Theatre

Events listing

This Is a Costume Drama

April 29-May 2, 2015

This Is a Costume Drama reveals how we transform, how we put on masks and how we celebrate – all as it turns the theatre into a landscape built for graphic spectacle.

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WIVES, feeled

May 2, 2015

WIVES are an all-woman performance collective based in Toronto and Montreal. WIVES make live shows and videos that combine naturalist staging with visceral experience and DIY aesthetics. The product of this combination is feminist fantasy. Their current work aims at the spectacle of professional sports. For HATCH 11 WIVES attempt to imagine an athletics that glorifies instinctual emotion while omitting the binary relations of winner and loser.

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Gudirr Gudirr

May 6- 9, 2015

In Broome, Western Australia, where Asian, Australian-Indigenous and Western-settler cultures collide, a remarkable new intercultural expression is emerging. Gudirr Gudirr threads the physicality of contemporary dance through a vision of the rapid changes affecting Australia and its peoples.

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Corpus Dance Projects - Camping Royale

May 16-17, 2015

Two queens from a different time go on an absurd camping trip, far away from court. Without servants, they will have to use their creativity to survive in the wild. A charming and interactive adventure for all ages.

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Torn From the Pages with Miriam Toews, hosted by Dave Bidini

May 30, 2015

Torn from the Pages is an evening where the worlds of books and music collide. It's a frisson of prose and melody based on the ouevre of a single artist, in this case, Winnipeg's Giller nominated Miriam Toews.

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STRAIGHT WHITE MEN

June 3- 6, 2015

A linear narrative, a realistic set and characters that, until just a minute ago, were the default voice of Western society – a father and his three sons, celebrating Christmas together at home. STRAIGHT WHITE MEN is a hilarious and provocative experiment in non-experiment.

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Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home

June 20-21, 2015

Canadian musician Christine Fellows and visual artist Shary Boyle merge their mediums to create a unique performance that pairs Fellows’ stirring folk sensibilities with Boyle’s lo-fi style using handmade cut-outs and an overhead projector. Their new piece, Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home, is a handcrafted spectacle, presented as a series of vignettes as seen through a window.

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SPAM

June 20-21, 2015

Dubbed a “spoken opera” by the Buenos Aires Herald, SPAM tells the story of a Neapolitan professor and linguist who loses his memory. Performed by Rafael Spregelburd, a Buenos Aires-based playwright, director, actor and translator, and one of the most important figures in contemporary Argentinean theatre, with live music by long-time collaborator Zypce.

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Between Contentions and How to Overcome the Great Tiredness?

June 20-21, 2015

Between exhaustion and sleep lies our deepest point of honesty: the moments when we lose the veneer of civility. Award-winning Brazilian choreographer and dancer Eduardo Fukushima, a protégé in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, performs two solo dances that explore this idea, inviting audiences into his process of investigation.

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The Referendum

June 20-21, 2015

After 16 years in power, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet asked his people to vote in a national referendum to decide if he should remain in power for the next eight years. What followed were two heavily motivated political campaigns trying to win the hearts and minds of the Chilean people. The “no” side launched one of the most ambitious campaigns ever seen in political history, focusing on hope. Award-winning writer Antonio Skármeta wrote a play about this campaign of hope called El Plebiscito, later used as the basis for Pablo Larrain’s 2012 Oscar-nominated film No.

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Who Killed Spalding Gray?

June 20-21, 2015

On the weekend of January 11, 2004, celebrated American monologist Spalding Gray ended his life by jumping off the Staten Island Ferry in New York. That same weekend, on the other side of the country, acclaimed Canadian playwright and Governor General Award-winner Daniel MacIvor was spending three days in California in a series of sessions with a man who had offered to save his life. A solo performance about truth and lies and the four most important things in life, from one of our country’s most noteworthy playwrights.

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Dolor Exquisito (Exquisite Pain)

June 20-21, 2015

French artist Sophie Calle was stood up. Planning to meet her lover in New Delhi, she arrived to a telegram informing her that he was not coming. Calle continued on her trip, but it was coloured by the pain of heartbreak. Upon her return to Paris, she asked people she knew about their own experiences with pain and suffering. Interdisciplinary artist Emilio García Wehbi and actress Maricel Álvarez reinterpret Calle’s work in a multimedia piece capturing the enigmatic loneliness of pain and how it connects us.

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