|About Theatre Direct||
Founded in 1976, Theatre Direct is one of the country’s most respected innovators and presenters of professional theatre for young audiences. The company’s productions have toured provincially, nationally and internationally garnering numerous awards including nine Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
Theatre Direct’s commitment to balancing quality theatre with engaging education programs has inspired innovative residencies and daylong programs in school boards around the province.
The company operates a fully-equipped theatre as well as an education and rehearsal studio within the Artscape Wychwood Barns in mid-town Toronto.
Our work is driven by a belief that young people deserve truth not diversion, that they have a cultural right to meaningful content and compelling, relevant theatre.
We view our audience as thinking, feeling, complex individuals, not a market, not just future audiences but our present audience that needs and demands theatre that engages all their faculties and feelings.
Our audience inspires us to tackle big questions in the same way children and youth ask them, honestly, directly, courageously and passionately.