The Long Table with Lois Weaver

Friday / Feb 9 / 18
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen Street West, Toronto

Presented in the context of Progress Festival
Lois Weaver

Join us for a special presentation of the Long Table with Lois Weaver

Presented in collaboration with Progress and the Rhubarb Festival



Friday, February 9




The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto

Wheelchair accessible space / Gender neutral washrooms






All welcome / FREE




The Long Table is a dinner party structured by etiquette, where conversation is the only course. The project ingeniously combines theatricality and models for public engagement. It is at once a stylised appropriation and an open-ended, non-hierarchical format for participation. Both of these elements–theatrical craft and political commitment–are mutually supporting in this widely and internationally toured work. The (often-feminised) domestic realm here becomes a stage for public thought.

As an experiment in performance as a means of public engagement, the Long Table has been taken up by a vast array of of practitioners in a variety of disciplines as a way to encircle, question, and reflect in a performative, and communal way. Lois Weaver, the originator of the Long Table, hosts this special edition for Progress.


Progress is an international festival of performance and ideas presented in partnership by SummerWorks Performance Festival and The Theatre Centre. The festival is collectively curated and produced by a series of Toronto-based companies, operating within a contemporary performance context.

Progress 2018 is curated by: SummerWorks Performance Festival, The Theatre Centre, Anandam Dancetheatre, FADO Performance Art Centre, Little Black Afro Theatre Company, Toronto Dance Community Love-In, and Volcano Theatre.


Progress Team 

Presented by: SummerWorks Performance Festival & The Theatre Centre

Festival Producer: Sue Balint

Festival Production Manager: Pip Bradford

Graphic Design: Monnet Design

Web Design: Kyle Purcell

For media inquiries: Red Eye Media / Suzanne Cheriton


As a Festival that brings together performance nationally and internationally, Progress wishes to acknowledge that the festival takes place on the traditional territory, Tkaronto, “Where the Trees Meet the Water,” “The Gathering Place” of the Mississauga, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Wendat Nations. As we come together, we pay our respects to all our relations who have gathered and will continue to gather in this place.




The Theatre Centre is an accessible facility, with barrier-free washrooms and an accessibility lift to facilitate movement between floors. If you are planning a trip to The Theatre Centre and have any questions about accessibility or would like to make any special arrangements, please call our box office at 416-538-0988. We will be happy to make any arrangements to help facilitate an enjoyable visit.


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