Posts by ArcStage


Resident Artist and composer Joelysa Pankanea takes you through her creative process in composing for an ARC production. Dissidents…what a beautifully dark piece. The script was sent to me months ago by Chris and I remember the morning I settled down on my couch with a hot cup of coffee to read it through. Now, you have to understand that every time I get a call from ARC with a new show on the horizon my insides squeal. I’m...

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This past season was both our busiest, and most successful ever. Pomona challenged, frightened and entertained audiences last fall. KISS provoked and questioned our assumptions this spring. We garnered six Dora noms. We won a Dora award for Outstanding Direction for Pomona  (yay, Chris!). We helped support the development of new and vital theatrical voices through our partnership with the CASA awards. Yup, it’s been a good year. And...

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We are a small company with big impact. That’s testament to the incredibly depth of talent in our intrepid band of theatre artists. Prior to this year, the ARC family have earned fourteen Dora nominations and two awards to date. We’re thrilled to announce that this year, we’ve done it again. Coming on the heels of our busiest season to date, we’ve received five (five!!!) Dora nominations for our production of Pomona. This time...

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Join Us On World Theatre Day Join ARC at a fundraiser for The CASA Award. This ground-breaking initiative is giving voice to vital works of women playwrights in South Africa. The Evening ARC actors and special guests will be reading scenes from plays by South African Women. The evening will be directed by Aviva Armour-Ostroff. Please join us on Monday March 27th—World Theatre Day—at 7:30 PM at the Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst...

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Two couples meet for dinner to take their minds off the war raging around them. An unexpected profession of love, an untimely proposal, and one kiss later, one of the foursome lies dead on the floor. Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón’s newest play breaks open cultural barriers, challenging us to confront the limits of our own understanding, and exposing the suffocating effect of an oppressive, omnipresent regime. For its...

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