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.
Post FOLDA —
Where performances have gone onto after being in the incubator stream
by Jan 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 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.
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 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.