Moyo Theatre is one of Canada’s newest and most talked about theatre companies based out of Toronto, Canada. Our inaugural production, TAINTED, was met with high praise and acclaim.
Theatre and storytelling are two of the most profound ways we can make an impact on the world around us. We have a steadfast commitment to telling stories that are contemporary and have urgency to be told. Moyo theatre’s mandate is inspired by the word Moyo, which means fearless in Swahili. That is our goal – to create theatre with a fearless heart.
The creation of Moyo Theatre and TAINTED has been nothing short of an extraordinary adventure. The connection with our audiences has had a profound effect on the artists in our company. This is why we make theatre.
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Artistic Director – Kat Lanteigne
Kat Lanteigne is an actor, writer and producer based out of Toronto. She completed her classical training at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and is also a graduate of Vancouver Film School. Her play Tainted premiered in Toronto in 2013 to critical acclaim and was followed by a tour in 2014 that helped to pass a landmark law that bans the private sale of blood and plasma donations. Other writing credits include the plays Coffee and If Men Had Periods (which was initially banned and subsequently published by The Vancouver Sun) award-winning short films Wilma’s Sacrifice and Maids and the children’s book My Fairy Uncle. Kat has also written for The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project and Local magazine.
Kat was named one of the people who made Toronto a better place by The Grid magazine in 2013 for her play Tainted. Currently she has two plays in development – The Occupied and The Inexplicable Love of Clara Evans. She has also co-adapted Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall’s novel Ghosted into a television pilot. Kat is the Artistic Director of Moyo Theatre in Toronto.
Career highlights: Appearing on CBC’s Front Page Challenge as a young playwright and being “guessed” by the legendary Pierre Berton. Agent: Ian Arnold / Catalyst TCM Inc / 416-645-0935