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Alphonse

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Charlotte

A Tri-Coloured Play with Music

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Kafka and Son

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Essential, ecstatic theatre

that touches the earth and ignites the soul.

Who We Are

Theaturtle was established in 1999 to create essential, ecstatic theatre that touches the earth and ignites the soul. Its name is derived from stories told in both Indigenous and Jewish traditions that the world sits on the back of a turtle. We develop work slowly and carefully, plodding like a turtle. Then we glide into national and international waters to share our Canadian-made, physically and musically robust theatre.

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In The News

Theaturtle contributes to Heritage Toronto Award Winning Tour

Ishai Buchbinder, dressed as “a Jewish peddler straight out of the 1930s,” surprised over 3000 TDSB students as they were taken on a historical tour of Kensington Market in May of 2019. That performance, written and directed by Theaturtle’s Alon Nashman, contributed to the 2021 Award for Public History given by Heritage Toronto to the Ontario Jewish Archives.

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