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50 Seasons and Still Fiercely Canadian


For fifty years, Factory Theatre has been resolute in its commitment to developing Canadian artists and to producing new Canadian plays. Factory’s 50th Anniversary season will celebrate its illustrious and resilient history with an exhilarating world premiere, the return of two iconic Canadian classics that premiered at Factory, and the continuation of CrossCurrents Canada presentation series which will bring three thrilling and immersive stories from Newfoundland, Calgary, and British Columbia to Toronto audiences.

 

Each of this season's shows represents a connection to all that Factory has accomplished under past Artistic Directors, and the impact we've had on Canadian theatre. Factory’s 19/20 Season is a celebration of where we’ve been, where we might be headed, and where we want to be, all the while remaining fiercely Canadian.

 

See you at the theatre,

 

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Nina Lee Aquino, Artistic Director

The Factory 2019/20 Season

50 Seasons and Still Fiercely Canadian

Factory presents a Nightswimming production

Broken Tailbone

Written and performed by Carmen Aguirre
Directed by Brian Quirt
October 2 - 13, 2019
Toronto Premiere
CrossCurrents Canada Presentation
Studio Theatre

Broken Tailbone is a Latinx dance party performance flowing with hilarious and moving stories of intimacy, politics, culture, and the forgotten origins of the salsa. Led by Carmen and DJ Don Pedro, Broken Tailbone demonstrates the power of radical resistance through dance, music, and a deeper connection to our bodies.

Factory presents an Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland production

Between Breaths

Written by Robert Chafe
Directed by Jillian Keiley
November 20 - December 8, 2019
Toronto Premiere
CrossCurrents Canada Presentation
Mainspace Theatre

An extrordinary true story that floats through the inspiring career of a man who freed over 500 whales from fishing nets off the Newfoundland coast. Featuring an unforgettable live score by The Once, Between Breaths is a beautiful & poignant play about the parts of ourselves we hold on to after everything else has gone.

Factory presents a Ghost River Theatre production

One

Written by Jason Carnew
Directed by Eric Rose
April 1 - 19, 2020
CrossCurrents Canada Presentation
Mainspace Theatre

One follows the story of Philistine, an impassioned librarian searching for George, the love of her life and an astronomer lost at sea. Her devotion takes her beyond the realm of the living and into the strange and all-consuming world of the dead to create a deeply moving experience inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

A Factory production

Trout Stanley

Written by Claudia Dey
Directed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu
October 19 - November 10, 2019
Mainspace Theatre



On the eve of twin sisters Sugar and Grace Ducharme's 30th birthday, which also happens to be the anniversary of their parents' death, they are visited by a mysterious stranger on the lookout for love...and a lake. Claudia Dey's Trout Stanley is a surreal and captivating love story of Northern proportions.

A Factory production


Lady Sunrise

Written by Marjorie Chan
Directed by Nina Lee Aquino
February 15 - March 8, 2020
World Premiere
Mainspace Theatre


Inspired by Cao Yu’s Sunrise, Lady Sunrise is a powerful new drama set among the wealthy and hangers-on in Vancouver’s Asian Canadian community. A hard-hitting new play about the effects of hyper-capitalism set in Canada’s condo and casino playground of Vancouver, Lady Sunrise is a tale of social climbing, social decay, and the human cost of capitalism’s excess.

A Factory production

House

Written by Daniel MacIvor
Directed by Nina Lee Aquino
May 2 - 24, 2020
Mainspace Theatre


The season concludes with a thrilling new production of Daniel MacIvor's House, the ground-breaking stand-up-sit-down-comedy-nightmare about a man named Victor who searches for answers while on the brink of a nervous breakdown.

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