Announcing the 2021-22 Write From the Hip Playwrights!

Nightwood is delighted to share the exciting new cohort of playwrights that we’ll be welcoming to our Write From the Hip program in the 21/22 season! Please join us in congratulating Omolola Ajao, Stephanie Fung, Juliet Jones-Rodney, Merlim Simard, and Jillian Welsh. Sponsored by RBC’s Emerging Artist Project, Write From the Hip is a year-long …

Confronting Canada Day

In light of the deeply painful and disturbing discoveries being made at residential school sites across the country, many folks have been making alternate plans to forgo celebrations on July 1st and #CancelCanadaDay. This movement seeks to use this day to honour and recognize the truth of Canada’s history through reflection, atonement, accountability and action. For …

Catch The Stars of Mars in Orbit This Month!

We revelled in a smashing opening night launch of our annual Lawyer Show fundraiser production – The Stars of Mars, created by Ashley Botting (Second City) and Daniel Abrahamson (Musical Director, Boy Falls From The Sky)! With jaw-dropping, personalized illustrations of the cast by Michelle Tracey, inventive editing by Stream Stage Productions, lively sound design by Emily Porter, and inspired direction from Andrea Donaldson, Sedina Fiati (Assistant …

Taking Action in Honour of the 215 Indigenous Children

Trigger warning: Residential Schools. (Artwork by Chase Gray who created this beautiful piece in honour of the 215 children murdered at the Kamloops residential school.) As we mourn for the Indigenous children whose remains have been found and those who are still missing, we hold space for outrage and love, and call for action to face truths and encourage …

Poster for Lost Together. SHIRA LEUCHTER and MICHAELA WASHBURN stand in front of a wall postered with line drawing of faces. Sheila and Shira have lines drawn on their faces similar to the posters behind them.

Lost Together Opens This Tuesday!

We can’t wait to share UnSpun Theatre‘s innovative and personal live art piece Lost Together with you next week as it kicks-off its run from May 25th to June 5th! Winner of the SummerWorks Performance Festival’s Production Prize in 2018, we are delighted to share that the first three days of the run have completely sold out and that there …

A Year In

Reflections on a year of COVID-19 and social distancing. This short package includes a message from Nightwood Artistic Director Andrea Donaldson, highlights from the social distancing care packages sent over the course of a year, and updates on Nightwood’s going ons. Click here to view “A Year In” Click here to view the text-only version

TAKING ACTION ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

This International Women’s Day Nightwood Theatre’s Artistic Director Andrea Donaldson invited our team to consider this prompt – what are you thinking about this IWD and what is an action you plan to take in honour of that thought? Andrea encouraged folks to explore a broad spectrum of angles, from the political to the personal, …

Embodying Power and Place Opens March 27! – Social Distancing Care Package for Mar 4, 2021

This month Nightwood Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts are honoured to present Embodying Power and Place, curated by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard and New Harlem Productions. In 2019, the federal commission on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released their final report, Reclaiming Power and Place. In 2020 over a dozen artists from a wide range of disciplines were commissioned by New Harlem …

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