A Bad New Days Production with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille

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: 90 minutes

Content Warning: Water Based Haze


Performers: Adam Paolozza and TBA


Director: Adam Paolozza
Created by: Adam Paolozza, Guillermo Verdecchia, Daniele Bartolini and TBA

Masks designed by Amleto Sartori and Adam Paolozza
Lighting Design: Andre Du Toit
Set Design: TBA
Costume Design: Allie Marshall
Sound Designer/Composer: Matt Smith
Stage Manager: Dylan Tate-Howarth

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.

To find out more about Bad New Days click here