Free Events

There are plenty of free events during SPARK. We only ask that you arrive early as some events, the miniplays in particular, will always be filled to capacity. Here’s what we have for you.

miniplay desk

Wednesdays – Saturdays
Check the calendar for times

miniplays – week 2

This week’s miniplayers are Kathryn Taddei, Colette Habel and Pamela Bethel.

Vino Buono
presents
UltraViolet
Created by Kat Taddei
Performed by Jesse Deutscher
Wrangled by Molly Mcdowell-Powlowski 
What happens in the drama room after dark? Amidst dusty Victorian ballgowns and sequined pantsuits, a teenager waits to make the ultimate confession to her best friend.

Human Voltage Theatre Project
Presents
ANYONE BUT ME
Devised by Colette Habel
“Write a postcard and mail it. Write it to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Anyone but me.”
A collage of messages of love, regret, loss, and reflection, devised from postcards sent from both strangers and friends across North America and beyond. 

Hush Money
presents
A Tragedy of the Commons 
Written & Directed by Pamela Bethel
Performed by Justin Carter & Sarah Carlé

Creative chaos. Ten minutes or less, miniplays take place all over the building. They are free but you have to get here early to secure a spot. Just gather round the sign for the miniplay you’d like to see, grab an object of admission (you’ll figure it out) and wait for a mini play handler to take you to the venue.

Kat Sandler low res

Monday, March 20 at 7:30 pm

Play Reading – Mustard

Kat Sandler’s new comedy won the 2016 Dora Award for Best Play.

★★★★★ “90 minutes of emotionally complex, witty and well-paced magic — literally and figuratively.” – Examiner.com

“A must-see Toronto play; balanced mix of humour, insightful intelligence and strong acting.” – Digital Journal

“A terrific production with double-over laughs and a quiet wisdom; quirky, sweet, hilarious.” – Lynn Slotkin

Mustard is approximately 90 minutes in length with no intermission. Mustard contains mature subject matter and coarse language.

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Sunday, March 12 at 4 pm

Hootenanny

This is our all-ages dance party of pure awesomeness. Live humans dancing to music provided by Brooke Maxwell & the Neighbourhood Hootenanny Time Machine Band (with Chris Frye, Al Pease, Matt Pease and Joey Smith). Bring your children, bring your parents, bring everyone.

 

miniplay desk

Wednesdays – Saturdays
Check the calendar for times

miniplays – week 1

This week’s miniplayers are Marita Dachsel, Missie Peters and Karen Lee White.

Installation
Written and Created by Marita Dachsel
Creative Collaborator Kevin Kerr
A hidden space. An intimate encounter. Secrets revealed. 

MOHAWK AIR
Written and performed by Karen Lee White
(founder of Fry Bread Theatre and Sacred Fire Productions)
Welcome to flight 000 – discount party flight to Vegas on Mohawk Air with your flight attendant, bingo caller and Wisdom Keeper Grannie Mable from the Tuscarora First Nation in New York. Prepare to party like it’s 1492!

Not Your Grandma’s Poetry
Presents
AIRING MY BABY LAUNDRY
Written and performed by Missie Peters
A new mom faces her own expectations as she navigates the demands of parenthood.

Creative chaos. Ten minutes or less, miniplays take place all over the building. They are free but you have to get here early to secure a spot. Just gather round the sign for the miniplay you’d like to see, grab an object of admission (you’ll figure it out) and wait for a mini play handler to take you to the venue.