Theatre Beyond Walls

We are Theatre Passe Muraille, a theatre company located in Toronto — currently developing and producing new plays. We strive to articulate a distinct Canadian voice that reflects the complexity of our intercultural society.

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our place | November 18 — December 3

our place takes us to Jerk Pork Castle in Scarborough— “if you don’t know about it, you better be about it and ask about it!”— where newcomers Andrea and Niesha work in exchange for cash under the table. As the two scrape out a life in Canada, they must also navigate their status as undocumented workers.

This funny, keenly observant script unveils the lives of these undocumented Caribbean workers who go to desperate lengths to get Canadian  citizenship — a moving, timely story of those rendered invisible in a ‘welcoming’ Canada.

Coming up next | Miriam's World by Naomi Jaye | Dec 9 — 18

An eerie image of a man hiding behind a black leather chair. In the foreground is a library book cart. Text overlays that read, who does the library belong to?

Theatre Passe Muraille becomes an immersive walk through library! 

Theatre Passe Muraille is transformed into a public library in this immersive multi-media experience. Miriam’s World, based on Martha Baillie’s Giller long-listed novel, The Incident Report, is wry look into the life of librarian Miriam Gordon and a group of library patrons who frequent the branch where she works, and exposes both the dark and humorous urban life and issues.

Black Out Night is back! The spirit behind this evening is to provide a space for Black theatre-goers to experience a show made by Black artists for the Black community.

November 25, 2022, 7:30pm | Captioned Performances | Hosted by artists Tsholo Khalema and Jan Jennings | Catered by Coal Pot Catering Jamaican Jerk!

Call for submissions

Vuka is a South African word from the Zulu language meaning – to rise, wake up and evoke truth. We rise (VUKA) when we embrace all of our intersections that make us Black! That makes us Vulnerable: open to receive, Unbound: not tied up to, free, not written in stone, Keen: eager to know, to understand community, to create and to own your own Assemble: Gather information, and gather in one place; share space and energy.

We are calling for submissions from early career Black artists, who uses the art of storytelling embodying VUKA in their artistic practices. This includes but not limited to: Playwrights, Dancers, Singers, Rappers, and Poets!

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