Play Date

Read a play with us each month

Monthly play reading activity aiming to spread awareness, and increase appreciation of playwrights and playwriting from around the world. Anyone is welcome to join, and read regardless of play reading or language skills. The session will be followed by a discussion led by a professional theatre artist to spark conversations about the themes, style, form, and current world issues related to the selected play. 

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Third Thursday of the Month

7:00PM - 9:30PM



Lola Arias is an Argentine writer, actress and director. She studied literature at the University of Buenos Aires and dramaturgy at the School of Dramatic Art, the Royal Court Theater and the Casa de America. She founded the theater company known as The Postnuclear Company. Many of her shows have unconventional actors such as in “striptease” the protagonist is a baby. She has made many productions such as; “a escuálida familia”, “Poses para dormir”, “Trilogy Striptease, Sueño con revólver, and El amor es un francotirador” and “Estudios de la memoria amorosa”.


Minefield is a reflection of British and Argentine veterans experiences during the Falklands/Malvinas war. Taking real-life accounts from these soldiers, the play dramatizes the realities of war through the accounts of several characters including, Lou who was taken prisoner by Argentina and is now a special needs teacher, and Ruben who was in the sinking of the ship named the ARA General Belgrano and is now a member of a Beatles tribute band. Through the accounts of these veterans, Minefield reflects on effects of war on every day people and how memories of war change over time.


Play Date is a monthly play reading activity, held on the third Thursday of each month.  We read one play from around the world together. The play reading is followed by a group discussion about the play. Anyone is welcome to join and practice reading out loud, regardless of experience or level of English comprehension. With Play Date, learning English becomes fun. This is a place where you can practice speaking out loud, expand your vocabulary and meet new people. Play Date is produced by Crane Creations Theatre Company. Crane Creations is an immigrant led professional theatre company located in Mississauga, Ontario Canada. Join us for our next Play Date! 

Reading a play is like venturing into a new world.

Every Month

every 3rd Thursday, 7:00PM - 9:30PM



Most frequently asked questions and answers

No, there is no need to purchase the play in order to participate in the play reading, although we strongly encourage you to supporting the livelihood of playwrights by purchasing their published work. For the purpose of Play Date read, we have obtained a permission of the playwrights to read their work and you will be provided with access to it on the day of the read. Please do consider supporting playwright by either purchasing the play, attending a show in the future or donating. Thank you.

Absolutely! If you would like to join us for one session just to see how it goes, feel free.

You are trying something new! Yay! No need to prepare anything, we will explain how things go during our event. If you have any special requests, or accessibility needs, please e-mail us at:

Of course you can! Join us for a Play Date, and enter your suggested play in the survey at the end of the session. Our team will read the play, contact the playwright (if the play is still under copyright) and add find a way how to add it to the schedule.

Each Play Date we share the roles based on how many characters are in the story, and how many participants we have. 

Don’t worry. There is no pressure! This is your time to practice, and fail without judgement. People of all levels are welcome to join. 

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