March 8 - 28, 2018

2018 Spark Festival

Show Info

March 8 – 10, 2018
True Crime
Created by Torquil Campbell & Chris Abraham in collaboration with Julian Brown
Performed by Torquil Campbell (lead singer of Stars), live music by Julian Brown
Crow’s Theatre presents The Castleton Massive Production, Toronto

“What makes this show so very smart and entertaining is the way Campbell draws you into a web of stories and constantly keeps you guessing about what you can and can’t believe. Art imitates life imitates true crime.” Toronto Star


March 13 – 17, 2018
Who Killed Spalding Gray?
Written & Performed by Daniel MacIvor
Directed by Daniel Brooks
reWork Productions, Toronto

“…after 80 minutes that blend mythology, dreamlike images, the movie Big Fish, and MacIvor’s own propensity for looking for signs from the universe and “significance where (he) can find it,” there’s a moment of breakthrough and clarity, which is well earned and a beautiful (literal) breath of fresh air.” Toronto Star


March 13 – 17, 2018
Mouthpiece
Created and Performed by Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken
Quote Unquote Collective / Why Not Theatre, Toronto

“One of the most incisive commentaries on contemporary womanhood I’ve ever heard. This show lays bare in an emotionally authentic, creative, often funny, self-reflective and guileless way what it’s like to be a woman in our society.” My Entertainment World


March 20 – 24, 2018
Tomorrow’s Child
Adapted from Ray Bradbury’s short story by Eric Rose, Matthew Waddell and David van Belle
Ghost River Theatre, Calgary

An unforgettable immersive audio experience created for a blindfolded audience. “…your ears receive the audio equivalent of a five star dinner.” Calgary Herald

Based on the short story “Tomorrow Child” by Ray Bradbury, originally published as “The Shape of Things” © 1947; renewed 1975 by Ray Bradbury. Performed by permission of Don Congdon Associates, Inc.


March 20 – 24, 2018
Café Daughter
Performed by Tiffany Ayalik
Written by Kenneth T. Williams
Directed by Lisa C. Ravensbergen
Workshop West Playwrights Theatre, Edmonton

Nine-year-old Yvette Wong helps out in her parents’ café. She’s incredibly smart but is put in the slow learners’ class because of her skin colour. Her mother has charged her with a secret – to never tell anyone she’s part Cree. Based on the true story of Senator Lillian Eva Quan Dyck, Café Daughter is the powerful, funny and touching tale of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage.


Our annual SPARK Festival will feature five productions along with workshops and a host of free events.

Season Ticket holders can purchase a SPARK Pass to save on these shows. Single tickets for SPARK shows go on sale in the fall. Drop us a line if you ‘d like us to email you when single tickets go on sale.

The 2018 SPARK Festival is generously supported by

DANIEL MACIVOR IN WHO KILLED SPALDING GRAY? – PHOTO BY GUNTAR KRAVIS / TORQUIL CAMPBELL IN TRUE CRIME – PHOTO BY DAHLIA KATZ / NORAH SADAVA AND AMY NOSTBAKKEN IN MOUTHPIECE – PHOTO BY BROOKE WEDLOCK / MATTHEW WADDELL AND ERIC ROSE IN TOMORROW’S CHILD – PHOTO BY LAURA ANZOLA / TIFFANY AYALIK IN CAFE DAUGHTER – PHOTO BY ED ELLIS