• Plays in Cafes

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  • Events

    2018 and Beyond...

    May 26th

    Swan Lake Outdoor Education Centre

    1229 Bethesda Sideroad


    Shadowpath Theatre presents an exploration into the art of storytelling. Let nature spark your creativity with a writing workshop and a guide tour of the woods.


    Youth (14+) workshop. This three hour unique writing opportunity is only $50.



    Plays In Cafes at The Toronto Fringe!

    Steamy summer nights, hot songs, and cool drinks! What are you in the mood for? Place your order! We have theatre on our menu to satisfy all tastes.


    Transforming Everyday Places Into Creative Spaces


    'When everyone benefits, a whole community wins.'

    'When I started Shadowpath in 2002, I had no idea of its potential. I approached everyday spaces because I couldn't afford to rent the few regional theatres. That turned out to be the best thing for Shadowpath and now everyday spaces are our signature style of theatre producing. Businesses gain a creative boost and access to new customers, performers get a professional opportunity to work in alternative spaces, the community gets more arts and culture programming and Shadowpath gets connected to community partners and free space! Now that's winning!

    -Alex Karolyi


    Shadowpath Theatre Productions

    is a not-for-profit charitable organization, shadowing playwrights by remounting their plays, and building new artistic paths for the creative citizen in all of us to emerge.


    To educate the public’s understanding and appreciation of Canadian theatre by:​

    1. Presenting dramatic performances

    2. Providing workshops for the benefit of the public
    on such topics as Canadian plays, new works and performance.


    Transforming Everyday Places into Creative Spaces

    By re-imagining and repurposing everyday spaces as theatrical venues, Shadowpath is able to bridge the gap between arts and business while presenting accessible, innovative and creative events for the community. Shadowpath makes the most out of underused space, while providing a professional platform for regional artists!

  • Our Team

    We've got a top notch team!








    Jacquie Lazar, Chair


    Carly Ottaway, Board Member


    Joanna Grace, Secretary






    Opal Rowe, Board Member


    Michael Shuster, Board Member


    Jason Cherniak, Board Member​


    Dexter Chew, Board Member

  • Innovate This!

    We are so Honoured!

    2016 Richmond Hill's

    Creativity Connected Awards

    Best Creative Innovation


    Mayor David Barrow, Shadowpath's Artistic Director Alex Karolyi and apprentice Deanna Galati


    Newmarket Chamber of Commerce

    Business Excellence Award for Innovation


    The FemmeOperativeis Shadowpath's newest initiative featuring female creative leaders in an interview-style format. The FemmeOperative is an opportunity to gain insight, be inspired, connect, share ideas, clarify next steps and add practical wellness tips to maintain energy and focus for all your artistic pursuits!

    The FemmeOperative features female decision makers and encourages ALL to attend; young/old, male/female, artist/arts appreciators...



    January 25th, 2017 @ Lake Wilcox Brewery, Vaughan

    Featuring: Theatre Coordinator & Technical Director of St.Andrew's College,

    Jacquie Lazar and Conductor & Artistic Director of the Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra, Jessica V Kun


    November 30th, 2016 @ Bonsai Hill Cafe, Aurora

    Featuring: Executive Director of the York Region Arts Council,

    Samantha Wainberg and Academy Director of Ovation! Performing Arts Academy, Bonnie Craig


    May 7th, 2017 @ Yoga Source Studio, Newmarket 

    Sponsored by Align Health Centre

    Featuring: Newmarket’s Supervisor of Cultural Services
    Laura Schembri and Cultural Facility & Programming Coordinator, Ashley Chappell

  • FEMME 5

    2017-18 APPRENTICES

    Thanks to a Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Shadowpath is expanding our creative team with fifteen female apprentices from 2016 - 2019. These apprentices will develop skills in creation, producing, arts admin and artistic direction and help to increase Shadowpath's community programming. Applications are received in the summer and apprentices begin in September.




  • Meet the Apprentices

    2017-18 - FEMME 5

    Chandra Pepper

    Actor, Director

    Has been a theatre professional for over 25 years. Presently she is the Theatre Director for The Gibson School of the Arts in Alliston and an Academy Director for Theatre Orangeville in their TOEP program.

    Presently she is the Theatre Director for The Gibson School of the Arts

    Mani Eustis

    Actor, Artist

    A Ryerson Theatre Graduate and Toronto based Theatre Artist and Educator. She is the artistic director and founder of Fancy Bits Theatre, a company that is committed to producing all women comedic shows. she wrote and directed the absurd comedy: Sorry I Can’t Come To Your Show

    Laura Katherine Hayes

    Actor, Producer, Writer

    A performer, producer, and writer in Toronto. Growing up she trained as an actor and dancer. She is a recent graduate from the Ryerson Theatre School's Acting Program. Laura has also worked as a producer for emerGENce Theatre and Pencil Kit Productions.


    Coco LaRain

    Speaker, Singer Actor

    is a multi-award winning Speaker and Performing Artist who utilizes, the arts to inspired audiences through her personal development organization Inspired by Coco Inc. She has performed on many theatrical stages, in Jazz Bistro’s and Poetry Cafés.

    Rosanna Saracino

    Educator, Director

    is an Italian-Canadian director, dramaturge, devised theatre creator and educator, with twenty years in the industry. Rosanna has produced and directed upward of 60 productions for the stage, which included classical to contemporary works, new plays, and devised theatre creations.

    Karina Milech


    Joanna Grace


    Heather Braaten


    Deanna Galati


    Becky Tanton


    Peyton LaBarr




    December 17, 2017
    FUNDERS Ontario Trillium Foundation New Horizons for Seniors Program Ontario 150 ...
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    HISTORY HIGHTLIGHTS 2010 - Shadowpath receives funding from the Department of Citizenship &...
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