From its founding in 1970 with a commitment to Canadian stories; to the Heritage building that now houses the 45-year old company; Factory's vision has always conveyed indomitable courage and resolve; toughness; tenaciousness; and strength of character. Factory has grit.
New work and play development are at the heart of Factory's artistic vision. Factory's role is to boldly bring new Canadian voices to the stage. Some voices are bound to be unfamiliar and challenging but the goal is for the expression of that voice to give the audience pause for reflective questions and critical thinking. Theatre as an authentic challenge – theatre with grit.
"Theatre with grit is about tackling work with uncomfortable truths; about developing and producing art fuelled and inspired by outrage at social injustice and inequity; and about recognizing and nurturing artists who are proud of their heritage and possess authentic theatrical voices."
Nina Lee Aquino, Artistic Director
"Factory is a tremendous place for new Canadian talent and the development of new plays."
Rick Mercer, Comedian CBC Television