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. We wouldn't be here today without our visionary founders and talented predeccessors, so we're honouring them this season with an all-women and all-Canadian program that promises to be sensational. Come along for the ride. The curtain is rising on our second century.

Our history includes Canadian premieres of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Ionesco’s The Lesson, Pinter’s The Caretaker and Vaclav Havel’s Largo Desolato. We've also featured world premieres including Carol Shields' Thirteen Hands -- which was reprised this season.

Toronto Mayor John Tory proclaimed October 20, 2017: 100th Season of Alumnae Theatre Company Day.

Omission is coming to the mainstage January 19

An edge-of-your-seat thriller written by emerging playwright Alice Abracen, Omission makes its world première exactly 100 years after Alumnae’s very first show. Learn More.

Trailer by Nicholas Porteous

Join us for our Centennial Season. Poster designs by Suzanne Courtney.

Join us for our Centennial Season. Poster designs by Suzanne Courtney.

Upcoming

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100th Anniversary Birthday Bash

January 19 at 6:30pm in the lobby
RSVP before January 12.

Help us celebrate our 100 years of existence on opening night with balloons, cake and a world premier! Join past and present cast, crew and members to celebrate Alumnae Theatre Company’s 100 years of theatre productions and attend the inaugural performance Omission. We are excited to be welcoming special guest, Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

Chantel McDonald and Ronak Singh in Bobby Del Rio's Professionally Ethnic, New Ideas Festival 2017. Photo: Bruce Peters

Chantel McDonald and Ronak Singh in Bobby Del Rio's Professionally Ethnic, New Ideas Festival 2017. Photo: Bruce Peters

30th annual New Ideas Festival coming soon

The 30th Annual NIF 2018 program line-up is now available. We are now crewing upstage managers, and lighting and sound people-- Learn More. 

 

RE-DIRECT WORKSHOP

On January 21, Liz Best & Joan Burrows will lead this workshop on audition redirects, focussing on listening, understanding and going for it. Free for all Active and Senior Supporting Alumnae members. Learn More.

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Audition for queen Marie

With 10 women's roles and 10 men's roles to fill in this epic larger-than-life musical, there is a part for everyone! Queen Marie explores the life and times of actress Marie Dressler, a Canadian-American stage and screen actress, comedian, and early silent film and Depression-era film star. Learn More.

The Voice Intensive

Join us for this two-part workshop (January 27 + April 14) led by Jeanette Dagger. From working with chakras and resonance chambers to character and monologue work and everything in between, learn from a woman who holds graduate degrees in both music and theatre. Learn More.