InspiraTO showcases the boldest ten-minute plays from around the globe.

11th InspiraTO Theatre Festival People's Choice Awards:

blueShow: Paul and Petandra by Deanna Kruger
redShow: Serengeti by Barry McKinley
blackShow: Family Game Night by Peter Kennedy
whiteShow: Dressing Bobby Strong by Stephen Spotswood

Congrads to the winners and to all off the artists, crew and volunteers in the festival. It was a marvelous season.

U of T theatre review.

Next year's theme: GROW UP

More information on next year's contest in the following weeks.

Four shows (6 ten-minute plays in each show):

passionShift - plays that pivot the direction of a passion - redShow line up

viewShift - plays that adjust our perception of the world - blueShow line up  

innocenceShift - plays that disrupt our
sense of innocence - whiteShow line up

powerShift - plays that reposition character dynamics - blackShow line up


In addition to four different shows, we offer:  A free webinar: How to write a ten-minute play (register). Take part in the preShow or postShow on a variety of topics including the Directing Academy, the history of the festival, creating multimedia projections, and Q & A sessions. Vote for your favourite plays: winners will be announced at our Awards Ceremony. See the calendar for details. See ticket info for details.
What I have always enjoyed about the festival itself is the immediacy of the stories. With only ten minutes to entice, excite, and entertain, the shows at InspiraTO set quite a challenge for themselves. I recommend checking out all of the shows to see how ten minutes can tell the story of a lifetime.  - Jeff Kerr (Mooney on Theatre), InspiraTO 2016 theatre review.
We’re fired up for our 11th season. Kick start your muse. Change gears. Pivot. Adjust. Leave you comfort zone. Look to make a “shift”.

204 ten-minute plays produced to-date

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

Theatre InspiraTO. Defiant. Fired Up.