What we do
Teesri Duniya Theatre is a not-for-profit organization defined by multicultural diversity and intercultural relations. We are dedicated to producing politically relevant and meaningful plays that explore life-affecting issues. We are also committed to creating theatrical styles based on the cultural experiences of diverse communities. Our plays foster critical thinking to important issues, connect communities, and generate cross-cultural dialogue. We tell people’s stories in a way that promotes critical thinking and invites cross-cultural dialogue. The company practices multiethnic as opposed to color-blind casting. The company also publishes alt.theatre magazine – a theatre journal examining the intersections between politics, cultural plurality, social activism, and the stage.
Teesri Duniya Theatre produces original works and translations in English and French as well as in other languages. We pursue an inclusive and multicultural vision of theatre that is entertaining and provocative at the same time. Our work is generally drawn from dramatic and cultural traditions that are usually framed by a distinctly Canadian perspective. Diversity around us inspires us to create theatre that reflects shared values of who we are as Canadians.
The Fireworks Playwrights Program is an intensive, structured, and guided learning/creating workshop experience that aims to assist emerging, socially engaged writers, particularly artists of colour and indigenous peoples, to develop their written voice and professional profile. Our goal is not only to increase the pool of socially engaged work, but also to assist the artist in gaining a better understanding of, and connection to, the arts ecology in which they work. A program to develop new plays using culturally sensitive dramaturgy that explores new forms of aesthetics.
Artist & playwright residencies
We encourage committed and culturally-diverse artists to join our artist-in-residence program. Our programs have a strong focus on plays that encourage dialogue, intercultural respect, and give exposure to marginalized communities while highlighting their pressing concerns.
Employment & Audition Opportunities
We are always on the lookout for new talent that can help us move forward with our mandate. We are committed to multiethnic casting and encourage submissions from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. It is the policy of Teesri Duniya Theatre to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic.
Artists and community
Each year Teesri Duniya Theatre initiates activities that are designed to develop creative skills among emerging visible minority artists and to enhance their intercultural interaction. It is a multifaceted program that involves community-engaged theatre in non-official languages, which addresses the particular needs and concerns of minority groups.
Make a Donation
Teesri Duniya Theatre sincerely thanks its sponsors for their generous donations to support the company’s various activities. Please know that your contributions help us create a difference in the community. As we continue to grow, we extend a heartfelt thank you to all of you for helping us “Change the World, One play at a Time”