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    2018 and Beyond...

    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.


    CAST: Mani Eustis, Coco LaRain, Chandra Pepper, Scott McCulloch, Asante Tracey

    MUSICIANS: Coco LaRain, Joanna Grace, Daron McColl, Robert Lee

    Artist Input Sessions


    We invite you to provide input into a York Region-wide Creative Space Feasibility Study.

    The York Region Arts Council (YRAC) and Shadowpath Theatre Productions received an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to explore and recommend innovative models for sustainable mixed-use arts and culture facilities. The first phase of our research was to visit a wide range of creative facility owners and operators with the intention of gaining a deeper understanding of functional business models and partnerships that enable these spaces to exist and thrive.

    The second phase of our study is to gain input from many stakeholders within York Region to assess needs, cultural priorities, readiness and what viable model(s) can look like here. We are currently in this phase, and want to hear from YOU!

    We Are Hiring 5 Fabulous Apprentices!

    Stay Tuned For More Info - Deadline August 10th


    Shadowpath’s wants to maintain our highly functional creative team comprised of five female theatre practitioners that wish to enhance their career path with artistic direction and producing. Develop and share skills with Shadowpath’s programming, proven models, partnerships and community initiatives. Shadowpath's Artistic Director will share tips, tools and templates for successful management, creation and producing.

    This is a 10 month apprenticeship, $15,000/apprentice, with weekly in person meetings. Industry workshops, assigned tasks and projects and frequent communication with Shadowpath’s Artistic Director.

    We require exceptional communicators who are enthusiastic, ambitious, have a positive, assertive attitude AND who have a high regard for punctuality. Easy and reliable access to York Region locations is required. Familiarity to York Region is an asset.

    June Is Our Donor A Day Campaign!

    Thanks to our recent week of donors -

    Get in on the flower-power HERE

    Want a cool charitable receipt? Donate $25 or more and get your very own charitable receipt and a donor of the DAY! Need more reasons? Here are a few:

    1.  The only professional theatre company serving York Region, over a million people! 

    2. We've paid 607 local artists to date. 

    3. We've presented 65 new works in 10 communities! 

    4. We've been a not-for-profit since 2003, and received Charitable Status in 2012. 

    5. We’ve won innovation awards in Newmarket and Richmond Hill.

    6. We are the only theatre company in Canada offering PAID apprenticeships to female creatives

    7. We have FREE theatre programming for youth & seniors

    8. Our Artistic Director is one of the only female founding Artistic Directors across Canada running a registered charitable theatre organization

    9. We create new Canadian plays

    10. We transform every day spaces into creative places (libraries, cafes, restaurants, wineries, car dealerships, hotels)


    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...



    April 28th, 2018 @ Thatz Showbiz Studio, Thornhill

    Featuring: Artistic Director, Lua Shayenne from Lua Shayenne Dance Company

    Artistic Director, Sarah Magni from Thatz Showbiz


    May 7th, 2017 @ Yoga Source Studio, Newmarket 

    Sponsored by Align Health Centre

    Featuring: Newmarket’s Supervisor of Cultural Services, Laura Schembri

    Cultural Facility & Programming Coordinator of the Lebovic Centre for Entertainment, Ashley Chappell


    January 25th, 2017 @ Lake Wilcox Brewery, Vaughan

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

    Jacquie Lazar

    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

    Academy Director of Ovation! Performing Arts Academy, Bonnie Craig


  • 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




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