Theatre Smith-Gilmour

Theatre Smith-Gilmour

Theatre Smith-Gilmour, is an artistically driven professional theatre company located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The company is committed to creating theatre developed through "an artistic process that gives expression and dignity to people's imaginations and fantasies; that communicates to audiences stories of personal and universal meaning with a compassionate vision of the human condition."

The company was founded by Michele Smith and Dean Gilmour, who both graduated from l'École Jacques Lecoq, Paris in 1978.

Their mandate includes educating the public and deepening their understanding of the artistic process thus nurturing the public's appreciation of art and artists through direct interactive contact. They perform in order to move the imagination of each audience member by presenting work that is humanist, of a high quality, and unique.

Through stage productions, new play development, workshops and residencies, they promote a living Canadian theatre of image and action combined with text; a theatre rooted in the art of physical, clown and image theatre for a popular audience in Toronto and around the world. In addition the company sustains the growth of a group of performers and designers as creative artists who are the heart and soul of the work.


Currently the company is in their self-proclaimed "Chekhov Cycle".

Chekhov's Shorts (1999-2001)

Launched at the Factory Theatre in Toronto. Toured to Vancouver, Edmonton, Hong Kong, Dartmouth and Montreal. The show has won three Dora Mavor Moore Awards, for Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Director, and Outstanding Production.

Chekhov longs... In The Ravine (2002)
Dr. Chekhov
Ward 6 (2004)

Critical praise

Theatre Smith-Gilmour's productions consistently get rave reviews from the local media. All of their Checkov Cycle productions have received four stars from The Toronto Star, and assorted productions within this series have got equal rating from The Globe & Mail, Now Magazine, and eye Weekly.

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