COMPANY HISTORY

Founded in 2006, and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2011, FIXT POINT is a professional theatre company with a mandate to inspire audiences to imagine change.

In 2014, FIXT POINT launched a national tour of The Tale of a Town - Canada in collaboration with The National Arts Centre and presenting partners from across the country. The Tale of a Town is a site-specific theatre and media project that is capturing the collective community memory of Canada's Main Streets, one story at a time, while preserving local heritage and promoting neighbourhood culture. 

The Tale of a Town - Canada opened at the 2014 Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Halifax, then went onto PEI where it was presented by Harbourfront Theatre and Victoria Playhouse, followed by a production in New Brunswick with The Fredericton Playhouse, and in Newfoundland & Labrador through a partnership with The Art and Culture Centres.

In the 2014 season, The Tale of a Town was also presented in London Ontario with The Grand Theatre, and in Ottawa with The Shenkman Centre for the Arts, The Great Canadian Theatre Company and Arts Court and in Mimico, through a strategic initiative project that with The Toronto Arts Council and The Toronto Public Library.

The Tale of a Town was first developed in 2008 exploded onto the scene with The Tale of a Town - Queen West which opened the 2011 season at Theatre Passe Muraille. It played to sold out audiences over its 23-show run and was later developed into a full-length radio documentary that premiered on CBC Radio One

FIXT POINT received an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to bring The Tale of a Town to 24 communities across Ontario over the next 2 years.  In 2015, storymoblies toured to 8 towns in Ontario, as well as to the provinces of Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan and Alberta to gather stories and present performance installations with partners from across the country including Curtain Razors Theatre in Regina, The Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre in Medicine Hat, and in Ontario with The Kick and Push Festival in Kingston, The Downtown Sudbury and Collingwood Downtown BIAs, Sundown Players and The Tourism Bureau in Kincardine, The City of Windsor, and Cobalt Connects in Hamilton.

In 2016, FIXT POINT will tour The Tale of a Town to Prince George, BC with Theatre North West and then open the season at the Yukon Arts Centre, before making our way across the Northwest Territories in collaboration with The Northern Arts Cultural Centre.  Plans are in the works to join Adventure Canada in Nunavut, completing our tour of The Tale of a Town to every province and territory in Canada in time for Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017!

Beyond our Tale of a Town project, in 2014 FIXT POINT received a Fresh Ground New Works Commission for The Tale of Harbourfront Centre, a binaural audio play created through a combination of performance, interviews and CBC archives which celebrated Harbourfront Centre's 40th anniversary and was presented as part of the World Stage season. 

In 2015, FIXT POINT will revived their Dora award nominated production of The Tale of a T-Shirt, presented by Theatre Direct in Toronto that will be touring across Newfoundland this fall. This wildly successful piece tracks the life of a T-Shirt from seed to cotton to cloth.  Other recent FIXT POINT presentations include Suitcase in Point's hit production of The Keith Richards One Woman Show, directed by Lisa Marie DiLiberto, which received a Dora nomination for Best Touring Production in 2014 and then went on to sold out success at Calgary's High Performance Rodeo in 2015.

FIXT POINT also produces "A Walk Down Main Street" and “Dear Canada” two podcast series distributed by our partners at The Walrus Magazine that feature tales from towns across the country.

FIXT POINT is an operating company with the Ontario Arts Council and receives project and touring support from The Ontario Arts Council, The Canada Council for the Arts and The Toronto Arts Council. Our work is made possible through this support, as well as through partnerships with local municipalities, business improvement associations, theatre presenting partners and community organizations across Canada.

FIXT POINT is a Toronto based company with a national reach.  We endeavor to be leaders in public engagement, embedding outreach and community development into our process of creation.  We make original work through devised collaboration, and we are most inspired by audio actualities and the stories of Canadians.  We bring together emerging and established radio, new media, and theatre artists, and our creations are grounded in performance.   We are continually refining who we are, constantly evolving our form and our style, and always trying to stay somewhat curious and confused, as we strive to keep making work that supports our mandate to inspire audiences to imagine change.

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