Who We Are
Amplifying women's voices through theatre.
Off-Key Productions was born out of the desire to create theatre that reflected the stories and experiences of real women. Founded in 2015 by students at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto, Off-Key Productions is led by Co-Artistic Producers Carmen Kruk and Sophie Munden.
After twelve months of interviews with young women living in the City of Toronto, What She Said, our first verbatim play, won the President’s Award for Best Production at the 2016 University of Toronto Drama Festival. Since then, Off-Key Productions has performed What She Said at a number of high schools and universities in Ontario. We have also devised performances for the 2017 Festival of Original Theatre at the Robert Gill Theatre, and for Brave New Theatre produced by Litmus Theatre and Kabin at Theatre Passe Muraille.
Off-Key Productions aspires to empower women and their communities by creating theatre that is timely, diverse, and active. We define those terms as follows:
Timely: Our productions shall be culturally relevant, engaging in dialogue with issues and events that are relevant to our audiences.
Diverse: We will ensure that our productions and events showcase the work and narratives of women, inclusive of all ages, religions, (dis)abilities, ethnicities, and sexual identities. We shall also create work that embraces a wide range of styles and genres.
Active: Our company and its members will be an active force within the communities that participate, create, and are represented by our productions. To achieve this, we will create programmes that relate to the social issues we explore through our theatre projects.