We've co-created hundreds of original Popular Theatre productions with professional artists and non-artists (community collaborators), in many different disciplines:
1. Epic Theatre (venue-based productions that break the fourth wall)
2. Artist-Community Collaboration (co-creation)
3. Theatre of the Oppressed (Forum Theatre, Invisible Theatre, Legislative Theatre, etc.)
4. Popular theatre (Agit-Prop, Gorilla Theatre, Anonymous Street Art, etc.)
5. Digital Media (digital filmmaking, digital storytelling, etc.)
We've presented the work of over 1,000 professional Deaf/ Disabled/ Mad artists to about 100,000 audience members in Calgary and Edmonton at Balancing Acts – our annual Disability Arts Festival; which we produced from 2002–2010.
We've commissioned more than twenty Canadian artists to create original performances or digital films, including Kazumi Tsuruoka, Lyle Victor Albert, Alan Shain, Rachel da Silveira Gorman, Elizabeth Hudson, Heidi Janz, Ruth Bieber, Vi Ann Diep, James Doyle, Tegan McGarty, Danny Watt, and Jan Derbyshire.
We run an annual summer training intensive in Theatre of the Oppressed techniques; develop and deliver master classes in aesthetic representation and non-normative production techniques; and facilitate arts equity training for allied agents of systemic change in the arts sector. We also provide arts-based social justice training for non-artists/ community-based catalysts of systemic change.
We've established ourselves as a leading contributor to Canada's Deaf, Disability & Mad Arts domain, a global Centre for Theatre of the Oppressed, a hub of arts equity education and advocacy, and a creative agent of systemic change.