Let Us Introduce Ourselves
2020 and Beyond...
A Reaction To The City of Richmond Hill Ontario
regarding the CANCELATION of ARTS funding
Shadowpath will introduce a female-driven theatre festival to York Region. This includes classical plays by women alongside new works. Educating artists and audiences about female creation we will establish a professional platform for theatre practitioners while addressing the issue of under-representation of women in the performing arts.
We are setting up a script reading committee and will launch a pilot fest in Spring 2021. Stay tuned for more exciting info.
This efforts are made possible due to support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation
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
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.
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
3. Training & Mentorship for female artists
4. Securing space for a multi-use artist hub in York Region
5. Develop advocacy initiatives, i.e: pregnant artists/new mothers
Board & Apprentices
Left to Right: Apprentices - Mandy Roveda, Alene Degian, Artistic Director - Alex Karolyi, Board Members - Georgia Fullerton, Joanna Grace, Jacquie Lazar (Chair), Dexter Chew, Apprentices - Tea Nguyen, Maissa Bessada
Absent: Board Members - Michael Shuster, Opal Rowe,
Apprentice - Chantal Forde
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