Field Notes from the Future, with Sea Sick’s Alanna Mitchell

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June 11 @ 7:30PM EDT (8:30PM ADT / 5:30PM MDT / 4:30PM PDT)


Edinburgh Fringe favourite Sea Sick by award-winning Canadian journalist Alanna Mitchell is back – with a twist.

The virtual manifestation of the critically-acclaimed show builds on Mitchell’s final thoughts from the original production:

Adapt and survive. It’s the essence of Darwin’s teachings and our species is really good at it. Write a new ending. Live to tell another tale.

Who could have predicted that six years after Sea Sick‘s premiere at Toronto’s Theatre Centre, a global pandemic would immediately shift the world’s priorities? With economic downturn and #StayAtHome compounding the shift, what new opportunities and pathways can we create to move forward in the fight against climate change?

Join Alanna as she brings her infectious curiosity, subtle art of the interview and special guests to this riveting take on how we can collectively adapt to survive.

This show is available with ASL for more on our access plan click here.

Produced by The Theatre Centre, with Luminato Festival Toronto & PuSh Festival

Presented by FOLDA.





May I Take Your Arm? by Red Dress Productions

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June 12 @ 7:30PM EDT (8:30PM ADT / 5:30PM MDT / 4:30PM PDT)


May I Take Your Arm? (MITYA) – created by Alex Bulmer, Anna Camilleri, and Tristan Whiston – emerged from audio-recorded walks between blind performer Bulmer and strangers who provided sighted guide in a downtown neighbourhood in Toronto; it evolved into a theatre piece that integrates live performance, immersive audio, live video, tactile installation, and audience interaction. And now, May I Take Your Arm is reimagined and remixed as an online performance during a global pandemic when we are not, pointedly, taking each other’s arms.

”May I Take Your Arm? was born from a need to understand where I am — a need to turn space into place, into home.”

In April 2018, I moved into a Toronto apartment in the east end. I knew little about the area, the neighbours, the local history. Although I had spent nearly 16 years in the city between 1988 and 2004, when I left Toronto, the city for me had started at Dufferin St. and ended at Church St.

Throughout that space and that time, I transitioned from living sighted to living blind.

On my return to Toronto, I struggled to reconnect to this place I once called home. It felt more like an undefined space of noise to push through, rather than an actual place, a landscape to encounter, with people to relate to and understand.

I walked with people from the local community, mostly people I’d never met before. We shared stories, memories, and descriptions of what we encountered together and how we engaged with place and home. The way we ‘saw’ our world was forever changed.
— Alex Bulmer

Producer: Red Dress Productions
Co-Creators: Alex Bulmer, Anna Camilleri, and Tristan R Whiston
Performer: Alex Bulmer
Sound Editor and Dramaturge: Tristan R Whiston
Environment Designer and Maker: Anna Camilleri
Live Video Animation: Katie Yealland
Storytellers: Henry Campos, Trisha Lamie, Silvia Marques, Benton McKnight, Vikesh Mehta, Zahra Naqvi, Dwayne Shaw, and Ronnie Thompson

Creative Access Support / Audio Description: Becky Gold
Video Audio Recording (2018): Charles Ketchabaw

Audio Description Transcript Available here

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This show is available with audio description and is low vision friendly. For more on our access plan click here.





by Beau Dixon and Linda Garneau

Presented by FOLDA in association with Soulpepper Theatre

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Beau Dixon returns to FOLDA with HOME, following his 2021 Innovation Residency at the Festival.

In collaboration with dancer/choreographer Linda Garneau, HOME is physical, expressionistic exploration of Dixon’s response to a home invasion. Incorporating, movement, sound, and projections, this BETA stage of development of the piece moves further into the senses and emotions associated with PTSD as well as the loss of identity and the struggle to maintain a sense of ‘HOME’.

Dixon and Garneau are working with acclaimed director Peter Pasyk and Musician/Sound Designer Andrew Penner to recount the memory of this life changing event and explore the multiple perspectives through movement.

HOME asks: Can we subvert how we look at Trauma? Instead of suppressing the things we are most afraid of, can we invite them to the table?  




Writers – Beau Dixon and Linda Garneau

Director – Peter Pasyk

Performer – Beau Dixon

Choreographer – Linda Garneau

Dancers – Lisa Auguste, Kelly Shaw,

Sound Designer/ Composer – Andrew Penner

Video Designer – Frank Donato



FOLDA’s Innovation Residency is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.




By Patrick Blenkarn and Milton Lim

Link to buy tickets to asses.masses          Link to buy FOLDA pass

Donkeys, labour, technophobia, and sharing the load of revolution: asses.masses is a 7+ hour video game designed to be played from beginning to end by a live audience. 
Told across 10 episodes and a wide range of game forms, the show follows the epic journey of unemployed asses as they navigate the perils of a post-Industrial society in which they’ve been made redundant.
In this one-night-only event brave spectators take turns stepping forward from the herd (audience) to seize the means of production (controller) and become the player. There are no instructions. It is up to the audience and their self-elected leaders to work together to play out their version of the story.
Cheeky, political, and best described as Animal Farm meets Aesop’s Fables retold by Franz Kafka, Karl Marx, and Sonic the Hedgehog, asses.masses puts the control(ler) in its audience’s hands and asks them to discover the space between the work that defines us and the play that frees us.
Tickets are pay-what-you-choose and start at $15.60 (Ontario minimum wage) and range up to $117.00 (7.5 hours x $15.60/hour).
 Relaxed Performance

For more information access supports visit our Accessibility page, email or call our Access team at 1-844-MY-FOLDA / 1-844-693-6532.


How To Experience the Show

Audiences elect one player at a time to use the controller and play out their story differently. asses.masses has no set duration and it runs until the game is finished. The average play time is around 7.5 hours.
A light meal is included with your ticket, and drinks and snacks will be available for purchase through the evening. Please indicate dietary restrictions when you purchase tickets.
There will be multiple intermissions throughout asses.masses; one every two episodes. The audience will collectively decide how long each intermission lasts.
For more about asses.masses, visit: ​​


Audience Notes

Contains coarse language, representations of donkeys mating, loud music, flashing lights, audience participation, and strong revolutionary rhetoric. Participation and active spectatorship is a central part of asses.masses. We invite you to be part of our Herd in any way you can. Recommended for ages 14+ 



Patrick Blenkarn — co-direction, text, programming, pixel art, 2D animation
Milton Lim — co-direction, text, sound design, video, shaders, 3D visual effects
Laurel Green — dramaturgy, text, touring producer
David Mesiha — original music, sound design
Clarissa Picolo — pixel art, 2D animation
William Roth — pixel art, 2D animation
Ariadne Sage — 3D environments
Samuel Reinhart — additional programming
Marcos Krivocapich — Spanish translation



Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, The Theatre Centre, BC Arts Council, Creative BC, Canada Council for the Arts, VIVO Media Arts, the Embassy of Canada to Argentina and Paraguay, and the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.

Through My Lens

Through My Lens

By Amy Amantea with Theatre Replacement

Link to buy 1-on-1 tickets for Through My Lens in Kingston Ontario          Link to buy in-person tickets to the screening of the "Through My Lens" livestream in Kingston Ontario.          Link to buy tickets for the livestream of Through My Lens, available online.                    Link to buy FOLDA pass

Through My Lens is a new rhythmic, intimate work by theatre artist Amy Amantea, which is a conversation that is coupled with hospitality and portraiture.

Set in a small photography studio, the story follows Amantea as a photographer and single participant, who describes to her images that she has never ‘seen’—back to her. Each photo opens a portal of ‘seeing’—finding solace in familiar sights and sounds.

Amantea is an artist with a lived experience of blindness, specifically having a total of 2% vision in one eye. She is a photographer whose practice involves walking the city at twilight, searching for unique light patterns and capturing them with her camera.

Through My Lens is commissioned by SpiderWebShow Performance and produced by Vancouver’s Theatre Replacement.

How To Experience the Show

Audience members can engage with Through My Lens in several ways

  1. One-on-One: A limited number of guests will experience the performance one-on-one with Amy and have the opportunity to describe Amy’s images to her.
  2. Screening: On June 7 at 6:30pm ET a livestream of Through My Lens will be screened for a live audience in the The Gordon Vogt Film Screening Room at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston, ON.
  3. Livestream: On June 7 at 6:30pm ET, the livestream of Through My Lens will be available for virtual guests to enjoy from the comfort of their homes.
  4. In-Studio Audience: On the June 10 performances, a small group of audience members will join Amy and her single participant to watch the show in-studio. ASL interpretation will be offered for the 5pm performance.
  5. Zoom Watch Party: On June 7 at 5:30pm, join artist Kim Kilpatrick and Amy for a pre-show watch party event for the Blind and Low Vision community, watch the show together in Zoom, followed by a Q&A session. To access the watch party, email

ASL Interpretation: June 7 at 6:30pm ET (Screening and Livestream)

ASL Interpretation: June 10 at 4:45pm (in-person group show at 5:00pm)

Blind/Low Vision Watch Party: June 7 at 5:30pm ET (Zoom). To access the watch party, email

For more information on ASL, the Watch Party, or other access supports visit our Accessibility page, email or call our Access team at 1-844-MY-FOLDA / 1-844-693-6532.


CONTENT WARNING: Lights will change in the space, dimming, brightening and changing colours.



June 7, 2023 
6:30pm – 7:15pm *livestream and in-person screening

June 8, 2023
4:00pm – 4:45pm
5:00pm – 5:45pm
6:00pm – 6:45pm
7:00pm – 7:45pm

June 9, 2023
4:00pm – 4:45pm
5:00pm – 5:45pm
6:00pm – 6:45pm
7:00pm – 7:45pm

June 10, 2023
4:00pm – 4:45pm
5:00pm – 5:45pm
6:00pm – 6:45pm
7:00pm – 7:45pm



Written and Performed by:  Amy Amantea

Written and Directed by:  James Long

Media Design and Operation by:  Nico Dicecco

Lighting and Set by:  Sophie Tang

Production Support by:  Jordyn Wood

Technical Direction by:  Daniel O’Shea



Through My Lens is supported by the BC Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts


Photo by Amy Amantea

Locative App Experiment



Vista is a work in development exploring questions of health and environment, how towns and cities are planned and evolve, and the people and forces that influence these processes. It is an app-guided journey, a series of dialogues, and an attempt at a wide view of a situation, knowing that every view is selective and necessarily incomplete. Overlaying conversations, each with their own integrity and constraints, Vista asks audiences to consider some important civic questions: In what ways to our social structures impede or enhance our personal health? What does it mean to truly belong to a place? How does our movement in a city reflect our social status? To what degree does a city’s relationship to its natural environment inform its general ‘health?’ How are things like town planning, economic and social structures, related to health?

Vista grew from a series of interviews with health and planning professionals in Nova Scotia and Devon, England. It will premiere in September at the International Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay, England. This alpha test is an experiment with a GPS-driven phone app that guides audience members to locations where recorded content is unlocked. It’s a first attempt at finding the dramaturgy of in-app audio paired with a journey to real-world locations.


Created by Zuppa Theatre Co. with James Tyson

Written by Kate Cayley

App Developer Andrew Burke