• Let Us Introduce Ourselves

    Shadowpath Theatre Productions is a charitable organization and professional theatre company located in York Region, Ontario, Canada. We create new works in everyday site-specific spaces. This empowers us to deliver the performing arts in new ways for underserved communities.

  • What's Happening

    A Virtual Playreading of Trifles

    October 1st, 7pm

    Shadowpath connects with Newmarket Library to offer our first virtual reading of a classical play, Trifles.


    Play Reading Club

    September 29th, 7pm - Virtual Confab

    Shadowpath invites the public to read along as we unearth classical works from the 11th 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

    Members read the plays AHEAD of time and join online to discuss the scripts.

    NOTE: We are NOT reading the plays together online.

    Supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


    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. Drew's Story shares the journey of what led one youth to the doors of 360 KIDS.

    FREE Virtual Performance.



    Supported by the York Region Arts Council's Micro Grant Program and the Canada Council for the Arts.

    Classical Monologue Playoffs

    October 18th, 6pm

    Shadowpath presents a handful of classical monologues by influential female playwrights that shaped the future of theatre! Tune in for a little education and a whole lotta entertainment. Streamed LIVE on Youtube.


    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

    Formidable Fridays

    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


    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

    Alex Karolyi

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    Chantal Forde

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    Dian Marie Bridge

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    Herbie Barnes

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    Maissa Bessada

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    Tsholo Khalema

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    Tea Nguyen

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    Jillian Welsh

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  • Podcasts

    Episode #2 of A KM In MY SHOES featuring Drew, a homeless youth who found his way to 360 kids in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.

    Listen to the podcast



    The making of a new kind of classical play festival - meet the script reading committee and the plays up for debate as we program the first ever Theatre Out Of The Shadows!

    LISTEN To Episode 2

    LISTEN To Episode 1



    A KM In My Shoes - Episode 1
    A podcast featuring a youth at 360 Kids Richmond Hill who tells their story about being homeless and how art has made a difference.




    Shadowpath and The York Region Arts Council (YRAC) explore and recommend innovative models for sustainable mixed-use arts and culture hubs in York Region.

    Listen to the podcast

    Read the report




    Transforming Everyday Places Into Creative Spaces



    '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


    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.

    Strategic Plan

    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




    1 Code of Conduct
    2. Copyright
    3. Equity
    4. Conflict of Interest
    5. Pregnant Artists

    6. Anti-Harassment




    Annual Review

    See what Shadowpath has been up to in the past year.



  • Our Team





    ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE, Theatre Out Of The Shadows



    Jacquie Lazar, Chair


    Dexter Chew, Vice-Chair


    Michael Shuster, Board Member


    Tu Anh Lam, Board Member


    PRODUCER, Apartmental



    Shiqiang Peng, Board Member


    Opal Rowe, Board Member


    Georgia Fullerton, Board Member



  • FEMME 5


    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

    Grant recipients

    Founders of their own performing arts companies

    and of course,

    Shadowpath collaborators and associate producers



    December 1, 2019
    HISTORY HIGHTLIGHTS 2010 - Shadowpath receives funding from the Department of Citizenship &...
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