About the Festival

The IMPACT Theatre Festival
international multicultural platform for alternative contemporary theatre

Since 2004, The MT Space has been Waterloo Region's multicultural theatre company - striving to develop forms and practices that reflect contemporary Canadian communities. To continue to fulfill its mandate and aspirations, The MT Space presents the continuation of the largest and most ambitious project in its history, IMPACT 11.

For five days this September there will be no better place in the entire country to experience world-class theatre than right here in Waterloo Region. IMPACT 11 presents the best physical theatre from overseas and the latest in Canadian intercultural theatre. It provides a wealth of opportunities to engage in meaningful activity and discussion with artists, producers, and presenters from across Canada. IMPACT 11 brings together the local and the international, the emerging and the established, the traditional and the contemporary. IMPACT 11 is the culmination of a collaborative effort of many arts organizations from across Waterloo Region, including Lost&Found Theatre, Flush Ink Productions, Pat the Dog Playwright Development Centre, KW Youth Theatre, Multicultural Cinema Club, Shadow Puppet Theatre, and Neruda Productions. It is a gift from our community to our community and to the world.

Theatre is here. Don't miss it!


Exhilarating plays by companies from Colombia, Lebanon & Canada.


Get vocal at a national theatre symposium & round table discussions.


Stay at The Walper Terrace Hotel. Eat at the Queen St. Commons, Your Kitchener Market, local restaurants - with visiting & local artists.


Neruda Productions presents the fantastic, high energy CAZU Latin Band.


About La Razón de las Ofelias

La Razón de las Ofelias was born from the experience that director Tino Fernández had with...

Beirut, Lebanon

About Facing the Blank Page

Omar Rajeh collaborates with sound composer Pablo Palacio to question the presence and...

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

About Bashir Lazhar

Bashir Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant living in Montreal, is a substitute teacher for a traumatized grade...

Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada

About Body 13 / The Changeroom

Tackling the politics of the sexualized body — the intertwined stories of characters driven by...

Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
Victoria, BC Canada

About Emergence

Emergence is the journey of Kwakwaka’wakw poet Krystal Cook. She uses...

Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada

About The Fear Project

fear is separating. fear is exclusive. yet, we all share it. 

The Fear Project...

Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada

About Here be Dragons

This multi-media performance will guide its audience on a journey of displacement; a...

MT Space gratefully acknowledges the generous support of:

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