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Announcing InspiraTO's 11th Playwriting Contest and more!


There is a reason for Theatre InspiraTO’s tagline. Defiant. Fired up. There are too many forces that want to squash our creative urge: our own resistance, people around us, what we think we’re suppose to do. It takes an act of defiance to move forward. And inspiration to keep us going. 

We were inspired by the theatre artists and volunteers who took part in our 10th season -- our biggest ever. For a list of all those who were involved including the award winners click here.  

We’re fired up for our 11th season. Be part of it!  Summer is a wonderful time to kick start your muse. Change gears. Pivot. Adjust. Even leave you comfort zone. A time for a “shift”.

Announcing our 11th Playwriting Contest. Deadline to submit: December 1, 2015.  The theme for next season is “shift”.  Submit a ten-minute play. See your story come to life. Click here for details.


There are other ways to showcase your creativity:

1. A fully integrated playwriting program, Theatre InspiraTO Playwriting Academy, now entering its fifth season, is a great opportunity to be fully immersed in creating a play from scratch and seeing it on stage. See what others have said and how to apply – click here for details. We are now accepting applications. Program starts November 2015.

2. We are finalizing a new program, a fully integrated directors' progam, Theatre InspiraTO Directors' Academy, led by Andreja Kovac (a professional theatre director with over 30 productions in Europe and a graduate of NTS). Stay tuned as we announce the full details in mid August. Program starts January 2016.  


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180 ten-minute plays produced to-date


Read Theatre InspiraTO's history: Ten years of producing bold, dynamic plays.

We have grown to become Canada's largest ten-minute play festival and a space for up-and-coming artists.






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Theatre InspiraTO. Defiant. Fired Up.