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Announcing Iphigenia & The Furies (On Taurian Land)

TORONTO, ON — Theatre Passe Muraille is re-opening our doors with a new production of the critically acclaimed Iphigenia and The Furies (On Taurian Land) by Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho), a contemporary transformation of an ancient myth that demands our generation must write a new narrative for these times.

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 “It is a true joy and honour to be returning to Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land) with TPM in the new year. It feels to me like a constellation of cherished reunions – with the play, the artistic team, and most thrillingly, with you, our beloved audience – live! In a time when we are all connecting with new realities, I welcome you to join us in this ancient tale retold through new breath – and share in a good laugh and a wink along the way.”

– Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho) | Playwright, Iphigenia and the Furies (on Taurian Land)

In 2019, the play was awarded the Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best New Canadian Play, and received 7 Dora nominations including Outstanding Production. This hit play is returning to Toronto as a Saga Collectif, Architect Theatre and TPM Co-Production, with a bold new staging by John Hirsch Prize winning director Jonathan Seinen, featuring Dora winner Virgilia Griffith (Harlem Duet) in the title role. 

 “We’re thrilled the return of this excellent production also marks the return of in-person theatre here at TPM. Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho) is one of the most exciting theatre artists in Canada and his body of work continues to challenge dated notions of identity, whether national or cultural. Join us in-person in the mainspace at 50% capacity and re-visit or discover anew this insightful, fresh adaptation. As relevant as it was in 2019, this work will entice you in with its sharp humour and leave you on the edge of your seat.  Join us this January!

Marjorie Chan | Artistic Director, Theatre Passe Muraille

Iphigenia and The Furies (On Taurian Land) will run between January 8 – January 29 at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace theatre. Audio Described performances, relaxed performances, and captioned performances will be offered.

For full credits, artists and further information, please visit the show page

Special Thanks to the Lawrence Family foundation for being a sponsor for this production.


Tickets are on sale now for Iphigenia and the Furies. 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 general admission.

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. 

*There will be an artist Q&A on 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.

Community Programming

Book Club: Our first digital Book Club meeting of the season will be held on January 12, with the first book inspired by the themes of Iphigenia and The Furies (On Taurian Land). We will be reading the acclaimed memoir, “Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey From A Homeless Shelter To The Ivy League” by Dr. Dan-el Padilla Peralta, the Associate Professor of Classics at Princeton University.

Prelude: Our online Prelude event for Iphigenia will take place in the afternoon of January 16th. Special guest to be announced! 


Iphigenia and the Furies (on Taurian Land) will offer Audio described performances, Relaxed performances, and Captioned performances.

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

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. 

We are operating with the utmost caution and with the best health and safety knowledge we currently have in order to bring theatre to our audiences. The audience capacity will be 50% to allow for more distancing within the theatre.  TPM’s ventilation system is regularly inspected and maintained as recommended by public health and HVAC industry guidelines. Out of an abundance of caution, TPM has decided to discontinue the use of Haze in our in-person productions until further notice as an added measure for the comfort of audiences.  In addition, we have a set of safety protocols based on Public Health guidelines, which are informing our ability to have artists and audiences safely in our space.

About the companies

Saga Collectif

Saga Collectif, a collective founded by Virgilia Griffith, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, Thomas Olajide, Tawiah M’Carthy, and Jonathan Seinen, came together in 2012 to dig deeply into our theatrical instincts to create work that is bold, honest, and contemporary — including our premiere production, Black Boys.

Architect theatre

Architect Theatre is a theatre and performance company formed in 2008 by Jonathan Seinen and Georgina Beaty. Through our history, we have created research-based plays that engage with the human stories behind contemporary issues. We are thrilled to return to TPM, who produced our debut piece Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show, back in 2011.

theatre passe muraille

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.

Media Contact

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

Social Media

TPM: www.passemuraille.ca | Instagram & Twitter @beyondwallsTPM | Facebook

Saga Collectif: Instagram & Twitter @sagacollecif | Facebook

Season Sponsor: TD Bank Group


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. This production is sponsored by the Lawrence Family Foundation.

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