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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.

Learn more about producing philosophy, past projects, and future dreams here.

The Empire is supported by The Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Program and has been developed, in part, through The Collaborationsan initiative of Canada's National Arts Centre English Theatre.  


SUSANNA FOURNIER / Playwright, Exec Producer. Director: Four Sisters susannafournier.com

 

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

ALISON WONG / Producer alleywong.com

CLAIRE BURNS / Marketing & PR Manager

CLAIRE BURNS / Marketing & PR Manager

LEORA MORRIS / Director: The Philosopher's Wife leoramorris.com

TED WITZEL / Director: The Scavenger's Daughter thisisnttaedon.com

SINA GILANI / Production Dramaturg: The Scavenger's Daughter

AMANDA ACORN / Choreographer,: Four Sisters amandaacorn.com

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. 

CRYSTAL LEE / Production Manager + Technical Director

CRYSTAL LEE / Production Manager + Technical Director

WES BABCOCK / Associate Production Manager

WES BABCOCK / Associate Production Manager

WESLEY MCKENZIE / Projection Design,  The Scavenger’s Daughter

WESLEY MCKENZIE / Projection Design, The Scavenger’s Daughter

BEN MCCARTHY  /  Sound Design:  The Scavenger's Daughter     soundcloud.com/pale-eyes

BEN MCCARTHY / Sound Design: The Scavenger's Daughter soundcloud.com/pale-eyes

KAITLIN HICKEY / Lighting Design:  The Philosopher's Wife , Production Design: Four Sisters

KAITLIN HICKEY / Lighting Design: The Philosopher's Wife , Production Design: Four Sisters

CHRISTOPHER ROSS EWART / Sound Design:  The Philosopher's Wife, Four Sisters     chrisross-ewart.com

CHRISTOPHER ROSS EWART / Sound Design: The Philosopher's Wife, Four Sisters chrisross-ewart.com

STEPH RAPOSO / Video Design,  Four Sisters

STEPH RAPOSO / Video Design, Four Sisters

ALEXANDRA LORD / TRIGA: Costume Design: The Philosopher's Wife    trigacreative/

ALEXANDRA LORD / TRIGA: Costume Design: The Philosopher's Wife trigacreative/

SHANNON LEA DOYLE / TRIGA: Scenic Design: The Philosopher's Wife    trigacreative/

SHANNON LEA DOYLE / TRIGA: Scenic Design: The Philosopher's Wife trigacreative/

Michelle Tracey/ TRIGA: Scenography: The Scavenger's Daughter    trigacreative/

Michelle Tracey/ TRIGA: Scenography: The Scavenger's Daughter trigacreative/