BOUND v. 2

By Against the Grain Theatre (other events)

3 Dates Through Nov 21, 2018


What You Need to Know About the Performance

Doors open a half hour before each performance.

Tickets: Please arrive with your print-at-home ticket or mobile ticket from TicketLeap (we can scan smartphones!), unless you have made arrangements for the Will-Call desk. Tickets are emailed to you directly after your purchase, and they are re-sent to your purchase email one night ahead of your event (search "TicketLeap" in your inbox).

Seating is assigned by sections, with no reservations for specific seats, except media seats. You will purchase a ticket for a specific section, and choose your seat when you arrive within your section. But, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 647-367-8943 if you have any special seating requests or questions. Accessible seating is available, and the venue is wheel-chair friendly.

Rush Tickets: A limited amount of Rush tickets will be available each night of the performance, at the door. $35 and up, cash/credit. Rush Tickets may be standing-room only. Line up early for these (as early as an hour prior to showtime) in the Rush Line outside the doors at 1087 Queen Street W. 

Getting here by TTC: take the Queen Streetcar and get off at the Dovercourt stop, or take the Ossington bus and then have a short walk east down Queen Street. Street parking is limited. Direct drop-offs at the side-entrance of the building (South of Queen on Dovercourt) are available. There is no on-site parking.

Photography: Feel free to take photos before, during and after the show, and tag #AtGBound @AtGtheatre on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook. No flash and no videos during the show!

#AtGBound is sung in English, with a new English libretto by Joel Ivany.

The performance is approximately 1.5 hours with no intermission.

Hello 123 (1122 Queen Street West) or Bar Fancy (1070 Queen Street West) are just a few of the many offerings of Queen West's famous snack-bar scene. Great for pre and post hangouts.

Questions? Email [email protected] or call our office and leave a voicemail (647-367-8943), which we'll return as soon as we're able.



This November 2018, Artistic Director Joel Ivany and Music Director Topher Mokrzewski collaborate with recent Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award winner, composer Kevin Lau, to bring Handel’s music—which evokes themes of abandonment, neglect and betrayal—into the present.  In the wake of the world’s refugee crisis, this chamber concert presentation will explore the current state of those displaced, dehumanized and mistreated, with texts and stories drawn from real-life news articles and world events. #AtGBound is the second workshop in a three-year “concept to realization” production, which launched last year. Sung in English. New English libretto by Joel Ivany and chamber orchestra led by Topher Mokrzewski.

Creative Team:

Stage Director & Librettist — Joel Ivany
Musical Director — Topher Mokrzewski
Composer — Kevin Lau
Sound Designer — Acote
Lighting Designer — Jason Hand

With text of “The State” by Amanda Hadi


Miriam Khalil
David Trudgen
Andrew Haji
Justin Welsh
Martha Burns

About Against the Grain Theatre:

AtG is an award-winning Canadian opera collective that presents classical music in innovative ways and in unusual venues. Current active members include Joel Ivany, Topher Mokrzewski, Miriam Khalil, Jason Hand, Jonathan MacArthur, Amanda Hadi, Michaela Dickey and David Eliakis. Founding members include Cait Coull, and advisors include Joanna Barrotta, Nina Draganic and Cecily Carver. Chair of the Board of Directors: Heather Legg.

Mailing Address

227 Front Street East, Suite 400 Toronto Ontario M5A 1E8 Canada