ABOUT THE 2022 NEXT STAGE FESTIVAL
The 2022 Next Stage Theatre Festival will present a hybrid series of in-person and digital productions. The festival will take place January 19 - 30, 2022 and be presented at Daniels Spectrum’s Ada Slaight Hall.
Ten productions will be presented in total: six productions in the Theatre Performance Series and four productions in the Digital Performance Series.
Selection of shows is currently underway. Our selection jury commits to reserving at least 50% of production spots for artists who are Black, Indigenous, or Persons of Colour. In late 2020 The Toronto Fringe underwent an EDI Audit conducted by Where You Are Consulting. In light of their findings and preliminary recommendations we are implementing this 50% minimum guarantee as a step to directly address some of the imbalances and gaps that exist in the demographics reflected on Fringe stages, live or digital.
Want to learn more about what Next Stage is like when it's NOT a pandemic?
Check out our 2020 teaser video and brochure below. (This is the last time we had an in-person festival!)