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Uncategorized November 23, 2022

Future Perfect Mini-Doc

Today, we were thrilled to launch this mini-doc, a year in the making! Check out this behind the scenes look …

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Uncategorized August 17, 2022

Thank You!

It’s hard to believe but another fantastic Festival has come and gone. The SummerWorks team would like to thank to …

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Uncategorized August 14, 2022

What’s On: Sunday, Aug 14

The last day of SummerWorks 2022 is sadly here… but we still have one last day to experience festival programming, …

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Uncategorized August 13, 2022

What’s On: Saturday, Aug 13

Closing Weekend is upon us, but the sun is shining and we still have a schedule chalked fulled of incredible …

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Uncategorized August 12, 2022

What’s On: Friday, Aug 12

It’s the final weekend for #SummerWorksTO 2022, and what a weekend it’s going to be! Just three days left to …

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Uncategorized August 11, 2022

What’s On: Thursday, Aug 11

Today, we move over to the east end of T.O…. so  Corktown, Regent Park, Sherbourne and Toronto Island, take note! …

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Uncategorized August 10, 2022

What’s On: Wednesday, Aug 10

It’s humpday and SummerWorks has an exciting variety of programming for you to experience. Several options are now available to …

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Uncategorized August 9, 2022

What’s On: Tuesday, Aug 9

Attention Kensington, Spadina, Fort York and Waterfront neighbours! SummerWorks has moved eastward. Be sure to check out summerworks.ca/programming and join …

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Uncategorized August 8, 2022

What’s On: Monday, Aug 8

We hope you enjoyed Opening Weekend as much as we did! In case you missed it, here are a few …

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Uncategorized August 7, 2022

What’s On: Sunday, Aug 7

Opening Weekend closes out strong today with 12 performances and events happening both in-person and online. Be sure to check …

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Free Live Art August 6, 2022

What’s On: Saturday, Aug 6

It’s day 3 of the festival and we’re just getting started. SummerWorks is animating the west end all weekend! From Bloordale …

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Uncategorized August 5, 2022

What’s On: Friday, Aug 5

SummerWorks 2022 is in full swing! Trying to decide what to check out? See below for a list of all …

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Dance Free Participatory August 4, 2022

SummerWorks 2022 Kicks Off with a Big Community Meal and Party!

Join us outside The Theatre Centre tonight at 7pm for the #SummerWorksTO Opening Night Community Meal & Party—all free! Celebrate …

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Uncategorized June 30, 2022

Join our Board!

Are you passionate about the arts and performance? Would you like to contribute to the future of one of Canada’s …

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Uncategorized May 31, 2022

Announcing Departure of Artistic & Managing Director Laura Nanni

TORONTO May 31, 2022 – The Board of Directors has announced that after seven successful years with the organization, Laura …

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Uncategorized October 6, 2021

Review: burn, burned

This review is part of a critical writing mentorship program developed by SummerWorks with NOW Magazine. SummerWorks has not put …

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Review: LEGacy Circus

This review is part of a critical writing mentorship program developed by SummerWorks with NOW Magazine. SummerWorks has not put …

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Review: A New Black Poet

This review is part of a critical writing mentorship program developed by SummerWorks with NOW Magazine. SummerWorks has not put …

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Uncategorized October 5, 2021

Review: nowhen & Connected as we are

This review is part of a critical writing mentorship program developed by SummerWorks with NOW Magazine. SummerWorks has not put …

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A bright green sticky note with "Welcome!" written in black marker. Uncategorized August 1, 2021

Welcome to SummerWorks 2021!

We’re back with something exciting and a little different than what you’ve come to expect the Festival to be. Starting …

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Uncategorized July 12, 2021

Artists at Work

Art Spin is an organization that presents exceptional contemporary art in unexpected spaces to create unique public experiences. It’s a gallery …

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A black woman in a red dress and long red gloves reaches upwards Uncategorized August 27, 2020

Review: We Will Be by Sid Malcom

This summer, recognizing a significant lack of diverse voices in Canadian arts media, we piloted a program to develop and …

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A performer stands on their toes at the edge of a wooden stage surrounded by trees. They are wearing a light purple dress with many small bells sewn onto the lower half, their long brown hair is in braids. Uncategorized August 25, 2020

Review: We Are by Nicole Eun-Ju Bell

This summer, recognizing a significant lack of diverse voices in Canadian arts media, we piloted a program to develop and …

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A child stands at the edge of a concrete slab looking across a small body of water towards a Toronto skyline full of many tall buildings Uncategorized August 23, 2020

Review: We Were by Jenna Shummoogum

This summer, recognizing a significant lack of diverse voices in Canadian arts media, we piloted a program to develop and …

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A sign posted in a city park that reads Artists At Work Uncategorized July 15, 2020

The 2020 SummerWorks Lab Artists in Residence

Neema Bickersteth specializes in contemporary projects in opera, music theatre and theatre. Included tours in the USA and Europe with …

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Uncategorized June 19, 2020

Unwrapping the mysterious from the mundane, in ASL

by Chris Dodd, Edmonton-based Deaf performer, playwright, accessibility advocate and founder and artistic director of SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre …

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Uncategorized May 28, 2020

A Message to our Community

Dear SummerWorks community, Today SummerWorks is announcing the postponement of the 30th anniversary edition of our annual 11-day August Festival. This decision …

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A courtyard at night decorated with strings of lights. A graffiti mural of houses and raccoons is in the background Uncategorized March 3, 2020

End of Summer Mix: The After Party

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End of Summer Mix: Party Time

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End of Summer Mix: The Pre-Party

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