Thank you to all all the artists and volunteers who made this season a memorable and successful event. 

Announcing the winners of the 10th InspiraTO Festival - Canada's largest ten-minute play festival: 

Peoples' Choice Awards: redShow
The Twelve-Forty by Barry Brodsky. Directed by Chiamaka G Ugwu. Featuring: Cameron Grant (as Black Guy), Rob Renda (as White Guy).

Peoples' Choice Awards: blueShow
Save the Date by Caity-Shea Violette. Directed by Josh Downing. Featuring: Amanda Pereira (as Emily), Marissa Spada (as Andrea).

Peoples' Choice Awards: theatreSafari
Sophie and the Stranger. Created and performed by Theatre Hera's Margaret Hild, Julianna McCarthy, Melissa Williams.

InspiraTO Jury Award: quickies
Raghead by Tom Coash. Directed by Edward Hillier. Featuring: John Marcucci (as Nick), Priscilla Taylor (as Sarah).

"Each playing off the theme of the urban jungle, the seven 10-minute pieces are tied together by the veteran work of set and media designer Lumir Hladik. His simple handful of black boxes is versatile and easily transported, making for lightning-fast set changes and a number of interesting stage pictures. Coupled with the engaging projections incorporated into each piece, it lends the show cohesiveness and a smooth, professional style."  - Ben Ross (THE THEATRE READER).  Read the full review here. 
"Every part of blueShow is polished and professional. Creative director, producer, and festival founder Dominik Loncar has gathered a talented team and set the bar high. Each play was a gem in its own right."  - Sam Mooney (Mooney on theatre). Read the full review here. 
Intense, passionate, darkly funny and thought-provoking theatre pieces in InspiraTO Festival redShow line-up.  - Cate McKim (life with more cowbell). Read the full review here.

We will announce the 11th InspiraTO Playwriting Contest in late July/early August, 2015. Stay tuned! 


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.


Theatre InspiraTO. Defiant. Fired Up.