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Toronto: Nightwood Theatre presents “Good Things To Do” September 27-October 2

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Nightwood is thrilled to launch our 2021-22 season with Rumble Theatre’s imaginative and interactive production Good Things To Do. Blending an ethereal sonic landscape, solitary physical environment, and an unexpected use of technology, Good Things To Do invites participants to place themselves within a dreamscape in which they possess extraordinary powers. This wondrously immersive experience is a meditation on goodness, generosity, and the struggle to stay tender in a world that asks us to be hard. 

Nightwood’s Artistic Director, Andrea Donaldson, shares “Good Things To Do is a transportive immersive piece unlike anything we've experienced before. The show invites you to be the protagonist of your own private journey in your own cozy space, in a radical act of self care."


Good Things To Do runs 45 minutes long, with performances from September 27 - October 2, 2021 at set times - 2:00 pm ET (ideal for folks with school aged children), 5:30 pm ET (offering a soothing and stimulating transition from the work day) and 8:00 pm ET (for those eager to unwind at the end of the day). Preregistration is required as capacity is limited and this performance is best enjoyed with a laptop and a set of headphones. You will not be seen or heard, but every participant’s presence is significant to the performance.  

More details are available through the Nightwood Theatre site:


Tickets are $5 (+ HST)  to reserve a spot with the option to make an additional donation to Nightwood Theatre.

Due to the nature of this piece, there are only 12 spots available per show and time slots must be booked in advance. 


Good Things to Do was conceived by Siminovitch Protegee Prize recipient Christine Quintana, in collaboration with Jessie Award winning collaborative artist and violinist Molly MacKinnon, with sound and recorded music by Jessie Award winning composer Mishelle Cuttler and an original digital interface created by digital artist Sam MacKinnon.  The piece appeared in workshop form at the inaugural FOLDA Festival in Kingston, and at the rEvolver Festival in Vancouver.

For the full program for Good Things To Do, please visit: