Two polaroid photos - one showing watercolour paints and the other showing people walking down a spiral staircase - and several cards with text quotes sit on top of a green background with pink ribbon. Type reads: May 10th, 1771: I am so happy my dearest, so fully absorbed in the feeling of this calm presence, that my art is suffering. I couldn't draw now, not one stroke, and yet I have never been a greater painter than in these moments. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Two polaroid photos - one showing watercolour paints and the other showing people walking down a spiral staircase - and several cards with text quotes sit on top of a green background with pink ribbon. Type reads: May 10th, 1771: I am so happy my dearest, so fully absorbed in the feeling of this calm presence, that my art is suffering. I couldn't draw now, not one stroke, and yet I have never been a greater painter than in these moments. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Performance

As I Must Live It

From Sun, Feb. 11 – Sat, Mar. 2, 2024: Theatre Passe Muraille & Modern Times Stage Company present the world premiere of As I Must Live It, written & performed by award-winning spoken word artist Luke Reece & directed by Daniele Bartolini. An intimate, poetic & pun-filled story of growing up with a mentally-ill father in a mixed-race family.

The Unmanageable Sisters

From Thu, Feb. 15 - Sat, Mar. 2, 2024: The Toronto Irish Players present the Canadian premiere of Deirdre Kinahan’s adaptation of Michel Tremblay's play Les Belles-soeurs. It’s 1974, Ger Lawless has won a million trading stamps & happiness is at her fingertips. But when 15 friends & family gather to help her claim her winnings, all bets are off in this ferociously funny Irish take on Tremblay’s classic Québécois comedy.

Women At Play(s) 6

From Fri - Sun, Mar. 1 - 3 & Thu - Sun, Mar. 7 - 10, 2024: Women At Play(s) presents its sixth festival of short one-act plays at Red Sandcastle Theatre. Written, directed & performed by Canadian women-identifying theatre artists, it features six original works of 10 to 25 minutes in length, ranging from comedy to drama.

Eldritch Horrors play readings: Dear Boss

One night only: Mon, Mar. 11, 2024: Eldritch Theatre continues its Plays from the Tomb staged reading series with a tale of the hunt to uncover the identity of England’s most notorious & elusive serial killer: Jack the Ripper. For audiences 14+. Suitable for those who love horror read aloud & murder mysteries.

TEASE: a reimagined burlesque comedy

From Wed, Mar. 13 – Sun, Mar. 24, 2024: TEASE returns to Toronto, presented by The Big City Kitties, in association with Crow’s Theatre. A theatrical experience that entertains with humour & sex appeal, surprising audiences with an underlying heartfelt message. For audiences 18+.

No One’s Special at the Hot Dog Cart

From Thu, Mar. 14 – Sat, Mar. 23, 2024: Theatre Passe Muraille & Erroneous Productions present the world premiere of No One’s Special at the Hot Dog Cart, written & performed by award-winning playwright, author & spoken word performer Charlie Petch. Tales of survival & kindness witnessed on the streets, told through spoken word, musical storytelling & de-escalation techniques.

Civil Wray: Live at The Dive Shop

One night only – Thu, Mar. 21, 2024: Experience the unique, ethereal blues/soul/pop hybrid sounds & poetic lyrics of Civil Wray as she performs new songs from her upcoming EP “Sparkle”, as well as favourites from her debut record. Live at The Dive Shop with guest artists Lisa Costa & Vanessa Lio. Audiences 19+.

The Theatre Centre presents: 10 For 10 Launch Party

One night only – Thu, Mar. 21, 2024: The Theatre Centre hosts their 10 For 10 Launch Party, kickstarting 10 months of unique offerings to celebrate 10 years in the former Carnegie Library at 1115 Queen West. This building-wide party + fundraiser includes pop-up performances, music, dancing, games, a M.A.C. glam station & Lost Craft drinks. For adults 19+.

shaniqua in abstraction: a one-woman play

From Tue, Apr. 9 – Sun, Apr. 28, 2024: Crow’s Theatre, in association with paul watson productions and Obsidian Theatre Company, presents the world premiere of bahia watson’s daring one-woman play shaniqua in abstraction. In her new work, watson brings her poet’s heart and keen eye to defiantly push back the boundaries defining Black womanhood. At Streetcar Crowsnest.

The House at Poe Corner

From Thu, Apr. 11 – Sun, Apr. 21, 2024: Join Eldtritch Theatre for the return of The House at Poe Corner, the terrifying tales of Edgar Allen Poe narrated by two lost souls and performed in petrifying perpetuity with puppets and magic by twisted little toys. For audiences 14+.

Four Minutes Twelve Seconds

From Sat, Apr. 20 – Sun, May 12, 2024: Studio 180 Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of James Fritz’s taut, darkly comic & deeply provocative drama Four Minutes Twelve Seconds at the Tarragon Theatre Extraspace. A thrilling exploration of issues of consent, privilege & the insidious opportunities new technology offers, in a play that has been nominated for an Olivier Award.

Macbeth: A Tale Told by an Idiot

PAST EVENT. Now extended! From Thu, Feb. 8 – Sat, Feb. 24, 2024: Join Eldritch Theatre for their take on the tale of Shakespeare’s blood-soaked king, weird witches, viscera-sopped murders, nightmares of madness & terrifying occult prophecies! For audiences 14+. Suitable for witches & warlocks, those obsessed with dark magic & Scottish kings.