Donmar’s Riveting and Intimate Subsequent to Regular

Theatre Passe Muraille publicizes an electrical
23.24 season,
Inviting audiences again by the Large Purple Doorways of
historic 16 Ryerson

World Premiere of As I Should Reside It, by Luke Reece
World Premiere of No One Is Particular At The Scorching Canine Cart,
by Charlie Petch
World Premiere of Woking Phoenix, by the Silk Bathtub Collective
On tour! Sound Of The Beast, by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Past To Competition.

I used to be simply getting again into the Toronto theatre scene groove when the information rolled out that Theatre Passe Muraille’s storied venue at 16 Ryerson Avenue would shut for the summer season and into early fall for an in depth foyer renovation. However now, Theatre Passe Muraille has unveiled its electrical 23.24 season, inviting audiences again by these Large Purple Doorways and into their historic theatres this fall.  And I couldn’t be extra happy.

Constructing upon the momentum of their award-winning 22.23 season, 23.24 includes a stirring four-production line-up together with three World Premieresall of which had been incubated inside Passe Muraille improvement applications. TPM’s BeyondTO Competition returns within the spring and Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s acclaimed SOUND OF THE BEAST heads to Vancouver’s PuSh Worldwide Performing Arts Competition.  The season additionally sees Theatre Passe Muraille help the PXR Convention (Efficiency and XR) as its venue sponsor this November in addition to 4 in-progress works developed inside Passe Muraille’s new creation unit VUKA, facilitated by Tsholo Khalema. As at all times, the programming authentically displays the multifaceted metropolis wherein Passe Muraille resides, presenting work from numerous artists and factors of view, and creating area for under-represented tales that problem the established order.

We’re so thrilled to current this season, our first programmed collectively as a collaborative management! As ever, the work will likely be eclectic, transferring, and filled with surprises. We’re so proud that these 4 exhibits had been developed at TPM by our Buzz program. From supporting VR convention attendees to a de-escalation workshop and every thing in-between, we hope you’ll be a part of us by our pink doorways, as we proceed our journey of bringing you a number of the most fun artists and work on the town!” Marjorie Chan, Inventive Director, Indrit Kasapi, Inventive Producer, and Michelle Knight, Managing Director, Income and Technique

The theatre re-opens in November, because the Toronto venue sponsor for The Efficiency and XR Convention (PXR) co-presented by Single Thread Theatre and Electrical Firm Theatre. The primary and solely convention of its sort in Canada, PXR brings collectively artists, technologists, recreation creators, and lecturers to debate digital artwork creation and innovation. In December, TPM will current 4 in-progress works from VUKA, their Rising Black Creators Unit, created and facilitated by Tsholo Khalema.

The 2023 VUKA shows (VUKA means rise or wake in Zulu) will showcase work by Sky-Ravinn, Selecta Sarah, Braveness Bacchus, and Dario Dvon, additional growing their works from final season. VUKA types a part of Passe Muraille’s sturdy Buzz In-Growth Collection, encompassing all items presently simmering at TPM.  Different Buzz artists presently supported embrace Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, Boyband the Boyband (Monica Garrido, Tricia Hagoriles, Lu Linares, Heath V. Salazar), Jenn Forgie, Ken Harrower, Charlie Petch, Luke Reece, and Leslie Ting. Additionally, this season, partnering with Diaspora Dialogues, TPM will help Taija Shonée Chong and Vivian Chong on their respective new performs.

We’re so grateful to the Metcalf Basis for his or her help of VUKA, our creation unit for brand spanking new in craft Black artists which returns for its 2nd 12 months,” shares Knight. “Their help is so significant. We additionally wish to thank TD for his or her Season Sponsorship and the Slaight Household Basis for his or her help of our season initiatives together with accessibility. Imagining a season as bold as ours wouldn’t be attainable with out their help.

Within the new 12 months, TPM will current the extremely anticipated World Premiere of Luke Reece’s AS I MUST LIVE IT. A Theatre Passe Muraille and Trendy Occasions Stage co-production, As I Should Reside It is an endearing, humorous, and thought-provoking new work from Reece – an award-winning spoken phrase artist and creator – bringing Reece’s signature wordplay to the story of his upbringing touching upon every thing from antagonistic squirrels, Chris Pratt’s abs, and his expertise rising up with a mentally-ill father in a mixed-race household.  Directed by the internationally acclaimed audience-specific practitioner Daniele Bartolini, As I Should Reside It additionally options gorgeous projection work from one of many UK’s main immersive manufacturing design corporations, Limbic Cinema.

In March, TPM welcomes award-winning playwright, creator, and spoken phrase poet and performer Charlie Petch for the World Premiere of No One Is Particular At The Scorching Canine Cart, co-produced with Faulty Productions. On this eye-opening work directed by Adam Lazarus, Petch shares their private accounts of working at scorching canine stands round downtown Toronto.  By means of spoken phrase, musical storytelling, and de-escalation methods, Charlie – who has additionally beforehand labored as a 911 operator, hospital mattress allocator, and emergency room clerk – regales audiences with tales of survival and kindness, as a witness to life on the road.  This presentation may also tour to Peterborough.

April brings one other World Premiere to TPM. A Passe Muraille and Silk Bathtub Collective co-production of Woking Phoenix,  from the Silk Bathtub Collective.  An epic interdisciplinary exploration of 20 years of a household’s survival, Woking Phoenix,  tells the story of three siblings, their mom, and their restaurant as they search to seek out belonging in small-town Ontario. This manufacturing will likely be accompanied by a restricted variety of scrumptious meals packing containers to take pleasure in throughout the present for buy. Particulars are to be introduced later within the season.

Concluding the season, in Might TPM will current the sophomore version of BeyondTO Competition, final introduced within the spring of 2022, BeyondTO is a mini-festival platforming intimate productions from outdoors of Toronto that discover the breadth of human expertise and showcase views not often seen on stage. Programming for BeyondTO 2024 will likely be introduced at a later date.

“We will’t wait to disclose our thrilling lineup for exhibits from outdoors of Toronto. Now greater than ever, it’s crucial that we transfer away from siloed experiences and understandings of the world.  Now not can we fake that being a Torontonian or Canadian mustn’t additionally embrace a greater understanding of worldwide views.” says Kasapi.

Rounding out programming on TPM’s dwelling levels, in early 2024, TPM goes on tour to Vancouver’s PuSh Worldwide Performing Arts Competition with Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s acclaimed Sound Of The Beast. First introduced at Passe Muraille within the spring of 2017, in Sound Of The Beast St. Bernard illuminates racial discrimination, the suppression of expression, and the trials of activism, by spoken phrase, storytelling, and hip-hop, creating area to mirror on how we’re related to the methods that oppress us and the way we are able to empower one another to stand up. Co-directed by former TPM Inventive Director Andy McKim and former Affiliate Inventive Director Jivesh Parasram, Sound Of The Beast may also have two extra stops in Salmon Arm and Vernon, BC following the run at PuSh.

At the guts of how TPM sees its impression ‘past the partitions’, the 23.24 consists of neighborhood engagement and ongoing enhancements to accessibility choices. Our in-person Prelude Neighborhood Programming sequence this season will embrace neighborhood meals, panels, and workshops, all impressed by our productions and free to attend. As nicely, our Ebook Membership and Reality & Reconciliation Name To Motion teams will proceed to satisfy nearly all through the season, and contributors can join free at any time. Accessibility choices are designed uniquely for every bit of programming and can embrace ASL interpretation, Sensory Delicate Performances, and choose masked necessary performances. New this season, TPM is proud to be formally designating itself as a Relaxed Setting for all performances and experiences.

Having a Relaxed Setting at TPM is a pure evolution of constructing theatre extra accessible for everybody,” feedback Chan. “It means committing extra meaningfully to take away boundaries, together with the thought that there’s a proper manner and a unsuitable solution to get pleasure from theatre. As a substitute, we ask everybody who enters our area to take action respectfully and acknowledge that for another person, that will seem completely different. We’re thrilled that each one of TPM will embrace a Relaxed Setting.”

Theatre Passe Muraille’s RED DOOR TICKETS can be found till Nov. thirtieth! With the acquisition of any present ticket of their 23/24 Season patrons will get bonuses similar to 50% off at our Bar for your complete season, TPM merch, particular occasion invitations, and extra!

To be taught extra about Theatre Passe Muraille’s accessibility initiatives, season, and to purchase tickets please go to

Theatre Passe Muraille 23.24 Season


Co-presented by Single Thread Theatre and Electrical Firm Theatre

November tenth – nineteenth, 2023 at Theatre Passe Muraille

“Reside Efficiency in VR”

his November, Theatre Passe Muraille would be the venue sponsor for The Efficiency and XR (PXR) Convention which is able to carry collectively artists, technologists, recreation creators, and lecturers to debate digital artwork creation and innovation. The primary and solely convention of its sort in Canada, PXR has grown into a major platform for showcasing the newest developments in digital, augmented, and mixed-reality efficiency. Gathering over 4 hundred contributors from numerous backgrounds throughout Canada and the globe, together with artists, programmers, and trade professionals. PXR2023 guarantees to be their most bold convention but, with a hybrid format combining digital actuality and in-person hubs in Vancouver, Toronto, and Kingston. TPM would be the in-person hub for Toronto, loaning and helping with our VR items for many who want to attend the convention.


A part of Theatre Passe Muraille‘s Buzz In-development Collection

December 1st – third, 2023 at Theatre Passe Muraille

Facilitated by Tsholo Khalema

“I’m, since you are.”

VUKA is Theatre Passe Muraille’s Rising Black Creation Unit, created and facilitated by Tsholo Khalema. Targeted on Black new profession artists, VUKA (which implies rise or wake in Zulu) will likely be a presentation of 4 in-progress works by Sky-Ravinn, Selecta Sarah, Braveness Bacchus, and Dario Dvon.

That includes performances of drag, singing, reside music, and theatre in a community-created evening of storytelling.

Accessibility: All exhibits are ASL interpreted RT: 2 hrs, with an intermission


A Theatre Passe Muraille and Trendy Occasions Stage co-production

February eleventh – March 2nd, 2024, at Theatre Passe Muraille

Created by Luke Reece

Directed by Daniele Bartolini

“That is the story As I Should Reside It.”

As I Should Reside It, is a humorous, endearing, and thought-provoking new work from award-winning spoken phrase artist Luke Reece. By means of poetic storytelling referring to every thing from antagonistic squirrels to Chris Pratt’s abs, Reece shares his experiences rising up with a mentally sick father in a mixed-race household. That includes Reece’s signature deft wordplay, with the path of internationally acclaimed audience-specific practitioner Daniele Bartolini and gorgeous projections from one of many UK’s main immersive manufacturing design corporations, Limbic Cinema.

Content material warning: Point out of suicidal ideation, psychological sickness, and grief

Accessibility: Choose masked performances and captioning for particular exhibits RT: 70m Beneficial viewing age: PG, some swearing

No One Is Particular At The Scorching Canine Cart

A Theatre Passe Muraille and Faulty Productions co-production

March thirteenth – twenty third, 2024 at Theatre Passe Muraille

April 24, 2024 On Tour to Public Power Performing Arts, Peterborough

Written and carried out by Charlie Petch

Dramaturg: Donna Michelle St. Bernard

Director: Adam Lazarus

“Every part I wanted to learn about emergency well being response, I realized as a teenage scorching canine vendor in downtown Toronto.”

Award-winning playwright, creator, and spoken phrase performer Charlie Petch (They/He) shares their private accounts of working at scorching canine stands round downtown Toronto. By means of spoken phrase, musical storytelling, and de-escalation methods, Charlie regales audiences with tales of survival and kindness as a witness to life on the road. This work will likely be paired with a de-escalation approach workshop taught by Charlie.

Content material warnings: Depictions of Violence, Sturdy Language, Sexual Content material, Reference to Police Violence.

Accessibility: ASL Interpreted performances on Sunday March 17 at 2:00 pm and Friday March 22 at 7:30 pm

All performances are Relaxed Setting, with no flashing lights RT: 65m Beneficial viewing age: 14+

Woking Phoenix

A Theatre Passe Muraille and Silk Bathtub Collective co-production

Created by Silk Bathtub Collective

“Expertise the style of the Woking Phoenix!”

An epic exploration of 20 years of a household’s survival. Woking Phoenix tells the story of three siblings, their mom, and their restaurant as they search to seek out belonging inside small-town Ontario. An intergenerational Chinese language love story about creating neighborhood and the meals that reminds us of dwelling.

Content material warning: Depictions of Violence, Sturdy Language

Accessibility: relaxed surroundings, Blind-friendly for all exhibits, and choose masked performances. Present size: 90 min Applicable age for viewing: G


A Theatre Passe Muraille Presentation Collection

Might 2024 at Theatre Passe Muraille

Spring will carry the second BeyondTO Competition. That includes intimate productions from outdoors of Toronto, sharing views not often seen on levels. Keep Tuned for an announcement on the exhibits in Winter 2024!

TOURING – Sound Of The Beast

A Theatre Passe Muraille Manufacturing

Jan. nineteenth – Jan twenty fifth, 2024, at PuSh Worldwide Performing Arts Competition

Jan 26 – Feb 1, 2024, at Salmon Arm Arts Centre (Salmon Arm and Vernon, BC)

Written and carried out by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

Path/Dramaturgy: Andy McKim and Jivesh Parasram

“Compassion is nice, nevertheless it’s simply motivation. Automobiles want engines. Actions want mobilization.”

By means of spoken phrase, storytelling, and hip hop, acclaimed wordsmith Donna-Michelle St. Bernard illuminates racial discrimination, the suppression of expression, and the trials of activism. Her expertise as a Canadian emcee is woven by with allusion to Tunisian emcee Weld El 15’s unjust imprisonment for rhymes in opposition to a regime. This story creates an area to mirror on how we’re related to the methods that oppress us, and the way we are able to empower one another to stand up. RT: 75m

About Theatre Passe Muraille

Based in 1968, TPM is Canada’s unique various theatre firm, presently growing and producing new Canadian performs. TPM is striving to articulate a distinctly Canadian voice that displays the complexity of our intercultural society. TPM believes there ought to be a extra numerous illustration of artists, viewers members, and tales in our theatre. TPM aspires to be a pacesetter regionally, nationally, and internationally in establishing, selling, and embracing collaborative and inclusive theatre practices. We do that in order that we are able to help and ignite the voices of distinctive artists, communities, and audiences.

Theatre Passe Muraille gratefully acknowledges the unique caretakers of this land, the Anishinabek, Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and the Mississaugas of the Credit score. We embrace collaborative and collective values as exemplified by Indigenous cultures, and we aspire to reside as much as these values. We’re additionally significantly impressed by the Dish With One Spoon Treaty. This settlement binds individuals on this land to share peacefully with their neighbours, in order that we might all have sufficient.

There may be one dish, one spoon, and no knife.  In that spirit, we honour all who got here earlier than us, our personal ancestors in addition to all of the Indigenous caretakers, named and unnamed, recorded and unrecorded. We’re grateful to have the chance to work, play, and create right here on this neighborhood, and on this territory.

About our Companions

The PXR Convention, hosted by Single Thread and Electrical Firm Theatre, celebrates the evolution of reside efficiency in digital, augmented, and blended realities. Now in its 4th 12 months, this nationwide occasion brings Canadian creators collectively utilizing a social digital actuality platform to share finest practices for working inside these new media.

The Trendy Occasions Stage Firm was established by York College graduates Soheil Parsa and Peter Farbridge in March 1989. From its first manufacturing on the Toronto Fringe Competition, the corporate is now acknowledged as an essential participant in Canadian theatre. The corporate has toured Montreal, Colombia, america, Europe, and Iran. It has been nominated for 60+ Dora Awards in its 30+ years of existence.  In January 2022, Pakistani-Tanzanian immigrant, award-winning playwright, director, and performer, Rouvan Silogix was appointed because the Inventive Director following Soheil’s retirement from the corporate.

The PuSh Competition held in January and February every year within the decrease mainland stays a spot for audiences to come across work that’s modern and stunning, for artists to showcase for a world viewers, and for brand spanking new work to emerge.

Silk Bathtub Collective is Bessie Cheng, Aaron Jan, and Gloria Mok. Since 2016, we’ve got produced critically acclaimed work that centres round our lived experiences as first, second, and third-generation Chinese language-Canadians. Bessie immigrated from Urumqi, Xinjiang in 2001, Gloria’s mother and father immigrated from Kowloon, Hong Kong within the Nineteen Eighties, and Aaron’s grandparents immigrated from Toisan, Guangdong within the Nineteen Fifties.

As a collective, we search to redefine what makes a Chinese language-Canadian play by our completely different experiences of what it means to be “Chinese language”. We’re fascinated with how Chinese language custom, language, and tradition are communicated by music, meals, popular culture, tales, and physicality are knowledgeable by an intergenerational lens and regional variations.

Diaspora Dialogues (DD) helps rising voices from throughout Canada to show their craft right into a profession by mentorship, skilled improvement, and alternatives to publish and current their work. Every part we do as a corporation is made attainable by the eagerness and dedication of our staff, the board members, and our allies throughout the nation.

Public Power Performing Arts helps the creation, touring, and presentation of modern modern performing arts. Based mostly in Peterborough, Ontario, we current a season of latest theatre, dance, and interdisciplinary efficiency, whereas constructing neighborhood by outreach programming and growing audiences which can be educated and passionate.

Originally posted 2023-10-19 04:05:15.