Inaugural Progress a smash success

SummerWorks Performance Festival to adopt curated model similar to that of Progress February 17, 2015, TORONTO – With 86% attendance and 13 of 18 performances sold out, the inaugural Progress festival closed on Sunday, February 15, 2015, far exceeding all expectations. Progress featured a curated model, with local companies, FADO Performance Art Centre,Videofag, Dancemakers, Why…

Get Out – Jan. 30-Feb. 5

From classic rock to modern art, this week in Toronto has lots to do and see… Friday, Jan. 30 Classic Albums Live: The Beatles, Let It Be Hear one of the best Beatles albums, note-for-note, from one of the best venues in Toronto. Classic Albums Live will leave you dancing in the aisle and buying…

Legendary Daniel MacIvor to join Enrique Diaz for live onstage interview following February 13 performance of Cine Monstro (MacIvor’s Monster)

Portuguese adaptation of MacIvor’s Monster opens at Progress on February 12   January 27, 2015, TORONTO – Progress is pleased to announce Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor will join Enrique Diaz for a talk back following the February 13 performance of Cine Monstro, the Portuguese adaptation of MacIvor’s celebrated play, Monster.   Cine Monstro is a visually stunning one man tour-de-force that…

Journalistic reading of Novorossiya: No One’s Land added to final Progress lineup

Progress: an International Festival of Performance and Ideas comes to TorontoFebruary 4-15, 2015   January 12, 2015, TORONTO – Artistic Producer of SummerWorks, Michael Rubenfeld is pleased to announce a workshop presentation of Novorossiya: No One’s Land, a new addition to the lineup of international shows coming to Toronto for the inaugural Progress festival.Novorossiya: No One’s Land comes to Toronto…

SummerWorks shows nominated for My Theatre Awards

5 stunning performances from SummerWorks 2014 nominated for My Theatre Awards, winners announced March 30 January 5, 2015, TORONTO – SummerWorks Performance Festival is pleased to announce the nomination of several shows seen in the 2014 festival for My Theatre Awards. The My Theatre Awards take place in Toronto on March 30, 2015 at The Great Hall. Shows and performances nominated as…

Get Out

Each week we’re telling you what we’re eating, drinking and doing this weekend. We’re spoiled for choice in Toronto, consider this your highlight reel. Now get out! 1. b current’s afteRock Plays: This theatre series features two shows. One about masculinity, cash money and hip hop (Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera, Sebastien Heins) and one about…

SummerWorks Performance Festival Announces Award Winners

  SummerWorks Performance Festival 2014 Announces Award WinnersSummerWorks celebrates award winners at its Closing Night Party  August 17, 2013, TORONTO – Canada’s 23rd annual SummerWorks Performance Festival wrapped up another successful year with an awards ceremony recognizing outstanding artistic achievements at the Closing Night Party, held at The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West). This year the festival celebrates strong audience…

Fatties

Fatties, SummerWorks has arrived. For the next 11 days West Queen West strip has been taken over by Canada’s largest juried performance festival and we’re right in the middle of it. Naturally, our primary concern each day is what to eat. Long festival days mean only so much can be packed into our bags. We’re…

what’s the buzz?

We’ve all got a bit of #FIFAFever right now but that’s no reason to forget the piles of other exciting things happening right now. Prime example? The 20th year of North By Northeast is still in full swing in Toronto. Here are a few NXNE picks you can still catch before the festival wraps up…

SummerWorks Launch Party

SummerWorks Launch Party returns to Campbell House on June 6 featuring Patrick J. AdamsSummerWorks two part bash includes food market, live auction, performances, live art and outdoor dance party May 26, 2014, TORONTO – On June 6, 2014 SummerWorks Performance Festival hosts its official Launch Party & Fundraiser at Campbell House (160 Queen St W). The two part event begins with The SummerWorks…

SummerWorks 2013 Celebrates Award Winners

SummerWorks Performance Festival 2013 Announces Award WinnersSummerWorks celebrates award winners at its Closing Night Party  August 18, 2013, Toronto – Canada’s 23rd annual SummerWorks Performance Festival wrapped up a successful year with an awards ceremony recognizing outstanding artistic achievements at the Closing Night Party, held at the Festival Hub’s Shop Bar (in the Lower Ossington Theatre). Despite funding…