July 18, 2019 -
August 11, 2019

 

We’re back.
Are you ready?

The Kick & Push is a summer theatre festival that aims to take the audience beyond being passive observers. In its fifth year of operations, the Festival continues to bring professional artists to Kingston from all over to share works of great artistic and historical value.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Grand Theatre or online - or at the door of each performance, subject to availability.

 
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We feature good theatre.

Here it is.

The Kick & Push Festival prides itself on its ability to bring innovative productions to Kingston to electrify the city’s stages and not-so-stages. Be sure to catch a sneak peek at just some of our programming this season!

 
Québécois company l’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres bring you the music of the 1930s in this kitchen chronicle.

Québécois company l’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres bring you the music of the 1930s in this kitchen chronicle.

Kitchen Chicken

The Storefront Fringe Festival features work from 18 companies popping up in 3 unconventional spaces. Be sure to check out the schedule  here.

The Storefront Fringe Festival features work from 18 companies popping up in 3 unconventional spaces. Be sure to check out the schedule here.

Storefront Fringe

A musical comedy from Katherine Cullen & Britta Johnson about dyslexia, and the embarrassment that is being a human.

A musical comedy from Katherine Cullen & Britta Johnson about dyslexia, and the embarrassment that is being a human.

Stupidhead!

The story of trailblazing heroine Pauline Johnson by Dinah Christie and Tom Hil.

The story of trailblazing heroine Pauline Johnson by Dinah Christie and Tom Hil.

Paddle Song

 

Artists & Companies

The Kick & Push Festival would not be possible without the boundless passions and courage of our featured artists. It is alongside them that we are able to diversify theatre in Kingston, and it is truly a pleasure to establish their art within our community. Below are just some of the artists that will be featured in the 2019 Festival!


 
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Eric Woolfe

Eric is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Eldritch Theatre. The Toronto-based company brings horrifying horror, petrifying puppetry, and macabre magic to tell demented tales of the uncanny. We are thrilled to have Eric and Eldritch this season for their Dora-nominated production, The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy.

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Craig Lauzon

Craig Lauzon is one of Canada’s top character performers. He is a Canadian actor, writer, comedian, and a member of the Royal Canadian Air Farce. This summer, a city bus becomes his stage for audience members and passengers alike, Please share our excitement as Lauzon stars as Simon in Darrell Dennis’ Tales of an Urban Indian, a Talk is Free Theatre production.

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K. Cullen &
B. Johnson

Meet Katherine and Britta: the actors, writers, and musicians behind Stupidhead!, a musical comedy about dyslexia. Both of these Toronto-based artists are Dora nominees for their abilities to entertain and connect with audiences. Newcomers to the Kick & Push, we’re thrilled to welcome Katherine & Britta to Kingston to share a ticklingly personal piece.

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Waawaate Fobister

Waawaate Fobister is an actor, dancer, playwright, choreographer, instructor, and producer. He’s a recipient of multiple Dora awards for his work Agokwe, featured in the Kick & Push 2018 Festival. It is our pleasure to welcome Waawaate to the Kick & Push family once more.

 
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 Location

Kingston, Ontario

 

Kingston is a Canadian city on Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Cataraqui and St. Lawrence rivers. It's known as the "Limestone City" for its grand 19th-century buildings, including the lakeside Kingston City Hall.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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