Unit 102 Actors Co.
Artistic Director: Luis Fernandes
Producer: David Lafontaine
The Unit 102 Actors Company (previously The Parkdale Players) was founded in 2010 by a small group of actors looking to create authentic and relevant community-based theatre in the neighborhood of Parkdale. The Unit 102 Theatre originated in a loft space on Noble Street, and was home to a resident company of actors and writers which produced 20 original and creative works, including: Sam Shepard’s True West; Harold Pinter’s The Dwarfs; and David Mamet’s Speed The Plow and Bobby Gould in Hell.
Since its inception, the theatre has provided an affordable performance space to other companies and artists in the community, supporting over 40 independent theatre productions. The success of these productions led to NOW magazine deeming the performance space “a Rising Star venue in the city of Toronto.”
In 2011, The Unit 102 Theatre moved to its newest location (376 Dufferin). Since the expansion, the resident company has continued to present challenging, experimental, and non-commercial theatre. The Unit 102 Actors Company has produced original collective creations, namely four installments of Luis Fernandes’ P-Dale series, and socially relevant plays such as: Neil Labute’s In a Dark Dark House; David Mamet’s Oleanna; Micheal Blieden’s Phyro-Giants; Sam Shepard’s The God of Hell; and Martin McDonagh’s Behanding in Spokane.
Unit 102 theatre continues to provide an affordable venue and rehearsal space to other performing arts organizations. We generously support the work of local, independent theatre, visual, multi-media, and musical artists in one of the most economically and culturally diverse areas of Toronto.
Produced by Unit 102 Actors Co.
|Isaac’s Eye||September 29th, 2018 – October 20th, 2018|
|Therac 25||April 6th, 2018 – April 21st, 2018|
|The Late Henry Moss||January 4th, 2018 – January 20th, 2018|
|Miss||September 14th, 2017 – October 1st, 2017|
|Old Times||September 8th, 2016 – September 24th, 2016|
|Red Light Winter||January 8th, 2016 – January 23rd, 2016|
|Lakeboat||October 14th, 2015 – October 31st, 2015|
|The Last Days of Judas Iscariot||May 13th, 2015 – May 30th, 2015|
|Hamlet||January 21st, 2015 – February 7th, 2015|
|Lobby Hero||October 22nd, 2014 – November 8th, 2014|
|P-Dale||July 8th, 2011 – July 16th, 2011|
Presented by Unit 102 Actors Co.
|Much Ado About Nothing||June 14th, 2016 – June 26th, 2016|
|Luis Fernandes||Artistic Director|
|David Lafontaine||Producing Director|
|Lindsay Junkin||Administration Director|
|Jesse Ryder Hughes||Communications Director|
|Chantale Renee||Artistic Supervisor|
|Jason Cochrane||Production Supervisor|
|Scott Walker||Education Director|