SummerWorks is Canada’s largest curated performance festival. Widely recognized as one of the most important agencies for enabling new Canadian artists in the country, SummerWorks annually features over 60 performance projects during its 11-day Festival in August. In 2015, SummerWorks celebrates its 25th Anniversary and also inaugurates Progress, an international festival of performance and ideas.

Progress is a new international festival of performance and ideas produced by the SummerWorks Performance Festival in partnership with The Theatre Centre. Progress offers world-class performance at accessible prices. In curatorial collaboration with Toronto’s leading performance-based companies, we are presenting global dialogues driven by local voices. The inaugural Progress is curated by SummerWorks, The Theatre Centre, Why Not Theatre, Volcano Theatre, Videofag, FADO Performance Art Centre, Dancemakers, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and Canada’s National Arts Centre English Theatre.