Festival of
New Works

Join us for a provocative and engaging showcase of new artistic works from a variety of disciplines including music, dance, and theatre.

The festival offers our Year II Performing Arts Diploma and Certificate students an opportunity to create, direct, and/or develop a piece from an inspiration to a staged performance. Mentored by esteemed faculty and leading a cast of their peers, you have the chance to see new Canadian work at its early stages!

Livestream admission is by donation. Suggested donation of $10.00 per evening. Ticket sales end 30 minutes before the performance. Please purchase your tickets in advance.

2021 Festival

Performance Lineup

Thursday April 15 7:30pm

Josie Schmalz (Choreography)
I’d Tap That

Tyrus Williams-Penney (Playwriting)
Counting the Days
content advisory: domestic abuse and coarse language

Adrian Palek (Directing)
Surprise
content advisory: mature content and depictions of violence

Heather Watt (Playwriting)
Written In These Pages
content advisory: depictions and discussion of substance abuse / addiction, depictions of violence, and coarse language

Sara Gargaro (Physical Theatre)
Glass Girl
warning: a strobe light will be used during this performance
content advisory: mature content and coarse language

Emma Sainte-Marie (Musical Theatre)
A Siren’s Song

Madeline Jane (Choreography)
Trophy Wives
content advisory: mature content and coarse language

Nat Glass (Playwriting)
Tripping on a Root
content advisory: mature content, coarse language, and descriptions of assault

Alison Bendall (Musical Theatre)
A Midsummer Musical

Friday April 16 7:30pm

Mackenzie Langdon (Musical Theatre)
Unsung: The Unknown Villains of History
content advisory: mature content and coarse language

Kane O’Scalleigh (Playwriting)
Half-Light
content advisory: coarse language

Greg Murdoch (Directing)
Arabian Nights

Adrian Palek (Playwriting)
The Adventures of Ronald and Finn
content advisory: descriptions of extreme violence

Elizabeth Fehr (Playwriting)
Rose Petals
content advisory: coarse language, discussions of sexual assault and rape, depictions and discussions of domestic violence, discussions of sexual assault between minors

Naomi Lorenzo (Physical Theatre)
Ashes

Tiffany Oud (Physical Theatre)
Don’t Talk About It

Eilidh Tew (Playwriting)
Escaping Average

Cooper Hiebert (Physical Theatre)
Sailing Away
content advisory: mature content, coarse language, and depictions of domestic violence

Behind The Scenes

Abby McCallum (Stage Management), Grace Martin (Stage Management), Leo Livora (ASM / Props), Hannah Kinch (Lighting), and Hailey Sabourin (Wardrobe).

About the Festival

The two-day festival is the culmination of the Year II mentorship program. Students apply for this extra-curricular with a project proposal. Each student is then paired with a faculty member to guide them through their artistic creation project, from preparation to incubation to final presentation. It’s a unique opportunity for students to take on a leadership role by guiding their peers in a field or discipline of their choice.

2019 Festival

Photos and Video

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TD Festival of New Works, 2019 | photo credit Andrew Barrett