Small Wooden Shoe is named after the tools French workers would use to "clog" the machinery when on strike. Their “sabot” – small wooden shoes – gave English the word “sabotage.”

Like them, we want to disrupt the machinery of "business as usual" in hopes for a better world. more about what we do

Spring announcements

from me and Small Wooden Shoe

(Mostly) Viewpoints Workshops.

Sunday April 28th and May 5 12–4pm only $100 CLICK HERE to register and for more information. The last two have been great and getting better - the feedback has bee terrific and I think we’re working on performing in uncommon, but very helpful ways. Past folk have included performance artists, actors, choreographers, directors and a stand up comic. And now maybe you?

Introducing: The Context Seminar

I'm thrilled to announce that we’re partnering withVideofag to offer a6 session seminaron some of the non-main streams of theatre practice. It will be mangled journey through influence and (Western) connections — Centuries 20 and 21. Led by me with a couple guest spots, we’ll read, watch and talk through some of the major lines of thought in the western non-mainstream theatre.

There will be a fridge with refreshments - and yes, homework - but we think that will be refreshing too.

CLICK HERE to register and get more details. (mostly) Mondays 6:30–9 starting June 3rd. $75 Exact dates: June 3, June 10, Tuesday 18, June 24, July 1 OFF, July 8, July 15 Preference will be given to those who can attend all sessions.

In non-workshop news:

May 6 - Small Wooden Shoe Reads Difficult Plays and Sings Simple Songs #5

Every few months we gather in a secret location to read a (secret) difficult play and sing simple songs (what do you think it was?)

By donation, but advance notice is needed so we can tell you where it is.


Curated by Leora Morris with interference from Jacob Zimmer


In other good news - congrats to Wesley J. Colford- he received a Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre Training Program grant to work with me this summer. We’ll be working on Difficult Plays, producing Antigone Dead People and developing our new project -The Small Wooden Shoe Radio Variety Show (which is all I’m going to say about that... for now.)

I met Wesley at SUMMERWORKS LEADERSHIP INTENSIVE PROGRAM (S.L.I.P) last year, a great program for emerging theatre makers to meet each other, see a bunch of work and ask questions to the people who make it.

The program is now accepting applications for this summer - apply or pass the news on to someone who you think would like it. CLICK HERE for more information.

Deadline to apply online is Friday April 26 at 5pm - the form is HERE

Centres and rootstrikers - Evidence of our times

Bad math and desire - Evidence of our times