As always, there are amazing things happening around the city. Here are a few more productions which I won’t be able to make it to, but I hope you’re able to check out!

Toronto’s Storytelling Festival

From May 5-14, Storytelling Toronto invites you to experience the transformative magic of storytelling! The 44th annual Toronto International Storytelling Festival offers ten days of performances and workshops for all audiences, featuring acclaimed storytellers from Canada, USA, UK, India, Iran, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. In person or livestream options available!

May 5 – 14

Several Venues

L-E-A-K – Sarah Porter Productions

In L-E-A-K, Sara Porter portrays her experience of the Bay through dance, image, and costume, blending her singular style of absurdist stagecraft with serious research about the origin of the ocean, the sex life of seagulls, and the theory of horizons. Delving into the notion that all categories leak, Porter takes an interdisciplinary approach to performance: presenting an interplay between monologue, dance, projected image, text, philosophy, and sound, she evokes deeper considerations of life’s most profound questions.

May 18 – 21

The Theatre Centre, Franco Boni Theatre, 1115 Queen St. W, Toronto

JUNOIR – Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre presents Toronto’s annual international children’s festival, JUNIOR, taking place over the May long weekend, from May 20–22, 2023. Featuring a full range of performances, workshops and inclusive events for the entire family, ticketed and free programming will take place at indoor and outdoor venues across Harbourfront Centre’s 10-acre waterfront location. JUNIOR’s 2023 programming invites children of all ages to step off the beaten path to discover the many adventures of growing up. Follow stories of resilience, revel in cultural celebrations and experience the limitless possibilities of movement and creativity, led by local and international artists and storytellers. JUNIOR is co-curated by Nathalie Bonjour, Harbourfront Centre’s Director, Performing Arts and Lisa Marie DiLiberto, an award-winning director, advocate for artist caregivers and Artistic Director of Theatre Direct, one of Canada’s leading theatres for young audiences.

May 20 – 22

Harbourfront Centre – 231 Queen’s Quay West

Enemy Lines – Aeris Körper

A poignant dance theatre performance depicting the story of Japanese Canadians during World War II, providing another point of view into how a climate of fear divided and led to the incarceration of Japanese Canadians during that period in our history.

Inspired by true events experienced by Lashbrook’s family following the Pearl Harbour attack in 1941, Enemy Lines illuminates the cycles of fear-based oppression and intolerant thinking that still affect us today.

Her family was among 22,000 Canadians of Japanese descent who were forcibly removed from the coastline of British Columbia as a climate of fear descended through their community and altered their lives forever.

May 12 – 14 Toronto

May 26 – 28 Hamilton

Toronto performances at The Theatre Centre:

Hamilton performances at McMaster University’s L.R. Wilson Hall:


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