Nightwood Theatre Announces its 2019/20 SeasonNightwood Theatre Announces its 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019

Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Beth Brown are proud to announce Nightwood Theatre's 2019/20 season. Marking our 40th year as Toronto's preeminent feminist theatre company, we have curated an electric lineup of productions that bravely and playfully examine politics, privilege, power, and progress. Offering up three world premieres born out of creative collaboration from Common Boots Theatre, Aluna Theatre, and Nightwood's own Write from the Hip program, as well as a Toronto premiere from Governor-General Award-nominated playwright, Karen Hines, Nightwood is proud to step into this landmark season with a focus on the future of contemporary Canadian theatre. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre and Native Earth Presents INNER ELDERNightwood Theatre and Native Earth Presents INNER ELDER
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 9, 2019

Nightwood Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts are thrilled to present the Toronto premiere of the critically acclaimed touring production of Inner Elder. Written and performed by Gemini award-winning Cree Artist Michelle Thrush and directed by Karen Hines, Inner Elder premiered at One Yellow Rabbit's High Performance Rodeo in 2018 to standing ovations and sold-out houses. (more...)

ERASER Comes to RISER Project 2019ERASER Comes to RISER Project 2019
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

From the cafeteria to the playground, six performers guide the audience through their memories and fantasies of grade six as they navigate who they are in this world. ERASER, directed and choreographed by Bilal Baig and Sadie Epstein-Fine, and created by the Company, runs May 7-14, 2019 at The Theatre Centre. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre Announces Andrea Donaldson As Artistic DirectorNightwood Theatre Announces Andrea Donaldson As Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Nightwood Theatre's Board of Directors are thrilled to announce Andrea Donaldson as the new Artistic Director. With nearly 20 years of professional experience, Andrea has been a vibrant presence in Toronto's theatre scene. She has worked as a playwright, actor, and producer but most significantly she has focused her career on Directing and Artistic Direction with a strong emphasis on new play development and nurturing women's voices. Andrea will assume her new role in May 2019. Kelly Thornton will remain Artistic Director until April 30, 2019. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre Presents A BLOW IN THE FACENightwood Theatre Presents A BLOW IN THE FACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

Alice's life is perfect. She has a wonderful husband and a gorgeous new baby. The only thing is: her husband has left on a work trip and the baby is colicky. Alice cannot sleep. Into her chaotic world arrive two fantastical creatures who take an unnatural interest in her child. In a play described as Rosemary's Baby meets Fight Club, playwright Lisa Ryder explores the taboo subject of postpartum depression and the extreme places the mind can go. A Blow in the Face is a searing and irreverent take on a subject to which every parent will relate. (more...)

Obsidian Presents SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAYObsidian Presents SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

Paulina, the reigning Queen Bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the mid-year arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter - and Paulina's hive-minded friends. Jocelyn Bioh's buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. How far would you go to be Queen Bee? (more...)

Nightwood Theatre Presents GRACENightwood Theatre Presents GRACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Exquisitely told in a stunning blend of documentary theatre, striking visual projections and choreography, Grace is a searing piece that ignites a discussion on the failures and limitations of the legal system. "There was no justice, there was just a legal outcome." In the wake of a young woman's disclosure of childhood sexual assault, a family presses charges. A true story about survival, hope, and the pursuit of justice at a time when provability still usurps truth in our courtrooms. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre Presents GRACENightwood Theatre Presents GRACE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

Exquisitely told in a stunning blend of documentary theatre, striking visual projections and choreography, Grace is a searing piece that ignites a discussion on the failures and limitations of the legal system. "There was no justice, there was just a legal outcome." In the wake of a young woman's disclosure of childhood sexual assault, a family presses charges. A true story about survival, hope, and the pursuit of justice at a time when provability still usurps truth in our courtrooms. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre Bids Farewell To Artistic Director Kelly ThorntonNightwood Theatre Bids Farewell To Artistic Director Kelly Thornton
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

It is with a mix of both excitement and sadness that Nightwood Theatre's Board of Directors announces the departure of Artistic Director Kelly Thornton. Kelly will be stepping down from her position in order to take on the role of Artistic Director of Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg. Royal MTC is Canada's oldest regional theatre, and produces 10 plays on two stages, a regional tour of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario, a wide range of youth programming and two annual festivals: the Master Playwright Festival, and North America's second-largest Fringe, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival.  (more...)

UNHOLY Returns For Limited Engagement Live At Zoomer HallUNHOLY Returns For Limited Engagement Live At Zoomer Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Following two hit runs as part of Nightwood Theatre's 2016/17 and 2017/18 mainstage seasons, Diane Flacks' Dora Award-nominated Unholy will be remounted in an exclusive return engagement from November 16-18, 2018, live at Zoomer Hall (70 Jefferson Ave.) in Liberty Village.  Unholy will be shot in front of a live studio audience for an upcoming special on VisionTV, Canada's only multi-faith, multi-cultural television channel available in over 10 million homes. (more...)

The World Premiere Of NOW YOU SEE HER Comes to Buddies in Bad Times TheatreThe World Premiere Of NOW YOU SEE HER Comes to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Nightwood Theatre, Quote Unquote Collective and Why Not Theatre are immensely proud to co-produce the World Premiere of Now You See Her. With a track record of successful collaboration, from supporting the first iteration of Quote Unquote's Mouthpiece in the RISER Project in 2015, to its production in Nightwood Theatre's 2016/17 and 2017/18 mainstage seasons, the relationship has been a fruitful one. Now, fresh from premiering the critically acclaimed adaptation of MOUTHPIECE as the Special Presentations Opening Night film at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, Dora Award-winning artists Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava (Artists to Watch in Fall 2018 - NOW Magazine) have joined forces with Lisa Karen Cox, Maggie Huculak, Raha Javanfar, and Cheyenne Scott to create this incendiary new piece of theatre. (more...)

TAPA Announces VIP Presenters For Dora Awards; Astrid Van Wieren to HostTAPA Announces VIP Presenters For Dora Awards; Astrid Van Wieren to Host
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Jacoba Knaapen, Toronto Alliance or the Performing Arts (TAPA) Executive Director and Dora Mavor Moore Awards Producer, announced the VIP presenters today for the 39th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, to be held on Monday, June 25 at the Winter Garden Theatre of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season, SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY and MoreNightwood Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season, SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY and More
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Beth Brown are proud to announce Nightwood Theatre's 2018/19 season. In our penultimate season before our 40th anniversary, we have assembled an ambitious lineup of some of the most dynamic female voices working in theatre today. Nightwood is proud to support and partner with an ever-burgeoning community of artists and like-minded arts organizations to develop high-caliber contemporary theatre. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre Announces GRACE By Jane Doe At Crow's TheatreNightwood Theatre Announces GRACE By Jane Doe At Crow's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

In alignment with Crow's Theatre's 2018/19 Season Announcement, Nightwood Theatre is pleased to announce its production of Grace by Jane Doe in January 2019. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre Presents MOUTHPIECE - Back By Popular DemandNightwood Theatre Presents MOUTHPIECE - Back By Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Mouthpiece is a heart-wrenching and humorous journey into the female psyche. The performance is a virtuosic display of physical ingenuity and vocal orchestration. In the wake of her mother's death, Mouthpiece follows one woman, for one day, as she tries to find her voice. Interweaving a cappella harmony, dissonance, text, and physicality, two performers express the inner conflict that exists within one modern woman's head. (more...)

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Grapple with Race, Sex, Religion, Environment and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Artistic Director Evalyn Parry announced an exciting line-up for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's 2017/18 season today. The season presents a series of engaging, timely productions that grapple with questions of race, indigeneity, sex, queerphobia, religion, and climate change. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season of World Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Beth Brown have announced Nightwood Theatre's 2016-2017 season. In our 37th season we have assembled a full playbill representing some of the most dynamic female voices working in theatre today. Nightwood is proud to support and partner with the ever-burgeoning community of independent artists that are developing high caliber contemporary theatre. (more...)

WELL BORN to Play Artscape Youngplace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

?Well Born, a new play by Celeste Percy-Beauregard, chronicles an expectant mother who must confront her past in order to embrace her future. What she discovers about her birth parents however, does nothing to put her fears about her own pregnancy to rest. Well Born explores the themes of otherness, new motherhood, and preconceived notions associated with Down syndrome through a deeply personal and, at times, darkly comic lens. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre to Host 2015 LAWYER SHOW
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Nightwood Theatre is proud to present the sixth annual Lawyer Show. Co-directed by Nightwood's Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Associate Artistic Director Michelle Alexander, supported by a team of professional coaches, designers, and crew, this unique event sees a cast of 36 lawyers take the stage to perform Love's Labour's Lost. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature NIRBHAYA, REFUGE & More
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Beth Brown have announced Nightwood Theatre's 2015/2016 Season. In our 36th season we continue to produce work that confronts some of the most relevant issues of our times. From shattering the culture of shame in gender-based violence (Nirbhaya), to exposing the pitfalls of Canada's refugee system (Refuge), from unearthing the buried history of slaves in Salem (Obeah Opera), to the clash of idealism and bureaucracy (The Public Servant), the issues raised in these plays will ignite a compelling dialogue with our audience. (more...)

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