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Next Stage Theatre Festival

October 16-27, 2024
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street)
TICKETS & PASSES ON SALE ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2024

The 17th annual Next Stage Theatre Festival, presented by the Toronto Fringe, is a boutique, curated performance festival that allows for elevation and creative risk-taking by six talented companies who are poised and ready for their next stage. In addition to the productions, artists and audiences are invited to join in for community programming, parties, and professional development opportunities. 


Announcing the 2024 Festival Line-Up

  • CIVILIZED

    CIVILIZED Productions 

    Playwright: Keir Cutler  
    Co-Directors: John D. Huston, Paul Hopkins, Jay Havens 

  • GEMINI

    Defiance Theatre 

    Playwright: Louise Casemore

  • I WAS UNBECOMING THEN

    Unbecoming Collective 

    Playwright: Lyndsey Bourne
    Director: Ilana Khanin

  • THE NOOSE

    Abigail Whitney Productions

    Director & Producer: Abigail Whitney
    Translator: Dr. Asselin Charles
    Playwright: Frank├ętienne

  • PRUDE

    Probably Theatre Collective

    Creator & Performer: Lou Campbell
    Director: Stevey Hunter

  • THIS FEELS LIKE THE END

    Theatre Aurinko

    Playwright: Bonnie Duff
    Director: Michelle Blight 


Land Acknowledgement

Toronto Fringe acknowledges that our festival occupies spaces in the city known as Toronto, on lands and waterways that have known human activity for thousands of years. It has been the territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy of Six Nations, and more recently is also the territory of Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit, who are part of the Anishinaabe Nation. We acknowledge our privilege to stand on this land, our responsibility to uphold truth, and our shared stewardship of our home and each other. To all the people of Turtle Island, chi miigwetch.