Ergo Pink Fest is a 3-day festival that supports and promotes the work of female-identifying and gender non-binary playwrights. At the inaugural 2018 Festival, over 60 local artists participated in bringing seven new plays and 2 panel discussions to Toronto's theatre scene.
The Knitting Pilgrim
An international textile exhibition, one-hour theatrical play and talkback tour about knitting together the Abrahamic faiths.
Kirk Dunn has been knitting Stitched Glass, his textile installation of 3 hand-knit tapestries, each 5 ft by 8 ft in size, exploring the commonalities and differences of the Abrahamic faiths, for 15 years. Starting in September of 2018, Ergo Arts Theatre will tour the textile exhibition alongside a one-hour theatrical play called The Knitting Pilgrim, performed by Kirk, animating the exhibition. The evening of exhibition and play can also feature a panel discussion about the issues of interfaith understanding, compassion and empathy.
The longstanding ties between Ergo Arts Theatre and The Toronto Fringe has spanned over three decades. Most recently, new members of the ergo arts team joined with veterans to create the all-female powerhouse behind Buckle My Shoe.
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Since 2014, Ergo Arts has expanded their team to include a new generation of artists. Mentored by the founders of Ergo Arts Theatre, these new members are exploring themes of gender equality, young love and identity through original works and adaptations. Most recently, they spearheaded a reading series of adapted Jane Austen's works, beginning with Pride & Prejudice.
Ergo Arts began in the mid 90’s as Skazmos Theatre. The company’s work in the Independent/Fringe Theatre community spanned almost two decades and included the development of new Canadian plays and musicals, original adaptations of ancient classics, and exploration of bilingual works.
Ergo Arts Theatre places great value in the arts as an integral part of well-being. The company encourages opportunities for the public to be an active part in artistic expression and creation. Our upcoming projects strive to bring communities together though art.