Theatre Gargantua is an artist driven, non-profit ensemble theatre company committed to the production of original Canadian work. We are a company that believes in the creative potential within our artists and we are committed to the ongoing exploration of their skills and talents. We believe that this commitment leads to a creative fluency within the ensemble that is necessary for the making of truly engaging theatre. We are dedicated to the development of our distinctive creation process. By becoming experts at our own approach to theatre making, especially in the areas of music, movement and design, our work remains honest and appealing. By examining subjects that are compelling, challenging and relevant, we keep our theatre vital and meaningful. We work at keeping our process active and accessible through artistic partnerships, artist training and community involvement. We are committed to continuing the life of our work through touring, audience development, and a progressive outreach program. Theatre Gargantua's work engages the eyes, ears, mind and body in a truly theatrical, memorable experience.
Theatre Gargantua is one of Canada's leading multi-disciplinary theatre companies. Under the direction of Jacquie P.A. Thomas, Theatre Gargantua has been developing dynamic ensemble-based works for 20 years. In collaboration with an exciting diversity of guest artists, the company develops its work in a unique two-year cycle--beginning with an inspired concept and distilling it into a richly layered imagistic work through exploratory workshops. Each phase of the cycle's development is publicly presented as a work-in-progress, allowing the audience a rare glimpse into the process of bringing a new Canadian work to life. Nine such cycles have been created to date: The Trials; Raging Dreams -into the visceral; love not love; THE EXIT ROOM; Phantom Limb; (nod); e-DENTITY; fiBBER; and IMPRINTS. The company has toured nationally and internationally to critical acclaim and has garnered 28 Dora Mavor Moore award nominations.
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