The 20th Annual Chutzpah! Festival is returning this November 21 – 28, with its program available online, with special intimate shows live streamed from the stage of the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre.
The Chutzpah! Festival celebrates its 20th year with a line-up filled with new and exciting, critically acclaimed artists from all over the world working in comedy, music, theatre and dance. Due to pandemic restrictions, this will be the first Festival presented in a digital format, and the first helmed by new Artistic Managing Director, Jessica Mann Gutteridge. Artists will present work from the U.K., Israel, U.S.A., and Canada. The lineup will include concerts, comedy, new dance works, and previews of theatre works-in-progress, paired with stimulating conversations and opportunities to interact with creative artists. Audiences will have the opportunity to attend in-person special live music, dance and comedy performances, with safety protocols in place, these too will be simulcast for those who prefer to watch from the comfort of their own homes.
“As a festival devoted to the excitement of live performing arts, the global pandemic has presented us with new challenges in how we come together to share artistic experiences,” says Jessica Mann Gutteridge. “COVID-19 has upended our usual ways of bringing work to our audiences, but the performing arts remain as vital as ever – perhaps even more so. Connecting to one another despite the distance between us is critical to our health and well-being, not to mention nourishing to our souls. Our 20th festival, at a time of challenge and transition within our organization, is the perfect time to bring together artists who have graced our stages in the past along with those who are new to our audiences.”
Chutzpah! Festival returns online from November 21 to 28, 2020, single tickets start at $18 and are available online now from chutzpahfestival.com or by phone at 604.257.5145.