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Talk Is Free Theatre » 2020 2021 season

I & I

WORLD PREMIEREI & I is a poetic, documentary-style collection of migration stories, memory treasures and rituals from different cultures where you are invited to get close and personal with a world of newcomers.   Created by Italian-born Daniele Bartolini, Italian-Cana ...
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Alphonse

“A Runaway Theatrical Success” – Kate Taylor, The Globe & Mail Alphonse is lost, walking along a country road, weaving an intricate web of stories, while everyone is searching for him: parents, friends, teachers, the police. What they find is the thing we often give up in order t ...
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You Fancy Yourself

Maja Ardal returns this summer with You Fancy Yourself, the prequel to last season’s sold-out production of Cure for Everything.You Fancy Yourself is the story of young Elsa and her attempt to fit into a tough world after immigrating to a new country. Touring for the last 10 years a ...
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Stupidhead!

 “…riotously funny, musically charming, and emotionally resonant… a perfect blend of humour, heart, and soul.” – Kingston Theatre ReviewsA hilarious and heartfelt musical about growing up with dyslexia. With musical gems like “Dobermans and Nutella”, “Is This Where the ...
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Into The Woods – In Concert

“…the star for me is Director Michael Torontow. What he created was a clear reading of the musical that was inventive in its presentation, creative, illuminating and accomplished in realizing Sondheim’s difficult piece.” – Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter Nestled whimsically with ...
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Cyclops: A Satyr Play

WORLD PREMIERE What happens when we allow a debaucherous and morally indifferent goat-man to take hold of one of our oldest stories of good and evil? Cyclops: A Satyr Play takes Euripides’s only surviving Satyr comedy, and using music, dance, games, good wine, good ...
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I See The Crimson Wave

“Roy Lewis instills so much joy in the telling, makes the words sound delicious and makes us fall in love with the beguiling Nat Love.” – Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter Poet, actor, storyteller, Roy Lewis takes us on a cattle drive with legendary African American cowboy and raconte ...
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IN THE TIME BEFORE THE IMMEDIATE PRESENT AND THE TIME TO IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW V2

WORLD PREMIEREYou are invited to be part of a collaborative performance experiment. This abstract contemporary dance work uses radar and wireless technology to highlight the symbiotic relationship between audience and performer. Your presence in the space determines what movements a ...
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Mahagonny-Songspiel

Mahagonny is a mythical American city where people live for greed, lust and violence. End of story.Written in 1927, Mahagonny-Songspiel set the style for other melodic and savagely critical pieces of music theatre created in Weimar Germany. Elements of this small-scale scenic cantata influenced ...
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Torontow {After Dark}

WORLD PREMIEREMichael Torontow loves a good post-show talkback. You know, that rare opportunity after a performance when artists share secrets about the show, the process, and themselves. Torontow {After Dark} takes that to a new level in this uniquely intimate and musically-infused ...
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