Founded in 2012, Newborn Theatre is dedicated to the development of young theatre artists, especially playwrights, across North America.
Since its founding Newborn Theatre has produced two installments of the Odds and Ends Festivals: A Festival of Shorts by Young Playwrights. Each festival featured some of the newest and bravest writers from both Canada and the United States including LaDarrion Williams, Catherine Weigarten, Basil Andrews, Natalie Kaye and more. NBT has also won attention for past productions including The Long Run (2012), Plasterface (2012) and Of Shapes Transformed by Love (2014 - co-produced with Aim For The Tangent Theatre).
Newborn Theatre aims to continue to promote, engage and assist young artists in their pursuit of artistic, theatrical expression.
Rachel is currently a student at The National Theatre School of Canada. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto after-which she founded the Odds and Ends Festival in 2012. She currently resides in Montreal. Writing credits include: The Long Run (St. Michael's College); Rhyme Reason or Otherwise (Hart House Players); Plasterface (Newborn Theatre); Benji Boy (Inspirato); Teach Me (Newborn Theatre); Manawi (Children's Theatre Project); Guidance (Children's Theatre Project).
Visual Arts Director
Erica is a professional designer and trained illustrator. She completed her artistic training at OCA and currently directs plush product development at GANZ where she has spearheaded a number of internationally successful product lines. Erica is excited to ilustrate and design Newborn Theatre’s visual communications.
Janneke is one of the founding members of Newborn Theatre. She has designed for NBT's Teach Me (2013) and The Long Run (2012) and was the Wardrobe Director for their Odds and Ends Festival in 2012 and 2013. After graduating from Ryerson's Performance Production program a few years ago, Janneke has been designing for Theatre and Fashion in Toronto as well as creating her own side projects in various media (graphic design, furniture design and photography).