sure that dance is something that is accessible for everyone to both watch… Read More

May 25, 2019 Comedy Night: Laugh with RAFF!

RAFFTO is excited to present a night of live comedy! Thanks to our co-presenting community partners: Bad Dog Comedy Theatre and Cahoots Theatre Projects. Line-up: Sage Lovell (Deafening Darkness) Michael… Read More

May 25, 2019 Lady Parts

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From the sadistic minds behind the award-winning hit The After After Party comes Lady Parts, a live satirical sketch show like you’ve never seen before. Described as “Broad City meets… Read More

May 25 - May 26, 2019 Other Inland Empires

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When writer/director Julie Hammond learned that Gidget, the quintessential California girl and 1950’s spark of a global surf boom, was really the Jewish daughter of Austro-Hungarian refugees, she began to… Read More

May 25, 2019 The Blonde One

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Things grow hot and heavy between roommates Gabriel and Juan in this steamy, heartfelt film from acclaimed Argentinian director, Marco Berger (Plan B; Absent; Taekwondo). Gabriel is attracted to his… Read More

May 25, 2019 Zen in the Ice Rift

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Zen is a rowdy 16-year-old living in a small village on top of the Italian Apennines. Despite being a rising star on the local hockey team, they can’t seem to… Read More

May 24 - May 26, 2019 ASL Interpreter Training in Theatre

This workshop is intended for certified ASL interpreters who will be hired professionally to interpret theatre performances. Individuals may sign up for the whole workshop or just for Saturday and… Read More

May 24, 2019 Hope and Fire

What are the possibilities for Mi’kma’ki? In this dynamic, multi-disciplinary installation-performance, indigenous and black artists dream, hope and create a different way forward for this land. The artists individually and… Read More

May 24 - June 2, 2019 Contemporary Dance Solo

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Robert Azevedo felt bad for the family and friends who would always come support his dance performances even though they “don’t get it” and then afterwards wonder why he didn’t… Read More

May 24, 2019 Awkward Hug

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In the summer of 2009, Cory Thibert was a quiet 19-year-old living in his parents’ basement. He was working as a server to pay his college tuition, spending time with… Read More

May 24, 2019 Drag Kids

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Drag origin stories are overflowing with misfit kids who were bullied at school and at home because of their love of feminine clothes and cosmetics. But what if those kids… Read More

May 24, 2019 Billie and Emma

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Set in the ‘90s, Billie and Emma explores the turbulent nature of young love and the importance of having someone to laugh with through it all. After getting into trouble,… Read More

May 22, 2019 Afternoon Shift

In partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Wonder’neath is pleased to announce a free, drop-in pilot program, Afternoon Shift, that is open to youth, their families, friends, and… Read More

May 19, 2019 The Color Purple

Relaxed performance. An inspiring family saga telling the story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world.… Read More

May 19, 2019 Call For Artists

Deadline: May 19 at midnight The Long Exposure Festival, an outdoor light festival, takes place tentatively July 13, 2019 in Don Mills Park. We are looking for artists and collaborators… Read More

May 19, 2019 TWEET TWEET!

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TWEET TWEET! is a 30-minute contemporary circus performance experience for our youngest audience, age 0-5 years and their caregivers. The show takes place on a magical tree apparatus (built by… Read More

May 18 - May 19, 2019 Lilies; Or, The Revival of a Romantic Drama

In 1912, two schoolboys fall in love performing a play about Saint Sebastian. Their passion is interrupted when one is unjustly sent to prison. Decades later, several inmates agree to… Read More

May 18 - May 25, 2019 Welcome to My Underworld

Nine blazing hot works written and performed by new Canadian dramatists with gate-crashing ideas, delicious poetry and unique characters woven into a spectacular journey to the Underworld, in search of… Read More

May 17, 2019 Album Release Show: Dark Beings

Album release party for Toronto electronic legends LAL’s new album “Dark Beings.” With a set designed by LAL, Syrus Marcus Ware and Raven Davis with projections by Jose Garcia and… Read More

May 11 - June 1, 2019 Flying Hearts

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Relaxed performance. Join four friends as they set off on an imagination adventure through the sights, sounds, and textures of earth, water, air, and light! Flying Hearts is an Inclusive… Read More

May 11, 2019 Antigone: 方

Relaxed performance. An urgently contemporary adaptation of the classic Greek story, inspired by the 2014 student umbrella protest in Hong Kong and the 1989 uprising in Tiananmen Square. In this… Read More

May 11, 2019 Trophy

Walk through a pop-up city of stories. Comprised of a cluster of tents and 9 local storytellers, Trophy lights up Fernwood Square. Inside each tent, encounter a person who tells… Read More

May 10 - May 11, 2019 Mamma Mia!

Summer, warm breezes, Greece, all of your favourite ABBA songs: pure musical heaven. Sophie is getting married and wants to find her father so he can walk her down the… Read More

May 10, 2019 Jellyfish Are Immortal

Welcome to the ocean. Grab a life vest. You’ve just floated upon a theatrical explosion between the self-help aisle and the marine life section of the bookstore in this ted… Read More

May 9, 2019 A Love Letter to Emily C

A Love Letter to Emily C explores the life and times of Canadian icon and artist Emily Carr. Humorous and moving, this play is an interdisciplinary marvel like nothing you’ve… Read More

May 8 - May 12, 2019 Billy Elliot

This Tony Award-winning musical is an inspiring and moving tale about the importance of following your heart. Set in working-class England, young Billy dreams of trading in his boxing gloves… Read More

May 8, 2019 Awkward Hug

In the summer of 2009, Cory Thibert was a quiet 19-year-old living in his parents’ basement. He was working as a server to pay his college tuition, spending time with… Read More

May 7, 2019 A Man Draws a Bird

Relaxed performance. What they survived might kill you. After a catastrophic impact a man and a woman are trapped in a strange world called The In-Between. Here in the darkness… Read More

May 7 - May 26, 2019 Home Made Visible Tour: Vancouver

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A theatrical screening of all six commissioned films, with a discussion following the program Project organizers Ananya Ohri and Elizabeth Mudenyo, and filmmakers Aeyliya Husain and Maya Bastian. Learn more… Read More

May 6 - May 28, 2019 Home Made Visible Tour: Scarborough

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Location: Discussion Room Facilitator: Fiona Raye Clarke Capacity: 15 (Please register in advance) ‘Making Home’ is a two-hour creative writing workshop based on the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) Method… Read More

May 5, 2019 Countess Maritza

When the beguiling young Countess Maritza invents a fiancé in order to keep her hordes of admirers at bay, it’s inevitable that she will find true love by the end… Read More

May 3, 2019 Adrenaline

What is more difficult, to stay in danger with your loved ones or to live alone in safety? Adrenaline follows one man for one night, getting ready to celebrate his… Read More

May 3 - May 4, 2019 Most Imaginary Worlds

Created by Inside Out Theatre’s Point of View Ensemble Presented by Quest Theatre A mysterious man lives on a bus, serving ice-cream and wisdom… A star gazing mermaid floats in… Read More

May 3 - June 15, 2019 Fault Lines: Leala Hewak and Laura Shintani

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A Featured Exhibition in the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. About the Exhibition Acceptance of change and change through acceptance—Fault Lines explores processes emblematic of observant insight and growth gained from… Read More

May 2, 2019 Crossing Swords

Relaxed performance. When the boys from St. Mark’s join the girls from St. Anne’s to present “Cyrano de Bergerac”, three friends get more of an education than they bargained for.… Read More

May 2, 2019 Return to Treasure Island

Relaxed performance. It’s the story of two brothers who discover their family legacy as they are transported to a mysterious island full of pirates, castaways and singing insects! Will they… Read More

May 2 - May 5, 2019 Who Let the Dogs Out

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It may have seemed like a simple undertaking when he started, but little did artist and curator Ben Sisto know that to answer the question, “Who let the dogs out?”—one… Read More

May 2, 2019 La Cenerentola

In Rossini’s masterpiece, La Cenerentola (Cinderella), the evil stepmother trades places with a malevolent stepfather, the fairy godmother is a philosopher, and the legendary glass slipper is replaced with a… Read More

May 2 - May 3, 2019 Raising Stanley/Life With Tulia

Is a guide dog just a dog that works, or are they more than that? Storyteller Kim Kilpatrick tells stories of the four guide dogs she has handled, accompanied by… Read More

May 1 - May 4, 2019 A Kandahar Away

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In 1991, a refugee arrived in Canada with his wife and five children, having fled his home in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Decades later, upon discovering the dwindling hamlet of Kandahar, Saskatchewan,… Read More

April 30 - May 4, 2019 Assholes: A Theory

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Inspired by the New York Times bestseller Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James, acclaimed filmmaker John Walker takes us on an investigative journey to test the limits of our acceptance… Read More

April 30 - May 4, 2019 The Pickup Game

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Generating over a billion dollars a year, the pickup industry is shocking, secretive and—to put it politely—scummy. Built upon myths and manipulation, expensive workshops and training videos push an agenda… Read More

April 30 - May 1, 2019 Seahorse

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Freddy, a young British trans man, dreams of becoming a father. Knowing full well the complications and hardships of attempting pregnancy, Freddy moves forward on his road to having a… Read More

April 30, 2019 2019 Art Encounters

Deadline: April 30 At Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, we have established a rich tradition of launching successful careers and providing a highly accessible venue for artists and the public to… Read More

April 29 - May 3, 2019 The Corporate Coup D’État

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If you think Amazon and Apple are controlling your life, you may sadly be right. Canadian philosopher John Ralston Saul coined the term “corporate coup d’état” in his 1995 CBC… Read More

April 29 - May 3, 2019 The Hottest August

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With a nod to Jean Rouche and Edgar Morin’s seminal vérité documentary Chronicle of a Summer, Brett Story focuses her observational lens on New York City and its outer boroughs… Read More

April 29 - May 5, 2019 Last Breath

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A routine maintenance dive off the coast of Aberdeenshire in the North Sea quickly turns into a nail-biting search-and-rescue mission when a commercial diver’s “umbilical” line, supplying air and heat,… Read More

April 29 - May 3, 2019 Our Dance of Revolution

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This untold history of Toronto’s Black queer community spans four decades of passionate activist rebellion. Refusing to be silenced and raging with love, the featured trailblazers demanded a city where… Read More

April 29 - May 1, 2019 There Are No Fakes

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Norval Morrisseau (Copper Thunderbird) is arguably the most influential Indigenous artist in Canada, commonly referred to as the founder of the Woodlands style. After spending $20,000 at a reputable Toronto… Read More

April 29 - May 3, 2019 When We Walk

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Since being diagnosed with a severe form of multiple sclerosis more than a decade ago, Jason DaSilva has tenaciously guarded his independence, despite using a wheelchair and requiring around-the-clock support.… Read More

April 29 - May 3, 2019 Willie

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In a country filled with hockey heroes, Willie O’Ree stands amongst the greats. In 1958, he broke the colour barrier, becoming the first Black player in the National Hockey League.… Read More

April 28, 2019 Reaching for Starlight

Reenie wants to dance, like her mother did before her. Along with her classmates, she believes she has what it takes to earn the coveted solo at the year-end recital.… Read More

April 28, 2019 4000 Miles

New York. The middle of the night. Vera, an irascible, politically active 90-year old is awakened by her grandson Leo, who has cycled from Seattle on a trip with his… Read More

April 28 - May 4, 2019 Always in Season

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This documentary feature film connects the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching African Americans to contemporary racial violence in the US with the case of Lennon Lacy,… Read More

April 28 - May 2, 2019 Conviction

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Women are the fastest-growing segment of the prison population in Canada. A filmmaking team attempts to understand this statistic by documenting the experiences of a few incarcerated women and embarking… Read More

April 28 - May 3, 2019 Drag Kids

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Preteens Stephan, Jason, Bracken and Nemis are like many kids their age: they like candy, catchy pop tunes and sleepovers. But unlike others, they have an unusual interest in dressing… Read More

April 28 - May 3, 2019 Pipe Dreams

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In a house of worship, devotion takes many forms. Aiming to master the world’s largest instrument, five young organists compete in the prestigious Canadian International Organ Competition, culminating in a… Read More

April 28 - May 5, 2019 Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story

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Coming out of New York’s infamous Queensbridge projects, Ron Artest (now known as Metta World Peace) was a highly touted basketball prospect who eventually became an NBA All-Star and Defensive… Read More

April 28 - May 2, 2019 Toxic Beauty

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Beauty products are a multi-billion-dollar industry. Despite public attention, companies continue to get away with harmful practices that leave the average consumer wondering which brand can be trusted. Toxic Beauty’s… Read More

April 27, 2019 The Birds and the Bees

Relaxed performance. Gail, a retired empty-nester, has been quietly raising bees in solitude. Unexpectedly, her grown daughter Sarah returns home; it seems twenty years of artificially inseminating turkeys have taken… Read More

April 27 - May 3, 2019 Inside Lehman Brothers

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Over 10 years after losing her job as an account executive for a Lehman Brothers subsidiary, Sylvia Vega-Sutfin still lives in fear of her former employer—so much fear that she… Read More

April 27 - May 4, 2019 Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts

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Trixie Mattel, the half-Ojibwa drag queen, folk musician, comedian and TV personality—best known for snatching the crown in season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars—provides an all-access pass to… Read More

April 27, 2019 Let’s Dance

Ballet, bhangra, and breakdancing…this high-energy, interactive program features music that will be sure to make you move to the beat! You and your family will be dancing in your seats… Read More

April 27, 2019 2019 Inkling Symposium

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A forum on intersectionality in the arts The Inkling Symposium is a day of workshops, panel discussions, performances, installations, and art actions on disability, equity, and collaborative artmaking. Presentations are… Read More

April 26 - May 3, 2019 Killing Patient Zero

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1981: A mere seven years since homosexuality had been de-classified as a mental illness in North America. There was progress and a feeling of gay liberation in the air—and then,… Read More

April 26 - May 2, 2019 Prey

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Widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church has traumatized thousands. Many have only recently come forward to speak publicly, while others have been silenced through settlements. One of the perpetrators,… Read More

April 26, 2019 Gaelynn Lea in Concert

Come celebrate Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture‘s 21st anniversary with a concert featuring a visual arts presentation by Mujtaba Saloojee, a performance by David Roche, and a music by Gaelynn… Read More

April 26, 2019 Raine Hamilton & Tamyka Bullen

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Raine Hamilton Resonant, acoustic chamber folk with an other-worldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Prism-clear vocals + strings; A combination of vocal agility and power. Raine is… Read More

April 25 - May 4, 2019 Well Groomed

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Move over, Westminster Kennel, there’s a more colourful dog show in town! Creative dog grooming involves dyeing and sculpting dog fur into kaleidoscopic hues and gravity-defying shapes. Transforming an average… Read More

April 23 - May 3, 2019 Bed & Breakfast

When Brett inherits a family estate, he and his partner, Drew, move to a quiet little tourist town to set up a B&B. But will these big city boys face… Read More

April 20 - May 12, 2019 The Tempest

A truly unique retelling of Shakespeare’s most magical story, directed by Josette Bushell-Mingo, former Artistic Director of Tyst Teater, Sweden’s National Deaf Theatre, from 2005-2018. The Tempest will feature Deaf… Read More

April 20 - May 3, 2019 Dead People’s Things

Phyllis, a Millennial, inherits a house and all of its contents after her estranged hoarder aunt commits suicide. She then must work with neighbour Beatrice, a Baby Boomer who has… Read More

April 19, 2019 The Young King

Relaxed performance. A young goatherd finds out that he is heir to the throne and is dazzled by the riches and finery of his new life, only to discover that… Read More

April 18, 2019 Open Studio with Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Vanessa Dion Fletcher is OCAD University’s Artist in Residence. On April 18th come to visit Vanessa at her studio. This casual event is an opportunity to see Vanessa’s artwork in… Read More

April 16, 2019 Act of Faith

Inspired by the true story of an inexplicable recovery from paraplegia by one of our own – a Vancouver teacher/dancer – after 13 years of life in a wheelchair, this… Read More

April 16, 2019 Courageous Conversations and Empathy in Communications

This workshop explores engaging in difficult conversations in empathetic, meaningful and impactful ways. The session uses anti-oppression frameworks to explore strategies to resolve conflict and build allyship. The session uses… Read More

April 14 - April 19, 2019 The Orchard (After Chekhov)

It’s Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, but told through the lens of a Punjabi-Sikh family in the Okanagan Valley. With the bank calling and money low, will the Basrans be able… Read More

April 14, 2019 Under the Stairs

Relaxed performance. In this innovative musical play, the cupboard under the stairs is a portal to a magical place that provides young Tim with refuge from Mom and Dad’s bickering.… Read More

April 14, 2019 Never the Last

Delinquent Theatre presents the world premiere of Christine Quintana and Molly MacKinnon‘s romantic yet tragic tale, Never the Last, as part of the See More Theatre Series at Vancouver Civic… Read More

April 11, 2019 Might as Well Be Dead

Eleven years ago, wealthy businesswoman Mrs. Herold tossed her only son Paul onto the streets to fend for himself. Now, realizing the error of her ways, she has come looking… Read More

April 11 - April 18, 2019 Dis merci

In Dis Merci, four neighbours are getting ready to throw a party for a refugee family arriving in Canada. Despite their best intentions to welcome the newcomers into their lives… Read More

April 9, 2019 Gutenberg! The Musical!

Relaxed performance. Bud and Deb are aspiring playwrights about to give the performance of their lives. It’s a backer’s audition, and in a desperate, bravely hopeful bid to fulfill their… Read More

April 7, 2019 Shove It Down My Throat

Relaxed performance. In 2013, Luke O’Donovan is arrested after a knife fight at a New Year’s party. The media portrays him as a maniac who went on a stabbing spree.… Read More

April 5 - April 6, 2019 August Wilson’s Fences

All great plays are about family. Set in Pittsburgh in the 1950s, a former baseball star now supports his family by working as a trash collector. The literal fence in… Read More

April 4 - April 20, 2019 The Chemical Valley Project

All performances are relaxed. Through an innovative blend of projection design, object puppetry, and solo-performance, Kevin Matthew Wong performs this documentary theatre work on environmental racism and reconciliation amidst the… Read More

March 30, 2019 Meet My Sister!

Relaxed performance. In this hysterical new comedy two sisters, Stella and Blanche, one from Northern BC and the other from Northern Ontario, try in vain to get their mother to… Read More

March 29, 2019 Body Brake X

More dancing, more awesome – 10th anniversary edition! Part cabaret, part performance installation, part immersive environment, completely fun! Combining the energy of a rock concert in an evening of dance,… Read More

March 28, 2019 Hot Brown Honey

Fighting the power never tasted so sweet! For the Game Changers, Myth Slayers, Poets, Movers, Music Makers, Ground Breakers, Truth Sayers, Shake em up Women, Queens, Queers and Risk Takers:… Read More

March 23, 2019 Yev

Relaxed performance. Yev is a hermit living in a remote region of the Siberian Taiga, the sole survivor of a family who fled civilization for fear of religious persecution. Matthew,… Read More

March 23, 2019 Straight

Relaxed performance. Meet Ben. Ben is a 26-year-old investment banker. Ben likes beer, sports and Emily…and Chris. Straight is a provocative new play that deals with fidelity, sexuality and identity… Read More

March 20, 2019 The Scarlet Letter

It is 1642 and Hester Prynne has been branded an adulterer by her Puritan village and forced to wear the titular scarlet letter as repentance. However, in this modern adaptation,… Read More

March 20 - March 24, 2019 Crying Hands

Crying Hands tells the tale of Hans, who was born deaf and grew up in Berlin before the war broke out in 1939. The production follows Hans’ fate as a… Read More

March 19, 2019 World Poetry Day: Poetry in Many Languages

Presented by Winnipeg’s Poet Laureate Di Brandt and the Winnipeg Arts Council. An evening of traditional poems, representing poetry in many languages from around the world. Featuring poetry, music, and… Read More

March 17, 2019 Noises Off

Relaxed performance. Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and… Read More

March 16, 2019 The Giver

Relaxed performance. Twelve year old Jonas lives in a perfect world, free of poverty, crime, war, and strife. When the Elders of the Community choose him to be the Receiver… Read More

March 14, 2019 The Good Bride

The Good Bride is a one-woman comedy about a Quiverfull Christian girl. As 15-year old Maranatha waits excitedly for her 28-year old fiancé to carry her off to their wedding,… Read More

March 13, 2019 The New Canadian Curling Club

The New Canadian Curling Club tells the story of a Chinese physician, a Jamaican Tim Horton’s manager, a South Asian father, and a 17-year old Syrian refugee who live in… Read More

March 13, 2019 Brockton Writers Series

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6:30 PM: Guest Talk Zoe Whittall – On Writing Comedy 7:00 PM: Readers Kim Moritsugu Jim Nason Aparna Kaji Shah Daniel Perry Q&A with the writers afterward. Books and refreshments… Read More

March 10, 2019 Made In Italy

Relaxed performance. It’s the 1970s and Francesco is the only kid in his Jasper school with a three-piece suit and a lunchbox full of cured meats and aged cheeses. Torn… Read More

March 10, 2019 The 26 Letter Dance

Relaxed performance. This inventive, interactive show inspires kids to dance to the beat of their own drum – based on the alphabet! Bouge de là takes us on a journey… Read More

March 10 - March 24, 2019 CHICHO

Chicho, an ashamed-queer-Catholic-man-boy from Venezuela, hilariously attempts to feel beautiful despite his warring identity politics. In this wildly entertaining exploration of a diasporic experience, CHICHO meticulously presents the disparity between… Read More

March 10 - March 11, 2019 Come to the Edge

A creative oasis animated by the Imagining Possibilities Leadership Team. You will witness a ritual inviting you to bring your imagination to the edge, and jump into the world that… Read More

March 9, 2019 Generally Hospital

Relaxed performance. Let’s get clinical! Generally Hospital is a comedic show about a serious place: the hospital. Songs about death, hospital rules during The Purge, and finding love in a… Read More

March 9, 2019 Poly Queer Love Ballad

Poly Queer Love Ballad is an intimate, edgy new musical merging slam poetry with catchy pop-folk tunes. Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, meets Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter, at Cafe… Read More

March 8 - March 9, 2019 Vigilante

The story of the Donnellys– the shocking massacre of Johannah Donnelly and her dangerously devoted sons in nearby Lucan in 1880 – can still freeze the blood. With a pulsing… Read More

March 8 - March 30, 2019 Outliers on Tour

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Outliers on Tour is bringing the outsiders in. Bridging the peripheries of both Toronto’s borders and the ways in which Disabled artists must operate on the margins. Tangled Art +… Read More

March 3 - March 9, 2019 Children of God

In this powerful musical, the children of an Oji-Cree family are sent to a residential school in Northern Ontario. This is a story of redemption: for a mother who was… Read More

March 2, 2019 Circle Game

One of the most influential recording artists of the late 20th century, Joni Mitchell has often reflected on social and environmental ideals through her music. Circle Game reinterprets Mitchell’s iconic… Read More

March 2, 2019 Home Made Visible Tour

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Indigenous, Black and People of Colour communities are disproportionately underrepresented in all media. How do past images unearthed from personal and institutional archives come to shape new stories? The Home… Read More

March 1, 2019 All You Can Hold

All You Can Hold is a multi-arts spectacle created to the music of LAL’s Album – Find Safety. A big hit at SummerWorks 2015, All You Can Hold incorporates the… Read More

February 28 - March 23, 2019 Being Scene 2019

Workman Arts presents BEING SCENE, a sweeping exhibition encompassing over 100 artworks by 60+ artists that examine all facets of mental health and addiction experiences. Being Scene covers a wide… Read More

February 27 - March 9, 2019 Prince Hamlet

When he learns his father’s death was no accident, Prince Hamlet sets out to find the truth for himself. Staring down his own mortality, the prince uses theatre and trickery… Read More

February 26 - March 8, 2019 The Shoplifters

Meet Alma, a career shoplifter who prefers the “five-finger discount” over any senior citizen’s deal. When a grocery store theft goes awry, her elaborate life of petty crime is halted… Read More

February 23 - March 2, 2019 The Threepenny Opera

Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s classic play with music is given a sick new twist. Featuring an integrated cast dominated by performers with disabilities, this Threepenny Opera will make you… Read More

February 23 - March 2, 2019 Paolozzapedia

In Paolozzapedia Adam Paolozza blends his signature potent theatricality, contemporary carnivalesque commedia dell’arte aesthetic, storytelling, and family anecdotes, to create a funny and deeply autobiographical show about the creative nature… Read More

February 23, 2019 Deathtrap

Relaxed performance. Sidney Bruhl is languishing in his Connecticut home, struggling to overcome a bout of writer’s block that has seen his Broadway success turn to near bankruptcy. But the… Read More

February 23, 2019 Here on the Flight Path

Relaxed performance. One man, three women, two balconies. Set on adjoining balconies in a big city apartment building, Here on the Flight Path follows John Cummings as he interacts with… Read More

February 22 - March 1, 2019 Good Morning, Viet Mom

As a young filmmaker, Franco goes to Vietnam looking for inspiration for his first feature film and finds an unexpected subject – his mom. Known best for his stand-up comedy,… Read More

February 21, 2019 Raine Hamilton w/ String Trio

The Raine Hamilton String Trio headed out on their first tour with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation in October 2018. Raine started presenting concerts with ASL interpretation in 2017, in… Read More

February 21, 2019 In the Fire

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Femmes du Feu’s Holly Tredennick grapples with fire, trauma, and the memories of her firefighter father in an intimate aerial circus performance. More information and tickets

February 21 - May 23, 2019 AGH Touch Tours

Experience art through the sense of touch. Visitors work with specially trained Docents to explore selected works. These tours are designed with people with vision loss in mind, but everyone… Read More

February 20, 2019 Smoke

Jordan, Aiden’s ex, shows up at Aiden’s apartment to confront her about the allegation that Jordan sexually assaulted her two years ago. The smoke is thick and the town is… Read More

February 17 - February 22, 2019 The Matchmaker

Horace Vandergelder seeks a wife and matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi doesn’t need to look very far to find her! With forbidden young love and mistaken identities afoot, more than one… Read More

February 17 - February 18, 2019 We Are All Treaty People

Two children – one Indigenous, one white – are told by the Trickster they cannot be friends due to the terms of Alberta’s Treaty 7. But the Trickster’s words inspire… Read More

February 17, 2019 Bears

A politically charged theatre-dance hybrid that journeys through our wondrous and contested environment. Pursued by the RCMP, Floyd has to get out of town fast. Heading through the Rockies for… Read More

February 15, 2019 Open Call for Submissions

Tangled Art + Disability is currently accepting proposals from Deaf, Mad and Disability-identified artists, and groups, collectives, and organizations engaging in disability curation to be hosted at Tangled Art Gallery.… Read More

February 15 - February 17, 2019 Deafies’ Unique Time

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All the way from Toronto, Deafies’ Unique Time is a show with three Deaf actors of diverse backgrounds putting their unique performing skills to use! We want to show you… Read More

February 15 - February 17, 2019 Apple Time

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From the creators of the smash hit Deaf Crows comes a brand new show, Apple Time! The play is a bridge to all realms: a magical, liminal ‘third’ space, in… Read More

February 15 - February 17, 2019 Tales From The East Coast

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Direct from Nova Scotia, Tales From The East Coast is an entertaining and interactive series of poems and stories by Canadian Deaf writers in both ASL and MSL (Maritimes Sign… Read More

February 14, 2019 A Doll’s House

Henrik Ibsen’s realist masterpiece resonates more than a century after the debut of Nora Helmer, whose bourgeois illusions are shattered by the realization that she’s merely a doll in her… Read More

February 14, 2019 Inaudibility World (Staged Reading)

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Staged reading. Will you be my friend? It’s such a simple question. A work in progress play will explore the areas of dating relationships, deaf and hearing people. “Are YOU… Read More

February 14, 2019 Deafies’ Unique Time

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Three BIPOC Deaf artists weave together their diverse backgrounds into a theatrical experience you won’t want to miss. Performed in ASL with English interpretation. Created and performed by Thurga Kanagasekarampillai,… Read More

February 14, 2019 How was your day, honey?

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A new parent attempts to recreate the emptiness of the year she spent alone at home with her baby. Performer + creator: Katie Swift. Director: Rose Plotek. Composer and musician:… Read More

February 14, 2019 The BiG SiSSY Show: The Message

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This afro-futurist, queer rock opera charts alien witch BiG SiSSY’s journey from Black Starr Planet to Earth to liberate us from our oppressive systems. The BiG SiSSY Show: The Message… Read More

February 14, 2019 Temple of the Divine Queer

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Imagine a world in the future where Queerness has become the dominant religion in the world; where Gay Icons have become stained glass windows and the altars are covered in… Read More

February 13 - February 17, 2019 Songs My Mother Never Sung Me

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Songs My Mother Never Sung Me is an opera for families about a Deaf mom and her hearing son. The piece is bilingual and is performed and sung in English… Read More

February 13 - February 18, 2019 Adeline, Carol and Friends

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Deaf Spirit Theatre returns with a brand new show! This collective from Kingston, Ontario will perform a series of unique skits a featuring a comedic duo of two women in… Read More

February 13, 2019 Deafy

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Staged reading. Nathan Jesper has flown in for his big talk and is desperately late. Upon arriving, he launches into his speech but things are soon found to not be… Read More

February 13, 2019 Lost Together

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Lost Together invites you to share a story about something you’ve lost. Throughout the conversation, Shira and Michaela will work together to recreate that lost thing for you. The objects… Read More

February 13, 2019 ASL Opera – Call for Artists

Welcoming artists from Montreal, Toronto, and beyond! Deadline to submit is February 13, 2019. This project aims to fulfill four primary goals: To make traditional opera accessible to D/deaf and… Read More

February 11 - March 2, 2019 Assassinating Thomson

Bruce Horak is a critically acclaimed visual artist, actor and playwright who lives with just 9% of his vision. In this, his one-man tour-de-force, Horak delves into the mysterious death… Read More

February 10, 2019 Creatures

Relaxed performance. Creatures, a performance by duo RoyaLazyness, is a demonstration of the power of dance to move bodies beyond comfort zones, regardless of disabilities and differences. Inspired by breakdance,… Read More

February 10, 2019 The Wolves

Relaxed performance. Set in an indoor soccer facility, with live-action soccer on stage, Sarah DeLappe’s play The Wolves is an urgent and timely ensemble piece depicting an all-girls soccer team… Read More

February 9, 2019 Little Witch

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Deep in the woods lived Little Witch, her beloved cat and her mother, Old Witch.  One day, the ailing Old Witch finds an ogre caught in a trap.  As a… Read More

February 9, 2019 The In-Between

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Relaxed performance. Lily feels trapped. When a conflict between her best friend Brit and the guy she likes Karim breaks out after other students share racist, anti-Muslim memes, a misunderstanding… Read More

February 7, 2019 Raine Hamilton w/ String Trio

The Raine Hamilton String Trio headed out on their first tour with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation in October 2018. Raine started presenting concerts with ASL interpretation in 2017, in… Read More

February 7 - February 10, 2019 Apple Time

Apple Time is a bridge to all realms. It is a magical space where Deaf, Hard of Hearing, newcomers, oral communication and signing come together to create entire new worlds.… Read More

February 6, 2019 BOOM X

Rick Miller returns to Theatre Calgary after his sold out run of BOOM in 2016 with the world premiere of BOOM X! Picking up where BOOM left off at Woodstock… Read More

February 6 - February 24, 2019 Prince Hamlet

Ravi Jain’s remixed, reimagined, and bilingual Prince Hamlet features a cross-cultural, gender-flipped cast, challenging conventional ideas of who gets to tell this story. Struggling with the death of his royal… Read More

February 5 - February 9, 2019 Hook Up

Three friends hit university – no parents, new friends, new rules, and a new normal. Hook Up raises questions of consent, shame, and power in the lives of young adults… Read More

February 3, 2019 Sweet Charity

Relaxed performance. Welcome to the dancehalls of New York, and to the turbulent love life of a sassy, diehard romantic hostess whose naiveté keeps getting her in hot and cold… Read More

February 2, 2019 Torn Through Time

Relaxed performance. Jess is in the middle of a writing assignment on one of her heroes and it’s not going well. Frustrated, she rips the pages out of a library… Read More

February 1 - February 2, 2019 L’Homme de Hus

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An adventure for performer and audience alike, Camille Boitel‘s raucous embodiment of the title character in this amazingly physical performance piece will have you laughing out loud one minute and… Read More

February 1, 2019 Dragging ASL to Pride Revival

Dragging ASL to Pride is back! Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (ORAD) and Deaf Spectrum is bringing you talented Deaf performers onstage – dressed in drag! This show will… Read More

January 31 - February 1, 2019 Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

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A concert, a conversation and a multimedia performance all in one, Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools is the meeting point for two people—Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and queer theatre-maker Evalyn… Read More

January 31 - February 2, 2019 Zvizdal (Chernobyl – so far so close)

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Members of the Antwerp-based art collective BERLIN, together with journalist Cathy Blisson, spent five years filming Nadia and Pétro Opanassovitch Lubenoc, an elderly couple living deep within the irradiated Chernobyl… Read More

January 30, 2019 Keynote: Dawn Jani Birley

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Keynote: Dawn Jani Birley Knowledge is power, but sign language is my superpower… For a long while, society has been promoting the idea of embracing diversity, being inclusive and respecting… Read More

January 30, 2019 The Penelopiad

“Now that I’m dead, I know everything.” So begins Penelope, the famously faithful wife of the Greek hero Odysseus, speaking from the afterlife in Hades. Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwood… Read More

January 29, 2019 Lake of the Strangers

Relaxed performance. Lake of the Strangers is a powerful new play by Hunter Cardinal. Inspired by ancient Nehiyaw mythology, this story follows two brothers in their last summer adventure. Through… Read More

January 29 - February 2, 2019 This is the Point

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This “play about love, sex, and disability” runs the gamut from joyous celebration to unflinching drama as it paints a collective portrait of real-life individuals whose lives have been touched… Read More

January 28, 2019 Bruce Horak – Assassinating Thomson

In his critically acclaimed one-person performance, Horak paints a portrait of the entire audience while simultaneously telling the story of how he came to be a visually impaired visual artist,… Read More

January 27 - February 2, 2019 Rose

Relaxed performance. In the idyllic mountain town of Somewhere, everyone knows exactly who they are and what their place is. Except for Rose. Rose is different, and she knows it.… Read More

January 26, 2019 salt.

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The Transatlantic Slave Triangle connected Africa with Europe and the Americas; it was the transport route for innocent masses stolen in the name of racism and greed. Some of us… Read More

January 26, 2019 Brownton Abbey

Celestial beings from queer dimensions transform Harbourfront Centre into a kaleidoscopic off-world temple as Brownton Abbey, the UK based Afro-Futurist performance party with a Space Church theme, hits Toronto. Created… Read More

January 25, 2019 Critical Ideas: Arts + Access

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As an ongoing Festival thematic concern, we ask: How is accessibility changing the way we create, curate and experience art? What do we have to gain when we re-frame our… Read More

January 25, 2019 Crip Shorts

Six extraordinary disabled performers from Canada and the UK bring their distinct creativity to this one-night celebration. Five short acts, each responding and redefining the experience of disability through performance,… Read More

January 24, 2019 PALMYRA

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In this prizewinning piece, the set is almost bare and broken crockery is the main prop; PALMYRA may seem slight at first glance, but it’s about as rich in implication… Read More

January 24 - January 26, 2019 Kids

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Liu Kuan-Hsiang goes for broke in this ecstatic tribute to his late mother; the dancer and choreographer clearly has a lot to get off his chest, and his catharsis is… Read More

January 24 - January 26, 2019 Cripping the Arts

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Cripping the Arts 2019 is three days of programming – panel discussions, co-creative workshops, exhibitions and performances – animating how Deaf, Mad, and Disability arts and activism changes how we… Read More

January 24, 2019 Café Daughter

In 1950’s small town Saskatchewan, nine-year-old half-Chinese, half-Cree Yvette Wong struggles to find her in place in a small-minded community until an unexpected ally helps set her on a path… Read More

January 23 - January 27, 2019 Prince Hamlet

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Shakespeare’s classic gets the update it needs in Ravi Jain’s wildly inventive, radically inclusive production. With integrated English and American Sign Language, it is uniquely accessible to both hearing and… Read More

January 23 - February 2, 2019 Race Cards

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“Why do people assume that racism will just passively die out if we wait long enough?” That’s number 307 of 1,000 questions that Selina Thompson has composed and put on… Read More

January 22, 2019 Sansei: The Story Teller

On December 7, 1941, an attack on Pearl Harbour triggered events in Canada that may easily be described as among the darkest in our history – the internment and dispossession… Read More

January 19, 2019 Youth Assembly

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The Youth Assembly is a one-day FREE performing arts conference just for young people. Whether you’re curious or passionate about pursuing careers in the performing arts, you can explore various… Read More

January 19, 2019 Ga Ting

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Ga Ting weaves a powerful and emotionally-charged story about an immigrant Chinese couple trying to come to terms with the death of their son, Kevin. When they invite Kevin’s Caucasian… Read More

January 12, 2019 Cannibal

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When you survive the unsurvivable, who do you become? Bridget Walker has written a play about the abduction of her son and it’s a smash hit. Critics are raving, but… Read More

January 11 - January 20, 2019 Raising Stanley / Life with Tulia

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What is life like working with a guide dog? How was that dog raised? Storyteller Kim Kilpatrick, painter Karen Bailey, and director Bronwyn Steinberg vividly document the journey from puppy… Read More

January 11 - March 31, 2019 This is the Point – On Tour

This is the Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy. Dan and Christina are parents searching for… Read More

January 9 - January 20, 2019 Lauren & Amanda Do It

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Relaxed performance. Sexy, provocative and fuckin’ funny. Join Lauren, Amanda and musical accompanist Alli in a late night talk show about sex. Think The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, but… Read More

January 5, 2019 Munschtopia

Based on stories by Robert Munsch, and adapted by Debbie Patterson. Prairie Theatre Exchange presents five much-loved Munsch stories, including Put Me in a Book!, Wait and See, Pyjama Day!,… Read More

January 2 - January 5, 2019 Cinderella

Relaxed performance on January 2. Jeremy Webb brings the hilarious tradition of the Great British Holiday Extravaganza to Neptune’s Fountain Hall stage in the ultimate family show for the holidays.… Read More

December 26, 2018 House at Pooh Corner

Relaxed performance. Winnipeg’s most famous bear makes a return appearance to help celebrate the holiday season. As if by magic, the theatre transforms into the world of Winnie-the-Pooh and The… Read More

December 23, 2018 Home Alone Quote-Along

Calling all ladies, gentlemen and little jerks: It’s time to don your ugly Christmas sweater for our fifth annual Home Alone quote-along! In true holiday tradition, we’re showing it with… Read More

December 23 - January 2, 2018 Pick of the Litter

The celebratory hit that won over Hot Docs audiences returns to warm our hearts just in time for the holidays. Follow the remarkable two-year journey of a rambunctious group of… Read More

December 18 - December 21, 2018 Of Fathers and Sons

Exiled Syrian filmmaker Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. With rare access… Read More

December 17, 2018 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Chevy Chase leads this National Lampoon’s holiday favourite as family man Clark Griswold, whose attempts to put on a proper Christmas for his kin goes terribly and hilariously awry. From… Read More

December 16, 2018 A Christmas Story

Bob Clark’s hilarious holiday favourite A Christmas Story is back for another year! Poor little Ralphie. Like other nine-year-old children all over the country, all he wants for Christmas is… Read More

December 15, 2018 Twas the Night Before Christmas

Relaxed performance. This new, one-act musical tells the story of a family trapped in a cabin by a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. They’re away from home, have no power, no… Read More

December 15 - December 19, 2018 Peter Pan

Pirates. Lost Boys. A ticking crocodile. The fantastical audience favourite is back! J. M. Barrie’s classic story about the boy who would never grow up is given a lively musical… Read More

December 14, 2018 OAC Exhibition Assistance

Workman Arts has been selected as a recommender for the Ontario Arts Council’s Exhibition Assistance Grants, a program that provides funding for presentation costs for confirmed exhibitions. The funding we… Read More

December 14, 2018 BAFF Roadshow – Truro

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Join us for the BAFF Roadshow in Truro, Nova Scotia for a evening of great short films! More information about the BAFF Roadshow Films: Transform: Transform is a short autobiographical… Read More

December 14 - December 16, 2018 The Silence of Others

In 1977, Spain passed an amnesty law known as “the pact of forgetting,” prohibiting the prosecution of any crimes against humanity committed during the 40-year dictatorship of General Franco. But… Read More

December 14, 2018 Love Actually

Love is in the air this holiday season—a lot of love, and a lot of laughter. From the makers of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Notting Hill, comes a singularly splendid… Read More

December 13 - December 16, 2018 A Christmas Carol

Experience all the magic, music, and sheer joy of this acclaimed adaptation, with a new twist! The Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, returns to the Spriet stage this season with… Read More

December 11, 2018 Zorro: Family Code

Relaxed performance. When Zorro’s arch nemesis, Capitán Juan Ramon, escapes a California prison and flees across the ocean to a tiny Spanish town – the masked crusader is hot on… Read More

December 10, 2018 Love, Scott

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After leaving a bar in a small town in Nova Scotia, musician Scott Jones was stabbed in the back for being openly gay. The violent attack left him paralyzed from… Read More

December 9 - December 12, 2018 Beauty and the Beast

“Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late? Discover the magic behind the castle walls in… Read More

December 9, 2018 The Distant Barking of Dogs

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Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014, an armed conflict erupted in Eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government. A mile from the war zone in Donbass… Read More

December 9, 2018 The Rescue List

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Child trafficking is rampant along Lake Volta, Ghana. Human traffickers trick poverty-stricken families into selling their children by using terms like “short term work” to disguise child enslavement. Children often… Read More

December 8, 2018 A Year of Hope

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Graphic, shocking and eye-opening, A Year of Hope is a cinematic guide into the world of Manila’s street youth. Mikala Krogh follows 20 children during their one year stay at… Read More

December 8, 2018 Charm City

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With a deep rooted history of economic instability, racism and segregation, Baltimore has been plagued by high homicide rates, police brutality and gang violence. The discriminatory laws and escalating street… Read More

December 8 - December 9, 2018 Pink Xmas 2018

Don your gay apparel and shop 50+ LGBTQ+ creators, artists and makers at Toronto’s queer (holiday) art, craft, fashion & lit fair. More information on the Pink Market website Pink… Read More

December 7, 2018 Won Lee Fellowship

The Won Lee Fellowship is a $1,000 cash award designed to support a hard-working artist who identifies as Deaf, Mad or Disabled. You can nominate yourself or someone else for… Read More

December 7, 2018 TransMilitary

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Based on outdated and discriminatory medical policies dating back to World War II, transgender people were banned from serving in the US military until July 2016. While an estimated 15,500… Read More

December 7, 2018 Shorts Screening Series

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Please note that this event is a part of the Opening Night Reception and is only accessible with a ticket to TransMilitary, the Opening Night Film. More information on the… Read More

December 6, 2018 A Christmas Carol

Celebrating 32 years of spirited tradition! Join the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey through time from darkness to light. This… Read More

December 4 - December 14, 2018 Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

A holiday confection filled with classic Jane Austen charm, Miss Bennet is a modern sequel about the bookish middle child of the Bennets. While Mary starts to dream of a… Read More

December 3, 2018 An Intimate Moment with Maanii Oakes

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Join artist Maanii Oakes for an intimate community session and discussing topics including maintaining authenticity in creative practices, the works and arts practice involved in FLOURISHING: SOMEWHERE WE STAY AUTHENTIC,… Read More

December 2 - December 22, 2018 East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz

Poor Dorothy! When a pipeline bursts, Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz, aka Nanaimo and Hastings. There, Dorothy is pursued by a Wicked Witch, meets… Read More

December 2, 2018 Mental Health in the Media

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Come join a number of media experts talk about the history of how mental health issues are reflected in modern media and how some Haligonians are working to change perceptions… Read More

December 1, 2018 Lévriers

Relaxed performance. According to what criteria and in whose eyes do we achieve success? Lévriers is a theatrical investigation led by director Sophie Gee and five others who, like her,… Read More

December 1, 2018 Obaaberima

Imprisoned in Canada for committing a violent crime, a young man from Ghana tells his cellmates a story on the eve of his release. Although there is risk in sharing… Read More

December 1, 2018 BAFF Jr. Children’s Event

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A free reading by CEO Tova Sherman of reachAbility’s very own original book, the Fountain of Harmony. The Fountain of Harmony is an official selection of the Nova Scotia Department… Read More

December 1, 2018 Intro to Accessible Filmmaking

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When discussing accessibility in media, Described Video (DV) is often overlooked. Although DV has existed for decades, it has yet to be embraced in the same manner as closed captioning.… Read More

December 1, 2018 “Singing to Myself” Feature Film + Q&A

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Debt. Underemployment. Awkward relationships. Singing to Myself, a 2016 Atlantic Film Festival selection, tells the story of a young deaf woman living in Prince Edward Island and the precocious musician… Read More

November 30, 2018 Future Filmmakers Workshop

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Future Filmmakers is a free three hour crash course and short introduction into the world of filmmaking. Learn the basics of camera work, lighting, laying out a scene and how… Read More

November 30 - December 1, 2018 Speculation

Speculation and The Music Gallery present Speculation with special guest Laurie Brown & Pondercast. Speculation is a multi-disciplinary concert that weaves together monologue and projections with live performances of Beethoven… Read More

November 30 - December 4, 2018 It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s Christmas Eve and the unimaginable has happened. George Bailey is on the edge of ruin; thousands of dollars are lost and with seemingly no way to save the old… Read More

November 23, 2018 Inkling Incubator

The Inkling Incubator is a Red Dress Productions (RDP) interdisciplinary research project that will convene a diverse working group of Deaf, disabled, hearing, and enabled artists for two five-day intensive,… Read More

November 23, 2018 BAFF Roadshow – Antigonish

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Join us for the BAFF Roadshow in Antigonish, Nova Scotia for a evening of great short films! More information about the BAFF Roadshow Films: Transform: Transform is a short autobiographical… Read More

November 22, 2018 The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook

Relaxed performance. The year is 1977 and The Kid, a ten-year-old Star Wars fan is trying to make sense of a new town and school. He soon discovers that Star… Read More

November 22, 2018 BAFF Roadshow – Sydney

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Join us for the BAFF Roadshow in Sydney, Nova Scotia for a evening of great short films! More information about the BAFF Roadshow Films: Transform: Transform is a short autobiographical… Read More

November 20 - November 24, 2018 Mad Ones

MAD ONES is a new play by Laura Burke, presented as part of Tangled’s Flourishing exhibition series, in which Deaf, Mad, and Disability-identified artists respond to the question “what does… Read More

November 18 - November 24, 2018 Winners and Losers

Winners and Losers is one part game, one part conversation that leans into our universally flawed human logic, and the desire to win at all costs. Valerie Planche and Makambe… Read More

November 11 - November 16, 2018 Sweat

For a group of lifelong friends, a night at the local bar is the balm against a hard day on the factory lines. When tensions rise at work and picket… Read More

November 11, 2018 A Journey in Rainbow Moccasins

Workshop: A Journey in Rainbow Moccasins with Teddy Syrette This workshop is facilitated by a 2-Spirit storyteller who engages participants to have small and large group discussions about the intersectional… Read More

November 10, 2018 Escaped Alone

Relaxed performance. The apocalypse begins with tea. Featuring an all-female cast and crew, this remarkable interpretation of Caryl Churchill’s award winning play bends through time and space to illuminate four… Read More

November 7, 2018 Mary and Max

Based on an Australian claymation film about two unlikely pen pals, which screened in 2009 at the Calgary International Film Festival, Mary and Max is a hilarious and heartening tale… Read More

November 2 - November 6, 2018 Secret Life of a Mother

A playwright writes an exposé of modern motherhood: a confessional piece about her own darkly funny and taboo-breaking truths. One of her oldest friends, an actress, tells this story, and… Read More

November 2 - December 9, 2018 Flourishing: Somewhere We Stay Authentic

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Featured Artists Richard Harlow and Maanii Oakes FLOURISHING: SOMEWHERE WE STAY AUTHENTIC is the second exhibition in this series, featuring Maanii Oakes and Richard Harlow. Hailing from opposite sides of… Read More

November 1 - December 6, 2018 Elle Ardani: Stories Of Solitude

Stories of Solitude is an emotional and visual exploration of the city of Toronto. It is grounded in creating intimacy and solace in what is otherwise considered a big city.… Read More

October 27 - November 1, 2018 The Royale

Told in a boxing ring over six rounds, The Royale is an electrifying adrenaline rush that shows us the deeply human cost of making history. From playwright Marco Ramirez comes… Read More

October 25 - October 26, 2018 Picture This

Propeller Dance and the Ottawa Art Gallery co-present an integrated dance performance with live music by Jesse Stewart. The performance will include Spasticus, a work of the Propeller Dance company,… Read More

October 21, 2018 Short Films – Relaxed Screening

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Relaxed screening. Carrizos — 12 minutes, Spanish/Mixtec with English subtitles Carmen and her grandparents live in Oaxaca’s Mixtec region. When a drought threatens her family’s livelihood, Carmen finds a practical… Read More

October 20, 2018 The Piano Teacher

Erin, a concert pianist, hasn’t touched a piano since her husband died. As Elaine, a piano teacher, gently reacquaints Erin with her instrument, other life changes follow. A simple update… Read More

October 19, 2018 Comet in Moominland

Relaxed performance. Beneath a canopied dome, a miniature universe of mysterious forests, magical caves and sailing seas fill the theatre. Tove Jansson’s story of trust, bravery and ingenuity has delighted… Read More

October 19, 2018 Laila at the Bridge

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Open captioned. Drug addiction affects millions of people in Afghanistan and has become one of the country’s deadliest problems. Amidst this crisis, Laila Haidari, the “Mother of the Addicts,” founded… Read More

October 19, 2018 La prière (The Prayer)

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Cédric Kahn’s solemn and beautifully shot feature examines the close relationship between spirituality and recovery through the story of 22-year-old Thomas. Thomas is a drug addict who decides to put… Read More

October 19, 2018 Gaelynn Lea

When Gaelynn Lea won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, her two decades as a hardworking and talented musician finally crystallized in a beautiful moment of national recognition. Since then,… Read More

October 19 - October 20, 2018 Mobilize

An exciting evening of new integrated dance works by CRIPSiE artists. Featuring choreography by Kelsie Acton, Lindsay Eales, Nathan Fawaz, Alison Neuman, as well as an improvised dance collaboration with… Read More

October 18, 2018 SPK Komplex (SPK Complex)

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This year’s Mad To Be Normal (our 2017 opening night film; a portrait of anti-psychiatrist R.D. Laing) is a fascinating documentary of a radical anti-therapy group. In 1970, Dr. Wolfgang… Read More

October 17, 2018 Demons in Paradise

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Ten years in the making, Demons in Paradise is breaking the silence on Sri Lanka’s devastating civil war. “Director Jude Ratnam was five when civil war broke out in Sri… Read More

October 16, 2018 The Breadwinner

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Nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Animated Feature Film, The Breadwinner follows an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. When her father is… Read More

October 14, 2018 Life After

Relaxed performance. Sixteen-year old Alice is left to navigate life after her father, a superstar self-help guru, dies in a car accident. We plunge into Alice’s overactive inner world as… Read More

October 14, 2018 If You Ask Me

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Open captioned. In 2017, Rendezvous with Madness (RWM) and CAMH’s National Youth Action Committee (NYAC) partnered to create ‘If You Ask Me’ (IYAM) – a compilation of short films created… Read More

October 14, 2018 Dressage

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Open captioned. A group of teenagers rob a convenience store in the affluent suburb of Karaj, Iran—not out of need but sheer boredom. They boast about their perfect crime until… Read More

October 13, 2018 El Espanto (The Dread)

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Open captioned. The residents of a remote village in Argentina have a unique talent: they can heal almost all diseases. Why would they seek doctors’ help when they can cure… Read More

October 13, 2018 YAVASHAKI (White Chairs)

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Open captioned. In his fourth feature, renowned Iranian filmmaker Reza Dormishian offers a surreal and visually inventive portrayal of a shared traumatic experience. Dormishian’s protagonists are Mat and Emily –… Read More

October 12, 2018 Xiao Mei

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“A film about the tormenting presence of absence. A young shop girl named Xiao Mei suddenly vanishes from her usual existence, without explanation or trace. Has she dissolved, or perhaps… Read More

October 12, 2018 My Talk with Florence

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As challenging a film as you are likely to see this year (or any year for that matter); this two-hour portrait of an abuse survivor at the hands of a… Read More

October 11, 2018 Holding Patterns: Roll-a-thon

Presented by Art Spin and Access Visual Art in partnership with Tangled Art + Disability, Creative Users Projects, Akimbo and Bodies in Translation. Thursday, October 11th, get your wheels on… Read More

October 11, 2018 Land

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The Indigenous Denetclaw family resides on the isolated Prairie Wolf Indian Reservation. Every morning, the matriarch of the family, Mary Denetclaw, drives her alcoholic son Wesley to the nearest liquor… Read More

October 11, 2018 Goliath

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Jessy and David are two twenty-something lovebirds living carefree in their small apartment. Their harmonious life is shaken when Jessy unexpectedly gets pregnant. Shortly after Jessy shares the news, the… Read More

October 10, 2018 The Song and The Sorrow

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Open captioned. Legendary Canadian songwriter, Gene MacLellan is best known for his hits from the 1970s, including “Snowbird,” “Put Your Hand in the Hand” and “The Call.” Juno-award-winning musician, MacLellan… Read More

October 9, 2018 Mustard

Mustard has outstayed his welcome. After all, Thai is now 16 years old and no longer needs an imaginary friend living under her bed. To make matters worse, Mustard is… Read More

October 7, 2018 A Doll’s House, Part 2

In 1879, when Nora left her husband and children at the end of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, her door slam reverberated around the world, creating a storm of controversy; much… Read More

October 6, 2018 Junie B Jones

Relaxed performance. Featuring the outspoken, curious and lovable Junie B. This delightful adaptation of Barbara Park’s best-selling books brings to life a tremendously lovable individual in a genuinely comical musical.… Read More

October 6, 2018 Sound of the Beast

Relaxed performance. This one-woman show speaks truth to power using spoken word, storytelling and hip-hop. Written and performed by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard. Co-presented by Black Theatre Workshop and MAI (Montréal,… Read More

October 6, 2018 Deaf Slam Poetry with Sage Lovell

Experience the visual-tactile beauty of American Sign Language (ASL) through Signed Poetry. Create new written works and witness them being transformed into life through the dance of our hands. TTC… Read More

October 1 - October 6, 2018 Raine Hamilton String Trio Saskatchewan Tour

This October, the Raine Hamilton String Trio heads out on their first tour with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Raine started presenting concerts with ASL interpretation in 2017, in consultation… Read More

September 30 - October 5, 2018 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

15-year-old Christopher Boone has a unique perspective. He is incredibly talented at math, but never ventures beyond his street and strongly distrusts strangers. When his neighbour’s dog is killed, Christopher… Read More

September 30 - October 3, 2018 Gertrude and Alice

Visiting the audience in the present day, Gertrude and Alice come to find out how history has treated them. The couple recounts stories of their 40-year marriage, of meetings with… Read More

September 26, 2018 Honour Beat

Two grown sisters face off over their mother’s death-bed. Together they confront one another, their own identities, and what will remain when their mom leaves this world. A contemporary look… Read More

September 23, 2018 Shakespeare In Love

Relaxed performance. Playwright Will Shakespeare struggles to write his next play against a fast approaching deadline. He finds his muse and inspiration in Viola – a beautiful young woman who… Read More

September 23, 2018 Paradise Lost

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Inspired by John Milton’s epic poem of the cosmic battle between good and evil, Satan’s revenge and the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, this ultra-contemporary… Read More

September 23, 2018 The Word on the Street Toronto

Hundreds of author readings and activities at Canada’s largest free book and magazine festival! The events listed below are all ASL interpreted. More information about The Word on the Street… Read More

September 22, 2018 Access and the Arts

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A presentation and discussion led by artist Aislinn Thomas about access in art spaces. So often we use the word “accessible” as a shorthand for wheelchair accessibility, which doesn’t affirm… Read More

September 22, 2018 The Word on the Street Lethbridge

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Lethbridge Herald Author Stage Live captioning and ASL interpretation 11:15 AM: Giselle Courteau – The Duchess Bakeshop Cookbook 12:00 PM: Pauline Dakin – Run, Hide, Repeat 1:00 PM: Joy Fielding… Read More

September 22, 2018 Open Sidewalk #3: The Accessible City

An intentionally flexible city is accessible for every body, everywhere, and every day. People should be able to use things the way that makes the most sense for them, and… Read More

September 21 - September 27, 2018 I Call myself Princess

A Paper Canoe Projects and Cahoots Theatre production in association with Native Earth. When William, a modern-day Métis music student, is handed a 1918 opera about Creek/Cherokee Mezzo Soprano Tsianina… Read More

September 21 - September 23, 2018 May I Take Your Arm?

A multidisciplinary sound piece integrating walking art, storytelling, and tactile installation co-created by Alex Bulmer, Anna Camilleri, and Tristan R Whiston. Presented by Red Dress Productions. In a downtown Toronto… Read More

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 - October 19, 2018 Flourishing: Somehow We Stay Attuned

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FLOURISHING: SOMEHOW WE STAY ATTUNED Peter Owusu-Ansah, Sarah Ferguson, and Salima Punjani FLOURISHING: SOMEHOW WE STAY ATTUNED is the first of four exhibitions that make up the series, FLOURISHING. Featuring… 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 - December 6, 2018 ASL Interpreted Museum Tours

On the first Thursday of each month, ASL interpretation is provided for the Museum Highlights Tour. ASL-Interpreted Tours at the ROM offer a learning experience for the whole family, and… 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 20 - October 20, 2018 The Rocky Horror Show

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It’s the most fun you can have in fishnets! Come see this smash-hit musical extravaganza. Invite your friends and party to the irresistible rock-and-roll score. Drinks before, during and after… Read More

July 18 - September 23, 2018 The Brain is wider than the Sky

Tara Cooper, Hyang Cho, Meg Harder, Žana Kozomora, Amanda Rhodenizer, Aislinn Thomas. Curated by Crystal Mowry. The lives of artists – whether they be poets or painters – often make… 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