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Toronto: Theatre Gargantua, the COC and Nightwood Theatre present “The Queen in Me”

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Theatre Gargantua is thrilled to be partnering with the Canadian Opera Company, Amplified Opera, and Nightwood Theatre on this exciting new production and world premiere of The Queen in Me.

Featuring music from La Bohème, Lucia di Lammermoor, Macbeth, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, Rigoletto, Salome and The Magic Flute.

Combining comedy, drama, and plenty of opera, this exuberant show by interdisciplinary artist Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野 (they/them) explores the many ways that race, gender and sexuality are policed in the opera industry.

Through the lens of The Magic Flute's iconic Queen of the Night, the show reclaims space for the multitudes of women, trans, and non-binary individuals excluded from the stage, daring to imagine new narrative possibilities for the art form.

This exciting new work began its journey with Theatre Gargantua in 2017 as a part of our SideStream Cycles. We are so proud of Teiya and this show- we cannot wait to welcome you to the world premiere this summer!

The Queen in Me

Written and performed by Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野

Co-Directors: Andrea Donaldson & Aria Umezawa

Set & Costume Designer: Joanna Yu

Lighting Designer: Andre du Toit

Projection Designer: Laura Warren

JUNE 2, 3, AND 4, 2022 at 7:30 P.M.

at the Canadian Opera Company Theatre

227 Front St. E., Toronto, Ontario

Tickets can be purchased at the link below or by phoning the COC Ticket Services.

To access Arts Worker pricing, patrons will have to call COC Ticket Services:

416 363 8231 (long distance in Canada and the U.S. 1 800 250 4653)

Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm

Saturday, 10 am to 2pm

Under 30 can be purchased using the code IAMUNDER30.

For tickets visit