Next Stage Theatre Festival Toronto: January 19 to 30 2022

From a media release:

Next Stage Theatre Festival Goes Online

Because of COVID restrictions, the show will go on online, including 10 great shows. Here's the link to check out the shows and passes:

Previously planned as a hybrid in-person and digital festival, the 2022 Next Stage Theatre Festival will now be completely online in compliance with the Government of Ontario’s recent move to Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen.

Next Stage Theatre Festival

The Next Stage Theatre Festival will begin with four Digital Series presentations. Stories of a Dish, and The Sunglasses Monologue, will be available on-demand starting January 19, with live digital presentations of The Complex opening January 19, and Saving Wonderland opening January 20

The Next Stage Theatre Festival will then continue with digital drops of Bremen Town, Heart of a Dog, She’s Not Special, Stand Up Comedy, Tango In The Dark, and Ursa: A Folk Musical featuring live-to-tape performances for on-demand viewing. These shows, except for Tango In The Dark, will be recorded live at Ada Slaight Hall at Daniels Spectrum and made available to audiences for online viewing as early as January 24
  • Tickets are on sale now for the four original Next Stage digital shows, with on-sale dates for remaining shows to be announced. All in-person ticket-holders will be contacted to confirm their tickets are converted to allow them access to the digital screenings. 
  • Tickets at the link above - show details below.

Next Stage Theatre Festival
January 19 to 30, 2022

Returning. Transforming.
The next stage of Next Stage.

TORONTO - The box office is now open for exciting and expansive programming as part of the 2022 Next Stage Theatre Festival, taking place January 19 – 30, 2022 at the Ada Slaight Hall at Daniels Spectrum in Toronto. This will be the first time we have been able to present in-person events since January 2020.

Next Stage Theatre Festival

We welcome you, our curious audiences, back to Next Stage for fun, satirical and challenging shows with themes around identity, aging and desire. In our new venue, Ada Slaight Hall, we are sharing six live productions, plus we have two digital on-demand shows and two digital real-time interactive shows to access online wherever you are.

  • Next Stage Theatre Festival tickets and passes are on sale now. Single tickets are $15 for the Digital Series, and $20 for the Theatre Series, with Passes starting at $50.

The 2022 Next Stage Theatre Festival:

Bremen Town
Written by Gregory Prest
From the Bremen Town Collective 
Theatre Series at Ada Slaight Hall 

Bremen Town is a rural folk tragicomedy about what happens when we outlive our use starring award-winning actors Nancy Palk, Oliver Dennis, William Webster, and Deborah Grover. 

Next Stage Festival - Brementown
Nancy Palk in Brementown

The Complex
Created by Chantal Forde, Jessie Fraser, Mandy Roveda
From It's Not a Pivot Productions
Digital Series

The Complex is an interactive, immersive digital theatre experience where participants must collaborate to choose a worthy new leader in order to save the planet and humanity.  

Heart of a Dog
Written by Mohammad Yaghoubi
From Nowadays Theatre Company
Theatre Series at Ada Slaight Hall

Heart of a Dog is a comical adaptation by Mohammad Yaghoubi, based on a novel of the same name by the classic Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov. 

Next Stage - Heart of a Dog
Heart of a Dog

Saving Wonderland
Created by Attilio Rigotti, Kevin Hammonds, David Andrew Laws, Jacob Thompson, Sarah Reynolds, Caroline Prugh
From Gamiotics Studios
Digital Series

Plunge back down the rabbit hole where the familiar turns peculiar in a race to find missing gears, restore Wonderland, and save the day in this innovative, interactive new adventure.

She's Not Special
Created By Fatuma Adar
Company: HomeMadeIt Productions
Theatre Series at Ada Slaight Hall

As a Black Muslim Woman (a triple threat!), creator Fatuma Adar is on a mission to free you from the clutches of exceptionalism and teach you how to relish in the joys of mediocrity.

Stand Up Comedy Night
Created by Nick Reynoldson, Dena Jackson, Adrienne Fish, Monty Scott, Todd Graham and Efthimios Nasiopoulos
From Comedy Records 
Theatre Series at Ada Slaight Hall

Stories of a Dish
Created by Himanshu Sitlani
From Nautanki Bazaar
Digital Series 

A global pandemic may have struck, but we have a person who’s just stuck! Will he find the secret recipe to happiness? A culinary theatrical journey awaits.  

Next Stage - Tango in the Dark
Tango in the Dark

The Sunglasses Monologue
Created by Vivian Chong
Digital Series

Through storytelling, comedy, and original songs, Vivian Chong shares her journey coming out from a coma, and losing her sight which ultimately led to the reinvention of herself as an artist. 

Tango in the Dark
Directed by Alexander Richardson
From PointeTango
Theatre Series at Ada Slaight Hall

A dance show performed by Alexander Richardson and Erin Scott-Kafadar blending Argentine tango with classical ballet featuring live music by Payadora Tango Ensemble. 

Ursa: A Folk Musical
Created by Jake Schindler and Sam Boer
From Ursa Productions
Theatre Series at Ada Slaight Hall

Ursa: A Folk Musical is a whimsical theatre-concert about the star-crossed friendship between an anxious bear and a restless teenager.