Mortified. Credit: Walter Willems
The Sheets, The... Credit: Greg Wong
Where new performance begins
April 14-May 5
Harbourfront Centre, Studio Theatre
Guest Curator: Jess Dobkin
HATCH is Harbourfront Centre's annual performing arts residency programme. This is your chance to encounter some of the most original, exciting and fresh voices our city has to offer. As an audience member, you play a vital role in the creative process, assisting artists in bringing these new visions to life.
Following each HATCH presentation, there's a Q-and-A where you're invited to engage and interact with the artists. After the Q-and-A, there will be a post performance reception where you can further discuss the work with the creative team and other audience members.
Your presence and feedback are not only welcome, but encouraged and valued. HATCH has produced numerous projects which have gone on to presentations around the world and have garnered many awards and professional accolades, including Hannah Moscovitch's The Russian Play and Aluna Theatre's Nohayquiensepa.
This season, the HATCH guest curator is performance artist Jess Dobkin.
Buy a HATCH Pass and save! All four productions for $40
Individual tickets: $15
Students, seniors and arts professionals: $12
Jenn Goodwin and Camilla Singh
Saturday, April 14, 8pm
Mixing cheerleading, tap dancing and drumming, this performative "concert" explores the cusps between protection and encouragement, aggression and enthusiasm, pride and regret.
THE SHEETS, THE...
The Empty Whole Group
Saturday, April 21, 8pm
A revealing and unsparing foray into the need for emotional connection, sexual release and tactile contact, playwright and director Salvatore Antonio lays bare the relations between individuals both together and alone, within the confines of one hotel room.
Paper Laced with Gold
Saturday, April 28, 8pm
Stevie Jackson of Belle and Sebastian and the creative team behind The Rat King Rock Opera, Maggie MacDonald/Stephanie Markowitz, unite for a new musical. A daydreaming waitress stuck in a truck stop at the banks of the St. Lawrence has a fateful run-in with a juvenile delinquent with a familiar face.
Kids on TV
Saturday, May 5, 8pm
A combination of fresh house music, old-school hip hop, Liberace piano drama, mutant super-hero roller-disco battles, love songs between closeted 20th-century artists and epic choral arrangements.
Paper Laced with Gold Credit: Guntar Kravis
Pantheon Credit: David Hawe