inspiraTO Creations Festival – Staged Play Readings

Staged readings of 11 new Canadian Plays performed by emerging theatre artists.
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Come join us for staged play readings of 11 new Canadian plays. Crane Creations Theatre Company is thrilled to announce our collaboration with InspiraTO Festival, as we jointly present a sensational ten-minute play festival in the summer of 2023. This exciting partnership brings together the creativity and expertise of both organizations to deliver an unforgettable theatrical experience. Join us as we celebrate the artistry and brevity of the ten-minute play form, showcasing a diverse range of captivating performances at the esteemed Maja Prentice Theatre in Mississauga. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this extraordinary event!

The InspiraTO Festival will kick of on June 10th 2023, with 11 staged readings of new Canadian plays. The staged readings will be performed by the Summer Ensemble 2023.

About InspiraTO Festival and Crane Creations:

InspiraTO Festival, renowned for its dedication to promoting the ten-minute play art form, will be leading the training, selection, and curation of playwrights for this unique festival. Their Playwriting Academy will be hosting a series of workshops starting in March 2023, providing participants with invaluable insights into the craft of writing a ten-minute play. This academy also offers the exciting opportunity for select plays to be performed at the InspiraTO Creations Theatre Festival.

Crane Creations Theatre Company, a professional not-for-profit theatre company based in Mississauga, is proud to collaborate with InspiraTO Festival. With our shared commitment to capturing the beauty and essence of the ten-minute play, we aim to deliver an exceptional theatrical experience that will captivate audiences and inspire the local arts community.

About Summer Ensemble

 

Event Details:

The InspiraTO Creations Theatre Festival, 10 minute stage play readings will take place on June 10th 2023 at the magnificent Maja Prentice Theatre, a 200-seat venue known for its excellent acoustics and intimate atmosphere. We invite all residents of the Greater Toronto Area who are interested in exploring their creativity, both as audience members and aspiring playwrights, to participate in this exciting event.

Join the Creative Journey:

This year, let’s commit to re-creating and exploring our creativity together. Whether you’re an aspiring playwright or a theatre enthusiast, the InspiraTO Creations Theatre Festival offers a fantastic opportunity to be part of something truly special. Immerse yourself in the world of captivating ten-minute plays and experience the power of concise storytelling firsthand.

The Plays:

Get ready to be enthralled by a diverse selection of captivating plays at the InspiraTO Creations Theatre Festival, presented by Crane Creations Theatre Company and InspiraTO Festival. Each play explores unique themes and narratives, showcasing the immense talent of local playwrights. From heartfelt dramas to thought-provoking comedies, this festival promises to take you on an unforgettable journey through the world of ten-minute plays.

 

Dead End

A sex worker and a teen may understand each other more than they expect.

Playwright: Katherine Albers                     

Director:  SL Campbell                                         

Cast: Kay Vukelic and Marie Barros

Description: When 15-year-old Ashley is abandoned at a Starbucks by her much older boyfriend, she finds an unlikely connection in Jesse: a former sex worker looking to reorient her life. Although the two don’t always see eye to eye, they may have more in common than they initially think.

 

 

The Handbook

A kitchen table conversation about hope, religion, and social change.

Playwright: W. Bruce Williamson       

Director: Leah Edmonds                                           

Cast: Celine Daaboul and Boro Milosevic

 

 

For Narnia and Aslan

Siblings at a movie theatre reminisce about a filmic favourite.

Playwright: Celeste Bianca       

Director: Leah Edmonds                                                 

Cast: Boro Milosevic and Hope Van Der Merwe

 

Today Again

A difficult decision is reached with the aid of a french-speaking spoon.

Playwright: Sheila Toller                  

Director: Leah Edmonds                                         

Cast: Kay Vukelic and Celine Daaboul

 

 

Not Fit for a Donkey

Marital traditions are upturned as donkey and groom approach.

Playwright: Shabana Zorah-Ahmad       

Director:  Leah Edmonds                                 

Casting: Marie Barros and Sofia Farahani

 

 

The Wolves in my Cabin

By a cabin in the woods, two brothers fight to tell each other the truth.

Playwright: Uzma Khan       

Director: Spencer Gilbert                                               

Casting: Nikolai Afanasev and Reymark Andres

Family Affairs

‘Happy Days’ meets ‘Trainspotting’.

Playwright: Jordan Kewell       

Director: Spencer Gilbert                                                       

Cast: Kay Vukelic and Hope Van Der Merwe

Re-routed 

Your sibling is like another country: they do things differently there.

Playwright: Aviva Fleising       

Director: Spencer Gilbert                                                     

Cast: Celine Daaboul and Sofia Farahani

 

 

 

Keep in mind that the playwrights and casting details are subject to change, ensuring the best possible performance for our audiences. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this engaging and thought-provoking production at the InspiraTO Creations Theatre Festival. Mark your calendars and secure your free tickets today!

 

Lovely, Dark and Deep

A frat boy wakes up in the woods and is confronted with his past.

Playwright: Elizabeth M. Friesen             

Director: SL Campbell                                            

Cast: Hope Van Der Merwe and Boro Milosevic

 

Ripples

A young man connects with his grandmother.

Playwright: Robbie Norquay                 

Director: SL Campbell                                           

Cast: Hope Van Der Merwe and Boro Milosevic

 

 

Unboxed

A marriage pact in unforeseen circumstances.

Playwright: Rebecca Grace                    

Director: SL Campbell                                         

Cast: Marie Barros and Nikolai Afanasev

 

The Handbook

A kitchen table conversation about hope, religion, and social change.

Playwright: W. Bruce Williamson       

Director: Leah Edmonds                                           

Cast: Celine Daaboul and Boro Milosevic

 

 

For Narnia and Aslan

Siblings at a movie theatre reminisce about a filmic favourite.

Playwright: Celeste Bianca       

Director: Leah Edmonds                                                 

Cast: Boro Milosevic and Hope Van Der Merwe

 

Today Again

A difficult decision is reached with the aid of a french-speaking spoon.

Playwright: Sheila Toller                  

Director: Leah Edmonds                                         

Cast: Kay Vukelic and Celine Daaboul

 

 

Not Fit for a Donkey

Marital traditions are upturned as donkey and groom approach.

Playwright: Shabana Zorah-Ahmad       

Director:  Leah Edmonds                                 

Casting: Marie Barros and Sofia Farahani

 

 

The Wolves in my Cabin

By a cabin in the woods, two brothers fight to tell each other the truth.

Playwright: Uzma Khan       

Director: Spencer Gilbert                                               

Casting: Nikolai Afanasev and Reymark Andres

Family Affairs

‘Happy Days’ meets ‘Trainspotting’.

Playwright: Jordan Kewell       

Director: Spencer Gilbert                                                       

Cast: Kay Vukelic and Hope Van Der Merwe

 

 

Re-routed 

Your sibling is like another country: they do things differently there.

Playwright: Aviva Fleising       

Director: Spencer Gilbert                                                     

Cast: Celine Daaboul and Sofia Farahani

 

 

 

Keep in mind that the playwrights and casting details are subject to change, ensuring the best possible performance for our audiences. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this engaging and thought-provoking production at the InspiraTO Creations Theatre Festival. Mark your calendars and secure your free tickets today!

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