• Oct 19 – Jan 16


    nOIR:z art show featuring bill bissett in Toronto, ON

    Poster for nOIR:z bill bissett show.

    amayzing art show like yu have nevr seen!

    nOIR:Z concrete sure is porous

    the nOIR:Z makers –
    “bill bissett”:

    Opening October 19, 2019
    2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Show October 19, 2019 to January 15, 2020
    The Secret Handshake Gallery
    170A Baldwin Street
    in the heart uv kensington
    Toronto, ON

  • Nov 16 – Dec 10


    bill bissett in Brooklyn, St. Catherines, New York, and Toronto!

    Poster for bill bissett brethday tour

    bill bissett will celebrate his eightieth brethday with a series of poetry readings from his new collection, breth.

    Saturday, November 16
    7 p.m.
    Niagara Artists Centre
    354 St. Paul Street
    St. Catherines, ON

    Monday, November 18
    6:30 p.m.
    Pratt Institute
    Schafler Gallery
    200 Willougby
    Brooklyn, NY

    Wednesday, November 20
    6 p.m.
    The Player’s Club
    16 Gramercy Park Street
    New York, NY

    Thursday, November 21
    7 p.m.
    Poets House
    10 River Terrace
    New York, NY

    Monday, December 9
    8 p.m.
    Tarragon Theatre
    30 Bridgman Avenue
    Toronto, ON

  • Nov 26 – Dec 16


    Play: "Cottagers and Indians" in Ottawa, ON

    Cottagers and Indians takes a sincere and pragmatic look at the current conflicts between First Nations traditional water usage and property owners in cottage country who are looking to enjoy an undisturbed summer getaway. Written by Drew Hayden Taylor, an award-winning playwright, journalist, novelist and filmmaker, Cottagers and Indians had a successful debut at Tarragon Theatre in 2017. More info here.

    November 26 to December 15, 2019
    at the Great Canadian Theatre Company
    300–1227 Wellington Street West
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    K1Y 0G7

    “A deft touch for mixing comedy and commentary in an entertaining all-Canadian form of social satire.“—Vancouver Sun

  • Jan 09 – Jan 13


    Carl Peters in Seattle

    Talon author Carl Peters will be speaking about academic freedom and freedom of expression in a session at MLA 2020 in Seattle this January. Peters’s talk is entitled “In Defense of Teaching and Academic and Artistic Freedom.” For more information about the Modern Language Association’s 2020 conference, click here.

    January 9 to 12, 2020
    MLA 2020
    Washington State Convention Center and Sheraton Grand Seattle
    Seattle, WA

  • Jan 09 – Feb 10


    Play: "The Shoplifters" across the Lower Mainland, BC

    Morris Panych’s The Shoplifters stars Alma, a seasoned career shoplifter who prefers the five-finger discount over some lousy seniors’ day deal. But it’s not just an empty wallet that leads Alma to a life of petty crime – it’s also her strong convictions about social justice and economic equality.

    More information here.

    January 9, 2020
    The BlueShore at CapU

    January 10 & 11, 2020
    Kay Meek Arts Centre

    January 14, 2020
    Anvil Centre

    January 15–25, 2020
    Surrey Arts Centre

    January 28–Feb 1, 2020
    Evergreen Cultural Centre

    February 2, 2020
    Clarke Theatre

    February 6 & 7, 2020
    The ACT Arts Centre

    February 8 & 9, 2020
    Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

  • Feb 27 – Mar 09


    Play: "Mom's the Word" in London, ON

    Mom’s the Word was created out of a Saturday morning writers’ support group. Getting together to share their experiences, six women performers struck upon the idea to write about what they were going through as mothers trying to maintain their careers, their individual identities and their relationships with their partners. The result is an evening of hilarious stories, bittersweet monologues, poetic reflections and revelatory anecdotes. Touching tales of giving birth to a premature baby are balanced against comic, ribald rants on diaper soup; whispered, hesitant conversations about sex after children; and the desperate confessionals of the over-stressed.

    More info here.

    February 27 to March 8, 2020
    Palace Theatre
    710 Dundas Street
    London, ON N5W 2Z4

  • Mar 24 – Apr 05


    Play: "Impromptu on Nuns' Island" in Battleford, SK

    Impromptu on Nuns’ Island
    Comedy/Drama by Michael Tremblay, translated by Linda Gaboriou
    Directed by Donna Challis

    Synopsis: An opera diva, Patricia, meets her Waterloo singing Salome at the Opera Bastille in Paris.
    In an impromptu get-together in her Nuns’ Island penthouse, on the afternoon of her return from Europe, h
    ​er mother (a popular Montreal stage and television actress pushing 70), and her idealistic committed-to-new-work daughter goad her. What is the sense of an international career if your art doesn’t contribute to change (or at least to widespread pleasure and inspiration) in the society you live in?

    March 24 to April 4, 2020
    BCP Little Theatre
    102 26th Street
    Battleford SK

  • Apr 22 – May 10


    Play: "Legoland" in Nanaimo, BC

    Penny and Ezra Lamb are home-schooled by their parents on a hippie colony near Uranium City until the police discover it also happens to be the largest marijuana grow-op in Saskatchewan. Legoland is how their pot-smoking elders always described the outside world, and the Lamb siblings are dying to get there.

    More info here.

    April 22 to May 9
    The Bailey Studio
    2373 Rosstown Road
    PO Box 796,
    Nanaimo, BC
    V9R 5M2

  • Apr 29 – May 18


    Play: "Daisy" in Long Beach, CA

    Based on true events, Daisy is a political drama that presents the moment in TV history that ushered in the age of negative advertising and forever changed how we elect our leaders. It also tells the more cynical tale of how a nation got led into war, distracted by the “packaging” of a seemingly peaceful U.S. president. Daisy explores the art and science of political manipulation, the forces at play on public consciousness in our mediated world, and the impact that fear has had on our democracy.

    April 29 to May 17, 2020
    International City Theatre
    330 E. Seaside Way
    Long Beach, CA 90802