Crow’s Theatre announces an eight-show season of lionhearted, in-theatre shows plus a parallel digital lineup for the 2021.22 season: Cliff Cardinal flips Shakespeare on his head, George F. Walker premieres a new comedy, and literary classics by Mikhail Bulgakov and André Alexis receive public workshops of new Canadian adaptations.
The eight-show season, beginning in September, includes the world premiere of Zorana Sadiq’s MIXTAPE, directed by Crow’s Theatre Artistic Director Chris Abraham; the Toronto premiere of BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Crow’s Theatre Associate Artistic Director Rouvan Silogix; the Canadian premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s GLORIA, in association with ARC, directed by André Sills; and partnerships with Théâtre français de Toronto and Ross Petty Productions.
Today, Crow’s Theatre Artistic Director Chris Abraham and Executive Director Sherrie Johnson unveil a season welcoming audiences back to Streetcar Crowsnest with an invitation to rediscover the power of live theatre.
Beginning in September with Cliff Cardinal’s radical retelling of William Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT, the Crow’s Theatre 2021.22 season is immediate, inspiring, and innovative. Characteristically Crow’s, this season of rebirth celebrates the sublime pleasure of gathering to think, feel, and make meaning together in changing times.
The 2021.22 season marks the launch of the BMO Virtual Stage, a parallel digital season featuring performance captures from the live season and from Crow’s Theatre Digital Residency Partners Soundstreams, Against the Grain Theatre, Red Sky Performance, and Outside the March, plus a return of Ghost Quartet and more.
“Pulling together this season during such a challenging time has been a labour of love for the whole company. We can’t wait to welcome audiences back into the building, even at limited capacity for the time being. We’ve chosen to be inherently optimistic in planning our season but have put into place a lot of measures to keep our audience safe, including a requirement for all artists, staff, and audience members to be fully vaccinated. Along with this commitment, we wanted to give audiences options as to how they can join us to experience this year’s programming,” explains Executive Director Sherrie Johnson.
Artistic Director Chris Abraham adds, “We have a season that celebrates extraordinary artists who are facing the world head-on and looking for new ways for us to move forward together. In landscapes that are both real and imagined, of the moment and historical, our 2021.22 season is unabashedly urgent, contemporary, and immediate theatre.”
Read the full press release here.
Read the 2021.22 Season Brochure below: