The Passionate Players Program is a joint initiative between Outside the March and Convergence Theatre. We work with a dedicated group of theatre lovers looking to get up out of the audience and take centre stage. All of the performers involved with the project are non-professional actors who want the opportunity to be trained and directed by a team of Toronto’s leading theatre artists. The participants receive training in voice, movement, character work, and script analysis. Through their training, rehearsal process, and public performances, participants experience what it is like to be immersed in the world of professional theatre.

The next Passionate Players production is:

A Community Target
A verbatim documentary production about the sharp rise and sharper fall of Target Canada department stores.

by Robert Motum

On January 15, 2015, less than two years after they opened their first Canadian stores, Target announced that they would be discontinuing operations in Canada. At the time, the story was analyzed by every business critic and financial pundit on television; they spoke about numbers, shareholders, and stocks. However, what was strikingly absent from this conversation were the voices of the 17,600 Canadians who were losing their jobs.

A Community Target is a verbatim-documentary piece that shares these actual voices. Playwright Robert Motum conducted interviews with forty former employees of the retailer – from cashiers, to managers, to a CEO.

Program Runs
November 19 – December 2, 2017

*Rehearsal schedule can be somewhat flexible based on advanced notice of conflicts. But ALL participants MUST BE AVAILABLE for performances November 29-December 2


Participation Fee: $600 (+HST).

All proceeds will go towards supporting the future work of Outside the March and Convergence Theatre.

For more information and to request an audition, please e-mail Katherine Devlin Rosenfeld at

Passionate Players Production History
2016 – ReCast, a re-exploration of scenes from Outside the March’s TomorrowLoveTM and Convergence Theatre’s AutoShow 
2015 – Our Town, Thornton Wilder
2014 – A Midwinter’s Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare adapted by Julie Tepperman
2013 – The Lady from Maxim’s, Georges Feydeau adapted by Julie Tepperman