About Our Auction
The Lawyer Show is a beloved decade-strong tradition, and the main annual fundraiser for Nightwood Theatre. Every year, supported by a team of professional directors, designers and vocal coaches, over 40 members of the legal community rehearse for three months to be able to stage an exhilarating, entertaining, spectacular musical. Since the Lawyer Show’s inception in 2010, some 260 legal professionals have appeared in 10 shows to raise more than $1,235,000 in support of Nightwood, Canada’s flagship feminist theatre since 1979.
For the first time in eleven years, we were heartbroken to have to cancel the Lawyer Show due to the global health pandemic. Until we can gather again and welcome our cast back to the stage next year, we are so excited to keep the spirit of the event alive with the LAWYER SHOW CABARET!
Tune in to Nightwood Theatre’s YouTube channel on Thursday, June 18th at 7pm EST to enjoy an evening of music, comedy and storytelling, performed by Lawyer Show alumni from the past decade, curated and hosted by Director Ali Joy Richardson and Musical Director Paul Moody.
In conjunction with the Lawyer Show Cabaret, we are thrilled to offer this online auction from May 25-June 18, featuring an array of prizes and experiences to look forward to once we can all gather again, or from the comfort of your own home!
Please bid generously and spread the word! All proceeds from the cabaret and auction will support Nightwood’s mission to create and develop groundbreaking feminist theatre, and to provide free programs and professional development opportunities for an incredibly diverse group of artists across the country. As many artists struggle with the financial and career repercussions of COVID-19, we feel it is vital to do all that we can to support the Canadian theatre community at this time.
UPDATE: We've been able to raise our fundraising goal, thanks to some fabulous new prizes, just added! Thank you so much to all of our wonderful silent auction donors.
About Nightwood Theatre
As Canada's foremost feminist theatre, Nightwood provides an essential home for the creation of extraordinary theatre by women.* Founded in 1979, Nightwood Theatre has created and produced award-winning plays, which have received Dora Mavor Moore, Chalmers, Trillium, and Governor General's Awards. Now wrapping its milestone 40th Season, Nightwood has long been recognized for artistic excellence, ongoing advocacy for women in Canadian theatre, and for its investment, training, and development of our country's next generation of theatre artists.
*It should be noted that our organizational understanding of woman goes beyond the limits of cis womanhood, a deep belief that we have been working to embed in our values and artistic expression.
Ballet barre-based fitness
Chair (Small Version)
Artwork by Gabrielle Israelievitch
Fiercely Canadian Theatre
Factory Theatre play passes
Queer Feminist Theatre
Buddies in Bad Times and Nightwood Theatre
Small Flower Still
Artwork by Millie Bojic
Nahid's Salon and Spa
Timeless Beauty Basket
From Agelesslift Beauty Corp
Virtual Styling Session
Online voice lessons from Teiya Kasahara