Artist Philosophy

collage of tpm season artists
11:11, Toka, May I Take Your Arm? Photo Credit: Dahlia Katz | Speculation Photo Credit: Melissa Sung | Ephemeral Artifacts Photo Credit: Damian Siqueiros | Paprika Photo Credit: Julie Phan & Dinaly Tran, Brand and Concept Design by: Louis Duarte

Theatre Passe Muraille is a home to work that is inclusive, eclectic and representative of our city. We are creating a home for an audience that is open, heterogeneous, and drawn to risk. We do work that we devise and work that we collaborate on. We are as interested in developing audiences, artists, and companies as we are in developing artistic works. We are an active part of our community.


In Residence

We seek out long-term relationships with artists and companies who share our values and aesthetic for residencies. This support may take the form of funding, space, mentorship, dramaturgy or a BUZZ Development Series presentation. A residency with Theatre Passe Muraille articulates a commitment from us to the development of their work, with the intention to eventually produce, present or program it. There is no specific timeframe on residency periods, or development schedules. Residencies are by the invitation of the Artistic Director, and there is no application process.

This season, our Artists/Companies in Residence are:

Coleen is fair and has straight dark hair that comes down to her shoulders.
Coleen Shirin MacPherson
Jenn is fair and has blond hair that is cut short and combed to the side. Here she is wearing a halter top with fun patterns, resting her chin on her hands.
Jenn Forgie
Shakeil is a Black artist with short hair. He is wearing a dark short sleeved shirt and leaning forward, smiling at the camera.
Shakeil Rollock
Gloria, Aaron and Bessie pose together with their arms crossed, smiling at the camera. Gloria has large round glasses, wearing a hat front-side-back. Aaron has short hair and is wearing a wrinkled up shirt with rolled up sleeves. Beth is wearing a cap properly, wearing a neat black t-shirt
Silk Bath Collective
Suvendrini is a South Asian woman with curly hair that extends below her shoulders. She has her arms crossed, wearing a silky shirt and smiling at the camera.
Suvendrini Lena
Charlie is fair and has short dark hair, wearing a tasseled jacket and holding an instrument where we see he is wearing a lot of cool silver rings.
Charlie Petch
Rinchen is an East Asian Tibetan woman with long hair that comes near her hips. She has her long hair draped onto the right, wearing a turtleneck shirt and gazing into the camera
Rinchen Dolma
Gabe and Merlin look at the camera on each side of the photo, no smile. Merlin is fair and has short buzzed hair, and Gabe has long locks that comes just below the shoulders.
Merlin Simard and Gabe Maharjan - bigT Collective
Leslie is an East Asian woman with long black hair, leaning on a surface with her hands covering her forehead, smiling at the camera. She is wearing a comfortable white blouse
Leslie Ting
Donna Michelle and Tamyka are Black women with glasses. DonnaMichelle has short hair that has been gelled up and wearing a chocker with a dark hoodie. Tamyka is wearing a bright shirt and has a flower ornament on her hair.
Tamyka Bullen & Donna Michelle St. Bernard
Lucy Coren

 View the BUZZ Development Series page to see what our Artists & Companies-in-Residence are up to.


*Please note, TPM currently does not accept unsolicited submissions of scripts and projects. We frequently include artist opportunities in the community in our newsletter. Click here to sign up to our newsletter.

 Bessie Cheng Photo by Sarah Tung | Gloria Mok Photo by Maxime Coté | Aaron Jan, Donna-Michelle St Bernard Photo by Graham Isador | Katie Ready-Walters Photo by Dahlia Katz