20.21 Season

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The 20.21 Season is the first season programmed by Artistic Director Marjorie Chan and will feature a diverse range of form and artists, encompassing Theatre Passe Muraille’s spirit of supporting artists with unique visions. Interdisciplinary and intersectional, the programming is intentionally eclectic and drawn from a broad range of theatrical disciplines, bringing forward works from new music, arts and dance. Read the full announcement by clicking here.

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Our June is filled with exciting & unconventional programming. Join us!

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June 14 – 26

May I Take Your Arm?

A Theatre Passe Muraille and Red Dress Production Co-Production with the support of Common Boots Theatre

Blind artist Alex Bulmer takes the arm of people in her new neighbourhood. Together, they walk, listen, and share life stories — an architecture of place emerges. Experience their journeys through these multi-sensory moving-portraits that consider the past, illuminate the present, and evoke possible futures.

Originally created in 2018 as a live, interactive, performance installation, May I Take Your Arm? has been re-imagined into a 7-part multidisciplinary follow-at-home experience — including a handmade, tactile accordion book, designed by artist Anna Camilleri. 

Past productions

Poster of Ephemeral Artifacts is against a white background. An image of TPM building has a dancer projected across the four windows.

June 24 – 26

Ephemeral Artifacts

An Anandam DanceTheatre Production in association with Theatre Passe Muraille

This edition of Ephemeral Artifacts is conceived as a 4 channel video, light and sonic installation on the outside of our historic building — In doing so, this edition of Ephemeral Artifacts draws from ĀNANDAṀ’s interdisciplinary practices, and moves the “body” to the exterior of Theatre Passe Muraille building, a venue with a history and commitment to alternative theatre that reaches beyond spaces, even during its absence.

Toka by Indrit Kasapi

A Theatre Passe Muraille & lemonTree creations Co-Production

Toka tells the story of siblings who wrestle with a long-standing land dispute that has resulted in generational death after death, and is threatening to come to a brutal climax. This startling work of physical theatre about modern-day blood feuds in post-Communist Albania, is delicate, evocative and heart-breaking.

This production has been postponed. Details TBC!

11:11 by Samson Bonkeabantu Brown

A Theatre Passe Muraille Digital Production

February 10 – 13, 2021

Where the spirit world and the real-world meet, lies a world unapologetically crafted and performed by critically acclaimed trans identified artist, Samson Bonkeabantu Brown. 11:11 explores the other side of fear through the eyes of a young, Black transman struggling to understand the ancestral messages saturating his dreams.

Speculation by Leslie Ting

A Theatre Passe Muraille and Leslie Ting Digital Co-Production in partnership with NUMUS

March 3 – 6, 2021

In Speculation, Leslie Ting, a former optometrist and now a professional violinist, presents a re-imagining of this theatrical concert, taking the audience through witnessing her mother’s loss of vision, and eventual passing. Created through projections and music from both Beethoven & John Cage, this new online experience features experimental film and a collective performance of Cage’s 4’33”.

June 1 – 13

#Paprika20 Festival

in Partnership with Theatre Passe Muraille

Paprika Festival, recognized as one of the most critical launching pads in Toronto’s theatre ecology for young and emerging artists, is thrilled to announce its 20th Anniversary Paprika Festival. This June, the Paprika Festival will feature a combination of filmed performance, audio recordings, and live-streamed events. Over 30 young and emerging artists will be showcased, offering an unparalleled look into the future of Canadian theatre.

11:11, Toka, May I Take Your Arm? Photo Credit: Dahlia Katz  |  Speculation Photo Credit: Melissa Sung  |  Ephemeral Artifacts Photo Credit: Damian Siqueiros  |  Paprika Photo Credit: Julie Phan & Dinaly Tran

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