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Mark Cassidy & Suzanne Hersh began collaborating on independent projects after graduating from the University of Toronto's UC Drama Program. They burst onto the indie scene with a vibrant adaptation of Black Sun presented at the Theatre Centre in Toronto. They moved to Kingston to take part in Queen's U’s ‘Artist in the Community’ Program, and it was on that Lake Ontario shore that Threshold was born. With shows such as A Day After the Fair, As I Lay Dying, Beautiful Losers, White Buildings and, In the Language of Love, the company became known for its passionate blend of the verbal and visual, sensual and surreal, personal and political. Threshold mixed cutting edge performance with community engagement, becoming resident company of the Baby Grand Theatre.
Returning to Toronto, Threshold has continued to develop their vision of theatre through pieces such as The Hairy Ape, Howl, Forms of Devotion, That Time, Terror, Kafka and Son, Swan Song of Maria: A Tragic Fairy Tale, Change Room, Allistonian Brockvillian Dionysian and Late Nights with Mark the C. We work with an exciting range of theatrical forms: site-specific, physical theatre, collective creation, solo work, installation and radio theatre, striving to best illuminate the subject of each show. What remains consistent is our commitment to intimate, inventive theatre, arrived at through a process of collaboration, improvisation and experimentation. We also continue to connect with our St. Clair West/Oakwood Village community in Toronto through workshops, classes, and events.
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