Progress: An International Festival of Performance and Ideas

January 14 - February 7th, 2016

Progress is an international festival of performance and ideas, curated by some of Toronto's most exciting performance companies, and featuring ground-breaking work from around the world.

The festival brings international performances, companies and ideas together under one umbrella, engaging in a larger conversation about language, identity, and what progress means to Torontos performance ecology.

Progress is presented by SummerWorks Performance Festival in partnership with The Theatre Centre, and features works curated and produced by The Theatre Centre, SummerWorks Performance Festival, Volcano Theatre, Aluna Theatre, FADO Performance Art Centre, and Dancemakers.


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Single shows PWYC-$25

Groups 10 receive a 25 discount

Progress Pass $50 choose any three ticketed performances

Forest Fringe Microfestival Pass $50 one ticket to each Microfestival performance


Riding on a Cloud Lebanon

written and directed by Rabih Mrou

curated and presented by The Theatre Centre

Jan 14-16

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Century Song Canada

created by Neema Bickersteth, Ross Manson, and Kate Alton

curated and produced by Volcano Theatre

Jan 19-23

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El Refugio de Freidel The Refuge of Freidel Canada/Colombia

by Liliana Surez Henao and Beatriz Pizano

curated and produced by Aluna Theatre

Jan 20-23

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What I learned from a decade of fear Canada

created and performed by Beatriz Pizano, Lyon Smith, and Trevor Schwellnus

curated and produced by Aluna Theatre

Jan 21-24

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History History History UK/Canada

created and performed by Deborah Pearson

curated and produced by Volcano Theatre and SummerWorks Performance Festival

Jan 22-23

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Forest Fringe Microfestival UK/Germany/Spain/Canada

featuring work from the acclaimed UK arts collective

curated and produced by SummerWorks Performance Festival

Jan 29-31

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MONOMYTHS Mtis / Cree / Mi'kmaw / Anishinaabe / Canada / USA / Mexico

conceived and curated by Jess Dobkin and Shannon Cochrane

curated produced by FADO Performance Art Centre

Feb 3-7

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conceived and created by Dana Michel

curated and produced by Dancemakers

Feb 3-6

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