The range of talent was astonishing! Each ten-minute play was a wonderful slice of theatre, bursting with all the energy and heart of a full-length play." - Ann McDougall

Thank you to all those who attended and participated in the 7th Annual InspiraTO Festival, Alumnae Theatre (Mainstage), Toronto, June 1-10, 2012.  We couldn't have done it without you.

I am a frequent theatre goer and lover of all forms of Art. This is my first time experiencing InspiraTO. I was thoroughly entertained and impressed by the works. I spent an entire day experiencing 18 plays in a row, and still wanted more. The day went way too quickly. A must experience. I will be back next year.               -Eldon (Calgary) 

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2012 People's Choice Awards:  

redEye show: BROKEN ENGLISH by Nina Ki. Featuring Jonathan Ho &  Sunhee Yi. Directed by Larry Peloso.  MISSING by Robin Pond. Featuring Renee Stein & Kunal Jaggi. Directed by Sandra Burley. 

yellowEye show: THE PAPER SWAN by Amina Henry.   Featuring Sara Miller & Mark Kalzer.  Directed by Leonard Mario Zgrablic.  YOUTOPIA by Chaney Kwak (InspiraTO's Playwriting Contest Winner). Featuring  Natasha Fiorino, Karen Scobie, Yehunda Fisher, Basil Tamkei. Directed by David Wootton.

blueEye show: BEYOND WHERE THE HORIZON LIES by Rod McFadden. Featuring Bee Raskob & Andrew Robinson. Directed by Taryn Jorgenson. STANDING AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE OF DISUNITY by Stanley Toledo. Featuring Peter Jarvis, Christine Shakespeare & Farah Farah.  Directed by Dale Sheldrake.  

whiteEye show: CRYSTAL CLEAR by Marianne Fedunkiw. Dramaturgy by Dominik Loncar. Featuring Jamie Sampson. Directed by Erin O'Hanley.  LATE by Lisa Aikman. Dramaturgy by Sheldon Rosen. Featuring M.C. Thompson and Kathleen Stack.  Directed by Kim Sprenger.

See the gallery for the list of all the plays.

The winner of the Ten Day Playwriting Contest was The Male Root by Vicki Zhang.

Catch what others have said. See the video - click here.

Announcing a new playwriting workshop (movement and mask). Click here for details.     

InspiraTO's theme this year was VISION - explored through a series of 4 shows (6 ten-minute plays per show) -- each with their own unique perspective.  

The InspiraTO Festival has produced 106 ten-minute plays, showcasing over 230 actors and 90 directors. Since 2010 InspiraTO has been proud to partner with Pat the Dog, Ontario's playwright centre, helping emerging and established playwrights across the province.

For the 2012 festival, there were 11 play submissions with the winning plays selected by a jury from the Toronto theatre community. 


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The InspiraTO Festival is proud to partner with pat the dog , Ontario's playwright centre, helping emerging and established playwrights in Ontario.