Next Stage Festival: January 7-15
January 6, 2015
The Next Stage Theatre Festival (NSTF) is (self-described) as Toronto’s premiere winter theatre event.
This year, NSTF features political theatre with a punk-rock sensibility (DINK), zany sketch comedy (Unbridled & Unstable), high-energy contemporary dance (Pulse), Canadian premieres of new work (Piece by Piece, Mine and For a Good Time, Call Kathy Blanchard), Fringe Festival favourites (Myth of the Ostrich, Big Shot) and interactive storytelling (Snack Music, Graham Clark Reads the Phonebook).
The festival starts on January 7th, with all performances taking place at the Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street)
Richard Ouzounian has summarized the shows in a recent column for the Toronto Star, which you can find here.
Apparently you should take the title ‘Graham Clark Reads the Phonebook’ literally. He got the inspiration for the show last year’s fringe Festival when NOW Magazine said of his performance in the show: “this affable dude could crack you up just reading the phonebook.”
Click here for the Next Stage website and to buy tickets.