2021-2022,  media


Updates (January 23)

  • Iphigenia and the Furies (on Taurian Land) has been postponed to February 23-26th, and it will now be a digital production.
  • our place has been postponed to our 22.23 season.

TORONTO, ON — Theatre Passe Muraille presents shows in-person, the brand new #BeyondTO Festival, a digital production, and much more.

“At TPM, we’re not ‘back’. We never left. In these past two years, we have continued to film, to dream, to plan and to hope behind these red doors. When people gather together in a group— whether it be dancing, singing in a chorus, or sitting in an audience— our heartbeats sync, one by one. We’re overjoyed to be able to share heartbeats with you again. ❤️
We’re welcoming YOU back. The Big Red Doors are opening! #RedDoorsOpen”. 
– Marjorie Chan | Artistic Director, TPM
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This season, Theatre Passe Muraille is thrilled to be able to offer provocative, engaging works from Toronto and beyond. 

Each production in this 21.22 season continues to reflect on the many lessons learned in the pandemic, asking questions, breaking down walls and pushing boundaries. Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land), Our Place, and our digital production Toka all examine their place in the world, and contemplate how to break cycles of violence and oppression. 

In the spring, our new presentation festival, #BeyondTO will welcome three works from outside of Toronto, sharing perspectives rarely seen on stages. Scored In Silence (UK) , Bâtardes (Montreal)  and Crippled (St. John’s) share intimate stories from the breadth of the human experience, from Hiroshima, to Mt. Everest, to a dock in Newfoundland. Lastly, we will welcome Luminato Festival Toronto to the theatre, with The Cave, whose music and poetry speak to the climate crisis of our times. 

“We are excited to come back together and are inviting audiences back at 50% of our house capacity. Anyone entering our building will follow our vaccine protocols and health and safety guidelines. As well, our artistic staff and creative teams will undergo rigorous testing. Whether it’s in-person or through our digital programming, we want you to feel welcome.” 
– Indrit Kasapi | Interim Managing Director, TPM

These past two years have not only been about the pandemic; it was also about fighting injustices, confronting ableism, and demanding change. Our works this season dare us to move forward with consideration and compassion, and to build better futures for everyone. This season is our step forward, and we invite you to join us.

Check out our season below!

In-person Shows

Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land)  by Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho) | Directed by Jonathan Seinen |A Saga Collectif, Architect Theatre & Theatre Passe Muraille Co-Production | JANUARY 8 – JANUARY 29, 2022 |  The multi-Dora nominated production returns! Ho Ka Kei’s powerful work unapologetically transposes a myth from the ancient past into a quick-witted, genre-bending theatrical experience, demanding our generation write a new narrative for these times.

Audio description: January 15 at 7:30pm,  January 22 at 2:00pm & January 26 at 7:30pm. Relaxed Performances: January 15 at 2:00pm,  January 22 at 2:00pm & January 22 at 7:30pm. Captioned Performances: January 18-22 at 7:30pm. Q&A: January 15 at 2:00pm, January 20 at 7:30pm,  January 22 at 2:00pm, January 26 at 7:30pm, and January 27 at 7:30pm

Our Place by Kanika Ambrose | Directed by Sabryn Rock | A Cahoots Theatre & Theatre Passe Muraille Co-Production | MARCH 16 – APRIL 2, 2022 |This premiere from Kanika Ambrose is a funny, keenly observant script unveiling the lives of undocumented Caribbean women who go to desperate lengths to get their citizenship. A moving, timely story of those rendered invisible in a ‘welcoming’ Canada.

Audio Description: March 26 at 7:30pm & April 2 at 2:00pm. Captioned Performances: Full Run Relaxed Performances: March 19 at 2pm & March 26 at 2pm, and March 31 at 7:30pm. Black Out Nights: March 25 at 7:30pm & April 1 at 7:30pm. Q&A: March 25 at 7:30pm, April 1 at 7:30pm & April 2 at 2:00pm 

Digital Production

Toka by Indrit Kasapi | Directed by Cole Alvis |A Theatre Passe Muraille & lemonTree creations Digital Co-Production  | Streaming APRIL 20 – 23, 2022 |  Toka tells the story of siblings who wrestle with a long-standing land dispute that has resulted in generational death after death. This startling work of physical theatre about modern-day blood feuds in post-Communist Albania, is delicate, evocative and heart-breaking.

Albanian Captioning: April 23 at 2:00pm. English Captioning: April 20, 21, 22 & 23 at 7:30pm. Audio description: April 21 at 7:30pm & April 23 at 7:30pm. Relaxed Performances: Relaxed Run April 20-23. Q&A: All performances April 20-23

#BeyondTO Festival - Tickets & Access information will be announced in March

*Access features for #BeyondTO will include ASL interpretation, audio description, and relaxed performances. 

Photo credits | Scored in Silence: Mark Pickthall, Crippled: Alick Tsui, Bâtardes: Jules Bédard

Scored in Silence by Chisato Minamimura | Directed and performed by Chisato Minamimura | MAY 5 – 7, 2022 | A Theatre Passe Muraille presentation of a Chisato Minamimura production in collaboration with VibraFusionLab | From London, UK | A solo digital performance that unpacks the hidden perspectives of Deaf people from the handful that survived the horrors of the atomic bomb atrocity in Japan in 1945. Survivors of the A-bomb are known as ‘hibakusha’. A cutting-edge, immersive experience utilizing visual and vibration technology. Performed in signed mime and ASL, as well as voiced. Up to 50 members of the audience will have access to vibrotactile WoojerTM straps that allow the audience to experience the sound of the production, as vibration. 


Crippled by Paul David Power | Directed by Danielle Irvine | A production by Power Productions Presented by Theatre Passe Muraille | MAY 12 – 21, 2022 | From St. John’s, Newfoundland |Tony finds himself on the St. John’s Newfoundland  waterfront at a crossroad. Tired and grieving, Tony believes there is only one way to escape a life he no longer wants to live. His mind is made up, until a stranger appears with other plans. Recently nominated for the Governor General’s Award,  Crippled is a powerful story about love, death, life and redemption. 

Bâtardes by Jade Barshee |Directed by Chloé & Jade Barshee  | A Théâtre Everest Production Presented by Theatre Passe Muraille  | MAY 28 – JUNE 4, 2022 | From Montréal, Québec | Born to a Tibetan father and a Québecoise mother, Chloé and Jade Barshee are in search of their own identity. A touching auto-fiction combining anecdotes, poetic monologues and video archives, Bâtardes immerses you into a theatrical world where the sisters’ reality and imaginations merge. Performed in French, with English captions.

LUMINATO FESTIVAL Toronto / J MAR Electric - Tickets & Access information coming soon!

Actor in a fox ear costume looks off to the side worryingly

The Cave | Music by John Millard, Lyrics by Tomson Highway, Book by Martha Ross |Directed by Adam Paolozza, Music Direction by Gregory Oh, Produced by Victor Pokinko | A J MAR Electric Production, presented by Luminato Festival Toronto in association with Theatre Passe Muraille | JUNE 2022 | The Cave, a 75-minute cabaret, is as entertaining as it is dramatic and timely: a group of animals hide in a cave while a forest fire rages around them. They reflect on their impending doom and condemn the human race for evicting them from their homes.

Our Community Initiatives

Community engagement is at the heart of how TPM sees its impact beyond the walls. Our community programming  includes both in-person and virtual events, most of which are available for free.

The virtual TPM Book Club will return in January 2022 with more lively literary discussions inspired by our productions this season. The Prelude continues to offer a series of virtual, free, moderated conversations or community events that provide a deeper look into the themes of each of our productions. We are also offering Community Days outside, to provide a low-intensive way for our community to engage with TPM staff and each other. We will continue with our popular Black Out Nights for select performances which are reserved exclusively for Black audiences. Lastly, we are also excited to partner with Made in Exile, centering Tibetan playwrights and performers in a series of audio-dramas. Episodes will stream from our website, December 1!


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Tickets are on sale now for Iphigenia and the Furies (on Taurian Land), Our Place, and Toka. This season we will continue with our Pay What You Can Afford (PWYCA) model. The ticket prices this season are: $5, $25, and $50. All tickets are the same general admission tickets. 

More about PWYCA: In order to remove barriers in our pricing, we are offering three price points so that a wide range of audiences are able to attend our 21.22 Season. We encourage audiences to make their own choices about what they can afford in order to experience theatre. Those purchasing at the $50 price point will do so with the understanding that their ticket price is helping to subsidize the $5 ticket price, and in doing so, making theatre more accessible for others.

COVID-19 Protocols

Theatre Passe Muraille has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy for all persons entering the building. Safety measures and health protocols, including masks, social distancing, and sanitation measures, are fully in effect and updated as precautions for COVID-19 evolve and change. Please see our website or contact us for details.


TPM continues our commitment to accessibility by offering accessibility features such as audio descriptions, translations, captions, ASL Interpretation and relaxed performances. This information can be found on each of the show pages. To learn more about our accessibility initiatives, visit our website. The visual story of our theatre is also available here.

About TPM

Founded in 1968, TPM is Canada’s original alternative theatre company, currently developing and producing new Canadian plays. TPM is striving to articulate a distinct Canadian voice that reflects the complexity of our intercultural society. TPM believes there should be a more diverse representation of artists, audience members, and stories in our theatre. TPM aspires to be a leader locally, nationally and internationally in establishing, promoting, and embracing collaborative and inclusive theatre practices. We do this so that we can support and ignite the voices of unique artists, communities and audiences.


We’d like to thank our sponsor TD Bank Group and all of our  donors & supporters!

TPM's 21.22 year is sponsored by TD, TD Ready Commitment, BMO and supported by the government of Canada, Canada Council for the arts, Ontario arts council, Toronto arts council, Ontario trillium foundation and the Martin Atkinson foundation at Toronto foundation.

Media Contact

Emily Jung | Marketing Manager | e: emilyj@passemuraille.on.ca | p: 416-504-8988 ext. 2172

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Season Sponsor: TD Bank Group