Established in 1994, Thought For Food is a Toronto-based company that began as a summer project for university and high school students. Over twenty years later, the company remains dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging artists.
Over the years the company’s primary interest has become theatre that explores and celebrates the qualities unique to live performance. Overt theatricality, performer/audience relationships, and the spontaneous or random elements inherent in live performance have become the signature elements of Thought For Food’s productions.
Thought for Food’s most recent productions have been critical and audience hits.
The all-female Measure for Measure was praised for its originality and depth: “it would be a challenge to avoid the intoxicating effect of this production. If you’re looking for an interesting (and relevant) new take on a classic Shakespeare tale, Thought For Food’s interpretation should not disappoint.” (The Theatre Reader) “Thought for Food’s Measure for Measure is an immersive, sensual experience. I loved everything about it!” (Mooney On Theatre).
The Trial of Judith K. (a feminist retelling of Kafka’s The Trial) earned accolades for its wit “laugh-out-loud funny before it hits you with its shockingly dark ending.” (Stage Door), “like watching the Red Queen’s court from Alice in Wonderland – utter madness.” and for the strong performances that were described as “SNL worthy” (Theatre Reader).
The Memo (dissident playwright Václav Havel’s masterpiece of absurdism) skewered disturbingly familiar issues in modern corporate culture with a madcap, scathing accuracy that made the production “hilarious and frightening as all good absurdist drama should be” (Christopher Hoile, Stage Door). Critics described it as “a definite must-see!” (The Charlebois Post) and “as freshly funny as it was fifty years ago, and frighteningly just as relevant” (Mooney On Theatre).