2018/19 Season Passes


Passholders get the Perks! Guarantee your seats — flexible and convenient, season subscriptions include free ticket exchanges if you need to switch your preferred dates.

Click here to purchase your pass or call 416-944-1740 x4 to book over the phone!

Two-Show Season Pass:

$50 (or $40 for Artsworker / Senior / Under 30)*
*Plus HST

Includes one ticket to each production:
School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls - March 5-24, 2019 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
A Blow In the Face - March 26-April 14 at The Theatre Centre

Four-Show Season Pass Sold Out!
Includes one ticket to each production:
Grace, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls, A Blow In the Face and Inner Elder
$100 ($75 for Artsworker / Senior / Under 30)
Prices do not include HST

Full Season Pass Sold Out!
Includes one ticket to each production in our mainstage season:
Now You See Her, Grace, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls, A Blow In the Face and Inner Elder
$125 ($100 for Artsworker / Senior / Under 30)
Prices do not include HST

Please call Angie at (416) 944-1740 ext. 4 or email angie [at] nightwoodtheatre.net if you have any questions regarding our season pass subscription.


Now You See Her
Created by Lisa Karen Cox, Maggie Huculak, Raha Javanfar, Amy Nostbakken, Norah Sadava and Cheyenne Scott
Co-produced by Nightwood Theatre, Quote Unquote Collective, and Why Not Theatre
October 16-November 4, 2018 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street)

They are the invisible, the vanishing and the disappeared. In an insurrectionary outburst of original music, words and movement, six characters in Now You See Her explore some of the diverse ways women fade from sight in our culture. They sing, dance and thrust themselves into the elements as they travel through the seasons of their lives. Their voices are defiant. Their question is simple: why and how do we allow our power to disappear without a fight?

Now You See Her follows Quote Unquote Collective’s acclaimed international hit Mouthpiece.

For Quote Unquote Collective:

“A new kind of feminist language which ignites pure, intravenous emotion.” - Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison

★★★★ – The Globe and Mail
★★★★ – The Guardian
★★★★ – The Scotsman

Winner of 3 Dora Mavor Moore Awards
Nominated for 9 Dora Mavor Moore Awards
Winner of the Edinburgh Fringe Stage Award

Written by Jane Doe, Directed by Andrea Donaldson
A Nightwood Theatre production in association with Crow’s Theatre
January 8-26, 2019 at Streetcar Crowsnest (345 Carlaw Ave)

“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. But as they put the case together, they must confront a new challenge. Grace is an exquisite piece of documentary theatre about the pursuit of truth and justice that unflinchingly examines our legal system — its loopholes and its failures — through the lens of a playwright searching for how to share her family’s story.

“Donaldson’s name on a program always promises suggestive staging that teases the imagination.” - NOW Magazine

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play
Written by Jocelyn Bioh, Directed by Nina Lee Aquino
Produced by Obsidian Theatre in association with Nightwood Theatre
March 5-24, 2019 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street)

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?

New York Times Critics’ Pick
Nominated for 4 Lucille Lortel Awards
Nominated for 4 Drama Desk Awards

A Blow in the Face
Written by Lisa Ryder, Directed by Monica Dottor
Based on characters created by Selina Martin & Lisa Ryder
Produced by Bald Ego Theatre in association with Nightwood Theatre
March 26-April 14, 2019 at The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street W)

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.

“It’s funny, it’s incisive, it’s smart as hell. It’s also utterly original and thoroughly theatrical.”
– Michael Healey, acclaimed Canadian playwright

Inner Elder
Written by Michelle Thrush, Directed by Karen Hines
Co-presented by Nightwood Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts
May 8-12, 2019 at Aki Studio (585 Dundas Street E, #120)

Inner Elder takes audiences on a journey of transformation through laughter and real-life memories of Gemini Award-winning Cree artist Michelle Thrush as she explores her own inner elder. Using a delicate blend of Bouffon and Indigenous clowning, this performance offers a heightened experience in the theatre and an extraordinary vision of our world.

★★★★ “A master storyteller. […] Thrush’s recollection is so vivid, it sears itself into your consciousness.” – Calgary Herald

GROUNDSWELL UNPLUGGED: Write from the Hip Reading Series

Readings from our 2017/18 Emerging Playwrights program
Facilitated by Andrea Donaldson
September 25 – 30, 2018
Ernest Balmer Studio, The Distillery District

Be the first to hear new work from some of the most exciting emerging female playwrights in the city. The 2017-18 Write from the Hip writers are Intisar Awisse, Monica Garrido, Meghan Greeley, Ali Joy Richardson, Chelsea Woolley, and Andrea Scott in partnership with Nick Green. Write from the Hip is a year-long script development program designed to support new writers toward the completion of a full-length play. Come hear what these talented playwrights have created.

See full schedule of Groundswell Unplugged in September 2018.

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