2016/17 Season Info

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As Canada’s leading producer of contemporary theatre created by women, Nightwood has spent nearly four decades igniting a vital conversation about women’s lived experiences, and providing our audiences with provocative, entertaining and socially relevant theatre.

Our 2016-17 season is no exception, with a playbill that represents some of the most dynamic female voices working in theatre today.

As we champion the female creator this season, we focus our lens even tighter to the creator/performer, where every author steps off the page and onto the stage.

Here, we present four stories that examine what has been handed down to us as women - from our mothers; from the faith woven into our culture; and from the history of our evolution with each passing decade. We are not interested in dwelling in the past, but rather exploring it, challenging it, and using it to propel us into a future that feels more authentic and our own.

Join us for a journey to face the titans of our past, and arrive at a new understanding of the shoulders we stand on, of ourselves, and of what it means to be alive.

Welcome to Nightwood’s 37th season.

Kelly Thornton, Artistic Director       Beth Brown, Managing Director

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