At The Company Theatre it is our mission to collaborate with Canadian and international artists to create emotionally moving theatrical experiences that explore, boldly and unflinchingly, the human condition.
As an extension of its mission, The Company Theatre is dedicated to strengthening the theatre community in Canada by providing an online platform—Intermission—where theatre creators can reflect, honestly and openly, on their struggles, ideas, and experiences as artists.
About THE COMPANY THEATRE
Founded by actors Allan Hawco and Philip Riccio, The Company Theatre's goal is to create a working environment that will challenge and develop actors, allowing them to push themselves to the next level of creation and therefore in turn, result in a deeper experience for the audience.
We have an inherent curiosity about and respect for the instincts and behaviours that define what it means to be human. We work with the highest calibre of performers to fully embrace these instincts on stage, allowing the story to unfold differently every time we tell it. By rejecting the standard process of repeating choreographed choices, we invite our audiences to bear witness to a living, breathing reflection of themselves – an honest and real portrayal of humans, by humans. In this way, our performers and audience members share a truly “live” experience – sometimes challenging, often hard-hitting, but always intriguing, and always enlightening.
We combine emotionally charged stories with the best actors our country has to offer, creating unforgettable theatre for Canadians. With our dedication to excellence and our unique creation process, centering on performance, we attract and work with the very best actors Canada has to offer; including veterans Eric Peterson, Nicholas Campbell, Sonja Smits, Joseph Ziegler as well as younger talents Jonathan Goad, Caroline Cave, and Gord Rand.
In the spring of 2016, we launched Intermission (www.intermissionmagazine.ca), an online theatre magazine where Canadian theatre artists can share their voices and strengthen their connection with their audience. Intermission currently features articles, videos, podcasts, photography, and illustrations from over 150 Canadian theatre artists and is growing daily.
What People Are Saying
"To be in the company of The Company Theatre, is to be in good company indeed."
— Toronto Sun, Read More
"Not only have I enjoyed and/or been provoked by the plays you have put on but I have appreciated the personal aspect to your interactions with me as a supporter. Thank you!"
— Karen Cheah
"As a veteran actor, I found myself in very new and challenging territory, an experience at times frightening but inspiring, incredibly invigorating and renewing. It rekindled my love and enthusiasm for this art form and my pride in being an actor."
— Eric Peterson, Actor
"Intermission is helping readers understand theatre artists’ process, providing insight into what shows are about, and hopefully, connecting audiences with shows they want to see"
— Steve Fisher, Torontoist, Read More