What I loved was the diversity of ideas explored and the diversity and number of actors involved. - Susan Allen.

inspiraTO's 14th Season / May 30 to June 8, 2019.

30 ten-minute plays over ten days. Over 100 artists participating. Tickets on sale May 1.

There are so many ways to be part of it all. Production crew and volunteer opportunities: Ongoing. Details here.  

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We had 877 play submissions for the upcoming season's theme: Outcast. Thank you for all your submissions. Congratulations to the winners (see below).

14th inspiraTO Playwriting Contest Winners*:

Blood by Yael Haskal / Catcha Falling Knife by John AD Fraser – 1st Prize / Chain Link by Deb Hiett / Extended Time by Beth Novick / Faith on Tuesday by Thomas C Dunn / Homo for Christmas by John Bavoso / It Takes A Village by Faith De Savigne´ / Just A Game by Katie Murphy Old Age and Treachery by Wyatt Lamoureux / Shifting Emojis by Robin Miller Currás / Stargazer by Greg Gould Strings by Brian Cern / Take Me Out by Chip Bolcik / The Stand by Caity-Shea Violette / The Sum of Your Experience by Trace / CrawfordThree Lotus Flowers by Kay Adshead / Wine Night by Rhiannon Ciara Houch / One Small Step by Lawrence Aronovitch (inspiraTO Playwright’s Toolbox selection)

*Thank you to this season's inspiraTO Selection Committee: Andreja Kovac, Zachary Moull, Erin O'Hanley, Nicole Santos, Rachel Lampreia, Rae Bernakevitch, Dominik Loncar

Over 100 theatre artists and 30 production volunteers taking part each season. There are so many ways to be involved. BE PART OF IT ALL

The joy of live theatre!

Thank you to all those who make inspiraTO a worthwhile experience!

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I had no idea that such an art form was ripe for both artist and audience members.
It is an art form whose time has come.
— Ydessa Hendeles

Theatre inspiraTO, the producers of the inspiraTO Festival, Canada's largest ten-minute play festival, is entering its 14th year. Each season, playwrights from around the globe submit a ten-minute play based on a theme. The inspiraTO Festival is held in Toronto in late May/early June and provides over 100 theatre artists an opportunity to participate, network, learn and grow their craft.