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Terra Firma Festival

Produced by Yoan Mastagarkov and Olivia Seward

ter·ra fir·ma | /ˌterə ˈfərmə/

noun | dry land; the ground as distinct from the sea or air.

Through the two past years, we have all had to redefine what our solid ground is. The Terra Firma Festival will examine, and delve into, the renegotiation of our interpersonal and ecological roots.

The Terra Firma Festival is a platform for students at The Creative School to expand, connect, and refine their multidisciplinary skills; then present their work to the arts industry and broader community.

An arts hub for creators and innovators within the creative school, Terra Firma festival encourages students to explore their creatives ventures, ideas, and projects that embrace themes of new roots and growth in a distinct period of change. Featuring the work of artists within the creative school, Terra Firma fosters and supports a new generation of creators and artists as they practice their work with the support of their community.

Note: Accessibility guides are available as well as sensory and content warnings for each show within the festival.


Presented by the Creative School, the Society of the Creative School, and Toronto Metropolitan University
Produced by Yoan Mastagarkov and Olivia Seward

From May 19, 2022
to May 21, 2022

Tickets are pay-what-you-can


BMO Incubator

Performance Dates

Thursday, May 19 – 12:30pm
Thursday, May 19 – 5:30pm
Friday, May 20 – 12:30pm
Friday, May 20 – 5:30pm
Saturday, May 21 – 12:30pm
Saturday, May 21 – 5:30pm

Masks and proof of vaccination are required.

The Likewise Madam Mirror
May 9, 2022
The Likewise Madam Mirror (performed by Polly Phokeev) is a short, horror-tinged story about people’s relationship to their own thoughts.
Comedy is Art
May 6, 2022
Comedy is Art is back for a third year and we are looking for comedians of all kinds; standup, improv and sketch, to bless the stages. This is a paid opportunity.  Please submit a link to a maximum three minute video and a little bit about yourself in the form below. We’ll also ask you...
Announcing Hybrid by Design
April 7, 2022
A participatory video game performance, a live augmented reality escape room, immersive short films, a tiny concert inspired by a giant book… Experience the festival for free online or IRL at The Theatre Centre May 9-15, 2022. The future of live art is hybrid by design.