about us

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Crane Creations Theatre Company is a professional theatre company in located Mississauga, Ontario. We want to create and present events that investigate building blocks of society such as identity, justice, politics, economy, technology and arts. We have a studio space in Clarkson where we rehearse, and we are always looking forward to see how we can be a part the local and international theatre community.

Our Mandate

To advance the creation, evolution, promotion and support of professional theatre in Mississauga. We fulfill our mandate by producing and presenting professional theatre, sharing knowledge and resources with local artists.

Our Vision

To become a Mississauga based, internationally renowned, professional theatre company with a permanent ensemble, year round program and our own venue.

Our Mission

  • Advance the creation, evolution, promotion and support for professional theatre in Mississauga and Region of Peel
  • Create or present events that investigate building blocks of society such as identity, justice, politics, economy, technology and arts
  • Encourage and promote emerging artists by providing them with resources, mentorship and training
  • Seek collaboration with professional artists and community partners
  • Cultivate and expand national and international ties with professional theatres, presenters, festivals, curators and artists.

our values

These three core values represent our identity as a theatre company, and as a not-for-profit organization.

inclusivity

We constantly work to create a space that is as inclusive as possible, both on and off stage.

knowledge

We take pride in learning and expanding our knowledge of different topics, genres and theatre practices.

transparency

It is essential for us to be open and available for discussion and sharing of information with you, our staff, our volunteers and our patrons.

inclusivity

We constantly work to create a space that is as inclusive as possible, both on and off stage.

Knowledge

We take pride in learning and expanding our knowledge of different topics, genres and theatre practices.

transparency

It is essential for us to be open and available for discussion and sharing of information with you, our staff, our volunteers and our patrons.

Our Team

Our staff

Our Board of Directors

Arun Pillai

Rossana

Fizal

our history

Crane Creations Theatre Company was founded by Andreja Kovac, a professional director, creator, and  producer, originally from Slovenia now based in Mississauga. Andreja holds the equivalent of a MFA in Theatre and Radio Directing from Slovenian sole national conservatory for theatre, and she is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada directing program. Andreja immigrated to Canada from Slovenia, where she directed more than 40 productions at state funded repertory theatres. She received critical acclaim and several awards for her work as a director of classical and contemporary work, opera, theatre for young audiences and devised projects.

JUNE 2020

After a successful program in 2019, Crane was able to provide more artists with this invaluable Canada Summer Jobs Grant. Working through the COVID-19 Pandemic over Zoom, and eventually in person to workshop new works and develop existing pieces that had been started the year prior.

MARCH 2020 

On March 13, 2020 we launched a new professional puppetry festival in Mississauga. Bridges Festival was on track to present 3 indoor and 2 outdoor puppet shows, as well as 3 interactive workshops and an exhibition. Unfortunately, the festival’s launch was heavily affected by Covid 19 facilities closures and social distancing orders, canceling all but the first two shows and an exhibition, dramatically affecting attendance literally in the last minute. Despite cancellations, we achieved a lot with our first festival

MARCH 2020 

On March 13, 2020 we launched a new professional puppetry festival in Mississauga. Bridges Festival was on track to present 3 indoor and 2 outdoor puppet shows, as well as 3 interactive workshops and an exhibition. Unfortunately, the festival’s launch was heavily affected by Covid 19 facilities closures and social distancing orders, canceling all but the first two shows and an exhibition, dramatically affecting attendance literally in the last minute. Despite cancellations, we achieved a lot with our first festival

March 2019

Selected to participate in a series of workshop and a mentorship program focusing on development, challenges and solutions for organizations owning, leasing or acquiring a space. We started this program with an idea and ended in a partnership that helped us gain access to a studio and workspace.