PREP challenging works by challenging artists

performance of several works-in-progress
program to be announced

If you have are working on a challenge send a description of what you are doing, who you are, who you are doing it with, how long the performance would be, and what the challenge is – > for All generations. All bodies. All art forms that are performed.

(No fee to present, and no fee to receive. This performance op is made possible only through the generosity of AO Angels who believe that PREP, practice, and being in a room together is what makes great art possible.)

Thread Bound

A new dance-theatre work by renowned dance artists Suzanne Liska and Kathleen Rea
exploring how stories from their elders weave into their own lives as mothers.

$25-$30 advance, $35 at door limited seating
Thurs-Sat Oct 3-5, 8pm; Sun Oct 6 relaxed show at 7pm

IGAC is an all access venue

Toronto Fringe Festival Poster Parade
Fringe 2017

The Toronto Fringe Festival is having a poster parade where our artists carry the posters from their production and walk from within our local community to the site of the Fringe Patio POSTSCRIPT (Scadding Court Community Centre), our community hub. This event is to mark the start of the festival as well as create an energetic atmosphere to build on. This parade celebrates and acknowledges the local community in which the Toronto Fringe Festival shares space with.

Sweet Action Home Opener

Sweet Action Theatre isn’t ready yet. So in true clown-like fashion, let’s open it up for the first show in many, many to come. 2-MAN NO-SHOW is in town, and there’s nobody else we would want headlining!

The Assembly’s own Orson Whales is also going to perform. Martha St and Spencer Thompson and Geoffrey Cork and everyone at The Assembly blazed the trail for Sweet Action to get off the ground, so Orson Whales needs to be there.

There are going to be more artists performing. More details to come.

Between The Sheets

The Canadian two-hander returns to the Toronto stage this November, presented in an intimate, site-specific venue that will bring audiences into the fold.

The scene: parent-teacher night, Teresa’s third grade classroom. Enter Marion, an over-worked mother who does not have a time slot. Teresa agrees to meet with her, but what begins as an ordinary parent-teacher interview spirals into a gripping and raw confrontation. One woman is fighting to protect her family. The other is fighting for the family she always wanted.

This play contains coarse language and addresses mature themes. It may not be suitable for children.

Canadian Theatre Educators’ Conference

The Canadian Theatre Educators’ Conference is a meeting place for those who practice the rigorous art of training actors and theatre-makers. It is an opportunity for us to learn from one another, and become better teachers for our students.

Our unique theatre ecology demands a unique theatre education practice. While theatre education conferences exist in the US and internationally, this is the first opportunity for theatre educators in Canada to meet and talk specifically about our craft.

The conference will be taking place on July 28th and 29th at Artscape Youngplace in Toronto. For more information, or to register, please visit

Theatre Direct Drama Camp (Session 2)

Theatre Direct Drama Camp

July 16-20 | 9:00am-12:00pm (Half Day)

Intergalactic Arts Collective, Studio 103

HALF DAY – This half-day camp emphasizes sharing, collaboration and team work as the young artists build their acting and theatre creation skills through improvisation and writing, music and song creation, dance and design. The campers work toward a short production at the end of the week. While this program’s structure is similar to our full day programming in session 1 the creative content will change each week. Campers wishing to register for both sessions are encouraged to do so.

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Theatre Direct Summer Drama Camp (Session 1)

Theatre Direct Summer Drama Camp

Session 1: July 9-13 | 9:00am-4:00pm (Full Day)

Intergalactic Arts Collective, Studio 103

AGES 4-6

All campers are invited to create, play and discover the world of theatre during the morning camp day. A fun and relaxed sharing at the end of the week will integrate activities tailored for this age group. Each afternoon participants will enjoy stories, visual art, outdoor time, drama games and MORE curated specifically for their stage of development and unique lines of inquiry.

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Toronto Fringe Festival – Grade 8

With humour and heart, Lara takes us back to 1980. Her thirteenth crazy-beautiful-awkward year that tested her mettle and taught her to face her fears, singing the songs that provided the soundtrack to her Grade 8 experience.
The music for this coming of age “storied concert” is a mix-tape soundtrack from 1980-81 with songs by The Police, Billy Squier, Blondie, the B52s, Diana Ross, Pink Floyd, Donna Summer, Tom Petty, John Lennon and Queen.

“MacMillan has such an expressive face and oozes charisma”- Capital Critics Circle, Ottawa


For tickets visit This performance runs from July 7th to July 13th.


String of Pearls

String of Pearls – A Performance
Written by Michele Lowe
Performed by Rebecca Amzallag, Alison Brooks, Jeanette Cairns, and Hannah Gallant.
Directed by Alison Brooks
Presented by Labour of Love

Directorial debut from Canadian actor Alison Brooks brings us the first Canadian theatrical performance of Michele Lowe’s award winning play, String of Pearls.

A pearl necklace passes from one character to the next, the audience is taken on an intimate journey that spans several decades and generations from the 1960s to the present day. Alongside the pearls, the audience is an essential element within the storytelling as the bearer of treasured revelations and confessions through an affectionate break of the fourth wall. Four exemplary and talented actresses, in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 70’s, play the 27 women that tell the story of the pearl necklace. Each character requests the audience to be their confidants
through rich monologues, simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious. They share their histories of lost love, betrayal, lust, birth, and death; sexuality, racism, dementia, and immigration.

String of Pearls is everything Indie Theatre promises with the caveat that it is told from the female perspective by an all female cast. At times uncomfortable but always truthful, it pushes boundaries by highlighting society’s opinions of women in different roles, from various economic backgrounds and from a variety of cultural identities. Both timeless and timely, this production is an action based response to the #metoo movement, but ultimately offers an insight into individuals and why they make the choices they do.


June 7-10 and 14-16 @ 8pm, Studio 106