Pi Theatre is invested in the continuing work of creating an inclusive, diverse, and caring theatre. We believe we have a responsibility to reflect Canada’s diversity on stage and behind the scenes, and to that end we’re committed to the fundamental work of supporting artists, employees and audience members from all cultural backgrounds and lived experiences.
We believe there is an essential value in audience members seeing the world around them reflected onstage. We also believe that everyone should be given an opportunity to empathize and connect with experiences that are different from their own.
Pi Theatre produces and presents bold and uncompromising plays that explore modern life. We invest in work that creates artistic encounters that challenge perceptions and generate conversation. We are concerned with creating social moments, community connections and artistic impact.
Pi Theatre runs Prime Placements, a mentorship program for emerging artists and cultural workers, and is committed to accessibility in our work and for our community with discounted tickets.
The National Transformation Project
Canadian playwright David Yee, artistic director of Fu-GEN Theatre Company, asks “What would it take to transform our society for the betterment of all?”
Pi presents three artists in the first batch of original short works in a new thought-provoking series produced by some of Canada’s most innovative performing artists. From 20 October 2020, this series will be available free of charge to audiences all across the country.
The National Transformations Project will be an ongoing series of commissions from some of Canada’s most acclaimed live performance companies through to the Spring of 2021. It will launch with 20 original online works hosted by the National Arts Centre. The short works include song, dance, poetry, and story, inspired by pressing social justice issues like Universal Basic Income, CERB, racial justice, #BLM, the climate emergency, access to mental health services, and more.