Announcing InspiraTO's 11th Playwriting Contest and more!

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. Leave you comfort zone. Look to make 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 have a new fully integrated directing progam, Theatre InspiraTO Directing Academy, led by Andreja Kovac (a professional theatre director with over 30 productions in Europe and a graduate of NTS). We are now accepting applictions - click here for details. Program starts January 2016.

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.


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.  Theatre InspiraTO is commited to creating an environment where theatre artists can learn, share and grow: 
Submit a ten-minute play in OUR CONTEST
Take part in out PLAYWRITING ACADEMY - see your work on stage.
Learn valuable directing skills in our NEW PROGRAM.  

Theatre InspiraTO. Defiant. Fired Up.