Announcing InspiraTO's 11th Playwriting Contest and more!

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”.

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.


THEATRE DIRECTORS: Do you really know how to work with actors? Do you know if you're developing bad habits?

Whether you're a novice or emerging director, having more tools and gaining a deeper understanding in the craft of theatre directing will better equip you in leading a cast. Surprisingly, many directors are not prepared enough -- simply because there aren't that many training opportunities for them. Theatre InspiraTO's Directing Academy wants to fill that gap.

 We have a new fully integrated directing progam, Theatre InspiraTO Directing Academy, led by Andreja Kovac (a professional theatre director with over 40 productions in Europe and a graduate of NTS). We are now accepting applictions - click here for details. Deadline to apply: November 30, 2015.  Program starts January 2016. See your vision on stage.


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.