TRAMPOLINE HALL TORONTO LECTURES

December 4, 2017
Curator: Sagan MacIsaac
Mina James: Cooking Culture
Geneviève Wallen: Gardening and Mental Health
Layne Hinton: Self Storage
Set by Amanda Happé; Tickets by Benjamin Lory

November 6, 2017
Curator: Carl Wilson
Anthony Easton: Babies and Other Queer Problems
Kate McGee: Converting to Judaism
David James Brock: Assassins of American Assassins
Set by Amanda Happé; Tickets by Hélio Teles

October 16, 2017
Curator: Amy Langstaff
Michael Dila: "You're Dead to Me"
Andrea Vela Alarcón: The International Marriage
Michael Solberg Schellenberg: How Stephen Sondheim Saved My Life
Set by Clapboard House (Carmel Garvez and Yahlehly); Tickets by Marvin Candle

September 18, 2017
Curator: Erica Kopyto
Max FineDay: Resilience and Indigenous Humour
Audrey Dwyer: The Literal Void
Lewis Poplak: Why we don't implement good ideas - case study, the bike
Set and tickets by Amanda Happé and Tristan Marantos.

August, 2017
(Trampoline Hall takes a rest)

July 10, 2017
Curator: Yuula Benivolski
Zoë Dodd: Rent is Theft
Dobrila Tomic: Letters from my Attorney
Asad Raza: That Time I Moved to Canada and Faked a British Accent for a Year
Set by Lena Rubisova; Tickets by Jaime Sugiyama

June 5, 2017
Curator: Angela Shackel & Braden Labonte
Heather White: Footprints in the sands
Logan MacDonald: Advantages of not listening
Mide Akerewusi: Why a watched kettle never boils and other fake truths about time
Set by Peter Zweifel; Tickets by Kate Peer

May 8, 2017
Curator: Xenia Benivolski
Su-Ying Lee: Walking in Memphis: Trigger warning "that time I thought I found a murder scene."
Adam Litovitz: Overheard
Amy Jemmett: That feeling when you grew up in a cult
Set by Heather Angell; Tickets by Bonita Mak

April 3, 2017
Curator: Lauren Bride
Meredith Cheesbrough: Genetic Testing
Meghan Swaby: Things We Learned from Freddy Krueger
Mark Aikman: The United Church
Set by Elizabeth Czartoryski

March 6, 2017
Curator: Carl Wilson
Katie Krelove: 1977
Sasha Chapin: The Worst Record in Outer Space
Susana Bejar: Phosphenes
Tickets by Katherine Ross; Set by Aubyn O'Grady

February 6, 2017
Curator: Amy Langstaff
Jasmine Miller: On Being Useful
Jonah Samson: Gardening
Sasha Suda: Crombie Park
Tickets by Amanda Happé and Tristan Marantos;
Set by Claire Cybulski

January 9, 2017
Trampoline Hall Podcast Launch Party

December 12, 2016
Curator: Margaux Williamson
Oona Fraser: Disaster Tourism
Michael Winter: Different things in different locations
Beth Janson: The Stock Market
Tickets by Peter Lee; Set by Emma Tanaka

November 14, 2016
Curator: Kelly Jenkins
Maija Martin: Classified
Christopher Pandolfi: THE Tomato
Krister Holmes: Bears in Space
Tickets by Tristan Marantos; Set by Paul Kawai

October 17, 2016
Curator: Yuula Benivolski
Lisa Smolkin: Working Retail
Merray Gerges: Erotic Aesthetics
Casey Mecija: Karaoke as a Method of Filipino Dream-making
Set by Koby Barhad

September 12, 2016
Curator: Erica Kopyto
Pacinthe Mattar: Drake, Code-switching and me
Greg Judelman: Technology Can't Kill Death
Roxanne Bielskis-Wright: What Feels Like Work
Set by Alec Donovan

August, 2016
(Trampoline Hall takes a rest)

July 11, 2016
Curator: Xenia Benivolski
Iris Fraser: Pornography
Suzanne Carte: Fighting
Cotey Pope: Photo
Tickets by Julia Dickens; Set by Sebastian Rodriguez

June 6, 2016
Curator: Lauren Bride
Isabel Slone: The Queen
Aurina Chatterji: Turkmenistan
Serah-Marie McMahon: Katy Keene
Set by Chris Braden

May 2, 2016
Curator: Jordan Tannahill
Shaista Latif: Punks
Max Mohenu: Sade
Barbara Fingerote: Conundra
Set by Bryanna Reilly

April 4, 2016
Curator: Angela Shackel and Braden Labonte
Josh Vettivelu: Wrestling
Claire Salloum: The effect our thoughts have on our physical bodies
Mark Mann: Demons
Tickets: Hugh Mater; Set by Michael DiLeo

March 7, 2016
Curator: Jon Davies
Lena Suksi: Men
John G. Hampton: Quantum Anxiety
Maryse Larivière: Personal Pilgrimage
Tickets: Ivana Dizdar; Set by Lola Landekic

February 8, 2016
Curator: Sheila Heti
Mari Ruti: Anxiety
Salvatore Antonio: I was a public speaking champion
Chase Joynt: On having a penis
Tickets: Jay Shuster; Set by Raylene Knutson

January 11, 2016
Curator: Yuula Benivolski
Aliya Pabani: Laughing in Public
Judy Virago: The Last Unicorn
Jeff Bierk: Graves' Disease
Tickets: Stephanie Fielding; Set by Liz Went & Bryanna Reilly

December 7, 2015
Curator: Jordan Tannahill
Anne Wessels: Kiwi
Jes Sachse: The Avro Arrow
Andil Gosine: Cardigan vs. Hoodie
Tickets: Cameron Lee and Ben Poirier; Set by Codrin Talaba

November 16, 2015
Curator: Sheila Heti
Craig Penney: The lost art of making fun of people
Juliet Jacques: The prime minister and the pig
Jess Shane: Some weather we're having
Tickets: Morgan Detmer; Set by Helio Teles

October 26, 2015
Curator: Kelly Jenkins
Daniel Gallay: Glamour
Heather Scanlan: Bees
Heather Rule: Love (sort of)
Tickets: Zoë Alexis-Abrams; Set by Amanda Happé

September 28, 2015
Curator: Life of a Craphead (Amy Lam & Jon McCurley
Kathleen McLean: My Gay 90s
Onyeka Igwe: The Golden Notebook
Inez Genereux: I'm Not Going Anywhere Tonight
Tickets: Su-Ying Lee; Set by Blair Johnsrude

August 10, 2015
Curator: Mark Reale
John Maden: The unintended consequences of human association
Solomon Hsu: Names
Christopher Hirst: The opportunities of social isolation
Tickets: Morris Fox; Set by Alex Viault

July 6, 2015

Curator: Xenia Benivolski
Juliann Wilding: Emo
Jay Shuster: Cats
Marianna Reis: Jeopardy
Set by Kristina Ljubanovic

June 8, 2015
Curator: Erica Kopyto
David Primack: Emotional Response to Sound
Miranda Elliott: The Lies We Tell Ourselves
Jonathan Sas: Privilege and the Canadian Summer
Tickets: Meghan O'Neill; Set by Benjamin Lory


May 11, 2015
Curator: Lauren Bride
Neil LaPierre: Gamergate
Zoë Solomon: Stage Fright
Daniel Rotsztain: Capers
Tickets: Eunice Luk; Set by Odette Beja

April, 2015
(Trampoline Hall takes a rest)

March 2, 2015
Curator: Sheila Heti
Naben Ruthnum: Your Old Man
Susan Swan: Bad Decisions
Tova Benjamin: Virtual Rebbe
Tickets: Jessica Valentin; Set by Tristan Marantos

February 2, 2015
Curator: Amy Langstaff
Wanda Ely: My Poker Career
Frank Griggs: Shape Note Singing
Andi Larocca: Chips
Tickets: Amy Siegel and Paul Henderson; Set by Aaron Rinas

January 12, 2015
Curator: Kelly Jenkins
Barri Cohen: Twitter Agonistes
Stephanie Fielding: Grandpa's Cottage
Julia Mensink: I can't handle this
Tickets: Joelle Walinga; Set by Kar Yan Cheung

December 1, 2014
Curator: Jon Davies
Cait McKinney: The Many Wives of Martina Navratilova
Sarah Febbraro: Why I Really Need to Know How You're Doing
Fan Wu: Steering Towards Queerness
Tickets: Brette Gabel; Set by Justin Close

November 3, 2014
Curator: Sheila Heti
Laura Di Vilio: Filtering the World Through a Lazy Eye
Mira Gonzalez: Nurturing Depression
Nikolai Ostonal: Being Blind
Tickets: Melissa Fisher; Set by Michaud Garneau

October 6, 2014
Curator: Lauren Bride
Anni Spadafora: The Southern Ontario Circuit
Kaleb Roberston: Adventures in Masculinity
Kate Allen: Fame
Tickets: Sebastian Koever; Set by Heather Goodchild

September 8, 2014
Curator: Naomi Skwarna
Anna Fitzpatrick: Pinball
Nicholas Hune-Brown: Impostors
Monica Heisey: Burritos
Tickets: Simon Schlesinger; Set by Adrienne Kammerer

August, 2014
(Trampoline Hall takes a rest)

July 7, 2014
Curator: Kelly Jenkins
Carla Mundwiller: Utopian Community
Jon Davies: Stay the Same Never Change
Cameron North: My Life as a Contestant
Tickets: Erin Pehlivan; Set by Amanda Happé

June 9, 2014
Curator: Becky Johnson
David Dineen-Porter: The Northern Vowel Shift
Kalpna Patel: Spelling Bees
Freddie Rivas: How to Stay Positive on Welfare
Tickets: Zoe Alexis-Abrams; Set by The Sufferettes

May 5, 2014
Curator: Erica Kopyto
Gemma Foley: Manic Pixie Dream Girl
John Mutu-Grigg: First Nations Tourism
Adam Lazarus: The Uncanny Valley
Tickets: Cameron Stott; Set by Alicia Nauta

April 7, 2014
Curator: Naomi Skwarna
Scaachi Koul: Straight White Men
Catherine Ribeiro: The New Amorous World
Kayla Lorette: Mother/Daughter Experience
Tickets: Dan Rocca; Set by Kelly Jenkins and Amanda Happé

March 10, 2014
Curator: Xenia Benivolski
Thom Gill: Mary Magadelene
James Gardner: Lighters
Sue Johnson: Doppelgangers
Tickets: Nicholas Robins; Set by Michaud Garneau

February 10, 2014
Curator: Mark Slutsky
Michael Stacey: Dentistry
Sarah Goodman: Anxiety
Adam Nayman: Wrestling Referees
Tickets: Vincent Vining; Set by Zoe Solomon

January 6, 2014
Curator: Jordan Tannahill
Cameron Lee: Courtney Love
Erin Brubacher: Power Jewellery
Alec Toller: Friend Therapy
Tickets: Dessa Harhay; Set by Jordan Tannahill

December 9, 2013
Curator: Naomi Skwarna
Cian Cruise: My Dad is cooler than me
Alexandra Molotkow: Impaled On a Spike Outside The Gates of Hell
Andrew Shaver: "even to the edge of doom"
Tickets: Anuta Skrypnychenko; Set by Michaud Garneau

November 4, 2013
Curator: Amy Langstaff
Sam Cotter: Urban Strategies for Howling Into the Void
Derek Leebosh: The Travel Bug
Kim North: Kindergarten
Tickets: Adrienne Kammerer; Set by The Misanthrope Specialty Co.

October 7, 2013
Curator: Kelly Jenkins
Tess Girard: Fear and Fear Itself
Matthew McKinnon: Whatever Happened to Hardcore?
Darren Patrick: Trauma Narratives
Tickets: Sarah Friend; Set by Heather Goodchild

September 9, 2013
Curator: Lauren Bride
Bridget Moser: DaVinci's Inquest
Mark Connery: State Legibility
Chris Berube: Sham Psychics
Tickets: Aubyn O'Grady; Set by Naomi Skwarna

August, 2013
(Trampoline Hall takes a rest)


July 8, 2013
Curator: Mark Reale
Collin Gribbons: Street Golf: The Beautiful Game
Zemina Meghji: Humans and Robots
Adil Dhalla: Sleepovers at the Office
Tickets: Sebastian Butt; Set by Kelly Jenkins

June 3, 2013
Curator: Naomi Skwarna
Theo Gallaro: The Masking of the Histories
Jared Bland: Cannibalism
Julia Michiko Hori: Hand-Made Love
Tickets: Sarah Bodri; Set by Michaud Garneau

May 6, 2013
Curator: Lynn Crosbie
Andrew Mbaruk: Quails
Leanne Delap: The Young and The Restless
Fred Flahiff: The Godfather Part III
Tickets: Matthew Robin Nye; Set by Alison Creba

April 8, 2013
Curators: Amy Lam and Jon McCurley
John Bell: The Zen of Queen Street
Katia de Pena: Living in a Haunted House
Third Lecturer TBD
Tickets: Sarah Kilpack; Set by Xenia Benivolski

March 4, 2013
Curator: Amy Langstaff
Christina Bagatavicius: Hoarding the Best: Life as a Maximizer
David Jamieson: Metacognitive Mismatch & Relationship Strife
Sheila Murray: Brown's Town, My Dad's Town
Tickets: Diana Lynn VanderMeulen; Set by (The) Misanthrope Specialty Co.

February 4, 2013
Curator: Becky Johnson
Joel Buxton: What Makes a Hit
Tara Bursey: Cheesecake
Serena McCarroll: Invisible Problems
Tickets: Jennie Suddick and Cole Swanson; Set by Heather Goodchild

January 7, 2013
Curator: Erica Kopyto
Sarah Treleaven: The Backyard Chicken
Mitch Smolkin: The History of Dentures
Hannah Wise: Laughing When Things Are Not Funny
Tickets: Meichen Waxer; Set by Michaud Garneau

December 3, 2012
Curator: Sholem Krishtalka
Scott Harrison: Boredom
Laura Barrett: Game Autobiography
Vanessa Dunn: Survival
Tickets: Cameron Lee; Set by Lauren Bride

November 5, 2012
Curator: Margaux Williamson
Sagan MacIsaac: " Mr. Quigly from grade 9 science: what did I miss?"
Haide Aide: World / Spiritual History
Lesley Grant: Midlife Crises
Tickets: Yuula Benivolski; Set by Heather Goodchild

October 1, 2012
Curator: Mark Slutsky
Daniel Perlmutter: The Gym
David Sax: The Path to Glory
Emily Keeler: Dads
Tickets: Evie Epietuszko; Set by Kalpna Patel

September 10, 2012
Curator: Kelly Jenkins
Alec Donovan: Satisfaction
Kate Hood: Prison Theatre
Rea McNamara: Jane Fonda Workout
Tickets: Nathaniel Addison; Set by Serena McCarroll

August, 2012
(Trampoline Hall takes a rest)


July 9, 2012
Curator: Xenia Benivolski
Matt Soucie: Steamrooms
Jeremy McCormick: Dufferin Mall
Henri Faberge: Naval Culture
Tickets: Zoe Solomon; Set by Michaud Garneau

June 4, 2012
Curator: Steve Kado
Amelia Ehrhardt: The Megabus and Time
Guy Halpern: Omens
Chris Boni: Slomo
Tickets: David Graham; Set by the OCAD Nano Publishing Class, taught by Shannon Gerard


May 7, 2012
Curator: Lauren Bride
Jordan Lewis: The art of sneaking into movies
Yuula Benivolski: "I told you guys I was hardcore"
Damian Rogers: Fuck the now: We need the past and future

Alex Leitch: Mind-controlled flame throwers and feminism
Tickets: Magda Wojtyra; Set by Kelly Jenkins

April 2, 2012
Curator: Jon Davies
Meera Margaret Singh: Decisive Karaoke Moments
Heath Flint: Past Life Regression
Amy Rutherford: Archie Comics
Tickets: Vincent Vining; Set by Lauren Bride

March 5, 2012
Curator: Kelly Jenkins
Kyle Wyatt: the electric chair
Dominic Stubbs: Gibraltar Falls
Sophie Hackett: Spanish
Tickets: Adam Cowan; Set by Becky Johnson

Feb 6, 2012
Curator: Erica Kopyto
Simone Bern: Not Liking Music
Samir Khan: Tragedy
Daniel Werb: The Multiverse
Tickets: Sarah D'Angelo; Set by Heather Goodchild

January 29, 2012: At the PuSH Festival in Vancouver
Curator: Lee Henderson
Elizabeth Bachinsky: How Memory Happens.
Mike Archibald: Western Movies of the Nineteen-Thirties
John Anderson: "Sanskrit Is The Güber Lingo"
set by Fruitleather Delong & Jeffro "Statutory" Halliday


January 9, 2012
Curator: Mark Slutsky
Laura Perlmutter: Pleasing Mama Olga
Mayana Slobodian: Cargo Cults
Nadia Moss: Worms
Tickets: Basil Alzeri; Set by Amy Lam


December 5, 2011
Curator: Sholem Krishtalka
Daniel DeSouza: Good Roads
David Balzer: Aging Actresses
Aleesa Cohene: My Security Blanket
Tickets by Vanessa Rieger; Set by Kelly Jenkins

(Starting Dec, 2011: Tickets made by artists from the White House Studio Project)

(Also starting Dec, 2011: This list shows who made the sets, and who made the tickets.There were people making the sets and tickets before that, but they are not reflected on this list. The list apologizes to all those people and hopes they understand)


November 7, 2011
Curator: Kelly Jenkins
Stephen Delong: Ritalin
Ilene Sova: Where Are You From?
Helen Spitzer: TBD

October 3, 2011
Curator: Daniel Shapiro
Mike Goldberg: Getting Bad News
Elizabeth Strater: Fertility Talisman
Phil Bredehoeft: Bicycle Law Reform

September 12, 2011
Curator: Sheila Heti
David Heti: Decisiveness
Myera Waese: Being a Yenta
Adina Goldman: Yiddish Proverbs


July/August 2011
Trampoline Hall goes on Book Tour


June 6, 2011
Curator: Steve Kado
Alice Wang: The Seagull
James Klassen: Making love to a mountain
Jesse Laderoute: Carl Sagan, humanist

May 9, 2011
Curator: Erica Kopyto
Dushan Jojkic: Can We All Be Heroes?
Vered Koren: Artistic Temperament
AJ Bond: Forgetting Really Important Things

April 4, 2011
Curator: Alex Snukal
Rob Cruickshank: The History of 3D
Rosemary Heather: Anarchist Assassinations
Nathaniel Wolfson:Suicide Notes

March 7, 2011
Curator: Amy Lam
Anne Abbott: Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Glenn Macaulay: Being an Asshole.
Zoe Gordon: Rat Root / Calmus.

February 7, 2011
Curator: Sheila Heti
Gabe Gonda: The Perfect Veal Sandwich
Mark Slutsky: Letting My Balls Drop
Linda Kamerman: Self-Discovery and Apple Crumble

January 10, 2011
Curator: Kelly Jenkins

Heather Phenix: Inter-Faith Parents
Tony Halmos: "Why the Fuck Do I Know?"
Rafe MacPherson: Palmistry

December 6, 2010
Curator: Margaux Williamson
Sophie Afriat: Plastic Surgery and the Military
Ryan Reid Millard: How Diaries Could Be Better
Lily Cho: Hobbies

November 15, 2010
Curator: Lauren Bride
Cara Eastcott: The Sept. 2010 Lecture
Sean O'Neill: You & Your Brain
Nobu Adilman: Giant Pandas

October 18, 2010
Curator: Buffy Childerhose
Scott McLaren: The Lazy Sociopath
Muhanned Al-Nuaimy-Barker: What's in a Name?
Rajeev Ruparell: Science, Religion and Faith

September 13, 2010
Curator: Margaux Williamson
SheLagh Fitzgerald: World Conflict as Understood Through a Trip to the Cottage
Cara Eastcott: Malaria, Self-reflection, and the movie "BLOW"
Alex Tigchelaar: Anger Management and Altruistic Dreams

August, 2010
(Trampoline Hall takes a rest)

July 19, 2010
Curator: Kelly Jenkins
Amanda Happe: Winging It
Buffy Childerhose: Lovesickness
Chris Reynolds: My Pet Worms

June, 2010
(Trampoline Hall takes a rest)

May 10, 2010
Curator: Daniel Vila
Val Uher: The Coming Insurrection
Luca Lucarini: Cultural Entropy in the Internet Era
Nick Flanagan: Happiness/Misery as Inspiration

April 12, 2010
Curator: Sholem Krishtalka
John Caffery: How to Dance in Public
Marc Bendavid: The Perfect Baguette
Margot Keith: Wigs

March 8, 2010
Curator: Alex Snukal
Rob Gordon: People who did one good thing and then died
Liz Peterson: Natural Disasters
Jeremy Bailey: The Reuben Sandwich

February 15, 2010
Curator: Lauren Bride
Aaron Kopff: The Politics of Friendship
Naomi Skwarna: Secret Eating
Michael McManus: A subject yet to be determined

January 11, 2010
Curator: Becky Johnson

Shannon Gerard: Whales
Jen Goodhue: Other Lives
Steve Fisher: Crafts

December 7, 2009
Curator: Erica Kopyto
Lauren Nunziata: Caffeine and Teachers
Todd Falkowsky: National Symbols
Matt Hamman: Cursing

November 16, 2009
Curator: Sheila Heti
Mary Albino: The Mean Problem
Christine Pountney: Lot's Wife and the Art of Looking Back
Kristy Willow: Transitioning

October 19, 2009
First show with The Garrison as our new venue
Curator: Laurie McGregor

Sarah Barmak: Mixed Martial Arts
Sachin Hingoo: Feigning Interest
Elizabeth Bromstein: Sex with Robots

September 14, 2009
Curator: Lauren Bride
Eric Foley: Teenage Circumcision
Chrissy Reichert: Holy Airport Experience
Aurora Stewart de Pena: Stairway to Heaven

August 10, 2009
Curator: Sheila Heti
Lynn Crosbie: Don't Have Casual Sex
Elena Bird: From the Journals 2007 - 2008
Sameer Farooq: Women are a Gift from God


July 6, 2009
Curator: Amy C. Lam
Doc Matt Dunn: Squash
Xenia Benivolski: Not Cool
Alexandra Napier: Only Children


June 8, 2009
Curator: Carl Wilson
Lisan Jutras: Puking Up Your Demons
Noah Goodbaum: How To Hold It Down When We're Fucked Up in the Game
Derek McCormack: Vintage Novelty Gags

May 11, 2009
Curator: Sheila Heti
Amanda Phillips - "Victory"
Felix Vikhman - "Failure"
Lee Smolin - "Freedom"

April 6, 2009
The Money Show
Curator: Becky Johnson
Andrew Gardner: The Future of the future of the economy
Sara Peel: A financial audit of Trampoline Hall
Non-lecture about what everyone thinks about money

March 9, 2009
Curator: Jon Davies
Grant Heaps: The word “earnest”
Kelly Jenkins: The Origins of Mormonism
Katie Bethune-Leamen: Slang and Bling

February 9, 2009
Curator: Margaux Williamson
Susan Fothergill: Her car, a raccoon, the Moon, love and another thing
Saniya Ansari: Has some good points
Michael Higginson: Being in the way

February 1, 2009 (in Vancouver at Performance Works)
Curator: Veda Hille
Andrew Feldmar: Cooking from Memory
Kevin Chong: Fraternal Polyandry
Faith Moosang: Asserts “There are Clues Everywhere” – a talk about Nancy Drew

January 12, 2009
Curator: Jon McCurley
Steve Thomas: Personal Identity
Ashley Long: Train Hopping
Mel Penner: Something Else

December 8, 2008
Curator: Lauren Bride
Chandler Levack:
Evan Webber:
Dan Shapiro:

November 17, 2008
Curator: Amy C. Lam
Deirdre Fraser: Romance Novels
Malcolm Sutton: Tumbleweeds
Lex Vaughn: Catering

October 27, 2008
Curator: Alex Snukal
Daniel Vila: Authenticity
Dave Dyment: A Certain Poet
Kevin Hegge: Weird Horror-Porn Videotapes

September 22, 2008
Curator: Jamie Shannon
Mathew Den Boer: Symmetry
Amish Morrell: Nude Hiking
Victoria Kent: Maybe space stations, maybe something else

August 18, 2008
Curator: Carl Wilson
Erella Ganon: Friendship 202
Jesse Huskien: The Curta Calculator: Its Construction, History and Aura
Jody Rosen: The Jody Grind

July 21, 2008
Curator: Erica Kopyto
Athena Karkanis: Beauty Pageants in Colombia
Jamie Travis: The Female Teenage Babysitter and her Young Charge
Neil Waldman: Why people turn to cooking as a second career

June 1, 2008 (in New York at The Slipper Room)
Curator: Sheila Heti
Drawings of your soul or swimming pool by Ted Mineo and Colleen Asper

Margaux Williamson: The Soul
Guy Lesser: Swimming Pools
Amanda Filipacchi: Dr. Fish

June 2008
Curator: Lauren Bride
All lectures written by Lauren Bride
Angelika Pietruk: Observations on Lakeview
Laura McCoy: How we talk about the Sky at Night
Kathleen Phillips: Why the Blues

May 12, 2008
Curator: Becky Johnson
All three lectures researched members of Becky Johnson's family, who they had not met before, and gave lectures about them.
Emily Halfon: Devin "Kit" Johnson (Becky's brother)
Michael Balazo: Edward "Ted" Johnson (Becky's father)
Carl Wilson: Anne Theresa Garber (née Hershoran) (Becky's mother)

April 14, 2008
Curator: Jon McCurley
James Joyce: Passive Resistance
Lou Calabro: The word "like"
Simone Schmidt: The Cancer Industry

March 10, 2008
Curator: Laurie McGregor
Adam Bunch: Not being naked
Laurie McGregor (no relation): Being Laurie McGregor
Christopher McKinnon: Beavers in Chile and elsewhere

Feb 25, 2008 (in San Francisco at 12 Galaxies)
Curators: Sarah Robayo-Sheridan and Margaux Williamson
Veronica Graham: How to perform surgery if you have gangrene
Brett Hoff: UFOs and US elections
Raimundas Malasauskas: How to Avoid Public Appearances
Set design by David Yun and Sarah Wylie Ammerman

Feb 11, 2008
Curator: Erica Kopyto
Anand Rajaram: Shaving
David Jager: Japanese Cuspers
Marni Lifshen: Unrecognized States

Jan 14, 2008
Curator: Jon McCurley
Oliver Husain: The World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893
Bonny Poon: Doing It To Death
Gerry Campbell: Impostor Syndrome

December 10, 2007
Curator: Margaux Williamson
Jordan Tannahill: Bravislovia (a made up country)
Daniel Arci: brain hacking
Desmond Cole's: "Jesus was a cunt"

November 19, 2007
Curator: Alex Snukal
Jonathan Adjemian: Communal Living During the English Revolution
Jen Hutton: Doorstops
Danielle Allen: How to Say More Without Speaking

October 22, 2007 (At Fort York) (Comic book show)
Curator: Becky Johnson
Leah Buckareff: Hyperbolic Crochet
Waylen Miki: Robotism
Jacob Zimmer: Diverse Curiosity

September 10, 2007
Curator: Lauren Bride
Paul Baines: Squirmishness
Souvankham Thammavongsa: A Small Problem
Amanda Burt: Animal Navigation

Aug 13, 2007
Curator: Erica Kopyto
Vicki Stroich: The Romantic Hero Today: Who Cares?
Joanna Falck: Judy Blume
Marcus Bornfreund: Wedding Rings

July 9, 2007
Curator: Dave Meslin
Phil Sarazen: A 21st Century approach to God
Kevin Clarke: Early childhood education
Jenny Keith: Tupperware

June, 2007
(Trampoline Hall takes a rest)

May 14, 2007
Curator: Margaux Williamson
Kristen Aspevig: Artificial Intelligence
Diane Borsato: Fungus
Eugene Slonimerov: Why you can only write songs when you're sad.

April 16, 2007
Curator: Becky Johnson
Cathy Gordon: Slut Profiling
Paul Banwatt: Afflictions/Messages from God
Michal Grajewski: The Negative Impact of Pedestrians on the Environment

March 12, 2007
Ideals and Idealism
Curator: Lauren Bride
Murray Enkin: My youthful search for truth, and what I ended up with
Amy C. Lam: "Money or Garbage"
Timothy Comeau: Morality and Idealism

Feb 12, 2007
Curator: Erica Kopyto
Chris Lee: self-refereeing
Jessica Edwards: hunting
B. Soonstra: mercantilism and department stores

Dec 11, 2006
Curator: Sholem Krishtalka
Craig Rodmore: quotations and things people have said
David Bronstein: jocks
Alexis Diamond: the Victorian gentlemen's club for the 21st century

Nov 13, 2006
Curator: Alex Snukal
Matt Smith: Voting by Chance
Jenny Florence: Amazonian exploration mishaps
Jon McCurley: provides a history of his own face

October 16, 2006
Curator: Lauren Bride
"What is your place in the world?"

Julia Tausch: What is my place in my friends' worlds?
Jeoff Bull: What is your place in my world?
Chris Randle: What is my brother's place in World of Warcraft?

Aug 21, 2006
Curator: Alex Pugsley
Pike Wright: her mother's obsession w. bear maulings.
Flora Wood: worksite accidents
Pazit Cahlon: smell: past, present and future

July 10, 2006
Portraits by Lee Towndrow
Roxana Vahed presents
Tom Kerr: Canadian superheroes in American comics
Tom Kerr presents
Nenad Jovanovic: Flea circuses, both real and fraudulent
Nenad Jovanovic presents:
Roxana Vahed: Why do we draw hearts the way we do?

June 5, 2006
Curator: Erica Kopyto
Andy Hamilton: Bike theft in Toronto
Jess Dobkin: Colorblindness
Josh Block: Songs that get stuck in your head

May 8, 2006
Curator: Margaux Williamson
Peggy Gale: Some transcribed conversations from around 20 years ago
Brian Mallette: Nature
Amy Langstaff: Etiquette

April 10, 2006
Curator: Ulysses Castellanos
Milosh Rodic: Tony Robbins
Alvaro Castellanos: Why doing things for free is conducive to success
David Liss: Norwegian Black Metal

March 13, 2006
Love

Curator: Lauren Bride
Ulysses Castellanos: Love vs. Creativity
Kate Kennedy: Love as explained by the Pope and Archie comics
Jesse Brown: Hasidic speed dating

February 13, 2006
Curator: Alex Snukal
Alex Wolfson: Barry Goldwater and American Conservatism
Adam Lauder: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Bojana Stanic: Stalin

January 16, 2006
Curator: Kirstan Azan
Stephanie Abbot: I am a short girl
Chris Whitley: Mr. Maa: Hero or Menace?
Luke Wilson: What Would Jesus Do

December 15, 2005
Tickets only. No show

November 21, 2005
Curator: Becky Johnson
Makesi Arthur: Time and a Finite Universe
Zeesy Powers: The Oneida Commune
Aitor Coria: The Lawn

October 17, 2005
Curator: Eugene Slonimerov
Becky Johnson: The Letterpress (w. Jerry Schaefer)
Timothy Luginbuhl: The Fear
Josh Thorpe: The Opossum

September 19, 2005
Curator: Margaux Williamson
Sholem Krishtalka: Complaining
Angela Dizes: Slowness
Otino Corsano: The Statue of Liberty

August 15, 2005
Sleep
Curator: Sophie Afriat
Ben Freedman: Insomnia and demonic possession.
Deanna Bowlby: Call for school to start later.
Matt Price: Interviews a narcoleptic, an insomniac and a sleepwalker (Heidi Hamilton, Buffy Childerhose, and Abi Slone).
Live sleeping humans

July 18, 2005
Curator: Erica Kopyto
Aleysa Young: Teenage Girls and Their Diaries
Kirsten Azan: Migration Patterns of New Torontonians
Harry Kopyto: Weigh Scales

June 2, 2005
Curator: Eugene Slonimerov
Nicole Greenblatt: Being late
Jamie Shannon: Dog breeding
Izida Zorde: Stealing

May 2, 2005
Curator: Alex Puglsey
Matthew Lella: Why we need more time zones.
Jacob Tierney: The New Russia and the Old Me
Ken Babstock: Tinned sardines

April 18, 2005
Curator: Lauren Bride
Anna Linda Siddall: Freisland
Maggie Maloney: Lego
Lindsay Gibbm: The Alphebetization of Bramalea

March 21, 2005
Curator: Buffy Childerhose
Roberto Veri: Children's books
Kathryn Borel: People and their names
Haroon Hassan: U.S government farm subsidies

Jan/Feb 2005: No shows

December 13, 2004
Sheila's last show
Adam Sol: Fantasy Sports Leagues
Matt Collins: Revolutionary email poetry
Katerina Cizek: Floods

November 15, 2004
Amanda Miller: Cake
Ben Cormier: Origins of everyday expressions
Chris Adeney: Traveling alone and with friends in the modern world.

October 18, 2004
Curator: Lauren Bride
Sheila Hanlon: Mudlarks
Richard Marcellus: Sermons from Mount Chingcousay
Patrick Thornton: The Ontario Driver's License System

September 20, 2004
First show w. Sneaky Dee's as our permanent venue
Sherwin Tija: Those Missing Girls (lecturing on missing children posters)
Alex Snukal: The Death of Mama Cass (about fatness)
Tamara Faith Berger: Female suicide bombers in Chechnya and Does it matter how we die?


 

TORONTO VENUE TOUR

August 16 2004: AGO
Maggie MacDonald: "A Bling is not a Thing"
Dave Meslin: Drinking Games
Tao Drayton: Hugging people

July 19 2004: Sneaky Dee's
Curator: Lauren Bride
David Regan: The Six-Month Separation of 1977
Desiree Wells: Clumsiness
Loryl MacDonald: In Defense of the Potato

June 2004: Rockit
Shayam Selvaduri: Chairs in colonial India
Katarina Gligorevic: Carrier pigeons
Lee Towndrow: The Assassination of

May 2004: Cinecycle
Jane Wells: Children's games
Beatriz Yuste: Machu Pichu if you can
James O'Reilly: Uranium City

April 2004: Rockit
Tyler Clark Burke: My Grandfather
Lee Henderson: Freeloading
Julian Holland: WHO Suicide & Para-Suicide Statistics

March 2004: Silver Dollar Room
Brian Joseph Davis: Wood paneling: Did we say goodbye too soon?
Neil Wedman: Watching a film at least twelve times
Erica Kopyto: Malapropisms and social climbing

February 2004: Gladstone Hotel
Nadia Ross: Intelligent cooperation
Dr. Gabor Mate: Hiding behind the role of knower
Chrisian Moreton: No longer a choirboy

January 2004
Mariko Tomaki: Saying goodbye
Rachel Bokhout: Forts
Mehmet Umsal: Seeking asylum

December 2003
Lisa Gabriele: Being a hero
Louis Marrone: The radius of circles
Jack Blum: Jews at Christmas

November 2003
David Miller vs. Trampoline Hall with David Miller
Jane Jacobs, Daniel MacIvor, Luis Jacob, Nino Ricci, Deanne Taylor and Semi Chellas as Timekeeper

October 2003
Doug Saunders: Atopicality
Andrew Kaufman: Molly Ringwald
Matt Crookshank: Getting away with it

September 2003
Lauren Bride: My Grandmother
Ryan Kamstra: Global economics and the schoolyard in my dreams
Jerry Waese: My brain theory

August 2003
Doug Bell: Ranting before breakfast
Caroline Dionne: Genderbending
Ruby Zagorskis: Hikikomori syndrome

July 2003
Arianne Robinson: Nudity
Ian Morfitt: The ranters
Bobby Hsu: The art of ducking

June 2003
Anton Piatigorsky: Avoiding Feeling Fineberg
Lauren Piech: Vegas and what people want
Jacqui Clydesdale: Why we shouldn't climb Mt. Everest

May 2003
Andre Alexis: Memorizing Dante
Esteban Uribe: Traveling
Semi Chellas: Infinity and my father

April 2003
Sean Dixon: The malleable personality
Adam Pasquella: Texas
Lynne Valeriote: A cereal you can't get here

March 2003
Christian Bailey: Conviction & Certainty
Alex Pusgley: The physicist friend
Morwyn Brebner: The nuclear threat

February 2003
Andrew Johnson: Falling asleep in movies
Kate Rae: Dry humping
Jeanne Randolf: Pivot: an improvised lecture

January 2003
Victor Hymen: Gossip is worse than pork
Elizabeth Renzetti: Horse racing
Sean K. Robb: Wrestling in the 20th century

December 2002
Jane Farrow: Vacation pics
Ron Cunnane: Procrastination
Carly Street as Starlee Kine: A reenactment of the rundown

November 2002
Trampoline Hall U.S. Tour

October 2002
Gustavo Escobedo: Bokassa and cannibalism in the CAR
Jenny Armour: Uncohabited marrieds
Matias Rozenberg: Silence

September 2002
It is Yom Kippur. Boiled chicken is served
John Stiles: Apple picking in the Annapolis valley
Ruby King: Time and temping
Steve Kado: The coelacanth

August 2002
An evening of lectures about Patrick Roscoe
Andrew Morrow (shoe analysis)
Chris Turner (obituaries)
Jim Downs (private eye)
Dr. Dan Perlitz (psychoanalyst)
Panellists Mo Al-Nuaimy, Judith Parker and Dr. Kenneth Montague

July 2002
The Eye - set by Ben Portis
Tony Burgess: Blind spots
Darren O'Donnell: Eye contact
Catherine Osborne: Food photography

June 2002
Chris Turner: Pen cults
Halli Villegas: The pleasures of fashion ads
Kevin Temple: Levinas and the waiter-server relationship

May 2002
Miss Trampoline Hall What Is Beauty? Pageant

April 2002
Sunday Muise: Orphans
Luke Kirby: All the girls I loved before high school
Mary Lewis: The meaning of life

March 2002
The Utopias lecture. Their moms answer questions.
Blaise Wigglesworth: Man, Superman, and me
Duane Wall: Cameraworld
Leo Salloum: Rallying the 3rd grade

February 2002
Kevin Connolly: UFO abductions
Gabriel Heti: My liver transplant
Richard Rosenbaum: Art + magic

January 2002
Linor David: Suburban edens
Matthew MacFadzean: The number 32
Sigrid Johnson: How sweet to be an idiot

December 2001
Peter Lynch: Female poisoners of 18th c. France
Julia Rosenberg: Why I hate the idea of God
Guy Tanentzapf: Love is stronger than death


(All shows from 2001 to 2004 curated by Sheila Heti, unless indicated otherwise)