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September 23, 2023

“Undocumented.Stories” features over 100 handwritten accounts collected by Access Alliance from residents living with precarious status who access Non-Insured Walk-In Clinics in the North West area of Toronto. The stories speak of incredible struggle and loss, fear and exploitation, humiliation and intimidation. This exhibit was completely free to the public and was hosted within Artscape Weston Common as part of Nuit Blanche 2023.


August 5th – 20th, 2023

Shakespeare in Action’s Summer 2023 production was otîhêw, a Métis-Cree reimagining of Shakespeare’s Othello, by PJ Prudat. This reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is set in a north western factory fort along the Saskatchewan river in 1816, the year of no summer, at the height of imperial trading that drove colonization over sovereign Indigenous lands.

The production ran over three weeks with 10 free public performances at Memorial Park.


November 28th - December 9th, 2022

ROMEO AND JULIET. AND ACTION. Is an interactive in-person theatre experience unlike any other: where students perform Shakespeare’s most famous play about love and family feuds alongside professional actors. 

This play is the second instalment of our AND ACTION Series which saw us tour MACBETH AND ACTION to schools across the GTA in 2018. 

Harabogee & Me

Weston Folktale Festival

Tuesdays to Sunday
August 16th – 28th, 2022

Two simultaneous events that explore stories passed along through our families and ancestry.   

Come by the Humber River in the daytime to walk through an exhibit created by local youth, grab a bite on Weston road, and stay for a free outdoor performance under the stars!


September 7th-12th, 2021

When the pandemic hit, SIA began running a program with local seniors at York West Active Living Centre, exploring the relationship between Shakespeare’s plays and their personal stories. We are excited to share our first piece inspired by this incredible program and as a City of Toronto Arts & Culture SPARK Project.


August 20th-23rd, 2020

Alphonse is lost, walking along a country road, weaving an intricate web of stories, while everyone is searching for him: parents, friends, teachers, the police. What they find is the thing we often have to give up in order to grow up.

GOING SOLO: An Illustrated Lecture with Alon Nashman

October 28th, 2020

Alon Nashman has developed and performed solo shows for 20 years, touring them nationally and internationally. This 2 hour lecture + Q&A will touch on writing/adapting, self-producing and touring solo shows, with the hope of inspiring participants to consider creating their own solo material.


December 10th-12th, 2019

With the support from the Pearson Connects fund, Shakespeare in Action produced a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL in partnership with the Weston Silver Band, at the Artscape Weston Common’s Rockport Performance Hall December 2019 titled…A WESTON CHRISTMAS CAROL.


July 16th-28th, 2019

Shakespeare in Action produced our free inaugural outdoor Shakespeare in the Shell production in Weston’s Little Avenue Memorial Park.  Over 1,100 residents attended our two week run of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in conjunction with our Spotlight Artist series, which engaged local artists to perform a 10-15 minute opening set for the show nightly.  


This hour long performance brings four of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays –Romeo and JulietThe TempestMacbeth and Twelfth Night – to life for children ages five to seventy-five! Featuring original sound, movement and physical comedy, the performance is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for young audiences.


This interactive presentation demonstrates the similarities that Shakespeare and modern Hip Hop share.