If Mel Brook’s The Producers – currently running at the Arts Club – can be considered a form of theatre franchise then the productions included in this year’s Magnetic North should be thought of as hand-crafted, one of a kind items. Instead of following a master-plan delivered from New York, London or even Toronto, these are originals hewn from the raw material of the artists involved. They are unique, distilled experiences.
The Industry Series is an integral part of Magnetic North. It is four days of activities for those who work in Canadian theatre – artists, producers, presenters, managers and agents. Organized by Toronto-based producer Naomi Campbell, the event is designed to bring together creators and presenters to inspire new collaborations.