The Purple Stage 2023

The Purple Stage is a professional neuro-diverse theatre company. It’s a space for artists with diverse needs and abilities to take their work to the next level! The Purple Stage grew out of Purple Carrots Drama Studio, and features neurodiverse artists from the community.

By creating original performances in an extended rehearsal process, The Purple Stage provides meaningful job opportunities to the artists in our communities, and shares our work with the public.

Drawing inspiration from the artists’ own lives and ideas, we create original theatre piece together, featuring song, dance, movement, acting, visual art, video and more.

Take a look at some video from last year’s production!
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We are back again this year for our fourth production, set to begin rehearsals this fall! We rely on our generous community of donors to ensure we can provide all of the support our performers need. We have some funding in place from the Toronto Arts Council, but we still need more funds to get this project off the ground, and make it accessible and comfortable for all.
Your donations will go directly to paying the neurodiverse artists who will be creating and performing this piece.
This year’s show will be bigger and better than ever. Our performances will be at Array Space in December 2023.

Our first project was an original show Here We Are, which premiered in December 2019 at Array Space in Toronto. In this project, six Purple Carrots alumni shared their dreams, wishes, fantasies and realities in a roller-coaster performance of song, poetry, rap, dance and scene work. We had a sold-out run and the show was very well received by our community.

Our second project was created at the beginning of 2021, a film titled ARE YOU MY FRIEND? We were in the harshest of COVID lockdowns, we could not gather. We worked hard over Zoom, we shared our feelings and ideas about friendship, and we made a really wonderful time capsule of this strange time in our community. A version of this film was shown at the Pegasus Incredible Film Festival in the fall of 2022.

Our third project, an in-person theatre show called ALLIGATOR, QUEEN, UMBRELLA, opened last December 2023 at Array Space. This show took our work to a new level: as we expanded our company with several new cast members, we began to really develop our voice as a company.

We can’t stop now! Help us keep going.

Thank you so much for your support. You are empowering the artists in our community to share their ideas with the world, in the way they want to do it.

See you on The Purple Stage.

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  • Silvina D'Alessandro
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    • $100 
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