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Aquarius Presents

Brave New Works Festival

June 9 – June 11, 2023

Celebrate our creative city with the second annual BRAVE NEW WORKS Festival! Brave New Works gathers artists across a spectrum of performance art disciplines and backgrounds, in conversation, performances, networking, creation and ideas.

Three days of shows, readings, panels and gatherings.


Sponsored by Incite Foundation:

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Get your Tickets to the Brave New Works Festival

Support new work with a Festival Pass, only $25 and you can see any panel, performance or reading all weekend.
Seating is first come, first served.

Audience members who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of colour (IBPOC) and/or are experiencing financial hardship due to oppressive structures can access free tickets online with the Promo Code: COMMUNITY. These tickets are available on an honour basis. Need assistance?

Tickets are made possible by AERIS KöRPER and the City Enrichment Fund’s One-Time Enhancement Program.

Festival Schedule

June 9

MUSE! Calling ALL Artists and Art Enthusiasts!

7:30pm: BNW kicks off a 3-day gathering with an evening of dancing, performance and nosh! Performances from over 20 artists- featuring Queen Cee, Steven Gallagher, DMDivas, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard and more! | Location: Studio

June 10

Performances, Play Readings and Panels throughout the theatre

1:00pm: Performance & Workshop: Aeris Körper | Location: Studio

2:30pm: Reading: Jay Turvey & Paul Sportelli / Reading Danielle Boissoneau | Location: Directors Lounge

3:30pm: Reading: Brandon McGibbon & Co/ Reading Stephen Ingram & Michael Kras | Location: Studio

5:00pm: Performance/Workshop: Josh Taylor and Decidedly Movement Dance Youth  | Location: Studio

6:30pm: Panel: Next Gen Artist | Location: Lobby

7:30pm: Performance: Sherry Garner & Co | Location: Studio


June 11

Performances, Play Readings and Panels throughout the theatre

3:30pm: Play Readings: Melissa Murray Mutch/Red Beti Theatre/Stephen Near/Annie Rosenberg | Location: Directors Lounge

5:00pm: Staged Reading: Rebecca Auerbach & Aviva Armour-Ostroff | Location: Studio

6:30pm: Panel: Who Can Tell the Story (panel lead Marilo Nunez) | Location: Lobby

7:30pm: Performance: Hamilton 7| Location: Studio

How to Purchase

To purchase a Festival Pass click the “Festival Pass” button found above and then update the number of tickets (Festival Passes) required. Once you have selected the number of tickets, click through all of the “Buy Tickets” buttons. On the checkout page, you can input COMMUNITY in the coupon field, this will provide the fee Festival Passes.

Please call 905-906-3277 if you need any assistance!