• Oct 19 – Oct 20

    2019

    Tomson Highway's Songs in the Key of Cree in Burlington, ON

    See Tomson Highway’s “Songs in the Key of Cree,” featuring twelve songs taken from Rose ; The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito; The (Post) Mistress ; and The Sage, the Dancer, and the Fool, at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

    Saturday, October 19, 2019
    7:30pm
    The Burlington Performing Arts Centre
    440 Locust Street
    Burlington ON, L7S 1T7
    905-681-6000


  • Oct 19 – Jan 16

    2020

    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”:
    bradley
    broudy
    dedora

    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


  • Oct 26 – Oct 27

    2019

    Nikki Reimer in Ottawa, ON

    Picture of My Heart Is a Rose Manhattan on wooden table background.

    Nikki Reimer will read from My Heart Is a Rose Manhattan at Manx Pub as part of the Ottawa Writers Festival with Jacqueline Turner and K.B.

    Saturday, October 26
    5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Ottawa Writers Festival: Plan 99 Poetry
    Manx Pub
    370 Elgin Street
    Ottawa, ON K2P 1N1


  • Oct 27 – Oct 28

    2019

    Catriona Strang in Vancouver, BC

    Talon author and editor Catriona Strang will perform at the Jacqueline Leggatt Celebration. Canadian Music Centre BC Region partners with Vancouver Academy of Music to celebrate the music of CMC Associate Composer and VAM composition faculty member, Dr. Jacqueline Leggatt. More info here.

    Sunday, October 27, 2019
    7 p.m.
    Koerner Recital Hall
    Vancouver Academy of Music
    1270 Chestnut Street
    Vancouver, BC V6J 4R9


  • Nov 01 – Nov 11

    2019

    Opening Doors at the Firehall Theatre in Vancouver

    “Opening Doors – Vancouver’s East End” will be on at the Firehall Theatre from November 1 to 10, 2019. “Opening Doors” is a dramatization based on Daphne Marlatt and Carole Itter’s 1979 aural history of the neighborhood surrounding the Firehall building. Audiences will hear stories of the vibrant community created by those from many different cultural heritages and backgrounds. More info here.

    November 1-10, 2019
    Firehall Theatre
    280 East Cordova Street
    Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3


  • Nov 08 – Nov 09

    2019

    Bill Richardson in Victoria, BC

    Bill Richardson will read from I Saw Three Ships in Victoria!

    I Saw Three Ships captures a West End community vanishing under pressure from development and skyrocketing real-estate prices. As arch as they are elegiac, as funny as they are melancholy, these stories honour a cherished period in the history of the West End. Sometimes twisted, sometimes tender, I Saw Three Ships will speak to all who have ever been stuck spinning their wheels at the corner of Heathen and Holy.

    Friday, November 8
    7 p.m.
    Bolen’s Books
    #111–1644 Hillside Avenue,
    Victoria, BC V8T 2C5


  • Nov 14 – Nov 15

    2019

    Bill Richardson in Winnipeg, MB

    From one of Canada’s most beloved personalities comes this delightful collection set around Christmastime in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood. The eight linked stories in Bill Richardson’s I Saw Three Ships take their direction from the seasonal tug-of-war between expectation and disappointment that occurs as the light deepens. The pieces, all irresistibly funny, give shelter to characters whose experiences of transcendence leave them more alienated than consoled.

    The Winnipeg launch of Bill Richardson’s I Saw Three Ships will take place at McNally Robinson on November 14. Bill will be reading with actor Mariam Bernstein. More info here.

    Thursday, November 14
    7 pm
    McNally Robinson
    Grant Park in the Atrium
    1120 Grant Avenue, Unit 4000.
    Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A6


  • Nov 22 – Nov 23

    2019

    M.A.C. Farrant in Sidney, BC

    M.A.C. Farrant will be reading with Pauline Holdstock as part of the Sidney Litfest. More info here.

    Check out The Great Happiness, M.A.C. Farrant’s newest book of stories, here.

    November 22, 2019
    7 p.m.
    Shoal Centre
    10030 Resthaven Drive
    Sidney, B.C.


  • Nov 26 – Dec 16

    2019

    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 15 – Jan 26

    2020

    Play: "The Shoplifters" in Surrey, 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 15 to 25, 2020
    at Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre
    13750 88 Avenue
    Surrey, BC


  • Feb 27 – Mar 09

    2020

    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

    2020

    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

    2020

    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

    2020

    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