GhostLight is a digital theatrical training ground and a virtual theatre space. Launched in response to the self-isolation necessitated by the current global health crisis, Ghost Light will keep the Canadian performing arts community active, inspired, and engaged.

Co-Founded by Canadian theatre artists Graham Abbey and Dylan Trowbridge, GhostLight provides an online platform for theatrical mentorship, collaboration and experimentation. We will offer free and subsidized masterclasses, workshops and mentoring with the highest calibre of creative artists, including  Seana Mckenna, Atom Egoyan, Micheal Healey, Erin Shields, and Dion Johnstone. The GhostLight team has been overwhelmed with the enthusiastic response from our community, and has already received media coverage in both The Globe and Mail and Now Toronto.  

In addition to our interactive training opportunities, we are also excited to launch “Friday Night at the GhostLight”, an in-depth, entertaining interview series profiling legendary Canadian cultural figures, with a focus on mentorship.

The funds raised:

We at GhostLight believe, first and foremost, in investing in our community.

In light of the current COVID-19  pandemic, for every dollar donated here, fifty cents will go towards supporting The AFC's mission to help "Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work."  The press release can be viewed here .

The remaining portion retained by GhostLight will be used to fund the website and technology needed to provide the classes, and to compensate our guest instructors. 

Our mission is to bolster our industry by providing theatre artists  with opportunities to learn and opportunities to work.


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  • Taylor Trowbridge 
    • $125 (Offline)
    • 1 mo
  • Vanessa Porteous 
    • $150 (Offline)
    • 1 mo
  • Carmen Kruk 
    • $75 (Offline)
    • 1 mo
  • Rachel Hunt 
    • $22 (Offline)
    • 1 mo
  • Monice P 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 1 mo
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Organizer and beneficiary

Ghost Light 
Toronto, ON
Stephen Barnard 

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