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2021/2022 Season: Shift

We are so proud to announce our 2021/2022 Season, Shift! Proudly presented by Artistic Director Nina Lee Aquino, in her final season, and Interim Managing Director Mark Aikman, this season will have works, presented both digitally and in person, that will continue to push the boundaries of Canadian storytelling. Admission for Factory’s digital shows this season will once again be entirely free of charge to audiences around the globe, thanks to the support of the TD Bank Group.

Featuring ten world premieres, one Toronto premiere, one live audio drama, and a rebroadcast of an audience favourite from last year, this hybrid season consisting of both digital and in person shows, is filled to the brim with brand new and reimagined Canadian stories that are sure to shift and shape audiences’ perspectives on how we view the world around us. 

A shift in a script indicates a change of location, a change of perspective, a change of time or tone.  Our 2021/2022 Shift Season captures the change that is happening both inside and outside Factory Theatre. This season showcases the theatrical ingenuity of virtual performance and audio mediums with the return to live performance that we all crave. It is represents the best of what theatre can be, in any medium.

Whatever form our seasons take, the heart of what we do remains the same: from words on the page, to bodies in space, to the eyes and ears of our beloved audience. ten world premieres, nine commissions, new and familiar artists, virtual and literal spaces: it’s our most bold and ambitious programming yet, dedicated to bringing you another season of fiercely Canadian stories.

Nina Lee Aquino, Artistic Director