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  • ASL Interpretation
  • Captions

November 10, 2021 - November 17, 2021

Groundswell Festival 2021

Hosted by Nightwood Theatre

This November our annual Groundswell Festival invites the audience to get creative, offering a six-day, interactive digital retreat to generate ideas and spotlight brand new works from our Write From The Hip playwright’s unit (WFTH).

Inspired by the success of Nightwood’s Creatryx Writing Room, this season’s festival offers a unique opportunity for folks to hear selections of new plays from Anahita Dehbonehie, Celia Green, Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野, Breton Lalama, Kitoko Mai and Nikki Shaffeeullah, learn more about each artist in an intimate conversation hosted by Artist/Activist-in-Residence Sedina Fiati, and then have the option to delve into a writing session of their own with a prompt inspired by the piece.

Nightwood will also serve up a closer look at dramaturgy and play-pitching with two free, ASL-interpreted professional development workshops curated and hosted by playwright and WFTH Program Director Donna-Michelle St. Bernard.

Join us as we celebrate creation, conversation and community at our 36th annual Groundswell Festival!


All events will be online, offer captioning, and will available to view online until November 26th. ASL interpretation will be provided for workshops.


Nightwood Theatre

15 Case Goods Lane, Studio 306, Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4, Canada

Email: info@nightwoodtheatre.net

Nightwood Theatre is Canada's National Women's Theatre Company