create change and nurture compassion
Meraki Theatre Productions is a Winnipeg-based independent theatre company on a mission to make meaningful theatre experiences that create change and nurture compassion. We operate, create and live on Treaty One land, the traditional territory of the Cree, Anishinabe and Dakota peoples and homeland of the Métis Nation. We were established in January of 2018 and we produce 1-2 full-scale theatre productions each year throughout the theatre season. We are made up of a team of artists who are passionate about the theatre and arts community here in Winnipeg.
Since being established in 2018, Meraki Theatre Productions has produced several large-scale theatre productions. We produced “The Laramie Project” during Winnipeg Pride (2018), which sold-out it’s 3-day run and was voted the “Favourite Local Performance of 2018” by The Uniter Journal). In 2019, we produced a 5-day run of the Manitoba Premiere of “The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later” during Winnipeg Pride (2019). We donated proceeds from our first production to The Matthew Shepard Foundation and The Rainbow Resource Centre, and we donated 25% of the proceeds of “The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later” to The Get Real Movement. This summer, Meraki Theatre Productions produced “Quest”, an original play (written by Taylor Gregory and Mackenzie Kolton) at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival at Kids Fringe where we had the opportunity to perform for hundreds of Winnipeg audience members of all ages.
This Fall, Meraki Theatre Productions is taking “Quest” on the road to Winnipeg schools (and surrounding areas) in a Fall School Tour! In addition to our productions, we also offer youth empowerment theatre camps throughout the year taught by our Artistic Director, Taylor Gregory.