About Us

We are a Toronto based theatre performance company committed to investigating moral, political, and social paradoxes by integrating avant-garde aesthetics with traditional storytelling, which is shitty and vague as far as mandates go, but we're doing our best.
Alexander Offord
Alexander Offord

Co-Artistic Director

Alexander Offord is a writer, director, performer, &c. His written work includes the plays The Hystericon, Potosí, and the upcoming The Savage God, as well as numerous essays and articles for publications as diverse as #CdnCult Times, BlogTO, The Literary Review of Canada, and his own blog, alexanderofford.com. He is periodically involved with various kinds of political agitation. He was born in Montreal and will most likely die here, in Toronto.

Nicole Wilson
Nicole Wilson

Co-Artistic Director

Nicole is a Toronto-based actor, director, and improviser who recently won a People’s Choice My Theatre Award for her portrayal of LeBlanc in the 2014 Toronto Fringe Production Potosí. She holds a diploma in Theatre Performance from George Brown Theatre School and two Honours degrees in Pure and Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. She also teaches acting and improv across the city and runs a math tutoring business which you can find out more about at www.themathroom.ca. Favourite recent credits include: Kim in Mixed Messages (Mixed Company Theatre), Jaquenette in Love’s Labours Lost (Dauntless city Theatre), Pattie in Brimstone and Treacle (Precisely Peter Productions), Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest (Hart House), Nina in The Seagull (Chekhov Collective), Catherine in Waiting for the Parade (Jordan Pettle), and Octavia in All for Love (Jeannette Lambermont-Morey).

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Written by: Dennis Potter

 

Directed by: Nicole Wilson

 

War is in the air. Across a landscape of famine, fear, and the scent of ash, seven children come out to play. They tease, argue, laugh, chase a squirrel. Innocence is tested. Beneath the games of children the ruthlessness of the adult world lies, implacable.

 

Where: TBA

 

When: TBA

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Past Work

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Written & Directed by : Alexander Offord

 

Winner of the 2014 Toronto Fringe New Play Contest and the 2014 My Theatre Award for Best Original Work, the critically acclaimed and sell-out hit Potosí returns for a limited run in an updated production.

 

A young emissary from a Canadian mining corporation is sent to a remote country to investigate reports of sexual violence at the mine. As ethnic civil war breaks out, she is taken hostage at gunpoint by a former miner. A psychological game of cat-and-mouse ensues in this darkly funny parable on colonialism, gender, and greed.

 

Where: Artscape Youngplace, Studio 109.

 

When: November 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st @ 8:00PM 

 

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Written by: Tennessee Williams

Directed by: Amy Keating

 

Reality and fantasy are interwoven with terrifying power as two actors on tour―brother and sister―find themselves deserted by the trope in a decrepit “state theatre in an unknown state.” Faced (perhaps) by an audience expecting a performance, they enact “The Two-Character Play”―an illusion within an illusion, an “out cry” from isolation, panic, and fear.

 

“I think it is my most beautiful play since Streetcar,” Tennessee Williams said, “and I’ve never stopped working on it….It is a cri de coeur, but then all creative work,all life, in a sense is a cri de coeur.”

 

Where: Tarragon Workspace

 

When: February 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th @ 8:00PM, & February 20th, 27th @ 2:30PM

 

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