Chasing Shadows Productions

  • Cabaret
  • Collective Creation
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Folk
  • Mixed Media
  • Multimedia
  • Musical
  • Musical Theatre
  • New Play
  • One Person Show
  • Performance Art
  • Play Writing
  • Site Specific
  • Storytelling
  • Videography

Chasing Shadows Productions is an award-winning, independent Theatre company from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is the creative partnership of multi-disciplinary visual Artist Susan Robinson and Singer-Songwriter Will Gillespie. They exclusively produce new, original works from a uniquely Canadian perspective.

Susan is the producer, stage manager and creator of the visual elements of each Chasing Shadows production.  She paints, photographs and films the backdrops, builds the sets, props, costumes and puppets as the case may be. Will writes the words and music and performs in each production.

Together they have created the musicals "Swingin' in St. John's," "Diamond in the Rough,"  "Martians & Martinis," "Change of Perspective" and the historical Folk musical "MINE! True Stories and Legends of the Porcupine Gold Rush," which will be released as an album on digital download, streaming, CD and 12" vinyl LP in June, 2024, featuring local Hamiltonian musicians.  In between these larger productions, they also created the short comedies "Hot Date," "Elevator Pitch" and "Showdown at Camp Imahapi."

"Diamond in the Rough" won Audience Choice at the 2019 Hamilton Fringe Festival.

"Swingin' in St John's" won Best of Venue-Hamilton Theatre Inc at the 2017 Hamilton Fringe Festival.

Chasing Shadows Productions won Community Votes Hamilton - Best in Theatre, three years in a row- 2020 Platinum, 2022 Silver and 2023 Platinum.

Chasing Shadows Productions was a Shortlist Nominee for a 2023 City of Hamilton Arts Award - Creator category.


My Work

My Events

My Employment Opportunities

Get The Arty Crowd
Monthly Newsletter
Stay updated on all the latest news and events.

Hamilton Arts Council
Your donation is an investment in the Hamilton arts community!
Donate Today!