Community Update

June 30, 2021

June.  So much has happened since our last community update in October, 2020.  So much has changed.

The following is a report on some of the company’s activities in the last nine months.


We have continued to support the development of new work through new and ongoing commissions.  Artists currently creating with PTE include:

Marie Beath Badian

Sharon Bajer and Liam Zarrillo

Keith Barker

Tara Beagan

Darla Contois (premiering in 2021)

Deanna Choi

Ins Choi (premiering in 2022)

Brian Drader

Alexa Joy

Frances Koncan

Andy Moro


Ian Ross

Andraea Sartison

Sophie Smith-Dostmohamed

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (co-commission with Black Theatre Workshop, Montreal)

Guillermo Verdecchia

We Quit Theatre (Davis Plett and Gislina Patterson)

David Yee

Liam Zarrillo


This season has been both challenging and inspiring.  It has provided us an opportunity to change our imagination.  To see new ways of working, new ways of creating, and new ways of engaging. 

We are keenly aware of the continued struggle our industry faces, and the impact these struggles have had on artists who are the backbone and foundation of all that we do.  We are buoyed and inspired by the resilience of our arts community.

We are also deeply grateful for government, foundation, and arts council support.

Finally, a thank you.  To every artist, audience, donor:  THANK YOU.  To the CCA, MAC, WAC, thank you.  To the federal government, the Province, the city, the Winnipeg Foundation, thank you.  This season would have been impossible without you.  That we are thriving, that we are even still standing, is a testament to all of you...and in turn your belief in us.