PuSh Blog

Aphotic Theatre

November 18, 2021

Aphotic Theatre Society is committed to creating vital and innovative performance, with an emphasis on developing new plays written and/or created by women, women of color, and queer/QTPOC (Queer, Trans, People of Color). What distinguishes our mandate and approach is the fact that we prioritize who tells the story and what story they want to tell. 

As artistic directors, directors, and playwrights, women in Canada’s professional theatre industry have not yet surpassed the 35% employment mark. This number is much lower when it comes to women of colour. Our vision is not only to change these figures and bring more equity in the theatre scene, but also, to create and produce work that is aesthetically innovative, contextually potent and viscerally intelligent.