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.


PTE welcomed Out From Under the Rug as our company in residence this season.  OFUR was able to engage in mentorships and also receive dramaturgy during their time with PTE.  We are extending their residency into a second year for the 2021-2022 season, leading to their first fully staged production, Bastard. in the Colin Jackson Studio in June, 2022.

To support OFUR’s first production, in addition to performance/rehearsal space and mentorship/dramaturgy, PTE is also contributing significant financial support.

For the 2020-2021 season, we were able to welcome two artists into directing mentorships.  Julie Lumsden collaborated on Post-Democracy by Hannah Moscovitch and Beverly Ndukwu on VOICE by Ismaila Alfa. 


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.