Based in Sudbury, Ontario, Encore Theatre Company was founded as a not-for-profit organization in May 2011 by Nicolas Barbeau, Jocelyn Dotta, Jenny Hazelton, and Richard Barlow. Callam Rodya was artistic director, and Matthew Heiti was resident artist.
The Companyís mandate was to produce edgy, exciting, and gritty theatre while fostering, promoting, and creating professional opportunities for local theatre artists. It was also dedicated to producing original and local Canadian work.
The first mainstage production was Down Dangerous Passes Road by Michel Marc Bouchard (April 2012). Subsequent productions included Leninís Embalmers by Vern Thiessen (2013), and The Monument by Colleen Wagner (2013).
In 2014, there were no productions, as the Company searched unsuccessfully for a permanent venue in downtown Sudbury. In 2015, it returned with a production of Abraham Goes to the Theatre by Larry Tremblay. Its intended final production -- Blind Nickel Pig by local playwright and Sudbury Star theatre critic Lara Bradley -- was cancelled. However, it was premiered in 2017 by Pat the Dog Theatre Creation in Sudbury.
Last updated 2020-08-24