What Dream It Was


Co-produced by Ahuri Theatre and The Bottom’s Dream Collective
Presented in Partnership with the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre


What Dream it Was is an interactive theatrical playground for all ages inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is an immersive installation created and facilitated by artists with mixed abilities. In the bleak of winter, we invite community members into a warm space to participate in a number of artistic activities including music, visual art, live performance and sensory experiences. It is a relaxed environment where visitors can engage at their own pace, according to their own interests and abilities. It’s a world where inclusion, respect and kindness are the rule rather than the exception. It’s a world where magic can happen.

The production was recently presented in partnership with the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre at The Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave, February 16-19, 2017

This relaxed experience lasts approximately 60 minutes, but visitors are free to come and go as they wish. It is suitable for all ages and abilities. If you are interested in learning more about the project, please contact Dan Watson at 416-419-0516 or e-mail

Artistic Direction by Dan Watson
Set, Costume, Prop & Projection Design by Sean Frey, Sonja Rainey & Amy Siegal
Music & Composition by Lisa Bozikovic, Johnny Spence, Chris Thornborrow
Facilitation by Sarah Miller, Rob Feetham, Ken Harrower, Jackie Omstead
Community Collaborators: Abdullah Alcozai, James Brown, Lindsey Chalmers, Julian Escallon, Lita Green, Daniel Kennedy, Tamarah Paruk, Avi Roth, Maya Rubin, Jeremiah Shell, Geoffrey Sherwood, Christopher Tavares, Max Tepper, Kerr Wattie, Kathleen Woo, Nathaniel Wynberg
And contributions from Skye Gross, Jan McKie, Karin Farkashidy Chloe, Tyler, Ben, Markus, Tony, Liz Rucker, Kiersten Tough, Helen Kotsonis, John Spence, Ken Harrower, Leah Houston, Noah Keneally, members of Variety Village’s Milestones Program, ARTS4ALL, Making Room and many more.

What Dream it Was has been developed, in part, through the Collaborations, an initiative of Canada’s National Arts Centre English Theatre and  supported financially by the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts

We acknowledge and thank all the community supporters including the Theatre Centre, Jumblies Theatre, Communication Disabilities Access Canada, Variety Village, Evergreen Brickworks, Triluma Living Collaborative, Bridgepoint Health Centre, ARTS4ALL, MABELLEarts and Making Room.

See the Report on Global News HERE

See the Report on CBC News HERE