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.

Alpha —

Performances in their earliest stages, ready for internal testing, but require audience feedback to spark the next stage of development.

Beta —

Performances ready for public testing to refine the audience experience.test

Go —

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 - Alpha

Certified 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 - Beta

Certified toured, and appeared via livestream at FOLDA 2018 while being performed in at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, AB.

2019 - Go

Certified is back, now live in Kingston, and livestreamed through our partnership with NAC Interactive to the internet.


Certified 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 - Alpha

Citation 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 - Beta

Citation, 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 - Go

In 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 - Alpha

May I Take Your arm premiered at Cahoots Theatre in fall 2018.

2019 - Beta

Joining FOLDA 2019 as a Beta the work was presented in the Production Studio at the Isabel Bader Centre.

2020 - Beta

May I Take Your Arm? Returns in 2020 as a Beta in an entirely digital form

Pathetic Fallacy

by Anita Rochon

2018 - Alpha

An 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 - Beta

Pathetic Fallacy officially premiered at the Darwin Festival in Australia, and has since been on tour.

2019 - Go

Pathetic Fallacy returns to FOLDA in 2019 with dramaturgical support from Sarah Garton Stanley and a new guest performer from Kingston.


Pathetic Fallacy has gone on to tour nationally and internationally with stops around the world at the Edinburgh Fringe, Darwin Festival, and Farnham Maltings.