That’s A Wrap!


All of us at the 2018 DTFestival would like to thank everyone for their immense amount of love and support throughout the entirety of this process and performance week. It was wonderful to experience running and performing our work for an entire week with such generous audiences, and we are sad that it has come to an end.

Thank you again to everyone involved in making this year’s DTFestival a success, including volunteers, mentors, company members, festival managers, and our audiences.

See you next year!


DTFestival Performance Week!

We are so excited to be moving into show week! A couple important notes for our audience:

  • Our shows start at 7pm.
  • They are PWYC with a suggested donation of $10, but we are happy to accept whatever you feel you can give.
  • The Lounge (ACE 209) opens at 6:15pm where you can enjoy live music, snacks, and a lovely atmosphere.
  • Due to the high capacity of people on waiting lists, if you are on the audience list you must arrive before 6:45pm or your spot will go to someone on the wait-list.
  • We will not be accepting any late comers after 7pm, so come early and enjoy the lounge while securing your seat!


Please be advised that E V E R N asks audience members to be ushered into the space in relative darkness. There are 12 seats available as accessible seating for patrons that require being brought into the space with lights due to health or safety concerns.


If you would prefer to have one of these seats, please email our production manager Cilaine Maurin at cilainemaurin@gmail.com or make yourself known upon arriving at the lounge.

Our promise to patrons is that this portion of the show is carefully planned with safety as a priory. Guests will be ushered into the space by trained, specialized ushers. We ask that you please be considerate to giving these seats to patrons who may need it on the night of.


Peeled and Metanoia have some optional content warnings which can be found on their production pages, and which will be made available to those who would like to read them in the lounge and before entering the space.

 Click on the links below to view content warnings now:

Peeled Content Trigger Warning

Metanoia Content Trigger Warning

We are so excited to get this show on the road! If you have any questions or concerns please email cilainemaurin@gmail.com.

Audience Capacity Increased to 40 Due to High Demand!

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We are so excited to announce that the 2018 DTFestival officially SOLD OUT early this week!

To accommodate the high demand we are increasing our audience capacity for all 3 productions from 28 to 40. The first 12 people on waiting lists for each performance will be automatically added to the audience list for that night. This change will go into effect on the sign up page by tonight (March 7th) at 10 PM

If you are on multiple waiting lists, please double check your bookings, and if you have been added to more than one night’s performances, please email cilainemaurin@gmail.com to cancel the additional bookings to make room for other audience members who are still trying to get a seat.

We encourage you to continue signing up on waiting lists, as it is very likely that we’ll still be able to accommodate you and get you into the shows! We’re looking forward to opening the 2018 DTFestival on March 12th and celebrating our work with you!

Changes to Performance Schedule During CUPE 3903 Strike

In light of the CUPE 3903 contract workers’ strike at York University, changes to the schedule will be made to accommodate our participants and audiences who do not wish to cross picket lines. The Devised Theatre Festival respects CUPE 3903’s decision to go on strike, and the following adjustments to its performance schedule will be in effect, if the strike continues through March 12-17, 2018.

Fri March 16th:

 – 3.30 PM Matinee performance Metanoia CANCELLED and ADDED to evening performances. The evening performance schedule for this night will now be:

 – 7.00 PM: Metanoia – E V R E N – Peeled

Sat March 17th:

– 3.30 PM Matinee performance Peeled CANCELLED and ADDED to evening performances. The evening performance schedule for this night will now be:

 – 7.00 PM: Peeled – Metanoia – E V R E N 

Keep checking back on the tickets page for further updates and information about changes to the DTFestival schedule during the CUPE 3903 strike at York University.

Less Than 2 Weeks To Opening!

Find out who Peeled, Metanoia, and EVREN’s additional production team members are, now featured on the companies’ “About Us” pages!

With the DTFestival fast approaching, the companies have started loading in their sets and rigging the lights for the festival. Here’s some snapshots from our first couple days of load in!

DTFestival 2018 features a waiting lounge by the performance space, open before and after each performance. Audiences are invited to the lounge to enjoy snacks & refreshments from concessions, as well as live music during intermission.  This year’s festival program will also be available at the lounge for you to flip through and find out details about the productions you are going to see.

Seating for this year’s performances are limited, so if you haven’t already, sign up NOW to book your ticket and avoid missing out!

March 12 – 17 @ Accolade East 207

Admission is PWYC

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Many thanks to all you incredible people who contributed to DTFestival Poetry Night’s brilliant energy, turn out, and words!

We’d like to send a special thank you to the Toronto Poetry Slam Team for their incredible performances and our Open Mic participants for sharing and making the night such a rich artistic experience. Another giant thank you goes out to our production manager Cilaine Maurin and our event host Troy Sarju, for planning, organizing, and realizing such a successful event!

Here are some snapshots of the Poetry Night magic, courtesy of our event’s photographers

 Mitchell Alexander Dean and Edgar Ndogo!

We can’t wait to see you again at our next event, and…

The Devised Theatre Festival 2018 Schedule is now available!!

Check out the preview and performance dates at our Tickets page!

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DTFestival Poetry Night!

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Do you have an affinity for words? Would you love to hear some of Canada’s finest poets showcase their talent? Do you want to know more about DTFestival’s productions this year? DTFestival Poetry Night is the place for you!

Join us for an opportunity to engage with exciting new poetry and theatre, featuring the national slam poetry champions of Canada- the Toronto Poetry Slam Team, and an open mic segment for you to share your own work in a casual, safe, and artistic environment! You’ll also get to meet creators of this year’s DTFestival.

Our festival is fast approaching, so come out and learn what the companies are bringing to a stage near you soon, and enjoy some sweet words while you do.

Friday February 2, 2018

York University – ACE 209 – Doors Open 7.15 PM

Admission: PWYC

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