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Toronto: Factory Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Next season is all about honouring and celebrating Factory's remarkable past as we step into the future. Each of this season's plays represents a connection to all that Factory has accomplished under past Artistic Directors, and the lasting impact we have had on Canadian theatre.

Our 50th Season will celebrate Factory's illustrious and resilient history with an exhilarating world premiere, the return of two iconic Canadian classics that premiered at Factory, and the continuation of our CrossCurrents Canada presentation series, which will bring three thrilling and capitivating stories from Newfoundland, Calgary, and British Columbia to Toronto audiences.

Next season's six plays are a sensational showcase of where Factory has been, where we might be headed, and where we want to be all the while remaining fiercely Canadian. We hope you join us for the adventure ahead!

The Factory 2019/20 Season:

Factory presents a Nightswimming production

• Broken Tailbone

Written & performed by Carmen Aguirre

Directed by Brian Quirt

October 2 – 13, 2019

Toronto Premiere

CrossCurrents Canada Presentation

Studio Theatre

Broken Tailbone is a Latinx dance party performance flowing with hilarious andmoving stories of intimacy, politics, culture, and the forgotten origins of the salsa. Led by Carmen and DJ Don Pedro, Broken Tailbonedemonstrates the power of radical resistance through dance, music, and a deeper connection to our bodies.

A Factory production

• Trout Stanley

Written by Claudia Dey

Directed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu

October 19 – November 10, 2019

Mainspace Theatre

On the eve of twin sisters Sugar and Grace Ducharme's 30th birthday, which also happens to be the anniversary of their parents' death, they are visited by a mysterious stranger on the lookout for love...and a lake. Claudia Dey's Trout Stanley is a surreal and captivating love story of Northern proportions.

Factory presents an Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland production

• Between Breaths

Written by Robert Chafe

Directed by Jillian Keiley

November 20 – December 8, 2019

Toronto Premiere

CrossCurrents Canada Presentation

Mainspace Theatre

An extrordinary true story that floats through the inspiring career of a man who freed over 500 whales from fishing nets off the Newfoundland coast. Featuring an unforgettable live score by The Once, Between Breaths is a beautiful & poignant play about the parts of ourselves we hold on to after everything else has gone.

A Factory production

• Lady Sunrise

Written by Marjorie Chan

Directed by Nina Lee Aquino

February 15 – March 8, 2020

World Premiere

Mainspace Theatre

Inspired by Cao Yu’s Sunrise, Lady Sunrise is a powerful new drama set among the wealthy and hangers-on in Vancouver’s Asian Canadian community. A hard-hitting new play about the effects of hyper-capitalism set in Canada’s condo and casino playground of Vancouver, Lady Sunrise is a tale of social climbing, social decay, and the human cost of capitalism’s excess.

Factory presents a Ghost River Theatre production

• One

Written by Jason Carnew

Directed by Eric Rose

April 1 – 19, 2020

CrossCurrents Canada Presentation

Mainspace Theatre

One follows the story of Philistine, an impassioned librarian searching for George, the love of her life and an astronomer lost at sea. Her devotion takes her beyond the realm of the living and into the strange and all-consuming world of the dead to create a deeply moving experience inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

A Factory production

• House

Written by Daniel MacIvor

Directed by Nina Lee Aquino

May 2 – 24, 2020

Mainspace Theatre

The season concludes with a thrilling new production of Daniel MacIvor's House, the ground-breaking stand-up-sit-down-comedy-nightmare about a man named Victor who searches for answers while on the precipice of a nervous breakdown.

Season Pass available at

Single tickets available July 25.