Theatre Passe Muraille proclaims an electrical
Inviting audiences again by way of the Huge Purple Doorways of
historic 16 Ryerson
World Premiere of As I Should Dwell 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 Tub Collective
On tour! Sound Of The Beast, by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Past To Pageant.
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 way of these Huge 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 incorporates a stirring four-production line-up together with three World Premieres, all of which had been incubated inside Passe Muraille growth applications. TPM’s BeyondTO Pageant returns within the spring and Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s acclaimed SOUND OF THE BEAST heads to Vancouver’s PuSh Worldwide Performing Arts Pageant. The season additionally sees Theatre Passe Muraille assist 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 all the time, the programming authentically displays the multifaceted metropolis wherein Passe Muraille resides, presenting work from various artists and factors of view, and creating house 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 can be eclectic, transferring, and filled with surprises. We’re so proud that these 4 exhibits had been developed at TPM by way of our Buzz program. From supporting VR convention attendees to a de-escalation workshop and every part in-between, we hope you’ll be part of us by way of our crimson doorways, as we proceed our journey of bringing you a number of the most enjoyable 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 type in Canada, PXR brings collectively artists, technologists, sport creators, and teachers 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 displays (VUKA means rise or wake in Zulu) will showcase work by Sky-Ravinn, Selecta Sarah, Braveness Bacchus, and Dario Dvon, additional creating their works from final season. VUKA varieties a part of Passe Muraille’s sturdy Buzz In-Growth Collection, encompassing all items at present simmering at TPM. Different Buzz artists at present supported embody 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 assist Taija Shonée Chong and Vivian Chong on their respective new performs.
“We’re so grateful to the Metcalf Basis for his or her assist of VUKA, our creation unit for brand new in craft Black artists which returns for its 2nd yr,” shares Knight. “Their assist is so significant. We additionally need to thank TD for his or her Season Sponsorship and the Slaight Household Basis for his or her assist of our season initiatives together with accessibility. Imagining a season as formidable as ours wouldn’t be potential with out their assist.”
Within the new yr, TPM will current the extremely anticipated World Premiere of Luke Reece’s AS I MUST LIVE IT. A Theatre Passe Muraille and Fashionable Occasions Stage co-production, As I Should Dwell 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 part 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 Dwell It additionally options beautiful projection work from one of many UK’s main immersive manufacturing design firms, Limbic Cinema.
In March, TPM welcomes award-winning playwright, writer, 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 Misguided Productions. On this eye-opening work directed by Adam Lazarus, Petch shares their private accounts of working at sizzling canine stands round downtown Toronto. By 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 Tub Collective co-production of Woking Phoenix, from the Silk Tub Collective. An epic interdisciplinary exploration of twenty 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 can be accompanied by a restricted variety of scrumptious meals containers to take pleasure in throughout the present for buy. Particulars are to be introduced later within the season.
Concluding the season, in Could TPM will current the sophomore version of BeyondTO Pageant, final offered 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 can be introduced at a later date.
“We are able to’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. Not can we faux that being a Torontonian or Canadian shouldn’t additionally embody a greater understanding of world 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 Pageant with Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s acclaimed Sound Of The Beast. First offered 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 way of spoken phrase, storytelling, and hip-hop, creating house to replicate on how we’re linked to the programs 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 affect ‘past the partitions’, the 23.24 consists of neighborhood engagement and ongoing enhancements to accessibility choices. Our in-person Prelude Group Programming collection this season will embody neighborhood meals, panels, and workshops, all impressed by our productions and free to attend. As properly, our E-book Membership and Fact & Reconciliation Name To Motion teams will proceed to satisfy just about all through the season, and members can join free at any time. Accessibility choices are designed uniquely for each bit of programming and can embody ASL interpretation, Sensory Delicate Performances, and choose masked necessary performances. New this season, TPM is proud to be formally designating itself as a Relaxed Surroundings for all performances and experiences.
“Having a Relaxed Surroundings at TPM is a pure evolution of creating theatre extra accessible for everybody,” feedback Chan. “It means committing extra meaningfully to take away limitations, together with the concept that there’s a proper method and a improper approach to get pleasure from theatre. As an alternative, we ask everybody who enters our house to take action respectfully and acknowledge that for another person, that will seem completely different. We’re thrilled that every one of TPM will embrace a Relaxed Surroundings.”
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 corresponding to 50% off at our Bar for your complete season, TPM merch, particular occasion invitations, and extra!
To study extra about Theatre Passe Muraille’s accessibility initiatives, season, and to purchase tickets please go to passemuraille.ca.
Theatre Passe Muraille 23.24 Season
Co-presented by Single Thread Theatre and Electrical Firm Theatre
November tenth – nineteenth, 2023 at Theatre Passe Muraille
“Dwell Efficiency in VR”
his November, Theatre Passe Muraille would be the venue sponsor for The Efficiency and XR (PXR) Convention which can convey collectively artists, technologists, sport creators, and teachers to debate digital artwork creation and innovation. The primary and solely convention of its type 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 members from various backgrounds throughout Canada and the globe, together with artists, programmers, and business professionals. PXR2023 guarantees to be their most formidable 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 individuals 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) can be a presentation of 4 in-progress works by Sky-Ravinn, Selecta Sarah, Braveness Bacchus, and Dario Dvon.
That includes performances of drag, singing, stay music, and theatre in a community-created night time of storytelling.
Accessibility: All exhibits are ASL interpreted RT: 2 hrs, with an intermission
AS I MUST LIVE IT
A Theatre Passe Muraille and Fashionable 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 Dwell It.”
As I Should Dwell It, is a humorous, endearing, and thought-provoking new work from award-winning spoken phrase artist Luke Reece. By poetic storytelling relating every part from antagonistic squirrels to Chris Pratt’s abs, Reece shares his experiences rising up with a mentally unwell father in a mixed-race household. That includes Reece’s signature deft wordplay, with the course of internationally acclaimed audience-specific practitioner Daniele Bartolini and beautiful projections from one of many UK’s main immersive manufacturing design firms, 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 Really useful viewing age: PG, some swearing
No One Is Particular At The Scorching Canine Cart
A Theatre Passe Muraille and Misguided Productions co-production
March thirteenth – twenty third, 2024 at Theatre Passe Muraille
April 24, 2024 On Tour to Public Vitality Performing Arts, Peterborough
Written and carried out by Charlie Petch
Dramaturg: Donna Michelle St. Bernard
Director: Adam Lazarus
“All the things I wanted to find out about emergency well being response, I realized as a teenage sizzling canine vendor in downtown Toronto.”
Award-winning playwright, writer, and spoken phrase performer Charlie Petch (They/He) shares their private accounts of working at sizzling canine stands round downtown Toronto. By 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 can be paired with a de-escalation method workshop taught by Charlie.
Content material warnings: Depictions of Violence, Robust 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 Surroundings, with no flashing lights RT: 65m Really useful viewing age: 14+
A Theatre Passe Muraille and Silk Tub Collective co-production
Created by Silk Tub Collective
“Expertise the style of the Woking Phoenix!”
An epic exploration of twenty 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, Robust Language
Accessibility: relaxed setting, Blind-friendly for all exhibits, and choose masked performances. Present size: 90 min Applicable age for viewing: G
A Theatre Passe Muraille Presentation Collection
Could 2024 at Theatre Passe Muraille
Spring will convey the second BeyondTO Pageant. 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 Pageant
Jan 26 – Feb 1, 2024, at Salmon Arm Arts Centre (Salmon Arm and Vernon, BC)
Written and carried out by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Route/Dramaturgy: Andy McKim and Jivesh Parasram
“Compassion is sweet, nevertheless it’s simply motivation. Vehicles want engines. Actions want mobilization.”
By 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 way of with allusion to Tunisian emcee Weld El 15’s unjust imprisonment for rhymes towards a regime. This story creates an area to replicate on how we’re linked to the programs 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 authentic different theatre firm, at present creating 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 various 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 assist 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 stay as much as these values. We’re additionally significantly impressed by the Dish With One Spoon Treaty. This settlement binds folks on this land to share peacefully with their neighbours, in order that we might all have sufficient.
There’s 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 stay efficiency in digital, augmented, and blended realities. Now in its 4th yr, this nationwide occasion brings Canadian creators collectively utilizing a social digital actuality platform to share greatest practices for working inside these new media.
The Fashionable 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 Pageant, the corporate is now acknowledged as an essential participant in Canadian theatre. The corporate has toured Montreal, Colombia, the US, 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 Pageant held in January and February annually within the decrease mainland stays a spot for audiences to come across work that’s revolutionary and shocking, for artists to showcase for a global viewers, and for brand new work to emerge.
Silk Tub Collective is Bessie Cheng, Aaron Jan, and Gloria Mok. Since 2016, we now have 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 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 way of 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 way of 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 way of mentorship, skilled growth, and alternatives to publish and current their work. All the things we do as a corporation is made potential by way of the eagerness and dedication of our group, the board members, and our allies throughout the nation.
Public Vitality Performing Arts helps the creation, touring, and presentation of revolutionary up to date performing arts. Based mostly in Peterborough, Ontario, we current a season of latest theatre, dance, and interdisciplinary efficiency, whereas constructing neighborhood by way of outreach programming and creating audiences which can be educated and passionate.