ABOUT US

The And, Stage Company is a not-for-profit corporation founded by Allison Ference, and co-founded by Germaine Konji and Celeste Brillon.

We are a group that challenges the traditional role of women on stage and off by providing creative opportunities to individuals who identify as women. We believe the female vessel can and should be given the chance to create, interpret, and share stories, including those that take place during times of female oppression.

 

Through innovation we are redefining the definition of the female role in existing pieces of theatre by casting all female productions. We are also committed to providing a space for women to cultivate their new theatrical works with The Stages.

The And, Stage Company believes that women are everything they need to be, AND a whole lot more.

 MISSION

At The And, we are redefining the manifestation of female artistry, and getting to the core of the universality of the human experience that is in every piece of theatre. We are for empowered women, empowering women, creating a space for female voices and artistry that is irrefutable, and undismissible. From rehearsal room to stage, all work we do is built on a solid reverence for the additive nature of what it means to be a woman.

 THE FOUNDERS

Allison was raised in Bonnyville, Alberta and currently attends Sheridan in their Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance Program. She is passionate about the female experience, and its diverse representation onstage. She hopes this company will encourage women to pursue the stories they want to tell, knowing their perspective, experience, and voice will be valued and prioritized at The And, Stage Company.

Founder & Director 

Celeste Brillon is from a small town called Queenston which is in Niagara-on-the-lake. She grew up surrounded by the arts, discovered a passion for it at a young age, and is now pursuing it. She is excited about creating art and working with artists who are equally as passionate. She believes in women, the art they can create, and through The And, Stage Company plans on creating more space for women in the industry.

Co-Founder

Germaine is Kenyan by birth, and Canadian by paper. She grew up in a home filled with song, and dance, storytelling. In this way- artistry for her is not a profession, but a way of life. A lover of words, Germaine is passionate about adding to the canon of female voices of the African Diaspora.

Co-Founder

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Allison Ference

Koreen Trefenanko 

Celeste Brillon

Maureen Ference

Germaine Konji

All shows will be presented at Factory Theatre

125 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5V 2R2

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