About Caliban Arts Theatre

Caliban Arts Theatre was founded in 1995 and launched in 1996. Caliban Arts speaks to diversity, critical cultural theory, creative diverse, artistic designs and presentations. Caliban aims to develop and program creative projects which aim to enlighten and engage our audiences. We are interested in the African Canadian creative narrative and journey while being keenly connected to the global and human condition. The Company was founded with a strong commitment to develop, promote and present, on stage and before live audiences, the works and talents of local African Canadian and diverse professional and emerging artists in Toronto, as well as other national and international artists. Our primary objective is to work and present the work and talent of Canadian artists. At Caliban Arts Theatre we are committed constructively to culture.

Our goal is to assist in pushing community forward by way of art and culture, while being respectful difference. We hope to continue to bring peoples of varying backgrounds and disciplines together through creative cultural discourse and exchange. We are willing to partner with all those who are interested in a positive mission of deeper, richer understandings and consciousness. We are not here to speak of perfections, but to understand the varying aspects of the human condition through the arts and community, and to provide the space to be critical enough to grow from what we learn.



The incorporation and establishment of a performing arts and multi-disciplinary arts corporation commited to delivering artistic productions, projects and festivals for the purpose of:

A (i) educating and increasing the public’s appreciation of the aesthetic arts through the provision of theatrical productions and performances

(ii) promoting the public’s interest in drama, theatre and other related arts

(iii) promoting the advancement of knowledge and appreciation of dramatic arts, culture and tradition through the presentation of theatrical performances


B (i) promoting the public’s interest in literary readings, writing and literary arts prepaired by Canadian and International Artists for presentation

(ii) fostering and advancing the public’s knowledge, awareness and appreciation of literary culture and artistic work of ┬áCanadian and International Artists


C (i) promoting the public’s interest in visual arts and multi-media through presentations at art festivals and other artistic projects

(ii) advancing knowledge and appreciation of visual arts and multi-media through presentations at exhibitions, films and new media festivals