Welcome to our Centennial Season
Alumnae Theatre is celebrating 100 years of continuous production with its 2017/18 season. We have been entertaining Torontonians with topical, thought-provoking and adventurous theatre for a century, making us the longest running theatre company in the city. We're also the oldest women-run theatre company in North America.
100th birthday celebrations
Alumnae Theatre Company's 100th Birthday Party featured special guest The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and was followed by the world premiere performance of Omission written by Alice Abracen and directed by Anne Harper.
Up Next: Big Ideas Festival
May 12 in the Studio
Big Ideas is Alumnae's reading festival of new works-in-progress, brought to you by the New Play Development Group. IT'S FREE! Catch these back-to-back staged readings of:
Rocky Road Sat May 12 @ 1pm
Written by Mary Barnes Amoroso,
Directed by Pat McCarthy
Granite Girls Sat May 12 @ 2:30 pm
Written by Rhona Bennett and Barbara Brown, Directed by Mona Zaidi
Toronto Mayor John Tory proclaimed October 20, 2017: 100th Season of Alumnae Theatre Company Day. Photos by Bruce Peters
SHIRLEY BARRIE MEMORIAL
Please join us for a Celebration of the Life and Work of Shirley Barrie on Tues May 29 @ 7:30 at the Alumnae. We will celebrate Shirley’s life with a program of scenes from her many plays, including children’s scripts, radio plays, the Dora-Award winning Carrying the Calf, Beautiful Lady, Tell Me..., I Am Marguerite, and Queen Marie. Shirley dearly loved a party and hosted many memorable ones, so there will be food, drink and music - and we hope laughter and happy memories.
DOORS OPEN 2018
The Alumnae Theatre is one of this year's featured Doors Open buildings. Stop by and say hello on May 26 and May 27. Our presentation includes five-minute performances of past plays and a vintage 1949 fire engine!
Visit Doors Open Toronto for more information.