Crane Creations Theatre Company

about us

Mississauga based. globally curious

Crane Creations Theatre Company is a professional theatre company in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. We present Bridges International Puppetry Festival each year in March, have training opportunities for youth year-round, and create live theatre productions for local audiences.

Adaptable. Accommodating. Available.

MISSISSAUGA BASED, GLOBALLY CURIOUS

Mission

Our mission is to advance the creation, evolution, promotion and support for professional theatre in the Region of Peel. We create and present events that investigate the building blocks of society such as identity, justice, politics, economy, technology and arts. Our goal is to encourage and promote emerging artists by providing them with resources, mentorship and training, and to actively seek collaboration with professional artists and community partners. We are constantly cultivating and expanding national and international ties with professional theatres, presenters, festivals, curators and artists.

Vision

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

Mandate

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

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Live theatre helps you learn new things.

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Our Values

we bring these to work everyday

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Inclusivity

Passionate and committed to reflect the population of Canada as much as possible we want to see its reflection in arts jobs. We don't type cast.

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Transparency

We are happy to share statistics like: how many applications we received, people auditioned and got hired.

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Knowledge

Check out our professional development opportunities, read 10 tips for getting hired, and for fun, take our quiz about the theatre world!

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INCORPORATED IN 2015

Our History: About Crane Creations

Crane Creations Theatre Company (CCTC) was founded by Andreja Kovac, a professional director, creator, and producer. She is originally from Slovenia, but is now based in Mississauga. Andreja holds the equivalent of an MFA in Directing for Theatre and Radio from Slovenia’s National Conservatory for Theatre. She is a graduate

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About our city: Mississauga

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FAQ

Most frequently asked questions and answers

Crane Creations was legally incorporated as a not for profit organization in 2015. Check out our history here.

We are very passionate about creating arts jobs and opportunities for artists, as well as opening the door of the exciting theatre world to volunteers. Please check out our get involved page for more details.

We are very excited to learn about lesser known playwrights from around the world. We read plays at our monthly Play Date activity, we run a Playwright in Residence program and we occasionally translate plays from foreign languages to English.

Absolutely! We are committed to creating opportunities for young artists by creating arts jobs and internship opportunities such as our Summer Ensemble program.

The numbers fluctuate greatly depending on the projects we are working on, and it can range up to 50 artists or more. You can find our core artists involved with the company on a regular basis here.

We do not currently have our own theatre space. Our projects frequently require different technical capabilities. This means we need to collaborate with different theatre venues across Mississauga such as the Small Arms Building and the Maja Prentice Theatre. Please follow us on social media to keep informed about our next show. 

The Crane has a lot of significance for us. In cultures such as that of the Anishinabek, it is a symbol of wisdom and equal communication for all. Cranes are also looked to for guidance. Cranes exist on almost every continent and are known for their migration.

We love to hear from artists from around the world and from Mississauga residents interested in theatre! The best way to keep in touch with us is to message us on social media or to send us an email.

Mississauga is 6th largest city in Canada, by population. It has more people than Vancouver! There is a real need for a professional theatre company in the city and we are proud to be the only professional theatre company in Mississauga.

We perform in Mississauga, in different Canadian cities and at festivals around the globe. The best way to know what we are up to is to follow us on social media or visit our website on a regular basis.

We offer special space rental rates to local artists. You can also rent our studio for birthday parties, zumba or yoga classes, film and photo shoots at affordable rates. To learn more click here.

Yes. We are proud to offer affordable ticket options for everyone. If you are a group, a school, or you are experiencing financial difficulties that prevent you from seeing live theatre, please email us and we will make sure to find a way to help you benefit from watching live theatre.

We offer directing workshops for emerging directors, puppetry workshops for children, and a variety of workshops for children and adults. Sign up here to get notifications about the upcoming workshop. They are carefully designed for theatre beginners as well as seasoned professionals.