Hook Up

A Tapestry Opera Production in partnership with Theatre Passe Muraille
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Three friends hit university – no parents, new friends, new rules, and a new normal. Hook Up raises questions of consent, shame, and power in the lives of young adults navigating uncharted waters, on their own for the first time. Freedom is complicated.

Content Warnings: 

Explicit language, discussion of sexual violence, and sexual content.

Support workers from CANVAS ARTS ACTION PROGRAMS will be facilitating post-show conversations, and will also be available to speak with people individually and provide resources after the following performances: Tues. Feb. 5th, Thurs. Feb. 7th, and the Sat. Feb. 9th matinee.

Venue: Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave

Running Time: 90 Minutes

Content Warnings: explicit language, discussion of sexual violence, sexual content.


Performers: Nathan Carroll, Jeff Lillico, Alicia Ault,                                               Emily Lukasik and Alexis Gordon


Composer: Chris Thornborrow
Librettist: Julie Tepperman
Director/Dramaturge: Richard Greenblatt
Music Director: Jennifer Tung                                                                               Set and Costume Designer: Kelly Wolf
Video Designer: Monty Martin
Production Manager: Shawn Henry                                                                   Stage Manager: Tamara Vuckovic                                                                 Apprentice Stage Manager: Anna Spencer

Wednesday February 6 @ 6:45pm

What is The Preamble? This free pre-show program features Artistic Director Andy McKim in conversation with an artist from the play, or a local expert, to talk about the way in which that piece of theatre is contributing to a broader conversation.

Show your ticket at Tequila Bookworm on the night you attend and get $6 drinks before or after the show!

Jan. 31, Feb. 2, Feb. 3, Feb. 5, Feb. 7, & Feb. 9 matinee (post-show)

After the performance you are welcome to stay and take part in our  Q&A with some of the cast and/or creative team. Q&A’s are a chance  for you to ask questions or just find out more about the play or the  process of creating the work.

These post -show Q&A’s will be facilitated by CANVAS Arts Action Programs.

Feb. 8 (post-show) 

In Conversation with novelist Sarah Henstra 

Join composer Chris Thornborrow and librettist Julie Tepperman for a post-show chat with Governor General Award winning author Sarah Henstra! The three will discuss shared themes between Hook Up and Sarah’s GG Award winning novel The Red Wordand compare notes about their process working in two very different genres. 

Relaxed Performance Tuesday February 5th @ 7:30pm

These special performances are open to everyone, but the environment is specifically adapted to relax the tradition rules around silence, darkness, and stillness in the audience. They are designed to benefit individuals living with autism or sensory and communication disorders, parents with babes in arms, and anyone who would welcome a more relaxed environment at the theatre. Patrons are allowed to leave their seats and return to them in the middle of the show, the house lights are kept on at a dim setting, loud sound cues are toned down, special effects are explained before the show starts, and all cast and crew members are introduced at the top of the show.

Audio Described Performance Saturday February 9th @ 2:00pm

Audio Described Performances offer partially sighted and blind patrons a companion piece to the shows delivered through an earpiece and a small receiver. The Audio Described Performance will outline the events happening on stage – including relevant sets, costumes, and non verbal actions – in a delivery style that matches the tone and presentation of the play. The scripts for the Audio Described Performance are developed in conjunction with the creative teams at Theatre Passe Muraille, with the goal of giving visually impaired audience members a more immersive experience.

Tapestry is a professional theatre and opera producer that creates and produces for the heart of the here and now. In addition to producing a concert and chamber opera season, Tapestry has become an international crossroads for diverse musical and dramatic artists inspired to contribute to the creation and evolution of new opera.

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