Announcement: SummerWorks Performance Festival Announces 2013 Theatre Lineup

From Press Release

Toronto, ON– SummerWorks Performance Festival, Canada’s largest juried theatre festival, announces its final selection for the 2013 festival running August 8th– 18th.  This year’s festival will feature over 35 theatre productions and the return of the popular Music Series, Live Art Series and Performance Bar.

“This year’s SummerWorks is remarkably diverse and innovative”, Says Artistic Producer Michael Rubenfeld “A year of returns and introductions, we are thrilled that the festival continues to attract international and national artists of great acclaim. It’s a fantastically ambitious year, living up to the kind of artistic quality you have come to expect from our Festival.”

Featuring plays written by Adam Lazarus, Guillermo Verdecchia, Kevin Rees, Sky Gilbert, Jordan Tannahill, Cliff Cardinal, d’bi.young, Heidi Strauss, Greg MacArthur, Aurora Stewart de Peña and productions directed by Kelli Fox and David Ferry among others. SummerWorks also welcomes a piece produced by Mitchell Cushman who directed last year’s hit show Terminus.

The 2013 SummerWorks National Series will feature five productions including How to Disappear Completely, making its SummerWorks debut after a successful run at Factory, and a piece by veteran artist Nadia Ross, entitled 7 Important Things. For the first time SummerWorks welcomes a full length piece, as part of the International Series, from Berlin titled Schützen by Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt and Matthias Meppelink.

As part of the Youth Programming Series SummerWorks welcomes two productions from the Sears Ontario Drama Festival as well as a piece from The Amy Project (Artists Mentoring Youth).

SummerWorks 2013 Theatre Series
A Side of Dreams Paper Canoe Projects by Jani Lauzon, directed by Jessica Barrera
All’s Heimer That Ends Heimer What’s-His-Name Productions by Jay Teitel, directed by Jordan Pettle
Camila’s Bones by Alejandro Valbuena, directed by Anita La Selva
Delicacy Theatre Brouhaha Written and Directed by Kat Sandler
Eating Pomegranates Naked by Andrea Scott
Enough Rope Enough Rope Collective Collaboratively created and directed by the company
Entitlement Varughese Productions Inc and Appledor Productions by Sugith Varughese, directed by David Ferry
girls! girls! girls! Present Danger Productions by Greg MacArthur, directed by Donna Marie Baratta and Jessica Carmichael
Good People Bad Things Moving Target Theatre Company by Daniel Thau-Eleff, directed by Chris Gerrard-Pinker
Holy Mothers (Die Präsidentinnen) Divine Bovine by Werner Schwab and translated by Meredith Oakes, directed by Elizabeth Saunders
I am Very Far Pressgang Theatre by Graham Isador, directed by Yevgeniya Falkovich and Graham Isador
I, Racist QuipTake by Adam Lazarus and Guillermo Verdecchia, directed
by Guillermo Verdecchia
Jackie’s Not a Real Girl Ground Queero by Nichola (Nicki) Ward
Late Company Suburban Beast and surface/underground theatre by Jordan Tannahill, directed by Peter Pasyk
Maria Gets A New Life Cardinal/Kantor Productions by Cliff Cardinal, directed by Elizabeth Kantor
Murderers Confess at Christmastime Outside the March by Jason Chinn, directed by Simon Bloom
nanny: warrior queen of the maroons anitafrika dub theatre by d’bi.young
Oubliette Written & Directed by Kevin Rees
Salome’s Clothes Body Theatre by Donna Michelle St. Bernard, directed by Clare
Show and Tell Alexander Bell Ars Mechanica Devised by the company, directed by Vojin Vasovic
Tender Napalm Phantasmagoria by Philip Ridley, directed by Cynthia Ashperger
The Ballad of Weedy Peetstraw Black Hammer Group by Peter Anderson and John Millard, directed by
Estelle Shook
The Life Of Jude Planet 88 by Alex Poch Goldin, directed by David Ferry
This Wide Night Wide Night Collective by Chloe Moss, directed by Kelli Fox
To Myself at 28 The Cabaret Company by Sky Gilbert
Trying for the Kingdom SideMart Theatrical Grocery by Patrick Costello with Kyle Gatehouse and Gemma
James-Smith, directed by Graham Cuthbertson
Utopia Theatre Free Radical Written and directed by Len Falkenstein
Wild Dogs on the Moscow Trains Live Lobster Theatre by Anthony MacMahon, directed by Joanne Williams
X Sunny Drake by Sunny Drake, directed by Therese Collie

Family Story Birdtown and Swanville Written and directed by Aurora Stewart de Peña
Final Savage Land Sore for Punching You by Allison Cummings
For Me? Crooked Figure Dances Choreographed and directed by Heidi Strauss
Purgatory in Ingolstadt Storm and Stress Co. by Marieluise Fleisser, directed by Brigit Schreyer


How to Disappear Completely Chop Theatre by Itai Erdal in collaboration with James Long, Anita Rochon & Emelia Symington Fedy
7 IMPORTANT THINGS STO Union and Canada’s National Arts Centre in Association with WAC (Wakefield Art Collective) by Nadia Ross in collaboration with George Acheson
ishow Les Petites Cellules Chaudes
Écoute pour voir Danse Carpe Diem by Emmanuel Jouthe in collaboration with the dancers
Broken Ramshackle Theatre by Brian Fiddler, directed by Maiko Bae Yamamoto

Schützen by Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt and Matthias Meppelink

About SummerWorks Theatre Festival:

As the largest juried theatre festival in Canada featuring predominantly New Canadian plays, SummerWorks programs a festival that uniquely reflects Toronto and Canada’s cultural zeitgeist. Since 1991, SummerWorks has continued to explore and respond to the needs and wants of audiences and the theatre community. The festival has grown to become one of the country’s preeminent multi-disciplinary hubs featuring a Music Series, a mentorship program (SummerWorks Leadership Intensive Program –S.L.I.P.); and the National Series, showcasing works from across Canada. The festival adds new initiatives yearly, including performance-based programs such as the Performance Bar. The 2013 SummerWorks Festival runs August 8th to 18th in venues across Toronto. SummerWorks Performance Festival will announce the selections for the Music Series, Live Art Series and Performance Bar early June.