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From January 30
to February 15, 2020

Progress Festival 2020

Progress 2020 Lineup















Progress is an international festival of performance and ideas presented in partnership by SummerWorks Performance Festival and The Theatre Centre. The Festival is collectively curated and produced by a series of Toronto-based companies, operating within a contemporary performance context.

As a Festival that brings together performance nationally and internationally, we wish to acknowledge that Progress takes place on the traditional territory, Tkaronto, “Where the Trees Meet the Water,” “The Gathering Place” of the Mississauga, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Wendat Nations. As we come together, we pay our respects to all our relations who have gathered and will continue to gather in this place.

The Theatre Centre is an accessible facility, with barrier-free washrooms and an accessibility lift to facilitate movement between floors. If you are planning a trip to The Theatre Centre and have any questions about accessibility or would like to make any special arrangements, please call our box office at 416-538-0988. We will be happy to make any arrangements to help facilitate an enjoyable visit.

Click here to learn more about accessibility at Progress:
– ASL Interpreted events
– Tactile Audio Display seating
– English Surtitled Performances
– Free events

The festival includes the following ticketed performances:
(Click on a show title or scroll down to learn more and purchase tickets)

The Marble in the Basement January 30—February 1, 2020Canada / Conceived and Performed by Hazel Meyer / Curated and presented by FADO Performance Art Centre

Café Sarajevo January 30–February 2, 2020Canada/USA / Created and Performed by Mariel Marshall, Peter Musante, Lucy Simic and Stephen O’Connell / Curated and presented by SummerWorks Performance Festival

Screen:Moves February 3, 2020 / Canada/various / Presented in partnership with Dancemakers Centre for Creation / Curated and presented by RT Collective

Affioramenti (Surfacing) February 5–9, 2020 / Italy / Created by Antonella Bersani with the collaboration of Matteo Pennese / Curated by DopoLavoro Teatrale / Presented by DopoLavoro Teatrale and Istituto Italiano di Cultura / A Curatorial Project of Daniele Bartolini

This World Made Itself & Infinitely Yours February 6—7, 2020 / USA / Created and Performed by Miwa Matreyek / Curated and presented by Broadleaf Theatre

Cuckoo February 7—9, 2020 / Belgium / Created and Performed by Jaha Koo / Produced by Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek / Curated and presented by The Theatre Centre

Working Class Dinner Party February 11, 2020 / United Kingdom / Produced by Scottee and Friends / Curated and presented by The Theatre Centre

How I Learned To Serve Tea February 12 & 15, 2019 / Canada/Afghanistan / Created and facilitated by Shaista Latif in association with The Koffler Centre of the Arts and Why Not Theatre / Curated and presented by Why Not Theatre

Class February 13—15, 2020 / United Kingdom / Directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay / Curated and presented by The Theatre Centre

Certified February 13—15, 2020 / Canada / Written and Performed by Jan Derbyshire / Curated and presented by Why Not Theatre

PROGRESS PASSES: Progress 3-Show Pass / Good for one ticket to your choice of any three ticketed Progress productions / $60.