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Warehouse playbill


Written and Performed by Alanna Mitchell
Directed by Franco Boni, with Ravi Jain
Produced by The Theatre Centre

MAR 3 – 19, 2022

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “A remarkable feat of storytelling” – THE LIST

The ocean contains the switch of life. Not land, not the atmosphere. The ocean. And that switch can be turned off.

Alanna Mitchell is a prairie girl who’s afraid of water, so she might not be the most obvious person to talk about the ocean. But she’s also an award-winning journalist and like all good reporters, she follows her curiosity. Her journey takes us around the world, face to face with some of the brightest minds on the planet, and into a watery abyss. Using hard science and delicate wit, Alanna takes us on her journey to the bottom of the ocean, the demons she discovers there, and her ultimate hope for the future. Inspired by the international bestselling book, this extraordinary production will be a cornerstone of this year’s edition of The Bridge: A Festival of Ideas.


By Christopher Morris
A Human Cargo Production
Directed by Daniel Brooks

MAR 31 – APR 16, 2022

★ ★ ★ ★ “THE RUNNER will make your heart soar and leave you breathless” – GLOBE AND MAIL

“That’s all that matters. Kindness. An act of kindness.” When Jacob, a ZAKA volunteer in Israel, makes a split-second decision to save the life of a suspected attacker instead of the soldier they may have killed, his world is changed forever. Based on a true story, the play urges us to consider the value of human connection in a world so profoundly divided. A powerful thriller from Toronto’s Human Cargo and winner of the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Production, Outstanding Direction and Outstanding New Play.


MAR 3 – 19, 2022

Building on the collaboration, conversation and community that made the inaugural festival a resounding success, we now focus on our planet in peril. Through plays, panels and gatherings, this year’s festival of ideas will explore the fascinating and urgent issue of climate change. Anchored by Alanna Mitchell’s award-winning play Sea Sick, and buoyed by the transformative power of art, The Bridge 2022 invites us to rise to the challenge and find hope for the planet we call home.

Kim Wheeler, an Anishinabe/Mohawk writer and award-winning producer, will return as festival curator. After guiding The Bridge: Art and (re)Conciliation with a deft hand, Kim will use her strengths as a journalist and her community connections to bring together bright minds and fresh voices to this important topic.

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