On the Table Off the Table

A performance series for the start of times

September 23 & 24 @ 7:00pm
September 29 & 30 @ 7:00pm
October 1 @ 5:00pm

Doors at listed times. Free. All welcome.

Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space
The Commons @ 401, 4th floor
401 Richmond Street West, Toronto


On the Table Off the Table

Put together by Shannon Cochrane and Francesco Gagliardi

Joe Culpepper (USA)
Claudia Edwards (Toronto)
Vanessa Dion Fletcher (Toronto)
Nadège Grebmeier Forget (Montréal)
Marcin Kedzior (Toronto)
Mathieu Lacroix (Montréal)
Mani Mazinani (Toronto)
Sue Murad (USA)
Jehan Roberson (USA) *
Cara Spooner (Toronto)

Not to be outdone by limited edition placemats designed by Lisa Kiss, showcasing drawings by Hazel Meyer.


*Jehan Roberson’s performance is co-presented by Hemispheric Encounters, a partnership project supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.


On the Table Off the Table is a series of commissioned performance works engaging with the table as context, stage, and trope. Aspiring to aesthetic neutrality or demanding attention as a chosen object, the table reappears throughout the history of performance, at times taking center stage, at other times hiding in plain sight.

For this series, artists working at the confluence of performance art and a range of diverse practices—from writing to dance, from sound to magic—will create live work in conversation with performance traditions about, around, and on tables.

FADO Performance Art Centre’s first post(?)-pandemic live series, On the Table Off the Table also intends to provide artists and audiences with an opportunity to re-learn together how to inhabit the space of public presentation, rediscovering the solitary workstation as a place of gathering and play.


  • There will be 1–2 performances each evening.
  • Doors will open at listed times. Performances will start 30 minutes later.
  • Evening pairings (and registration links) will be announced in September.
  • Mask-wearing for audience is mandatory in the performance space. Exemptions respected.
  • Performers will not necessarily be masked while performing.
  • Accessible washrooms are located on the 4th floor.
  • Non-alcoholic drinks will be served, please eat your dinner before arriving.


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