• 2021-2022,  blog

    TOKA | A check-in

    From idea, to the stage, to the screen! 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. A startling work of physical theatre about modern-day blood feuds in post-Communist Albania, this delicate, evocative and heart-breaking work was scheduled to…

  • 2020-2021,  blog

    #Paprika20

    Looking back with Mae Smith This was a big year for our friends at the Paprika Festival, our company-in-residence. Not only was #Paprika20 their largest program to date, they also announced new executive leadership team, Julia Dickson (General Manager) and Keshia Palm (Artistic Producer). The two-week festival welcomed over 500 audience members digitally, forging a path for the future of performance by embracing…

  • 2020-2021,  blog

    What do we mean by “digital relaxed performances”?

    A chat with Jack Hawk Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome audience members and their families who could benefit from a more relaxed environment, including Autistic and neurodivergent patrons.  The set-up includes: a pre-show introduction to the actors/characters, less intense sound and lighting effects, a very low level house light in the audience, the ability for anyone to come and go…

  • 2020-2021,  blog

    Meet Merlin

    Theatre Passe Muraille’s Intern Dramaturge Merlin Simard is among award winners in the 2020 Buddies Queer Emerging Art Awards and is a recipient of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the America’s ECD Residency grant. Meet Merlin! Merlin Simard (iel/elle/they/she) joined the TPM team in August 2020 as our Intern Dramaturge. Recently, Merlin was awarded Buddies in Bad Times’ Buddies Queer…

  • 2020-2021,  blog

    Being Black is a Journey

    South Africans have a particular way of existing in the world like no other that surpasses apartheid and white supremacy.  Being Black is a journey. Being South African and men of trans experience in Canada, is a unique experience. This is why 11:11 is special, it tells a unique story of resilience. This show is proof that Black queer stories…