Theatre By Committee
"A camel is a horse designed by committee."

2015 Season


Lion in the Streets

November 19 - 29, 2015 | Glad Day Bookshop, Toronto

In 1990, Judith Thompson's "Lion in the Streets" premiered at the Tarragon Theatre. Twenty-five years later its examination of subtle cruelty and urban stagnation still resonates deeply. 

Written by Judith Thompson | Directed by Owen Fawcett

Featuring: David Chinchilla, Brandon Gillespie, Ben Hayward, Hannah Jack, Lindsey Middleton, Natasha Ramondino, Sarah Robbins & Jonathan Walls

Design by Kelly Anderson

Praise for Lion in the Streets

“[TBC] created an eerie atmosphere right off the bat that prefaced the immersive feeling of the show itself…Many elements of this production, from the acting to the direction to the design, made me excited to see what they will put on next. I would highly recommend seeing Lion in the Streets to get a glimpse of what I think could be an expanding theatre company in the city.”

-Maighdlin Mahoney, Mooney on Theatre


A Tournament of Lies

Presented at Toronto Fringe Festival '15

July 2 - 10, 2015 | Multi-Faith Centre, Toronto

Alex's friends and lovers gather at her memorial to make sense of her death. Once together, they compete between themselves to see who can grieve the best. How do you make sense of your life when the person who defined it is gone? 'A Tournament of Lies' examines the unsavoury nature of grief, fragmentation of memory, and self-preservation.

Written by Evan Wade Brown | Directed by Ben Hayward

Featuring: Owen Fawcett, Brandon Gillespie, Hannah Jack, Nathaniel Kinghan, Iain LaCourt, Sarah Marchand, Lindsey Middleton, Sarah Robbins & Jonathan Walls

Praise for Tournament of Lies

“This site specific show had me feeling the perfect amount of uncomfortable from the moment I walked in the door. Once inside the ‘Quiet Room’, I felt a buzz of nervous energy from the crowd. I certainly had no idea what to expect and neither did the others…it was the perfect intimate setting for the show.”

-Nick May, Gay Theatre Toronto

A success beyond it’s simple premise and a must experience for anyone who loves immersive, emotional, honest and funny theatre…I want to single out one stand-out performance, but I truly cannot do that here. It is their individual strength, that leads to the success of the performance as a whole.” 

-Jeff Kerr, Mooney on Theatre