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Theatre Smith-Gilmour

Established

1981

Co-Artistic Director: Michele Smith

Co-Artistic Director: Dean Gilmour

Executive Director: Kate McConnell

* We believe that the actor’s imagination is at the centre of the process and the actors must risk failing in order to find a new freedom.

* Beyond linguistic, cultural and age barriers, we believe in a theatre of image and action that can make us feel by speaking to the heart.

* We believe that theatre can make us more humane, more tender, more compassionate, and more refined.

* We believe that the audience takes part in the show; that we are in a dialogue with the audience, a dialogue of feelings. We want to open their eyes, to make them feel, to touch them through feelings and vulnerability.

* We believe in a theatre that has no 4th wall, no sofas, no kitchen sinks. We believe in a theatre that is here and now on a bare stage but at the same time somewhere else through the actor’s imagination and the audience’s imagination

* In our work we write with our bodies.

* We believe that theatre asks people to listen, see and feel with the heart.

* We believe that the purpose of art is to make people more fragile, tender and tolerant.

* We believe that theatre creates a sense of community.

* We believe that theatre should destroy certitude and open up the imagination.

* We believe that art should educate and encourage change.

* The artistic process is at the heart of every aspect of our company’s operations.

* We believe that art is vital to our community.

* We believe that artistic diversity is what will make our culture healthy.

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Website

http://www.theatresmithgilmour.com


Produced by Theatre Smith-Gilmour

Take Me Back to Jefferson November 5th, 2014 – November 23rd, 2014
As I Lay Dying March 13th, 2013 – March 31st, 2013
Spent February 12th, 2013 – February 22nd, 2013
LU XUN blossoms June 15th, 2011 – June 18th, 2011
Spent October 29th, 2010 – November 28th, 2010
Grimm Too February 23rd, 2010 – February 21st, 2010
Spent October 8th, 2009 – October 25th, 2009
Katherine Mansfield March 14th, 2009 – April 5th, 2009
The Mansfield Project March 15th, 2008 – April 13th, 2008

Presented by Theatre Smith-Gilmour

Death Married My Daughter April 17th, 2014 – May 18th, 2014
Ralph + Lina April 17th, 2014 – May 18th, 2014
Business as Usual April 17th, 2014 – May 18th, 2014

Current Staff

Michele Smith Co-Artistic Director
Dean Gilmour Co-Artistic Director
Kate McConnell Executive Director

Board of Directors

John Wunderlich Chair
Frances Shakov Treasurer
Julie Frahar Secretary
Gerhard Hauch