Play Reading Club
October 28th, 7pm - Virtual Confab
Shadowpath invites the public to read along as we unearth classical works from the 10th century to 1950. Share your thoughts as we select scripts to be featured at Shadowpath's 2021 festival of unknown classical plays:
Theatre Out Of The Shadows
Supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Another Great Moment
October 29th, 7pm
Save the date! Shadowpath celebrates 17 years of awesomeness with our board of directors. Discover what we've accomplished this past year and more importantly, our plans for the future path of Shadowpath.
Livestreamed on Youtube HERE
Radical Accessibility Workshop
Oct 29th, 8pm - 8:45pm
Livestreamed on Youtube post-AGM
Disability arts is the future of theatre. What happens when accessibility is not the after-thought but rather a part of the theatre creation and audience experience itself? In this workshop Sarah Magni from Thatz Showbiz will reveal the effects of ableism in theatre and share strategies of interweaving accessibility into all aspects of
A Virtual Playreading of Overtones
November 5th, 7pm - 8pm
A Festival In The Making
Friday November 6th, 7pm
Shadowpath picks the brain of a group of brainstormers on the creation of a festival that best serves female-identifying artists.
View last brainstorm session
Apartmental - Drew's Story
Coming Fall 2020
A new play 'Drew's Story' is our second installation of our Apartmental project illuminating the journey of at-risk youth. In collaboration with a youth at 360 KIDS, Apartmental highlights issues that are often kept quiet behind closed doors.
FREE Virtual Performance.
MORE INFO COMING SOON
Supported by the York Region Arts Council's Micro Grant Program
and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Industry SLAM Session
December 16th, 8pm
A virtual panel discussion with
revealing her journey, process and perspective on how she created her path in the industry.
SLAM = She Leads an Arts Movement.
A panel takes turns asking the SLAM’er a question. Duration = 45 minutes.
LIVE STREAMED on YOUTUBE
Wellness Wisdom For Artists
Ongoing on YouTube
Shadowpath launches our wellness wizardry sharing helpful tips to nurture your arts practice. Artists need to take care of themselves so that they can create and present their important work. Learn Shadowpath's wellness secrets that fuel us to create passionately, prolifically and Shadowpathically.
The Script Selection Committee
Meet the team curating Theatre Out Of The Shadows
A Festival of Unknown Classical Plays
Coming Spring 2021
Transforming Everyday Places Into Creative Spaces
A NOTE FROM OUR
'When everyone benefits, a whole community wins.'
'When I started Shadowpath in 2002, I had no idea of its potential. I approached everyday spaces because I couldn't afford to rent the few regional theatres. That turned out to be the best thing for Shadowpath and now everyday spaces are our signature style of theatre producing. Businesses gain a creative boost and access to new customers, performers get a professional opportunity to work in alternative spaces, the community gets more arts and culture programming and Shadowpath gets connected to community partners and free space! Now that's winning! -Alex Karolyi
We celebrate the work and lives of the first artists, the first story-tellers and the first history-makers who have been forgotten or ignored as time marched on. We acknowledge these early Creators that lived on the lands we now occupy. These are the traditional lands and territories of the Mississaugas, the New Credit First Nation, the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee and the Anishinaabe peoples. The histories of those that previously cared for this land, the stories they told, and the lives they lived remain an integral part of it. In illuminating the voices of The Forgotten we hope to forge a bridge between all people creating a better more inclusive world where each of us is heard and our contributions acknowledged, commemorated and remembered.
Black Lives Matter
The Shadowpath family stands in solidarity with
Black Lives Matter and commits to actions and attitudes that fully support our black community. We aim to be part of the urgent change necessary to create a truly equal community.
We are doing this through specific and conscious actions with the programs we are presenting, the artists we are collaborating with and the perspectives and stories we are giving a platform to.
We continue to evaluate how we can do MORE.
Shadowpath Theatre Productions
A not-for-profit charitable organization, shadowing playwrights by remounting their plays, and building new artistic paths for the creative citizen in all of us to emerge.
To educate the public’s understanding and appreciation of Canadian theatre by:
1. Presenting dramatic performances
2. Providing workshops for the benefit of the public
on such topics as Canadian plays, new works and performance.
To be leaders in innovative, location-driven theatre
in York Region and beyond.
The Future Path: 1 - 3 years
1 New site-specific play development in new venues
2. Programming for specific demographics, i.e.: women, northern communities, new Canadians
3. Training & Mentorship prioritizing female artists
4. Securing space for a multi-use artist hub in York Region
5. Developing advocacy initiatives, i.e: pregnant artists/new mothers, municipal support for artists
Thanks to a Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Shadowpath expanded our creative team with sixteen apprentices from 2016 - 2019. These apprentices developed skills in creation, producing, arts admin and artistic direction increasing Shadowpath's community programming.
Shadowpath Apprentices Today Are:
Artistic Directors of theatre festivals
Arts Administrators of arts councils
New work creators
Independant theatre producers
Founders of their own performing arts companies
and of course,
Shadowpath collaborators and associate producers