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2013 Next Stage Theatre Festival: Salt Baby (Factory Studio Theatre $12)

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Join us for Salt Baby, a new comedy by Six Nations playwright Falen Johnson. The play is part of the Next Stage Theatre Festival 2013, a popular annual winter theatre festival in Toronto.

Growing up on the Six Nations native reserve, Salt Baby never quite fit in, as a “white” looking “Indian.” Fair skin and curly hair made her more of a Shirley Temple type than a Pocahontas type. Salt Baby navigates the native reserve and the city while explaining herself, as well as her blood quantum, to the world and to "Alligator": “It’s always different for Indians.” Directed by Yvette Nolan. Starring Mike Bernier, James Cade, Derek Garza, and Paula-Jean Prudat. More information (

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Falen Johnson is a Mohawk and Tuscarora native from the Six Nations native reserve. She is an actor, playwright and emerging dramaturg. She is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School. More information (

ABOUT NEXT STAGE THEATRE FESTIVAL: The festival was launched in 2008, is a winter theatre festival at the Factory Theatre. Every year presents the work of eight to 10 exciting “Fringe” artists who are ready to make the leap into the big time. It was created to encourage artists to move beyond the summer production model and showcase their work to a wider audience. In five years, it has seen incredible success – audiences have grown by more than 130% and more than a third of the productions have gone on to other stages. More information (

WHEN: Saturday, January 12, 2013

TIME: Show starts at 5 p.m. Meet Amy at 4:15 p.m.

WHERE: Factory Theatre, Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario

PRICE: $12 + $2 service fee

Call[masked] or buy online ( To avoid a $2 per order fee, buy your ticket in person from the box office in the McAuslan Heated Beer Tent in the Factory Theatre courtyard. Ticket sales begin on January 2, 2013. (Note: If you get voice mail when you call, leave a message and your call will be returned.)

BOX OFFICE CONTACT INFO: The festival box office will be open from January 2 to 13, 2013 in the Factory Theatre courtyard at 125 Bathurst Street. The box office opens 1 hour before the first show each day. Cash, Visa & Mastercard only (NO DEBIT or Amex). More information (

Members are responsible for purchasing their own tickets directly from the theatre.

Please post the words "purchased ticket" as an RSVP comment as soon as you buy your ticket. To do this, login onto this event page, click on "change RSVP" (upper right side of this page), add your comment into the box and then click on "RSVP" to save.

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS: Seating is unreserved so members will enter the theatre and sit together as a group.

Meet Amy at 4:15 p.m. by the box office in the McAuslan Beer Tent on the theatre property. She is short and will be wearing a red Beijing 2008 Olympics cap. If you're late, look for Amy in the lineup to enter the seating area or seated inside the theatre.