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Toronto: “The Year of the Rat” has its world premiere online on February 24

Thursday, January 27, 2022

A wannabe Instagram influencer in a bathroom giving a tarot reading, an actor in a front hallway looking for a way out, a granddaughter stuck in place by a relative’s last words, and a mother in an attic realizing she’s been a bad actor in her own life.

Unfolding and intertwining in unexpected ways, Year of the Rat follows these four stories as their relationships with their homes, and with themselves, is forever changed by an ongoing global confinement.

Year of the Rat


Four commissioned digital works written and performed by Augusto Bitter, Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman, Rosa Laborde, and Anita Majumdar

Directed by Nina Lee Aquino

Streamed live from each playwrights’ own home, Year of the Rat blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction, taking audiences behind closed doors for a live glimpse into how four peoples’ lives were upended in 2020…the year of the rat.


Tickets are once again FREE OF CHARGE to audience members across the globe, but registration is required in order to access this live streamed production.

Information on how to access Year of the Rat online will be sent out to registered audience members via email 24 hours before the performance. A reminder email will also be sent out 1 hour prior to the performance.

Photo: Anita Majumdar and Augusto Bitter. © 2022 Dahlia Katz.