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Welcome to the home of Theatre Asylum online.

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From the abattoirs of Victorian England, to a classroom in Leningrad, to the Holocaust to Brecht’s bed, Theatre Asylum premieres thought-provoking contemporary theatre by and about women and humanist issues from the inter/national repertoire.

The name was chosen for its dual meaning; an asylum as a place of madness, danger, and the unexpected, and also one of refuge, trust and process.

Our approach emphasizes research and dramaturgy and an image-driven, physical staging style. Theatre Asylum is the sole company in Canada dedicated to premièring international women’s drama, while also developing new Canadian plays.  

Equal representation for women in all areas of theatrical activity is practiced.  The company publishes a program booklet to accompany each production to raise awareness about the writer and the play.  We are a federally registered charity, members of the Professional Assoc. of Canadian Theatres, Toronto Theatre Alliance, Assoc. for Jewish Theatre.

Karen Bell, Cheryl Landy
Pninah Zilberman, Jane Marsland

Jennifer Herszman Capraru

Canada Council
Ontario Arts Council
Toronto Arts Council
Emerald Foundation
Nancy’s Very Own Foundation
Laidlaw Foundation
George Lunan Foundation
Sir Joseph Flavelle Foundation
Green Foundation
Four Seasons Hotels
Guild Electric
Goethe Institute

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres
Toronto Theatre Alliance

BN13990 6275 RR000

All donations will be issued a charitable tax receipt
To donate please email to the contact address


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