Daniela Vlaskalic & Shawn Doyle. Photo: John Lauener 

Daniela Vlaskalic & Shawn Doyle. Photo: John Lauener 

The Orange Dot

MARCH 17th  - APRIL 1st, 2017


by Sean Dixon

Directed by Vikki Anderson

Featuring Shawn Doyle & Daniela Vlaskalic

Set & Costumes by Joanna Yu

Lighting Design by Siobhán Sleath

Sound Design by John Gzowski



Stage Manager AJ LaFlamme | Production Manager Ollie Downton | Publicist FLiP Publicity


Two city workers are called to take down a large tree blighted with termites. The equipment they are meant to use is stuck in traffic, so they wait . They talk, argue, flirt and while away the morning together. Until the unthinkable transpires.


This World Premiere of The Orange Dot has been generously sponsored by The Polar Foundation. 

2017 Playwright-in-Residence

Theatrefront welcomes Toronto-based playwright, actor and director Eva Barrie as our inaugural Playwright-in-Residence. This position, integral to our company’s focus on long-term development, will become an annual position.

Originally from Okotoks, Alberta, Eva has created art in Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Canada and the United States. She is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Performance Acting Program and has trained with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company. Eva was the creator behind Shakespeare in the Ruff’s My Co-Mates & Brothers in Exile, which explored a refugee’s journey to Canada, created with Shakespearean and found contemporary text. Last fall, her play Agency was produced by Yell Rebel at the Theatre Centre.

During her residency with Theatrefront, Barrie will focus on developing a new work about grief. We are inspired by Eva’s talent as a performer and her strong poetic voice as a writer; we are eager to see how her work develops with us this season.