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The B-Side: Why the fuck is this Taking so Long? (Nobody’s Okay)

Presented by The Theatre Centre in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre

Shakespeare wrote King Lear during quarantine dontcha know? Well good on ya Shakes, this isn’t a conversation about that. Join a casual (intimate? frank?… primal??) discussion over drinks in the cafe, with Aislinn Rose (The Theatre Centre), Tarek Iskander (Battersea Arts Centre), Ian Kamau (Residency artist), and Adrienne Wong (FOLDA) about the push to digital, community burnout, and the future of live art (and the people who try to make it happen).


ASL will be available for most performances. The Theatre Centre is a physically accessible venue with barrier-free washrooms on each floor and a lift for public use.
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From May 13, 2022
to May 13, 2022

Tickets are FREE — donations happily accepted.



Performance Dates

May 13 @ 8:30 pm – IRL

This performance is 60 minutes

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Hybrid by Design is made possible by the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Now Fund, and the Department of Heritage Canada Arts Presentation Fund.