Pro or Anti-Valentine’s Day? Who cares?! Check out some theatre.

Published on: February 13, 2015

Filled Under: Progress Festival

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The inaugural Progress Festival draws to a close this weekend and there are a few show you can still check out. Originally featuring seven international shows and six languages, Progress engages conversation about language, accessibility and what progress means to Toronto’s performance ecology. No one needs more chocolate – but everyone can do with a night out at the theat-ah.
www.thisisprogress.ca // #ProgressTO

Novorossiya: No One’s Land
 (Ukraine) at Progress
After being falsely accused of espionage and taken hostage by pro-Russian separatists, theatre director Pavel Yurov spent two months in captivity. Created by Yourov and Anastasiya Kasilova, this English reading covers Yurov’s experience and explores interviews from Ukrainian and Russian press containing multiple disparate perspectives on the conflict. The reading will be preceded by an interview with Yurov, followed by a post-show discussion.

Saturday, February 14, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
$10 – $15
Performed in English













Margarete (Poland) at Progress
Creator and performer Janek Turkowski invites 16 audience members to sit down and have coffee in this intimate theatre performance. Using humour and irony, Turkowski recounts his experience uncovering and constructing stories based on a set of private 8mm films he discovered at an outdoor market in Berlin.

Friday February 13, 7:00pm* & 9:30pm
Saturday February 14, 2:00pm* & 6:00pm
Sunday February 15, 5:30pm & 7:00pm

Performed in Polish or English
* Performed in Polish / Przedstawienie po polsku
$15 – $18



Cine Monstro (Brazil) at Progress
Brazilian actor and director Enrique Diaz performs in a critically acclaimed Portuguese adaptation of Daniel MacIvor’s Monster. Playing separate but similar characters, Diaz transforms from a young boy whose father was murdered, to quarrelling lovers and finally a filmmaker who never completed his epic film. Post-show conversation with Enrique Diaz and Daniel MacIvor followingFebruary 13 performance.

Friday, February 13, 8:00pm – 9:30pm with post-performance talk
Saturday, February 14, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
$25 – $30
Performed in Portuguese with English subtitles


The Republic of Inclusion at Progress

Part of The Collaborations at Canada’s National Arts Centre English Theatre, this talk call for a rigorous and provocative discussion about the state of inclusion in the theatre community. Progress: it’s about accessing the arts and about the arts being accessible. The event will be live-streamed through www.SpiderWebShow.ca.

February 15, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Free

Presented in English and ASL

Curated by Alex Bulmer and Sarah Garton Stanley

Featuring seven international shows and six languages, Progress engages conversation about language, accessibility and what progress means to Toronto’s performance ecology.

www.thisisprogress.ca // #ProgressTO

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