Patrick J. Adams to Headline SummerWorks Performance Festival Launch Party at Campbell House, June 6

Patrick J. Adams to Headline SummerWorks Performance Festival Launch Party at Campbell House, June 6

On June 6, 2014 SummerWorks Performance Festival hosts its official Launch Party & Fundraiser at Campbell House (160 Queen St W). The two part event begins with The SummerWorks Exclusive from 6:30 - 9:00 pm, where the festival lineup will be announced by artistic producer Michael Rubenfeld. Guests will enjoy a special performance from Patrick J. Adams ("Suits") where dinner will be provided and is accompanied by a live auction. Following The SummerWorks Exclusive the Launch Party is open to the public in a pay what you can dance party meets extended SummerWorks preview, dj'd by Grand Analog's Warren Bray. This event is SummerWorks' primary fundraising event and launches their festival season. The 2014 SummerWorks Performance Festival runs August 7-17, 2014.

Each year the SummerWorks Launch features special performances and live art installations. This year is no exception. Over 10 performers are converging on Toronto's historic Campbell House, giving guests a demonstration of why SummerWorks Performance Festival is a trendsetter and innovator in the Canadian theatre community. Those attending The SummerWorks Exclusive will enjoy access to several special performances, including the reading by Patrick J. Adams ("Suits") of an excerpt from a new play by Ukranian playwright Natalya Vorozhbit and a performance by Benjamin Kamino and Reg Vermue (Light Fires).

This year's SummerWorks Launch features a food market, including vendors such as Fidel Gastro and Cinq Foods. Those attending The SummerWorks Exclusive have the chance to win a private catered dinner by The Food Dudes (valued at $1,200), Mirvish theatre ticket packages and much more. The live auction is lead by professional auctioneer Don Lee.

The SummerWorks Exclusive
June 6, 2014, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Campbell House (160 Queen St W)
$100/ticket, tax deductible
For tickets, please visit bit.ly/SWLaunch14
Includes exclusive performances, live auction and dinner provided

SummerWorks Official Launch Party
June 6, 2014, 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Campbell House (160 Queen St W)
Pay what you can to get in, $5 food and drink tickets, cash only

About SummerWorks Performance Festival: As the largest juried performance festival in Canada featuring predominantly new Canadian work, SummerWorks programs a festival that uniquely reflects Toronto and Canada's cultural zeitgeist. Since 1991, SummerWorks has continued to explore and respond to the needs and wants of audiences and the performance community. The festival has grown to become one of the country's preeminent multidisciplinary hubs featuring a Music Series, Live art Series, SummerWorks Leadership Intensive Program (S.L.I.P.) and the National Series, showcasing works from across Canada. The festival adds new initiatives yearly, including performance based programs such as the Performance Bar. The 2014 SummerWorks Performance Festival runs August 7-17 in the new Theatre Centre (1115 Queen St W).

Get social: @SummerWorks | Facebook | www.summerworks.ca.

Pictured: Patrick J. Adams

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