"The Only Good Indian" at SummerWorks

We're happy to announce that the next iteration of The Only Good Indian, which we originally performed at the Rhubarb Festival this past February, has been picked up to be performed at the 2017 SummerWorks Performance Festival. This makes it three years in a row for Pandemic's participation in the festival. 

We're super stoked to bring 2 time (!) Governor General's Award nominee Donna-Michelle St. Bernard onto this version of the project. We're excited to see how she'll contribute to the development of the piece. 

Click here to learn more about the project.

Pandemic Takes SummerWorks by Storm

SummerWorks was freakin' awesome this year! We saw some killer shows (shout outs to our friends d'bi.young anitafrika, Thomas McKechnie, Shadi Shahkhalili, Keith Barker, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, ted witzel, Falen Johnson, Adam Paolozza, and Gabriel Dharmoo on some spectacular theatre), and we had two, count'em, TWO productions in the festival this year. And not to brag, but we think they were kinda the shit!

And so did others! Situational Anarchy was shortlisted for the SummerWorks Prize for Production. And Daughter was shortlisted for the Spotlight Award for Performance. AND to top it off, both were selected as "Best of SummerWorks" by NOW Magazine.

Accolades aside, festivals are great because they bring the community together. After show talk-backs, the special presentations by PechaKucha, countless late-night drinks. These are the things we enjoyed most. These are the things that harboured the discussion after the house lights came up. These are the reasons to make art in the first place. 

Speaking of late-night drinks: here's Tom, Graham Isador, and Jiv at the SummerWorks closing night party. What a bunch of toooooooooools!

Pandemic at the Doras

We had a blast last night at the Dora Awards, as we got to cheer on Tara for her Outstanding Performance nomination for Mahmoud!

So much fun. So much wine. So much headache this morning.

Congrats to all the winners and nominees, especially our good friends Andy McKim, Marjorie Chan, and Ravi Jain. 

Awards are kinda dumb, we know. But they're a great excuse to bring the community together to celebrate us all being crazy enough to devote our lives to the performing arts.

"Birth" Goes to NYC!

Birth (by our AD Tom Arthur Davis) has just been picked up as a part of the 2nd Annual Lift-Off New Play Series in NYC! The series, which takes place in late August, is presented by The Navigators, a New York based company who seek to produce new Science Fiction and Fantasy inspired theater that departs from the traditional theatre-going experience. 

Check out the full line-up on their website: www.navigatorstheater.com
(Americans spell it "theatER"... Who knew?)

We can't wait to see how New York audiences react to our little dystopia!