Page1 Theatre is dedicated to producing, presenting, and developing original professional Queer theatrical work. We are particularly interested in supporting emerging artists and new work through our annual festival OutFest. In addition, we present fully realized or work still in development, through our seasonal programming. We are interested in developing contemporary stories that reflect real issues and real people in the Queer community, especially underrepresented voices, which include but are not limited to; BIPOC, Trans, and Neurodiverse experiences.
Over six years, we have been awarded grants and funding from Canada Council, the Waterloo Arts Fund (Ontario), and municipal funding. We have developed, and or launched several of our own projects; “There Are No Gays In Chechnya,” about the gay-purge in Chechnya (still in development), and Queer-prov, an improv comedy show. We have also presented professional artists and shows from across Canada.