The Unbounded: Alumni Performance Project

When and Where

Thursday, April 21, 2022 7:30 pm to Sunday, April 24, 2022 2:00 pm
Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse
79 St. George St, Toronto


Please note that, due to circumstances beyond our control, our accessible lift at the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse is currently out of service. If you have any questions about this prior to purchasing your ticket, please connect with Ariel Martin-Smith, Manager of Theatre Operations:

The CDTPS Alumni Performance Project is an exciting and privileged platform to develop and present innovative theatre performance targeted at recent alumni who want to establish careers in the professional theatre world. The CDTPS is pleased to present this year's Alumni Performance Project: The Unbounded.

“I can’t pull you out of the pit,
but I’ll sit with you in it,
until you are ready to climb out”
-Interview #1

The Unbounded tells the empowering stories of seven people as they fight and live with the complex obstacles mental illness bestows. Real individuals kindly shared their endeavours in dealing with anxiety, loneliness, motherhood, loss, friendship, depression, psychosis and much more. With a stirring blend of movement, dance and theatre the ensemble will take you on a journey from the quiet depths of a lake to Jesus Christ stocking shelves. The play is packed with humanity, humour and heart.

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The Collective:

Before starting any project the ForWhat collective always asks itself, Why theatre? In an age with information available to us in the palm of our hands it is important to reconnect on a more personal level with our society, one where we can’t simply hit the power button when we don’t agree with something that’s presented to us. We find comfort and safety behind our screens and theatre is a medium that allows for us to disconnect from the digital and come face to face with the realities of our society and its people.

ForWhat Collective produces visually and physically dynamic performances that challenge stigmatizations, poses questions and creates meaningful connections and conversations. The collective explores alternatives to the traditional script-driven creation model and naturalistic theatrical approaches, giving primacy to verbatim style texts and collective creation writing through body, gesture and image.

Dates and times:
    •    Thursday April 21, 7:30 PM 
    •    Friday April 22, 7:30 PM
    •    Saturday April 23, 7:30 PM 
    •    Sunday April 24, 2:00 PM

We have reserved 5 free tickets per show for current CDTPS students. If you would like to reserve one of these tickets, please contact Ariel Martin-Smith at

Please note the current COVID-19 precautions on campus: 
    •    masks are required at all times while indoors 
    •    you must be fully vaccinated (2 doses) to attend an event on campus 
    •    UofT Community Members must self-screen using the UCheck App 
    •    Non-UofT Community Members must self-screen using the Visitor Self Assessment form, and must not come to campus if they are experiencing any of the symptoms listed on the form