MANDATE Our mandate is to promote conscious evolution through Theatre, emphasizing themes of social justice.
HISTORY Tottering Biped Theatre (TBT) was founded in 2009 as a social justice inspired theatre company. We devise contemporary pieces through a workshop process spanning several years to create highly physical works of artistic excellence during the Fall/Winter. We also tour 'Liquid Lead' gender neutral partner dance talks and workshops. During the summer, we create contemporary, highly physical interpretations of Shakespeare. Our works have addressed poverty, Israeli-Palestinian relations, same sex marriage, violence against women, and mental health.
TBT has toured to/been presented by regional professional theatres (Hamilton’s Theatre Aquarius, London’s Grand Theatre, and Kitchener’s MT Space), performing arts centres (Burlington, Oakville, Guelph, Brampton, Hamilton, Mississauga, Richmond Hill), and theatre festivals (IMPACT, Undercurrents, In the Soil) as well as internationally (New York, Virginia, and North Carolina - USA; Dublin, Ireland; Tirana, Albania). In recognition of our work, TBT has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the Trillium Foundation, and the Canada Council for the Arts, and our work has been featured in over 15 publications including CBC, the Canadian Theatre Review, Dance International, Whole Note, and TED.com.