A Bad New Days Production with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille
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In Paolozzapedia Adam Paolozza blends his signature potent theatricality, contemporary carnivalesque commedia dell’arte aesthetic, storytelling, and family anecdotes, to create a funny and deeply autobiographical show about the creative nature of memory and the fragmenting effects of immigration on identity.

Venue: Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave.

Running Time: 60 minutes

Content Warning: Water Based Haze, baby powder used on stage, cooking of food onstage (please contact the box office to get a full list of ingredients)

Tickets: Pay-What-You-Can-Afford with options of $5, $15, $24, $45,  and $60 (plus hst and applicable service fees) for all performances. 


Featuring: Adam Paolozza, Christina Serra, Maddie Bautista and Eduardo Di Martino




Originally presented in partnership with Why Not Theatre as a workshop at the Riser Festival in 2015

*original workshop co-directed and co-written by Daniele Bartolini

*original workshop dramaturgy by Guillermo Verdecchia

*original workshop set design by Anahita Dehbonehie

*original workshop sound design by Sam Sholdice


Concept, Co-Direction: Adam Paolozza

Co-Direction and Dramaturgy: Kari Pederson

Created by The Company

Original Music Composed and Performed by Matt Smith (aka Prince Nifty)

Lighting Design by Andre Du Toit

Set and Costume Design by Allie Marshall

Pulcinella Masks by Amleto Sartori and Adam Paolozza

Hand Puppets by Jessie Byiers and Adam Paolozza

Hybrid Puppets by Graeme Black Robinson

Stage Management by Dylan Tate-Howarth

Produced by the intrepid Victor Pokinko (from Bad Hats Theatre)

Wednesday February 27 @ 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!

Sunday February 24 (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.

RELAXED PERFORMANCE- Saturday February 23 @ 2:00pm

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 March 2 @ 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.

Since 2014, Bad New Days has established a unique presence in Canadian theatre creating contemporary, visually bold and physically innovative theatrical works that explore the complexity of the human condition through a volatile blend of lightness and gravity.

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