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About Theatre

The Theatre Section supports the creation, production and dissemination of professional theatre, and respects diversity of practices,...

(From left to right) Audrey Dwyer, Michael Healey, Sterling Jarvis, Kimwun Perehinec and Mark McGrinder in Act 1 of <em>Clybourne Park</em> (2012) by Bruce Norris, directed by Joel Greenberg, production of Studio 180. Photo: John Karastamatis.

Artist Story

Socially-relevant theatre finds a home at Toronto’s Studio 180

Toronto’s Studio 180 aims to produce socially-relevant theatre that tackles important issues. Examples from 2011-12: the Pulitzer Prize-winning race-related satire Clybourne Park; and The Normal Heart, a touching play about love and loss in the 1980s during the AIDS crisis in NYC. Learn how the Council supports their programming.

Judd Palmer. Jason Stang Photography

#CCPrizes: Judd Palmer on puppetry, art and a spirit of service

Judd Palmer is a writer and illustrator and one of the founders of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, a Calgary-based collective-creation group that makes puppet shows for adults and children as well as films and sculptures; they also sometimes design sets, costumes and playgrounds. In June 2015...

recipients / beneficiares

Searchable Grants Listing

Here's a handy tool: a searchable database of past grant recipients and prize winners.

News Release

The Council on today’s x$ federal budget announcement

This once-in-a-generation reinvestment permeates beyond the walls of the Canada Council. It is a resounding acknowledgment that arts and culture function today as a robust social infrastructure in Canada.

Adam's Rib, 2012, directed by Arianna Bardesono, produced by Odelah Créations

Artist Story

Ariana Bardesono: 2013 John Hirsch Prize

Arianna Bardesono, one of the country’s most exciting new theatre directors, is bringing to the stage works that are grounded in...