The Waves

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 5:00 PM

(75m) Theatre Centre, Incubator – 1115 Queen St W.

Grunts and growls. Broken clicks and howls. An aria. A solo play about birth, motherhood, and whales.

Warning: Mature themes

 

KATIMAJUIT / one for five

Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018

(75m) Theatre Centre, Franco Boni Theatre – 1115 Queen St W.

DOUBLE BILL

KATIMAJUIT (20m) A live new media experiment featuring the visualization of Inuit throat singing.

one for five (20m) A robust contemporary dance quintet, with integrated media.

 

4inXchange

Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018

(60m) Toronto Media Arts Centre, Meeting Room – 32 Lisgar St

Four participants. One table. $1,000 in cash. Come play an intimate and interactive game of value, intimacy, and truth.

4inXchange is a performance that takes the form of a meeting. It is performed for just four participants at a time. The meeting lasts about an hour. It is immersive and highly interactive. You will never be asked to do anything you don’t want to do. The meeting takes place in a small room with fluorescent lighting. What happens in the room stays in the room. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email xLqpopartperformance@gmail.com. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of our participants. We look forward to meeting with you.

Warning: Audience participation

TIP: Select a date below to book a meeting time.

 

The Extinction of Hong Kongers

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM

(60m) Toronto Media Arts Centre, Main Gallery – 32 Lisgar St

Witness the extinction of the citizens of Hong Kong in unique and unexpected ways, played out on a miniature recreation of the historic city.

 

A Room to Perform / YES

Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018

(75m) Theatre Centre, Incubator – 1115 Queen St W.

DANCE DOUBLE BILL

A Room to Perform (20m) – A glimpse at a world of visual surprises, shapes, and spliced-together movement.

YES (35m) – A Manifesto for the post-cynical, YES is an irreverent romp through the turbulent history of modern dance.

Warning: Coarse language

 

Winners and Losers

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 8:30 PM

(75m) Theatre Centre, Franco Boni Theatre – 1115 Queen St W.

Two friends debate whether people, places, and things are winners or losers.

Warning: Audience participation, coarse language

 

...And You'll Never Believe What Happens Next

Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018

(60m) Theatre Centre, Incubator – 1115 Queen St W.

Journalist and playwright Graham Isador offers an inside scoop on why we like the things we like, and why we clicked that link.

Warning: Coarse language

 

fantasylover

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:00 PM

(60m) Theatre Centre, Franco Boni Theatre – 1115 Queen St W.

A reclamation of classic Hollywood storytelling that sets four icons on a search for their own feminist utopia.

Warning: Coarse language, partial nudity, haze, loud music

 

the aisha of is

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 12:00 PM

(75m) Theatre Centre, Franco Boni Theatre – 1115 Queen St W.

Medicinal dance & speech as an ancient and original freedom practice.

 

BODY SO FLUORESCENT

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018

(60m) Theatre Centre, Incubator – 1115 Queen St W.

Two friends retrace last night’s events to figure out how it ended in an explosive fight.

Warning: Coarse language, sexually explicit language, strobe/flashing lights

 

Overhear Toronto

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018

(30-45m) Artscape Youngplace Café – 180 Shaw St

Guided by video and audio narration via an iPhone, one audience member at a time is guided through an immersive, roaming performance. Complete with installation pieces generated by the storytellers themselves, Overhear Toronto invites you to walk the neighbourhood around Trinity Bellwoods Park as you listen to experiences of migration and cultural displacement from local residents.

*NOTE: Since this is a performance for one audience member at a time, it can be modified to a Relaxed Performance on request. Please contact natalie@apukatheatre.com in advance of booking for more information about requesting a Relaxed Performance.

Warning: Audience participation, discussions of sexual violence, assault, and racism

 

Lost Together

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018

(30m) Toronto Media Arts Centre, Gathering Space – 32 Lisgar St

In conversation with you, Shira and Michaela recreate something you’ve lost.

NOTE: Since this is a performance for one audience member at a time, it can be modified to a Relaxed Performance on request. Please contact unspuntheatre@gmail.com in advance of booking for more information.

TIP: Select a performance date on the calendar below to book a time slot.

 

Adrenaline

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018

(35m) Theatre Centre, Franco Boni Theatre – 1115 Queen St W.

A young Syrian man spends his first New Year’s Eve safe in Canada, but what is the price of his safety?

Warning: Mature themes, loud sounds

 

The Negroes Are Congregating

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM

(90m) Theatre Centre, Incubator – 1115 Queen St W.

Delving into the North American Black experience from a mental, physical, and spiritual perspective.

60 minute performance followed by a 30 minute Q&A.

Warning: Mature content, coarse language

 

Hot Cuts

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018

(60m) Toronto Media Arts Centre, Gamma Workspace – 32 Lisgar St

A stylist in a small town mall inspires his trainees and clients to express their true selves in search of an aspirational subculture.

 

CAFÉ SARAJEVO episode I

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018

(75m) Toronto Media Arts Centre, Main Gallery – 32 Lisgar St

An immersive live podcast experience that mixes performance with 360 video to mediate space between live and recorded experiences.

Warning: Audience participation

 

The Reckoning

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018

(60m) Theatre Centre, Gallery – 1115 Queen St W.

What do we do now after the flood of divine feminine rage? One of two performances from Lady Janitor (a.k.a. Eroca Nicols) collapse the space between ritual and spectacle.

Warning: Mature content, depictions of violence, pork products used and consumed by the performer, loud music

 

A Girl Lives Alone

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018

(75m) Theatre Centre, Franco Boni Theatre – 1115 Queen St W.

An ensemble comedy and murder mystery mashup about death, fear, and how well you really know your neighbours.

Warning: Discussions and representations of violence and sexual violence, loud and sudden sounds, coarse language

 

b side

Aug 19, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018

(30m) Secret Location – revealed after you buy your ticket

Uncover what is hidden in plain sight in an intimate encounter with a Queen West laneway.

Warning: An outdoor participatory performance that moves and will occur rain or shine (within reason)

 

Box 4901

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 4:45 PM

SOLD OUT

 

Swim Team

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 6:00 PM

(75m) Theatre Centre, Franco Boni Theatre – 1115 Queen St W.

Inspired by real events, the story of three women who dream of learning to swim in a place devoid of water.

Warning: Simulated drowning

 

4 Ticket Pass

SummerWorks Performance Festival August 9-19, 2018

SOLD OUT

 

8 Ticket Pass

SummerWorks Performance Festival August 9-19, 2018

SOLD OUT

 

12 Ticket Pass

SummerWorks Performance Festival August 9-19, 2018

SOLD OUT





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