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Factory Theatre

Artistic Director: Nina Lee Aquino

Managing Director: Sara Meurling

For over four decades, Factory Theatre has developed and produced some of the finest theatrical works in our national canon and been home to some of the most gifted and prolific playwrights in our country.

 

In any given year, more than 50,000 patrons come to Factory’s historic Victorian mansion at the corner of Bathurst and Adelaide Streets (in the heart of Toronto’s cultural west-end district) – an inviting, inclusive environment where ideas and imagination intersect.

 

Factory Theatre is unique in that it is committed solely to the development and production of Canadian plays through staged readings, workshops, Natural Resources (resident creation groups), writers’ retreats, residencies, Factory Wired (festivals of new work in progress), and ultimately premiere productions.

 

The Factory Theatre play development program is committed to the long-term investment of playwrights and creators and Canadian work that celebrates our diversity by engaging, provoking, entertaining, and inspiring our artists, audience and the community at large.

 

Factory is not only “the home of the Canadian playwright” but is dedicated to serving our community by building a strong neighbourhood identity in our role as a cultural hub. Partnerships with local schools and businesses and initiatives, such as our Neighbours Nights and Curtain Raiser events, are what ground us as a remarkable artistic resource and cultural institution.

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Website

http://www.factorytheatre.ca

Venues

Factory Theatre Antechamber
Factory Studio Theatre
Factory Mainspace Theatre


Produced by Factory Theatre

After Wrestling March 1st, 2018 – March 18th, 2018
Bang Bang January 27th, 2018 – February 18th, 2018
trace November 11th, 2017 – December 5th, 2017
Salt-Water Moon October 12th, 2017 – October 29th, 2017
Banana Boys April 18th, 2017 – May 14th, 2017
Little Pretty and The Exceptional April 1st, 2017 – April 30th, 2017
Enchanted Loom November 10th, 2016 – November 27th, 2016
acquiesce November 3rd, 2016 – November 27th, 2016
The Crackwalker March 22nd, 2016 – April 10th, 2016
A Line In The Sand March 8th, 2016 – March 27th, 2016
Salt-Water Moon February 23rd, 2016 – March 13th, 2016
Bombay Black November 17th, 2015 – December 6th, 2015
Banana Boys November 3rd, 2015 – November 22nd, 2015
Age of Arousal October 20th, 2015 – November 8th, 2015
The Unplugging March 14th, 2015 – April 5th, 2015
Take Me Back to Jefferson November 5th, 2014 – November 23rd, 2014
The Art of Building a Bunker October 11th, 2014 – November 2nd, 2014
Bingo! May 3rd, 2014 – June 1st, 2014
Beatrice & Virgil April 12th, 2014 – May 11th, 2014
6 Essential Questions March 1st, 2014 – March 30th, 2014
The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble November 2nd, 2013 – December 1st, 2013
Stopheart May 9th, 2013 – May 26th, 2013
Iceland March 2nd, 2013 – March 24th, 2013
Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata February 7th, 2013 – March 3rd, 2013
Every Letter Counts January 26th, 2013 – February 24th, 2013
Penny Plain January 24th, 2012 – February 26th, 2012
The Rez Sisters November 5th, 2011 – December 11th, 2011
His Greatness September 22nd, 2011 – October 23rd, 2011
Zadie’s Shoes April 30th, 2011 – June 5th, 2011
Brothel #9 February 26th, 2011 – March 27th, 2011
Billy Twinkle: Requiem for a Golden Boy September 28th, 2010 – October 24th, 2010
Featuring Loretta May 1st, 2010 – June 27th, 2010
And So It Goes January 30th, 2010 – February 28th, 2010
The Madonna Painter November 14th, 2009 – December 13th, 2009
True Love Lies September 26th, 2009 – November 1st, 2009
The Madness of the Square April 16th, 2009 – May 3rd, 2009
Missing March 8th, 2009 – April 5th, 2009
Toronto The Good January 31st, 2009 – March 1st, 2009
Scratch October 4th, 2008 – November 2nd, 2008
Beyond Mozambique April 3rd, 2008 – May 4th, 2008
The Mansfield Project March 15th, 2008 – April 13th, 2008
Age of Arousal November 17th, 2007 – December 17th, 2007
Better Living May 1st, 2007 – July 1st, 2008
Singkil January 6th, 2007 – January 28th, 2007
Escape from Happiness March 25th, 2006 – May 21st, 2006
The Real McCoy January 28th, 2006 – February 26th, 2006

Presented by Factory Theatre

The Fish Eyes Trilogy September 28th, 2017 – October 15th, 2017
Empire of the Son January 18th, 2017 – January 29th, 2017
Morro & Jasp 9 – 5 May 12th, 2015 – May 31st, 2015
The Daisy Theatre March 18th, 2015 – April 5th, 2015
How to Disappear Completely June 8th, 2012 – June 13th, 2012
Oil and Water April 18th, 2012 – May 6th, 2012
Hardsell October 13th, 2011 – October 23rd, 2011
Bigger Than Jesus September 29th, 2011 – October 9th, 2011
MacHomer September 13th, 2011 – September 25th, 2011
Jake’s Gift April 19th, 2011 – April 24th, 2011
Night April 13th, 2011 – April 24th, 2011
Still Here April 7th, 2011 – April 17th, 2011
Ali & Ali: The Deportation Hearings September 28th, 2010 – October 17th, 2010
Grimm Too February 23rd, 2010 – February 21st, 2010
Dance Party of Newfoundland May 21st, 2009 – May 24th, 2009
Fear of Flight May 13th, 2009 – May 24th, 2015
as it is May 13th, 2009 – May 24th, 2009
Pyaasa May 12th, 2009 – May 17th, 2009
Essay January 22nd, 2008 – February 17th, 2008
The Russian Play January 22nd, 2008 – February 17th, 2008

Current Staff

Nina Lee Aquino Artistic Director (2012-)
Sara Meurling Managing Director
Jonathan Heppner Associate Producer
Jasmine Knox Production Manager (2015-)
Peter Nicol Box Office Manager
Natasza Cieplik Development Manager
Bryce Dudley House Manager & Events Coordinator

Former staff

Iris Turcott Dramaturge (2009-2014)
Bryan Eaton Technical Director - Studio (2010-2016)
Erin Birkenbergs Production Manager (2013-2015)
Jamie Monteiro Technical Director (2008-2015)
Nigel Shawn Williams Artistic Director (2012-2014)
Laurie Murphy Communications and Publicity Manager