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Neworld Theatre

Neworld Theatre | Marcus Youssef and Chelsea Haberlin

Neworld Theatre's motto is ‘plays well with others'; the stories they tell focus on sites of real contention yet their creative practice is one of collaboration and working across difference. In the past decade, Neworld has produced 42 productions (the vast majority new works), and presented them at 101 festivals and theatres in 40 cities in 11 countries. Major projects in their 20-year history include: the international touring hit Winners and Losers, the canonical war-on-terror satire, Ali and Ali and the aXes of Evil, and the radically inclusive and assumption-puncturing, King Arthur’s Night.

King Arthur’s Night

Niall McNeil, Photo by Tristan Casey

Epic in scale and radically inclusive, King Arthur’s Night puts the vision of a neurodiverse artist at the centre of its creation, offering audiences a perspective on an iconic story unlike anything they have ever seen.

Commissioned by Luminato, Co-produced by the National Arts Centre (Canada), with the major support of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Stratford Festival, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, and Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

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Awkward and embarrassing conversations


Awkward and Embarrassing Conversations is part performance and part participatory workshop. Sarah Garton Stanley (Associate Artistic Director of Canada’s National Arts Centre English Theatre) and Marcus Youssef (one of Canada’s leading contemporary playwrights) invite self-identified groups to investigate the assumptions that bind them together, and to ask questions and confront internalized taboos that may normally feel too risky to raise.

Development support by Farnham Maltings (UK) and Volcano Theatre.

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The Pipeline Project

Quelemia Sparrow, photo by Matt Reznek

A vibrant and personal account of the ongoing political battles over pipelines. Peak oil, First Nations land claims, and climate change are all explored with humour and empathy in this timely, meta-theatrical event. Written and performed by Sebastien Archibald, Kevin Loring and Quelemia Sparrow. Directed by Chelsea Haberlin.

Co-Produced by ITSAZOO Productions and Savage Society in association with Neworld Theatre.

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Niall and Marcus Talk About Sh!t Niall Likes

Marcus Youssef and Niall McNeil, Photo by Simon Hayter

Niall McNeil likes to talk and Marcus Youssef is one of his favorite people to talk to. Over the last 10 years, Niall and Marcus have devised ways to work across perceptions of cognitive difference, challenging who in our culture we allow to speak, and who we expect to listen.

Created with the support of the Boca del Lupo artist residency program.

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