Interstellar Romance - Sydney Rose Projections May 11 - 14 @9:15-10:45 PM Roof, Sudbury Theatre Centre (facing Van Horne St.) Each night at the Festival a selection of art by Northern Ontario creators will light up the roof of the Sudbury Theatre Centre, accompanied by live music performed by local artists. The COVERT Collective is [...]

The Morningtide

THE MORNINGTIDE by Eli Chilton May 14 @2PM - First Look Play Internal Reading - Virtual via Zoom An elderly indigenous man, Solomon Peacewin, hunts on his grounds alone in the wilderness one spring. This seasons hunt brings plenty of challenges, surprises, and unexpected visitors even this far from his home community in The Morningtide. [...]

What Remains?

WHAT REMAINS? by Samantha Buttery May 14 @6PM – First Look Play Sudbury Theatre Centre The year is 1620, and best friends Otto and Bert undergo a caper that they never intended to commit. What Remains? is fraught with mayhem, superstition, comedy and curses - but is the true curse one of mysticism or of [...]

Grief Ties

Grief Ties by Sarah Gartshore/Zaagi’idiwin Collective Installation and performance May 12 @5PM - 9PM Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre, 105 Elm St. GRIEF TIES is a moment for community members to mark this moment in our lives. We are all navigating through an intense time and have all lost something or someone over the last two years. [...]

PlaySmelter 2022 Artist Residencies

PlaySmelter Festival Artists-in-Residence As we slowly make our way out of the pandemic we celebrate and make space for the creators that gave us comfort during the many days we were sequestered in our homes – the artists and storytellers. Artists are often the first to look outside the box, beyond what is expected, turning [...]

All the Things I Draw

ALL THE THINGS I DRAW by Kim Fahner May 13 @8PM - First Look Play Sudbury Theatre Centre All the Things I Draw tells the story of Simon, a little boy who has savant syndrome. This play asks us to consider how we shift between places in our everyday lives when we speak and interact [...]


MANIFESTO by Jesse Brady May 13 @6PM - First Look Play Sudbury Theatre Centre Set against the backdrop of a city besieged by left and right protests, a young academic is unwilling thrust into a scheme by his ex and her criminal friends to start a revolution… if only they knew what they wanted to [...]

Playwrights’ Cabaret

PlaySmelter Playwrights' Cabaret May 11 @7PM  - Place des Arts, Sudbury There will be plenty of food, drink and warm personship as we gather to open our 10th Anniversary Festival. Join us as we hear offerings from several new plays in development – all created by Northern Ontario artists. Jessie Bergeron, (Timmins, ON) Garrett Carr [...]


Image by Caitlin Heppner MUM by Matthew Heiti with Marc Donato May 14 @8PM – First Look Play Sudbury Theatre Centre One night during a meteor shower, Luka’s mother vanishes. At the same time, a colossal golden monolith appears in their backyard. While the world falls apart, all the neighbours want to talk about is [...]


POP-UPS Closing the Gap: Women in Music Production May 11 @1-3PM Marymount Academy, Sudbury At present here are only 1.8% female/non-binary representing music producers on the Billboard charts. Research states that the top reasons for this are insecurity in the studio which is exacerbated by a lack of representation in the Industry which encourages female/non-binary [...]

Roof-Top Concert

Roof-Top Concert May 11 @8:30PM Sudbury Theatre Centre Each night of PlaySmelter 2022 we end our day with a Roof-Top Concert accompanied by The COVERT Collective's incredible Projections. Tessa Balaz Tessa Balaz is multi-disciplinary artist from Sudbury, ON. She has now spent almost a decade writing and producing original music for herself and on production [...]

Lunch with Annie, Publisher Playwrights Canada Press

Lunch with Annie, Publisher Playwrights Canada Press May 13 @12PM-1:30PM Sudbury Theatre Centre Brown Bag it with Annie! Tremendous opportunity to chat with the preeminent publisher of Canada’s dramatic literature in a warm, casual setting. Annie Gibson is the publisher at Playwrights Canada Press. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Annie followed her love [...]