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"Theatre has no memory, which makes it the most existential of the arts...I keep coming back in the hope that someone in a darkened room somewhere will show me an image that burns itself into my mind."

SARAH KANE

About us

Contra is a Toronto-based theatre company. We strive to produce new works that give voice to the voiceless, fire to the ornery, and moons to the misbegotten.

Mallory Fisher

Co-Artistic Director

Originally from St. John's, Newfoundland, Mallory recently relocated to Toronto after completing a BFA in Theatre Performance at The Boston Conservatory (Emphasis: Classical Acting/Songwriting). In Boston, she co-founded a theatre company called The Foundry, for which she directed productions of Salt-Water Moon, Twelfth Night, and A Doll's House. In her final year in Boston she was also an executive board member for EarthStone Theatre, a Boston-based company dedicated to the cultivation of new works. She has spent the last year holding a Director-In-Residence position with Wolf Manor Theatre Collective, and most recently directed their production of Richard III at the Tarragon Workspace. Select acting credits include: Room For Failure (Wolf Manor Theatre Collective), Jekyll & Hyde (Echo Productions), Into the Woods (Theatre St. John's/Riding Tide Theatre), MacBeth (EarthStone Theatre Company), Tartuffe (The Boston Conservatory), and Good People (The Boston Conservatory).

Meghan Greeley

Co-Artistic Director

Meghan Greeley is originally from Newfoundland and holds a BFA in Theatre (Acting) from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. She currently resides in Toronto, where she is completing an MFA in Screenwriting (York University). Her play Hunger was produced by White Rooster Theatre in 2015. Kingdom, also produced by White Rooster, premiered at the LSPU Hall in St. John’s in 2012. It toured to the Stages Festival and was later published in The Breakwater Book Of Contemporary Newfoundland Drama, Vol. 1. Her short play Brother, Brother, a winner of the InspiraTO Playwriting Competition, premiered at the Alumnae Theatre in 2015 and will be published by Playwrights Canada Press in its upcoming 10-Minute Play Anthology. Meghan’s scripts have been chosen for the RCA Playwriting Series, Cultivate Playwright's Colony, the She Said Yes! Mail Order Dramaturgy Program, and twice for the Women’s Work Festival. Her poetry and prose have appeared in The Stockholm Review of Literature, Metatron, Riddlefence, Humber Mouths 2, and Nelson’s Literacy 9. Awards include 1st Prize in the Sparks Literary Festival Poetry Competition and the Magnetic North Playwriting Competition (Under 25).

Maria Colasante

General Manager

Raised on the shores of Weller’s Bay in Carrying Place, Ontario, Maria bid adieu to small town living in 2010. She packed her bags and headed to Toronto, where she pursued post secondary education and discovered what it is like having restaurants and stores open past 6pm. Maria now holds her BFA in Performance Production from Ryerson University (cum laude) and has worked on an array of productions as a manager, designer, and scenic artist. Though her pace has quickened, her country roots have taught her how to take it all in, love the little things, and most of all that hard work pays off.

I. KINGDOM

Having spent the majority of her life within the confines of a room, Nora’s knowledge of the outside world is limited to vague memories and the information (often fictional and warped) given to her by Sir, her captor. Her only companion in the room is an energetic, imaginative young girl named Scout, whose presence there is mysteriously secret. When Sir starts to forget his own elaborate system of rules, Nora shows small signs of rebellion but realizes that the decision to leave behind this isolated existence will not be an easy one.

Directed by

Mallory Fisher

Starring

David Ferry
Meghan Greeley
Annelise Hawrylak
SEPTEMBER 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 & 14 — 8PM
SEPTEMBER 11 PAY WHAT YOU CAN MATINEE — 2:30PM
TARRAGON THEATRE WORKSPACE
30 BRIDGMAN AVENUE, TORONTO, ONTARIO

TICKETS $22
BOX OFFICE — 416-531-1827
ONLINE—TARRAGONTHEATRE.COM

Script Submissions

We are currently seeking submissions of one act and full length plays for our inaugural season. We are open to all submissions, but will hold special consideration for previously un-produced works by women and LGBTQ writers.

Not sure if your work is a good fit/want to know more about us? Send us an email.

Audition Notices

Contra Theatre will be soliticing audition notices for its second play in late fall.