Welcome to Inside Out Theatre!
We are a Deaf and disability theatre company in Calgary Alberta who are invested in artistic excellence, community development, and deepening our cultures’ accessibility.
Sept 16 & 17, 7:00PM
In the ocean blue, the sun beams through the water casting crisscrossed golden light along the seabeds. Here, a Merbebe is born with the ability to communicate with all the marine life in his world with his singing hands – a gift not many merbebes have.
Mission & Mandate
Theatre for Every Body
To nurture belonging, cultural vibrancy, and agency through Deaf, Disability, and Mad arts and culture.
To produce and present plays that showcase the vibrancy of Deaf, Disability, and Mad culture.
To host community-based drama programs that nurture a sense of belonging and provide an antidote to social isolation.
To deepen cultural accessibility for audience members and to ensure their agency and dignity.
Community classes for everybody
We offer community-based drama programs to Calgarians with disabilities to foster a love of theatre, the joy of community, and self-expression.
Theatre by artists with disabilities
We produce and present plays created by artists with disabilities and their allies that insist on and celebrate their place in the public sphere.
Making performing arts accessible
We work to improve theatre’s accessibility for audience members and to ensure their equity and dignity in attending performing arts in Calgary.
Do gooders empower us in making theatre accessible for every body. Join us to get started!
THE DEMOCRATIC SET serves as a snapshot of our community at this unique moment in time.
Over 40 Calgarians took part in the filming; members of our ensemble, participants from our community programs, folks we’ve only known so far as audience members, and new friends came together to collectively star in this mesmerizing new film.
We are Treaty People and are honoured to be story-tellers living in Moh’kinsstis, the traditional Treaty 7 territory of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani as well as the Stoney Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations.
We acknowledge and appreciate the members of the Métis community, specifically the Métis Nation Region Three.