From The Artistic Director

A rehearsal for the RSC's Orphan of Zhao. Joe Dixon as Tu'an Gu and Graham Turner as Dr Cheng

As an inter-cultural theatre company we strive to find ways to represent the people who…read more

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A Crisis of Space: Why I Started Videofag

November 20, 2012 | Andy Mckim

Jordan Tannahill recently completed his run in our “Bring the Buzz” Festival with a production…read more

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A Joyous Story About the Power of Theatre

December 24, 2012 | Andy Mckim

Just in time for the holiday season we have a truly joyous story from Stephen…read more


Early last week we announced our 2013-2014 season. One of the plays we are producing…read more

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Are we flexible enough in the arts sector?

March 19, 2013 | Andy Mckim

I just returned from a holiday that was meant to take me away from work…read more

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Audience Engagement

December 21, 2012 | Andy Mckim

Last July I was invited to give a keynote speech to the Arts Marketing Association…read more


Engaging With Our Community

January 8, 2012 | Andy Mckim

I am really interested in talking about ways to engage with our community. This is…read more

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This weekend at our May 5th Gala we are celebrating “Speaking Out” which has been…read more


G8/G20 Protests Still Reverberate In Toronto

January 3, 2012 | Andy Mckim

On December 20, 2011 Leah Henderson was sentenced to 10 months in prison for her political…read more

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When I went to New York last fall one of the main reasons for my…read more

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I have a (Joe) Fresh idea.

October 21, 2011 | Andy Mckim

This past Sunday I attended our last performance of The Tale of a Town, a…read more

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Is it a crime to want to live?

November 13, 2011 | Andy Mckim

Marina Nemat is the author of the non-fiction books After Tehran and Prisoner of Tehran.…read more

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We are looking forward to fun and music this week. Mary Walsh has recently updated…read more

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Marina Nemat: bullied on Canada Reads

February 9, 2012 | Andy Mckim

Marina Nemat, author of Prisoner of Tehran, poses at her Aurora home, Feb. 8, 2012.…read more


I was surprised to read in the Montreal Gazette that the Federal Government, in the…read more

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Never Apologize For Your Art

March 28, 2013 | Andy Mckim

I am intrigued by the never-ending discussion of what influences the programming decisions of an…read more


Olé!: Art With The People

April 29, 2013 | Andy Mckim

I value theatre that finds a way to include the audience. Last fall we did…read more

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A Swedish soccer team is playing a qualification match in the Europe League in Moscow…read more

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Reinventing Theatre Touring

March 27, 2012 | Andy Mckim

Gavin Stride is the Artistic Director of Farnham Maltings in Farnahm, UK. They are one…read more

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I posted this blog entry a few months ago, but it got erased because of…read more


There has been an outpouring of love and concern for Mary Walsh, who is in…read more

Remains of Shakespeare’s Curtain theatre are uncovered in Shoreditch, London

If I hadn’t gone into theatre I was headed for a life in archeology. As…read more

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My son visited East Timor two years ago and it was a highlight on his…read more

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I am afraid that we are entering an age where empathy is being trampled under…read more

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Taki Rua

September 15, 2011 | Andy Mckim

Theatre Passe Muraille’s newest Twin Theatre is the New Zealand theatre company Taki Rua, New…read more


The 99% Onstage: Attention Must Be Paid

November 10, 2011 | Andy Mckim

When I was in New York over a year ago I was pleasantly surprised to…read more

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The Metcalf Foundation is a progressive family foundation with three core areas of interest- culture,…read more


The End of World Premieres

November 3, 2011 | Andy Mckim

This week I am reminded of a speech I gave two and half years ago.…read more


The Future of the Nonprofit Arts

June 5, 2012 | Andy Mckim

I enjoy reading a number of arts related blogs on a daily basis and one…read more

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This is the companion piece to a Mission Paradox blog I reposted on June 5th.…read more

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For a few years now I have wanted to produce a show about the Highway…read more

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At the beginning of the year Sean Ohlenkamp created a video- THE JOY OF BOOKS…read more


Theatre Passe Muraille is named after the short story- Le Passe Muraille -written by Marcel Aymé in 1943.…read more

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The Raised Hand

December 21, 2011 | Andy Mckim

One of the web blogs I like reading is The Mission Paradox Blog. Today they…read more

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This article from the Denver Post provides the latest attendance and revenue figures as surveyed…read more


Theatre Beyond Walls

January 26, 2012 | Andy Mckim

      Visit our brand new Theatre Beyond Walls Website here. Or Follow what people…read more

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This is an article that was in the Denver Post about the challenges to freedom…read more


Theatrical Innovation: Whose Job Is It?

September 10, 2012 | Andy Mckim

The Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington is one of America’s signature new play development…read more


TPM goes to City Hall

September 21, 2011 | Andy Mckim

On Monday September 19th Kendra and I represented Theatre Passe Muraille at the Breakfast of…read more


What is Audience Dramaturgy: some examples

September 20, 2012 | Andy Mckim

Some of the plays that we produce/present at Theatre Passe Muraille have been developed by…read more

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Who needs critics?

November 21, 2011 | Andy Mckim

Stephen Sondheim’s new book Look, I Made a Hat is being released this week and the…read more

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Why is graffiti art under attack?

April 22, 2012 | Andy Mckim

I need to confess that I do not much like tagging. I think it is…read more


Writing as a tool of protest

June 27, 2012 | Andy Mckim

Mohammad Al Attar is a Syrian playwright who is facing a few challenges in his…read more