Axis Theatre Company has a rich 41-year history of creating original plays by commissioning Canadian playwrights, staging adaptations, excelling in dramaturgy, and developing scripts. They champion theatre for young audiences (TYA) and strive for varied physical theatre aspects to dominate their productions.
Axis Theatre receives international recognition as one of Canada’s leading TYA companies by creating inspiring plays and establishing long-lasting relationships with exceptional artists and organizations, while encouraging audiences to celebrate theatre, ask questions, be entertained, and embrace new ideas. They promote and sell their productions through juried and unjuried showcases in BC, across Canada, and in the United States. General Manager Daune Campbell enthuses, “This is one of the first seasons in a long while where I wish I were going on the tours—the locations and venues will be stellar.”
Axis employs a high number of emerging Canadian artists and designers, giving them exceptional professional mentorship and providing the resources and knowledge for success. This work has been rewarded with positive reviews, feedback, and numerous awards, including B.C. Touring Council Artistic Company of the Year (2017), two 2017 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards for Outstanding Artistic Creation and Outstanding Design, as well as nominations for performance and ensemble work.
We enjoyed every minute of it. Educational, entertaining, original, beautiful, and… I could go on! –Axis Theatre Patron
TH’OWXIYA: THE HUNGRY FEAST DISH
October 17–21, 2017
Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, B.C.
February 9–17, 2018 Massey Theatre, Frederic Wood Theatre & Talking Stick Festival.
By Joseph A. Dandurand.
ROBINSON CRUSOE + FRIDAY
January 21–May 21, 2018
National tour across Canada to various venues in the Northwest Territories, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia.
By Colin Heath.
SOMEBODY LOVE YOU, MR. HATCH
March 23 & 24, 2018
Studio 1398, Granville Island
March 25–May 12, 2018
Provincial tour across B.C. to various schools and communities.
By Eileen Spinelli Adapted by Chris McGregor.
ALL MY FRIENDS ARE ANIMALS
Russian Hall Group bookings by donation.
By James Gordon King; In association with Babelle Theatre.
One-off performances and weekly rates available for school and public performances. Contact Axis Theatre for full schedule availability, booking, and pricing.