New Works Junior aims to present established artists as well as to support new, exciting works for young audiences. New this year: introducing a comedy night!

10,000 Mistakes

Shoshana Sperling

Toronto

All ages


May 17 / 6:00pm

Lakeside Terrace30 min / Doors 5:30pm

New this year! Come and enjoy comedy for the whole family after a day at the Festival! Have a drink, a bite to eat and a laugh at the horrifically hilarious stories of momming and men, from someone who has read all the right books and made all the mistakes.

Presented in English

Limited capacity – registration recommended.

Shoshana Sperling

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Building Blocks New Works SeriesNew this year! Introducing the Building Blocks New Works Series, featuring three budding musicals in development. Join us for a 20-minute sneak preview, discover the creation process and share your feedback in a post-show Q&A!

Spork! The Family Musical

Music by Elizabeth Baird
Book and Lyrics by Robert Gontier
Based on the book Spork, by Kyo Maclear

Toronto

All ages


May 18 / 11:30am

Brigantine Room20 min except + 20 min talk-back

Co-written by Robert Gontier and Elizabeth Baird, Spork! is inspired by the 2010 award-winning Canadian picture book written by Kyo Maclear. The musical adaptation tells the story of a young utensil named Spork who has a spoon for a mother and a fork for a father and is trying to figure out where he belongs in the world when rumours of a large ‘messy thing’ start to take over the kitchen and it’s up to Spork to save the day!

Presented in English

Limited capacity – registration recommended.

Supported by
Spork! The Family Musical acknowledges development funding from the Ontario Arts Council's Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators, Sheridan College's Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design as well as its Scholarship, Research and Creative Activities (SRCA) granting initiative.

They is Me

Queer Songbook Orchestra

Toronto

All ages


May 18 / 3pm

Brigantine Room20 min except + 20 min talk-back

They is Me is a story about the exploration of identity and acceptance that aims to spark dialogue, art and awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and to inspire inclusivity, love and acceptance amongst young and old.

This collaborative new production by Toronto’s beloved Queer Songbook Orchestra combines story-telling, skilled puppetry and songs by Ali Eisner, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff and Shaun Brodie.

Presented in English

Limited capacity – registration recommended.

Queer Songbook Orchestra

Roots and Rainbows: A Children’s Musical Adventure

Miranda Currie

Northwest Territories

Ages 3+


May 18 / 1pm

Brigantine Room20 min except + 20 min talk-back

Anna has come to the North to live with her Aunty close to Yellowknife while Anna’s mother attends law school down south. When Aunty and Ehtsee (Grandma) realize that Anna has not been on the land since she was very small, they decide to take her camping in the bush for the weekend. Using the language and the old ways, Ehtsee and Aunty show Anna all that Mother Earth has to offer. Anna begins to reclaim her cultural knowledge while adding her own spin on what it means to be a young northern indigenous person in today’s modern world.

Combining theatre, traditional storytelling, advocacy and original compositions from award winning artist Miranda Currie, Roots and Rainbows is a northern indigenous musical adventure that offers both indigenous and non-indigenous audiences an opportunity to come together under indigenous leadership to understand the history and culture of the original northern people.

Presented in English

Limited capacity – registration recommended.

Miranda Currie