Folk Lordz two indigenous actors perform improv at SpringWorks Theatre
Folk Lordz two indigenous actors perform improv at SpringWorks Theatre

2 artists deliver hilarious, innovative multicultural improv, Cree storytelling, Chekhovian character drama & spontaneous comedy

The Sama Kutra clown theatre performance at SpringWorks
The Sama Kutra clown theatre performance at SpringWorks

Sizzle and Spark- red-nosed clowns in jammies excitedly read from a large book to infuse some passion into their wilting relationship

Scanner by Yolanda Bonnell play reading in Stratford, Ontario
Scanner by Yolanda Bonnell play reading in Stratford, Ontario

Yolanda,Tahirih Vejdani, Joelle Peters, Nick Nahwegahbow, Diana Tso, Quelemia Sparrow, Miali Buscemi, Jasmine Chen, Deidre Gillard-Rowlings - First Nations youth living on the Rez struggling with survival & intergenerational trauma

Folk Lordz two indigenous actors perform improv at SpringWorks Theatre
Folk Lordz two indigenous actors perform improv at SpringWorks Theatre

2 artists deliver hilarious, innovative multicultural improv, Cree storytelling, Chekhovian character drama & spontaneous comedy

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NewWorks

An Incubator for New Work

“Tomorrow’s Best Today”

“The SpringWorks Festival is an ideal place to experiment and workshop, to expand your audience, to develop an idea and to broaden your artistic community. It offers all parts of the foundation needed to present a new work and is a hotbed of exciting and vital art of many mediums. I am so grateful that it exists and so grateful for its generosity to young artists like myself."
Britta Johnson - Life After; Stupidhead! (A Mucisal Cmoedy)

How are we Working on this NewWorks thing:

  • By inviting artist/creators to reveal work in all stages of development 

  • By asking questions about 

    • the creative process

    • Our stories - Whose stories

      • Ownership, commitment and responsibility 

    • what is “safe” space

  • By reaching out to and building relationships with Indigenous, Ethnocultural groups, Youth, and Seniors, our wise ones

  • By connecting with the national and international arts organizations and communities that are sharing their stories - learning from example

  • By offering both free and affordable programming experiences

  • By evolving with the rest of the world as it embraces a digital future