Ancillary Programming

Ancillary Programming 2020-01-25T15:25:41-05:00

This year’s ancillary programming makes connections and offers audiences new perspectives on the works being presented.

Programming is curated and presented by SummerWorks in collaboration with Coach House Books, FADO Performance Art Centre, RT Collective, The Theatre Centre, and Why Not Theatre.

Parties & Gatherings

Opening Reception
Thurs / Jan. 30 / 10:30pm

Kick off the opening of this year’s Progress with us. Following the opening performance of Café Sarajevo.

Community Meals
Wed / Feb 5 / 1:00pm – 2:00pm, hosted by SummerWorks
Wed / Feb 12 / 1:00pm – 2:00pm, hosted by The Theatre Centre

Come together for a bite and informal conversation about Festival programming at our Community Meals.

Book Launch for Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space by Amanda Leduc
Wed / Feb 5 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Presented by Coach House Books in association with SummerWorks

In fairy tales, happy endings are the norm – as long as you’re beautiful and walk on two legs. And since fairy tales are the foundational myths of our culture, how can a person with a disability ever think they’ll have a happy ending? Disfigured points the way toward a new world where disability is no longer a punishment, but operates as a way of centering a protagonist. This event welcomes author Amanda Leduc.

Progress Closing Weekend Party
Sat / Feb. 15 / 10:00pm

Artist line-up to be announced January 2020.


Post-show talk: The Marble in the Basement
Sat / Feb. 1 / following 4:00pm performance
BMO Incubator for Live Arts

Post-show talk: Café Sarajevo
Sun / Feb. 2 / following 2:00pm performance
Franco Boni Theatre

Post-show talk: Screen:Moves
Mon / Feb. 3 / following 7:00pm screening
Franco Boni Theatre

Post-show talk: Certified
Sat / Feb. 15 / following 7:00pm performance
Franco Boni Theatre

More ancillary workshops & events coming soon!