Image: Michelle St. John in Why We Are Here! (Erin Brubacher)

New Creations

Nightswimming generally has 8 to 10 projects in development at all times, a combination of commissioned works-in-progress, special projects such as our 5×25 initiative, and new works by creators-in-residence.

The following projects are being developed in collaboration with the artists over extended periods and frequent in-studio sessions with performers, dramaturgs, designers and producers.

A group of people in an exercise video, it is blurry with distorted lines. It’s black and white

A Girl Has No Gym

By Anita Majumdar — a physical theatre piece about the potent place of exercise in our lives

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Sunny Drake and Eponine Lee wearing matching shirts, standing next to each other, eyes wide and holding a rose


By Sunny Drake — a verbatim play drawn from interviews with children about love and dating

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Abstract drawing of wasp’s nest

The Nest

By Brian Quirt — a thriller based on Ken Oppel’s novel about wasps taking over a girl’s home

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Three people around a piano, singing with sheet music

The Wolf in the Voice

By Martin Julien & Brian Quirt — three singers explore the power and fragility of the human voice

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