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iPhoto caption: Weyni Mengesha, artistic director of Soulpepper Theatre

Soulpepper’s 2024-25 season pairs Canadian classics with thrilling premieres and gorgeous music

“The stories that we’re putting on stage are to [allow] people to feel reflected in their city, and to make them feel like they have agency,” says artistic director Weyni Mengesha. “These are all just steps to continue to empower folks, and make them feel like there are places they can go to enrich their life in so many ways.”

By Nathaniel Hanula-James / May 27, 2024

Soulpepper reveals its jam-packed 2024 season 

Soulpepper Theatre Company has announced its all-star 2024 season, featuring Stratford favourites, world premieres, and more.

By Aisling Murphy / Oct 12, 2023
Weyni Mengesha stands in front of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts iPhoto caption: Photo of Weyni Mengesha by Mikka Gia. Photo of Young Centre for the Performing Arts by Tom Arban.

Soulpepper shines a light on women playwrights with Her Words Festival

“There's something for everyone,” said artistic director Weyni Mengesha. “The work on stage is irreverent, it's uplifting, it’s hilarious, it's quite moving — it’s going to have everything on stage, including you.”

By Mira Miller / Oct 5, 2023

REVIEW: Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha at Volcano Theatre/TO Live/Luminato

Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha takes its well earned place in the operatic canon.

By Glenn Sumi / Jun 15, 2023