Harbourfront Centre brings back BRAVE festival with theatre, immersive art, music, more

The festival will run from July 11 to 21

Harbourfront Centre’s BRAVE Festival is back this year, once again exploring what it means to lead a meaningful, multi-faceted life through theatre, immersive art, music, and more.

From July 11th to 21st, the festival will look at the theme of “Secret Lives, Second Chances,” uncovering the boxes we place ourselves in and looking at how we break out of them, and the paths we take unexpectedly.

This Indie88 article is presented with Harbourfront Centre.

The festival will see free concerts from artists, talks, and more. There will be tons of events you can explore throughout the 11 day event, including Get Personal with Chef KELIS. Two standout productions will be taking place at BRAVE, The Cold Record and The Second Woman.

The Cold Record, which runs from July 16th to July 20th from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., is a secret one man show that tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who tries to set the record for the most days out of school sick with the fever. Throughout the process, the young man falls in love with the school nurse and begins to understand and appreciate punk rock.

The Second Woman runs from July 20th at 3:00 p.m. to July 21st at 3:00 p.m., and sees a woman named Virginia who spends a full 24 hours meeting 100 different Martys from across the GTA, one at a time. Every single Marty changes the scene a little bit, but they have more common threads than you may think throughout these 24 hours of endurance theatre.

You can check out the full schedule for BRAVE festival here.