100 Years and Counting!
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 is being reprised this season.
Toronto Mayor John Tory has proclaimed October 20, 2017: 100th Season of Alumnae Theatre Company Day.
January 19 - February 3, 2018 on the Mainstage.
Omission asks the question: is forgiveness and redemption possible? On the eve of a papal conclave, a young Canadian journalist interviews an ambitious, popular Latin American cardinal about his past activities during a period of disappearances under a military junta. When she agrees to turn her recorder off, they are forced to confront the ghosts that haunt them both. 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.
The 30th Annual New Ideas Festival
The NIF 2018 program line-up has now been chosen! Click here to read all about it.
Auditions: If you’d like to act in NIF this year, auditions will be held January 6 to 10, 2018, in the Studio. Details available here.
Meanwhile, if you’d like to help out as an audition receptionist, email email@example.com and let us know which days you’re available.
Crew: Yes, we need stage managers for all the shows as well as lighting and sound people for each of the festival weeks. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you’d like to do.