We envision theatre as a global meeting place, with a language of its own, capable of expressing human character and growing empathy that transcends any individual language. We promote the exchange of global theatre practices and traditions in order to cultivate a multicultural community of theatre goers and theatre makers.
We produce plays written by excellent writers from all over the world. We call them classics but really they are just plays that seem to be liked by a lot of people around the world, some for a very long time. So think Shakespeare but also contemporaries like Sarah Kane. Sky’s the limit.
There are so many excellent artists and companies in Canada and around the globe we feel it’s a shame they would be only seen by their immediate circle. So, we bring them to Mississauga. Currently we organize an annual Puppet Festival in March, showcasing excellent pupeteers from around the globe.
Did you know the word tragedy originates from the greek word goat? Have you ever seen Vietnamese water puppets? How about tried Michael Chekhov’s acting technique? We offer all sorts of workshops and training for beginners and professionals alike. The best of all: most of these activities are free of charge.
Here is a little sampler of some of the cool things we do. There is a lot more to come, because we’re just starting up.
Are you an artist? Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Or you simply just like theatre?
Crane Creations Theatre Company acknowledges the land on which we gather, and which the Region of Peel operated, is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples inhabited and cared for this land. In particular we acknowledge the territory of the Anishinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples; the land is home to the Metis; and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation who are direct descendants of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land, and by doing so, give our respect to its first inhabitants.