New Groundswell Festival

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Country and Region CanadaOntario
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Festival Contact Information

New Groundswell Festival
55 Mill Street, Suite 301
Case Goods Warehouse, Building No. 74
Toronto, ON Canada M5A 3C4
Phone: (01) 416-944-1740
Fax: (01) 416-944-1739

Festival Description

Nightwood Theatre announces an exciting new beginning for its annual play development festival. Since 1985 Nightwood’s Groundswell Festival has been bringing audiences provocative new works in development. New Groundswell Festival was re-envisioned in 2011 – A National Festival of Contemporary Women’s Theatre and features premiere workshop productions and new work. The Festival will also feature a national industry series including an exciting array of master classes led by theatre luminaries, as well as provocative dialogues and public reading with national and international artists and creators.

Festival Dates March 15 - 24, 2013
Festival Links

http://www.nightwoodtheatre.net/

Festival Events:

Highlights 2011:
  • The National Festival of Contemporary Women’s Theatre features 3 premiere workshop productions including
    • Governor General’s Award nominee Lisa Codrington’s new play The Aftermath
    • Jordi Mand’s Between the Sheets
    • Zuppa Theatre’s acclaimed new work The Debacle (Halifax)
  • The Festival’s National Industry Series includes
    • an exciting array of master classes led by theatre luminaries such as Linda Griffiths, Jillian Keiley, Judith Thompson and d.bi young, as well as provocative dialogues and public reading with national and international artists and creators.

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