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Nightswimming is entering its 20th year of commissioning and developing theatre and performance and we are celebrating the company’s past artistic achievements by looking into the future.

To mark this milestone, we are embarking on a new national adventure designed to launch us into our third decade.

Nightswimming's 5x25 is a 5-year creative project that starts right now and will lead us to our 25th anniversary in 2020.

Each year for the next 5 years, Nightswimming will seek out artistic proposals from artists born in 1995 – the year Nightswimming was founded – and commission one annually.

By 2020, we will be collaborating on new performance works by 5 artists, each of whom will turn 25 that year, just like the company. And then we'll truly celebrate our silver anniversary by showcasing these 5 new works!

Nightswimming's 5x25 will explore the ideas, forms, disciplines and obsessions of a new generation of creators, bringing them into contact and collaboration with our roster of commissioned artists, creating a multi-generational examination of theatre-making in Canada.

Are you a theatre-maker who was born in '95? Propose a project to Nightswimming's 5x25 or learn more here.

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