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Nightswimming Theatre Company

Dramaturgy theatre company, founded in 1995 in Toronto Ontario, devoted to the development of new plays, performance works and dance through commissions and workshops. It provides playwrights with actors, designers, choreographers, and musicians in order to facilitate innovative artistic forms. Nightswimming also seeks out appropriate theatre companies for productions of the completed works.

It supports research in dramaturgy and performance through its association with the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto. It mentors students, provides internships, and works with training institutions across Canada.

Projects include: City of Wine (2006-09), a seven play cycle about the history of Thebes by Ned Dickens and enacted by 150 students from theatre schools across Canada; Bombay Black (Cahoots Theatre Projects 2006) by Anosh Irani; Blue Note by Martin Julien and Brian Quirt -- the character study of a choir (Harbourfront 2006); Lake Nora Arms (2009) adapted by Brian Quirt and Jane Miller from the novel by Brian Redhill; Such Creatures (Theatre Passe Muraille 2010) by Judith Thompson; Aisha ní Ben, Same Same but Different, and Oy! Just Beat It! (2010) by Anita Majumdar.

Nightswimming has been awarded seven Dora Mavor Moore Awards and three Governor Generalís Award nominations, amongst other awards.

Artistic Director is Brian Quirt. Producer is Naomi Campbell.

The company office is located in the historic Distillery District in Toronto.

Website: www.nightswimming.com

Profile by Anne Nothof, Athabasca University

Last updated 2021-07-09