quality Theatre Performance and Education in the Muskoka Region

Oh, What A Lovely War!, Hart House Theatre 2020. Photo Credit: Scott Gorman. Photo of Kristiaan Hansen and Jillian Robinson

We are committed to creating an inclusive platform for stories to be explored and shared. We are invested in narratives of our local community and are built upon the principles set out by Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop, who believed that theatre belongs to the people.

We invite you to be our collaborators.

Autumn Smith

Artistic and Executive Director

Autumn is a director, curator, educator and innovator.  Autumn holds an MFA from York University in Theatre Direction with an Emphasis on Teaching and is  a conservatory trained actor (Oxford School of Drama/UK). Autumn is a Professor of Theatre at  AMPD (York University), University of Toronto and  Centennial College. As a director and educator Ms. Smith led the Dora Award winning company MacKenzieRo for over a 9 year period in addition to working with companies such as: the Canadian Children’s Opera Company, U of T/Sheridan, The National Ballet/Stratford Project, The Shaw Festival, The Tarragon Theatre, George Brown Theatre School, Stagedoor Manor in Association with the American Theatre Wing, StageWest Mississauga, Theatre 20, The Druid Theatre/Galway and the Oxford Playhouse/UK.  Most recently, Autumn curated and directed the Territorial Tales project for Canadian Stage which has just completed its inaugural tour of Ontario.  Most Recently, Autumn directed Oh, What A Lovely War!  for Hart House Theatre and Songs for a New World  for The Canadian Children’s Opera Company.

Upcoming: Citonella for the Gravenhurst Opera House, 2021, The Earth Sings for The Canadian Children's Opera Company, The Lunchbox Chronicles with support from Theatre Direct Canada and The 7 Project with the Trillium Lakelands District School Board.

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