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The Breathing Hole | Aglu ᐊᒡᓗ

“In your travels across the snow and ice, always return to this place where you were loved for so long, and if you become lost or find yourself in difficulty, listen and you’ll hear my voice on the ...

Brontë

“I don’t want to be good. I want to be great. ”

What happens when a passion is turned into a means to survive? 

Sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë have always enjoyed writing and storytelling, ...

Acha Bacha

By Bilal Baig
Subjects: LGBT/Queer Theatre, Ontario Playwrights, Family Life
Duration: 80 minutes

“We come to this world good. Tum mera beta ho. I bring you here. Likhen, you choose—you choose to stay good. If you want. ”

For years, Zaya has delicately balanced his relationship with his Muslim ...

It's All TRU

“There used to be people dying and they didn’t know why and there was nothing anyone could do, but most of all—no one cared whether we lived or whether we died. ”

Love, sex, and pharmaceuticals ...

Sound of the Beast

“Compassion is good, but it’s just motivation. Cars need engines. Movements need mobilizations. ”

Through spoken word, storytelling, and hip hop, acclaimed wordsmith Donna-Michelle St. Bernard challenges ...

Black Boys

In a society where the Black male body is both vilified and sexualized, Black Boys uncovers the complex dynamics of the queer Black male experience. Text, movement, and design portray the rhythm and vulnerability ...

The Enchanted Loom

The Sri Lankan civil war has left many scars on Thangan and his family, most noticeably the loss of his eldest son and the crippling epileptic seizures brought on by his torture. As the final days of ...

trace

"I support you when you need, so that you support me when I need. "

An elegant and sweeping story of a Chinese family’s history, trace follows the footsteps of four generations as their homes and identities ...

BANG BANG

By Kat Sandler
Subjects: Comedy, Women Writers, Ontario Playwrights, Death, Grief & Loss
Casting: 2 f, 3 m
Duration: 140 minutes

Lila, a young Black ex-cop, has been on leave from the police force ever since she shot an unarmed Black youth. She’s moved back in with her mother, Karen, and is drinking beer for breakfast. So when ...

Guarded Girls

By Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman
Subjects: Ontario Playwrights, Women Writers
Casting: 4 f
Duration: 90 minutes

The stories and experiences of three imprisoned women and a guard intertwine in dramatic and dangerous ways, as the psychological destruction that is solitary confinement taunts each of their lives.

Nineteen-year-old ...