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Cahoots Theatre Company

Cahoots has the distinction of being the first professional company in Canada with a mandate to present culturally inclusive work, with a reputation for producing theatre of the highest artistic calibre at local, regional and national levels. Since 1986, Cahoots has programmed work that reflects the diversity of our country, and has enriched the artistic field by nurturing the skills and experiences of emerging and established theatre practitioners. We serve artists of colour, Dead and disabled artists and audiences, youth and newcomers to Canada with our productions and outreach initiatives.

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  • Main Communities Served:
    Dis/Abilities, youth, artists, general arts 
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  • Languages:
    English, ASL 
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  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    The Deaf Artists & Theatres Toolkit (DATT) serves as a resource to increase the feasibility of collaborations between professional theatre companies and Deaf artists as well as to increase engagement with Deaf audiences. This online toolkit provides a guide for theatre companies and is informed by Cahoots Theatre’s research and learnings from the development and production of ULTRASOUND by deaf playwright, Adam Pottle in 2016, with input from the Deaf community, theatre community and audiences. A company interested in working with a Deaf artist or engaging with Deaf audiences can use these online resources for insights, processes, tips and templates, to sensitively and comprehensively navigate the development and production of a work involving Deaf artists and Deaf audiences in Canada. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    Cahoots Theatre investigates and examines the complexities of diversity through the creation and production of new theatre works, development of professional artists and the engagement of communities.

    Cahoots is a leader in the theatrical community, providing a much needed home for the voice of the ‘other’, a place for marginalized artists and diverse communities to share their stories. We strive to entice, confront, provoke, entertain, reveal and ultimately transcend through expression of and access to theatre.

    Celebration of diverse voices and their stories
    Excellence and innovation in artistic creation
    Equity and inclusivity
    Social engagement and community access
    Honest and ethical practices 
  • Secondary Contact:
    Liza Mattimore, Interim General Manager 
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  • Address:
    388 Queen St. E. Unit 3
    Toronto, ON  M5A 1T3 
  • Secondary Address:
    388 Queen St. E. Unit 3
    Toronto, ON  M5A 1T3 

Last updated on 2017-10-03 14:17:47. Photos credit of: Dahlia Katz - Submitted by: Cahoots Theatre Company