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  • ASL Interpretation
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January 21, 2021 - January 24, 2021

Next Stage Community Booster

Hosted by Toronto Fringe

This four-day event will be a boost of energy, ideas, creativity, and friendship for those enduring an isolated pandemic winter. This event replaces the 14th annual Next Stage Theatre Festival, which was cancelled due to COVID-19.

The event will feature digital performances from acclaimed indie artists, a half-day conference for the indie theatre community, livestreamed conversations on urgent topics, a digital Self-Care Hub, audio experiences, and more.

More information


All video and audio pieces will be accompanied by PDF transcript documents that are screen-reader friendly. All Facebook Live events will have ASL Interpretation. If you wish to attend an event that takes place in a closed Zoom conversation please let us know by January 12 to allow time to book interpreters. We will continue to do our best to honour requests after that date. In our Storytelling with Steam Whistle series, The Night Apple is performed by Deaf artist Tamyka Bullen in American Sign Language (ASL) with English captions and voice-over. Many of our events will have Auto-Transcribed Captioning, while others will have Live-Transcribed Captioning. All published PDFs will adhere to best practices for accessibility. We endeavour to make them screen-reader compatible.


Toronto Fringe

100 Broadview Ave, Suite 322, Toronto, ON, M6J 1C5, Canada

Email: general@fringetoronto.com

Toronto Fringe is a grassroots, charitable organization that runs the Toronto Fringe Festival each July, the Next Stage Theatre Festival each January, and various year-round programs that benefit youth, artists, and the theatre community at large. We are a creative match-maker, connecting artists with audiences, and empowering everyone to unleash their inner artist. We create opportunities for both emerging and established artists to produce their work with artistic freedom, while engaging members of the community by making productions as affordable and accessible as possible.