Spotlight on Nightwood Theatre’s Groundswell Festival.

by Lynn on November 2, 2020

in The Passionate Playgoer

Groundswell is a fantastic festival that provides a glimpse into new work in development. I first saw a reading of Jordi Mand’s wonderful play Between The Sheets there.

Here are the details:

  The 2020 Groundswell Festival From November 10-20 our Groundswell Festival goes digital, offering an invitation inside the creative process with readings of brand new works from our Write From The Hip playwright’s unit, led by Program Director Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, as well as opportunities to gather for provocative conversations and workshops. This season’s festival, designed for Zoom by Michelle Tracey, will share new plays and conversations from Bilal Baig, Shelley M. Hobbs, Erum Khan, Rachel Mutombo, Pesch Nepoose and Phoebe Tsang, public conversations with Deaf-led collective SPiLL.PROpagation and national arts advocacy collective AD HOC Assembly, as well as free professional development opportunities for playwrights and artists – including a grant workshop with Natalie Liconti and Naz Afsahi. There is so much to check out, be sure to visit our website and get your calendar out to make plans for a November full of theatre! This year’s Groundswell Festival programming is accessible to all and free to watch.

If you have the capacity, please consider making a tax-deductible donation in support of the future of feminist art. Click here to donate online, or contact Victoria at Thank you to RBC Emerging Artists Fund for their support of our Write From The Hip playwright’s unit, and to the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA program for their sponsorship of the 2020 Groundswell Festival!

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