The Canadian/Washington Theatre Partnership was an annual cultural exchange which offered Washington area artistic directors the opportunity to explore Canada’s innovative theatrical offerings during a week-long residency between 2000 and 2013. The Canadian Embassy established The Canadian/Washington Theatre Partnership, which annually invited an artistic director from Washington’s professional theatres, as a result of their long respect for the importance of theatre produced in Washington. theatreWashington facilitated the selection process of artistic directors participating in the program. Funding was provided by The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs.
Previous participants include:
Myriad new Canadian work has been introduced to Washington audiences since the program began in 2000. Among the dozens of plays and artists discovered and brought to Washington as a result of this innovative program: Elizabeth Rex, presented by Keegan Theatre; The Araboolies of Liberty Street and The Neverending Story, presented by Imagination Stage; Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, One Good Marriage, and For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again at MetroStage; One Man Star Wars Trilogy, and MacHomer, presented by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; and playwrights Jason Sherman, Anton Piatigorsky, comedian Deb Filler as well artists from the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre and the Saidye Bronfman Centre Yiddish Theatre of Montreal, hosted by Theater J.