FOLDA’s programming is structured to support artists in creating theatre in a digital age. Scroll
down to see how the iterative process works for artists and shows at FOLDA and beyond.
Performances in their earliest stages, ready for internal testing, but require audience feedback to spark the next stage of development.
Performances ready for public testing to refine the audience experience.test
Performances ready for production release. Audience input contributes to improvements and bug fixes just like your favourite ap.
Where performances have gone onto after being in the incubator stream
Created by Beau Dixon and Linda Garneau
2020 - AlphaDixon was invited to be Innovation Resident, and shift focus to develop this iteration of HOME virtually, while social distancing.
2022 - BetaDixon and Garneau continue working on HOME through Soulpepper's Slaight Residency. Invited to return to FOLDA to present the work in its Beta stage.
The Maydee Box
Created by Rebecca Cuddy and Murdoch Schon
2022 - AlphaThe Maydee Box was presented at FOLDA in its first stage.
2023 - BetaThe Maydee Box will be shared at the Participatory Multimedia Performance Artist Residency in Montreal in June 2023. Collaborators Rebecca Cuddy and Murdoch Schon are co-writing an article about their process for the upcoming edition of Canadian Theatre Review.
Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep
Written and Conceived by Tanya Marquardt, In collaboration with Fay Nass, Omar Zubair, and John Titus
2020 - AlphaTanya Marquardt was selected as FOLDA’s 2020 Innovation Resident. They invited Fay Nass and Omar Zubair into the project, and the trio presented the work in progress to a small audience.
2021 - BetaSome Must Watch Beta is presented at FOLDA for a limited audience.
Good Things To Do
by Christine Quintana, Molly MacKinnon, Sam MacKinnon, and Mishelle Cuttler
2018 - GOGood Things To Do presented at the inaugural edition of FOLDA in June 2018.
2020 - Post FOLDAThe artists re-tailored the show for an at-home experience as a direct response to isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented by Rumble Productions (Vancouver) in Spring 2020. Presented at FOLDA 2021 in the digital configuration.
May I Take Your Arm
By Red Dress Productions
2018 - AlphaMay I Take Your arm premiered at Cahoots Theatre in fall 2018.
2019 - BetaJoining FOLDA 2019 as a Beta the work was presented in the Production Studio at the Isabel Bader Centre.
2020 - BetaMay I Take Your Arm? Returns in 2020 as a Beta in an entirely digital form
2021 - Post FOLDAMay I Take Your Arm? is part of Theatre Passe Muraille’s 20/21 season in Toronto, ON, co-produced with Common Boots Theatre.
by JD Derbyshire co-presented by Citadel Theatre
2017 - AlphaCertified was first developed by Jan Derbyshire at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in 2016. After further development presented at the Pumphouse Theatre in Calgary, AB.
2018 - BetaCertified toured, and appeared via livestream at FOLDA 2018 while being performed in at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, AB.
2019 - GoCertified is back, now live in Kingston, and livestreamed through our partnership with NAC Interactive to the internet.
Post FOLDACertified has continued to tour successfully across Canada with stops at Vancouver's Vancity Culture Lab, Calgary's High Performance Rodeo, and Toronto's Progress Festival.
by Anita Rochon
2018 - AlphaAn in-development excerpt of Pathetic Fallacy is shown at PuSh Off in Vancouver, as part of a Collider Residency by Theatre Replacement. A full length version of Pathetic Fallacy first appeared at FOLDA in 2018. (Alpha)
2018 - BetaPathetic Fallacy officially premiered at the Darwin Festival in Australia, and has since been on tour.
2019 - GoPathetic Fallacy returns to FOLDA in 2019 with dramaturgical support from Sarah Garton Stanley and a new guest performer from Kingston.
Post FOLDAPathetic Fallacy has gone on to tour nationally and internationally with stops around the world at the Edinburgh Fringe, Darwin Festival, and Farnham Maltings.
by Lisa C. Ravensbergen
2018 - AlphaCitation was created as a part of Ravensbergen's graduate studies overseen by Dylan Robinson who is the Queen's University Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Arts.
2018 - BetaCitation, an intimate act of re-clamation disguised as a guided walking tour of Queen’s University has its first public presentation at foldA 2018.
2019 - GoIn 2019, Citation is back with a revised version based on feedback from user experience at foldA 2018.