The buzz development series focuses on creating an artistic process that places the art and artist at the centre.  This can manifest itself in various ways including: workshops, dramaturgy, public presentations as well as ways which cannot yet be anticipated or defined. At TPM, rather than prescribing a specific methodology, we aspire to empower the artist through their development.  Works in the program are being considered for future development and potential production at TPM.

For buzz showings, TPM is sharing the artist’s process in front of an audience, as a tool in helping to shape their work. The evening is designed by the artist in collaboration with TPM, to create the most useful and productive audience feedback at this point in the work’s development. You, the audience, are a critical part of our development process.

19.20 Season buzz Series
Saturday, December 21, 2019

Written by Sam Khalilieh

Directed by Sarah Kitz

Says the shit
No one else can ♪ *

*Sung  to the tune of Spiderman

Friday, January 10, 2020

Text and Choreography by Indrit Kasapi

Directed by Cole Alvis

TOKA tells the story of three siblings looking for a way out of a 27-year long blood feud between two families disputing land ownership.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Performed by Travis Knights

Directed by Brandy Leary

EPHEMERAL ARTIFACTS is an intoxicating mix of tap dance and storytelling that erects temporal monuments to the past, present and future of the African American experience.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Writer: Guillermo Verdecchia

Collaborator: Karen Hines 

Commissioned by Prairie Theatre Exchange

An insatiable hunger to belong. A desperate need to protect. A growing desire for revenge. Three lives intersect in this dark fable about globalization and the end of the world.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Created by Tamyka Bullen & Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

This bold, and intimate work centres on the experiences of two queer women of colour navigating degrees of difference between their Deaf/hearing, Guyanese/Grenadian, Hindu/Christian cultures.


Created by Shakeil Rollock

Outside Eye and Mentorship by Catherine Hernandez & Esie Mensah

With the support of b current performing arts

OK, YOU CAN STOP NOW  is a movement-based work that explores the struggle for power and peace through marginalized bodies in a world that was not made for them.

buzz Sponsor: