Factory Theatre has long been considered one of the foremost alternative and experimental theatres in Canada. Based in Toronto, Ontario, it was founded by Ken Gass in 1970 and was called Factory Theatre Lab at the time. The Factory limited its shows to only new Canadian writing in order to encourage creativity and the formation of new works. Gass designed contests and created a workshop program in order to further encourage creativity and new works.
In 1995, the company was on the brink of bankruptcy, but a successful season and a cutting of costs ensured that Factory Theatre remained in operation. This company is still in operation today and holds true to its original mandate to feature new Canadian content only.
This archives features a collection of scripts, posters, house programs, reviews and articles, press releases, correspondence, administrative files, fundraising and financial records, technical drawings and audio/video tapes.