Season to include: an epic story of cancer survival from Maja Ardal, workshop productions by Nicole Brooks and Susanna Fournier,
and the talents of more than 100 female artists.
Says Nightwood Theatre’s Artistic Director Kelly Thornton, “I am thrilled to unleash this powerful selection of plays and to welcome the astonishing talent we’ve assembled for the work. HER2 touches a nerve, as far too many women face down this disease, but as with Obeah Opera and With Individual Desire, these plays are about the hope and determination of women, even in the face of darkness and adversity. Our 35th season is a celebration of the magnificent power of the human spirit and a fitting salute to Nightwood Theatre’s legacy of three and a half decades of groundbreaking theatre.”
New Groundswell Festival: Workshop Productions
With Individual Desire
By Susanna Fournier
September 10-11 (8pm), 13 (2pm & 8pm), 14 (4pm)
Nightwood Studio, Distillery District
A Nicole Brooks Vision
September 11-12 (8pm), 13 (2pm & 8pm), 14 (2pm)
Dancemakers Studio, Distillery District
Presented by Nightwood Theatre & Culchahworks Arts Collective, in association with bcurrent
Obeah Opera synthesizes the breadth of Black music into an unprecedented a capella theatrical epic. An all-female cast animates the story of the legendary Salem Witch Trials, from the unique perspective of enslaved African women. Directed by Weyni Mengesha. Commissioned by the Arts and Culture Program of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games
By Maja Ardal
January 13–February 1, 2015 (opens January 15)
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street
Featuring Neema Bickersteth, Diane D’Aquila, Monica Dottor, Kyra Harper, Jane Luk, Nancy Palk, Ellora Patnaik, Chick Reid, Maria Vacratsis, and Bahareh Yaraghi.
2014/2015 Season Passes go on sale April 23 and will be available by calling the Nightwood Theatre office at 416-944-1740 or online at www.nightwoodtheatre.net
Single tickets range from $20-$45 and go on sale September 2. Both New GroundswellFestival and HER2 tickets will be available from the Nightwood Theatre website at www.nightwoodtheatre.net. HER2 tickets will also be available through the Buddies in Bad Times Box Office by calling 416-975-8555.
ABOUT NIGHTWOOD THEATRE
Led by Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Denyse Karn, Nightwood Theatre forges creative alliances among women artists from diverse backgrounds in order to develop and produce innovative Canadian theatre. As Canada’s National Women’s Theatre since 1979, Nightwood has launched the careers of many of the leading theatre artists in the country. We are an established and nationally respected company, with professional leadership (past and current) that hasbeen publicly acclaimed for being mavericks in artistic excellence, gender equity in the arts and the successful training/development of emerging female artists. Now entering our 35th season we remain actively engaged in mentoring young women and promoting women’s place on the local, national and international stage.
NIGHTWOOD THEATRE SUPPORTERS
Nightwood Theatre acknowledges the support of: BMO, Scotiabank, Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and NOW Magazine.
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