PARADIGM productions is a collaborative live performance company based in Toronto. We create, develop, and produce ambitious, large-scale work across multiple platforms. We make theatrical worlds to house the playful, mysterious, contentious, and provocative stories we want to experience in the world.
The Empire is supported by The Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Program and has been developed, in part, through The Collaborations, an initiative of Canada's National Arts Centre English Theatre.
Susanna Fournier / Creator of The Empire
I'm a story-teller and the artistic producer of PARADIGM productions. I'm keenly interested in what story-telling can and can't do, why and why not – and says who. I'm a feminist with a dark sense of humour and I will happily argue imperial economics with anyone willing to go toe to toe. For more on me, or to learn about my other works visit susannafournier.com
Artistic Producing & Directorial Team
Production & Design Ensemble
These plays are entangled with one another. You can't design one without affecting the others. Thus our design work must be likewise entangle. We've created a cross-disciplinary production & design team who are working collectively across the three shows to build a cohesive - yet continually mutating - world for these stories to play in.