Event Category: Festival

Round Table Discussion with the Citadel’s “The Tempest”

A discussion with the cast and creative team of the Citadel Theatre’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest which will be directed by Josette Bushell-Mingo, past artistic director of the Tyst Theatre, Sweden’s National Theatre of the Deaf. The production will feature a collaboration between hearing and Deaf actors. Join the conversation as they examine the unique considerations of interweaving Shakespeare and ASL and the dynamics created by the joining of these two different groups on stage.

Presenters: Cast and crew of the Citadel’s The Tempest

More information on the SOUND OFF Festival website

Engaging and Working with ASL/English Interpreters, ASL Coaches and Deaf Consultants in Theatre: A Guide for the Community

A performance’s over-all aesthetic is one of the resounding factors that leads to its success or ultimate failure in the patron’s and critic’s view. Many factors impact this aesthetic when utilizing inclusive measures to incorporate something like American Sign Language (ASL). Where do you find competent theatre skilled Interpreters? How will the performance use them? Should you be using a Deaf Interpreter? What about a Deaf actor on stage? Have you considered the need for a Deaf Consultant or ASL Coach? Did you budget correctly or did you budget at all? …. And most importantly, why are you doing this in the first place?

During this workshop we will delve into these questions and many more. With the current shift towards greater inclusion in the mainstream, we will uncover the truths about access versus inclusion and what that really looks like from the Deaf perspective.

Presenters: Nicole Sander and Catherine Joell MacKinnon

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Theatresports: SOUND OFF Edition

Three chimpanzees on three coloured panels (orange, blue and green). The first chimp is covering its eyes, the second chimp is plugging its ears, and the third chimp is holding a finger up to its lips. "Theatresports: SOUND OFF Edition" appears in black text along the top

SOUND OFF and Rapid Fire Theatre return for the third year running to bring you more of our special brand of hilarity! In a new twist this year, “Team Deaf” and “Team Hearing” have been thrown together, with each side now featuring an equal number of Deaf and hearing. As always, language is forbidden! Each team cannot use signs or speech and must boldly act out your suggestions with the physical limits of their bodies alone.

Featuring the extraordinary improvisors from Edmonton’s Rapid Fire Theatre along with fired up performers selected from SOUND OFF’s shows, this improv event is sure to leave you SPEECHLESS with laughter!

One show only!

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Apple Time

An illustration of a blue hand with thumb, index and pinky fingers extended and middle and ring fingers folded. There is a sailboat on the folded fingers, and the hand has a cream cuff that reads "Adventure on the Deaf High Seas." There are three red apples on the bright yellow background, and "Apple Time" appears in red on a mint green scroll at the top.

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 which Deaf, Hard of Hearing, locals, newcomers, oral and signing come together to create entire new worlds. Blending puppetry and ASL poetry with traditional Deaf storytelling and ensemble theatre, Apple Time invites you on a mythical journey of immigration and migration on the Deaf high seas. This event is accessible to all audience members regardless of language spoken.

Presented by Deaf Crows Collective.

** Stay after the 6:45 PM performance on February 17 for a talk-back with the artists!

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Temple of the Divine Queer

Four performers, all wearing bright blue wigs, appearing through holes torn in a large sheet of white paper.

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 glitter. Imagine a future faith that isn’t just making room for you, but where your joys are the very lisping Word of God.

Join us on the sacred dance floor of our Sangat Prima: The Patrician Tabernacle, Tallulah’s Cabaret, to raise up a joyful noise that infuses divinity into every drop of sweat. Let’s have a religious experience together.

Charismatic Leader: Adam Barrett. Graven Images: Trixie & Beever. Ecstatic Movement: Matthew Eger. Joyful Noise: Michael Robert-Broder. The Word: Kaleb Robertson. High Priestess: Aimée Carbonneau.

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More information on the Buddies in Bad Times website

Starting at 8pm, there are shows happening in both spaces at Buddies (the Cabaret and the Chamber), so when you arrive at the theatre pick the show you want to see first, and 30 minutes later when it’s done you can either stay where you are or move to the other space for your next performance. There is a different set of shows each week – so keep coming back. There are also exhibitions in the building that you can only see before the shows start, so be sure to show up early.

And remember, shows at Rhubarb are not individually ticketed. So that show you want to see at 9:30? If you just show up at 9 you will probably be out of luck and all the tickets were sold to people who came for the whole evening.

Tickets: Wednesday-Saturday – $20. Your ticket grants you access to all of the performances on a given day. Call the box office at 416-975-8555 or http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/rhubarb.

The BiG SiSSY Show: The Message

One person in the foreground and two more people behind and to either side. The person in the middle is smiling and has bright green hair; the person on the left is wearing a black hat and looking at the camera, and the person on the right is looking up and out of the frame.

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.

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More information on the Buddies in Bad Times website

Starting at 8pm, there are shows happening in both spaces at Buddies (the Cabaret and the Chamber), so when you arrive at the theatre pick the show you want to see first, and 30 minutes later when it’s done you can either stay where you are or move to the other space for your next performance. There is a different set of shows each week – so keep coming back. There are also exhibitions in the building that you can only see before the shows start, so be sure to show up early.

And remember, shows at Rhubarb are not individually ticketed. So that show you want to see at 9:30? If you just show up at 9 you will probably be out of luck and all the tickets were sold to people who came for the whole evening.

Tickets: Wednesday-Saturday – $20. Your ticket grants you access to all of the performances on a given day. Call the box office at 416-975-8555 or http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/rhubarb.

How was your day, honey?

A baby touching the buttons on a TV on a wooden stand. Elisabeth Moss in the Handmaid's Tale is on the screen.

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: Holger Schoorl. Movement director: Amy Nostbakken.

How was your day, honey? on Facebook
More information on the Buddies in Bad Times website

Starting at 8pm, there are shows happening in both spaces at Buddies (the Cabaret and the Chamber), so when you arrive at the theatre pick the show you want to see first, and 30 minutes later when it’s done you can either stay where you are or move to the other space for your next performance. There is a different set of shows each week – so keep coming back. There are also exhibitions in the building that you can only see before the shows start, so be sure to show up early.

And remember, shows at Rhubarb are not individually ticketed. So that show you want to see at 9:30? If you just show up at 9 you will probably be out of luck and all the tickets were sold to people who came for the whole evening.

Tickets: Wednesday-Saturday – $20. Your ticket grants you access to all of the performances on a given day. Call the box office at 416-975-8555 or http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/rhubarb.