“We had no idea, back in July, when we decided on this year’s theme of ‘Grow Up’, just how relevant the topic would be” says Dominik Loncar, Artistic Director of Theatre InspiraTO, producers of Canada’s largest ten-minute play festival, the InspiraTO Festival.  SEE SHOWS BELOW.   The InspiraTO Festival, kicks off its 12th season on June 1 and runs til June 10. Each season InspiraTO puts out a call for play submissions based on a theme. For this year's season, the jury reviewed 458 plays submissions. The festival showcases the work of 24 playwrights from around the globe whose plays address what it means to ‘Grow Up.’  The plays are grouped into four shows -  six plays per show, 60 minutes per show. Each show, also, has a sub-theme. Experience high-octane theatre!

  

“We had no idea, back in July, when we decided on this year’s theme of ‘Grow Up’, just how relevant the topic would be” says Dominik Loncar, Artistic Director of Theatre InspiraTO, producers of Canada’s largest ten-minute play festival, the InspiraTO Festival.  SEE SHOWS BELOW.  

The InspiraTO Festival, kicks off its 12th season on June 1 and runs til June 10. Each season InspiraTO puts out a call for play submissions based on a theme. For this year's season, the jury reviewed 458 plays submissions. The festival showcases the work of 24 playwrights from around the globe whose plays address what it means to ‘Grow Up.’ 

The plays are grouped into four shows -  six plays per show, 60 minutes per show. Each show, also, has a sub-theme. Experience high-octane theatre!

 

FOUR DIFFERENT SHOWS:

Click on each show for details

redShow – Penetrating - plays that highlight an obsession
Twirling by Karen Loseff Lothan
Posthumous Friends by Len Cuthbert
A Complete Set by Jenny Lyn Bader
Memories by John L. Martins III
Rachel by Rick Allden
Santa Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Patrick Gabridge (1st Prize Winner)

blueShow – Transporting - plays that adjust our world of the world 
Immortals by Noah Habenstrei
Number 27 by Becky Tanton
The Lesson by Steven Young
So Lovely Here on Earth by Mary Portser                                                The Great Engine by Reina Hardy
Transferring Kyle by Jonathan Cook

whiteShow – Twisting – plays that disrupt our sense of innocence
It’s Time by Dan Borengasser
A Test of Mettle by Steven R. Bond
Grindrd by J. Joseph Cox
Over the Moon by Sophia Chapadjiev
Zootopia by Brian Wallace
Adulthood Nightmares by Anne Flanagan

blackShow – Confronting: plays that reposition character dynamics
I Love You by Nina Ki
Manchild Psychiatry by Evan Allgood
The Hourglass by Francesca Brugnano
Maise in the Cold by Shannon Murdoch
Mother and Daughter by Scott Carter Cooper
The Chinese Life Force by Michael McGoldrick

 
When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.
— C. S. Lewis