About Us

The Purple Stage is a professional neuro-diverse theatre company. It’s a space for Purple Carrots alumni to take their work to the next level!
By creating original performances in an extended rehearsal process, The Purple Stage provides meaningful job opportunities to the artists in our communities, and shares the work we do with the public.

The Purple Stage projects are generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council and community donations – click below to donate today.


The Purple Stage presents…


5 umbrellas hanging on a clothing rack…
The search for the perfect shoes…
Just another day at the office…
What’s the next stop?
Come along…we don’t mind.
See you in New York City!

From the creators of last year’s ALLIGATOR QUEEN UMBRELLA comes a new physical theatre show: The Purple Stage company explores growing up, achieving your dreams, questioning your fantasies, and all the stops in-between. You’ll meet some charming new characters and you’ll see umbrellas in ways you’ve never seen them before. We’ll take you to New York City and back again, just mind the gap.  

a group of people holding umbrellas with the words i don't mind the gap

Created and Performed by

Devin Harrington
Kyle Leung
Melvin Sanchez Caba
Mitchell Daw
Robin Chase

Directed by

Jordan Campbell
Steph Crothers
Eliza Martin

In Partnership with Purple Carrots Drama Studio
With support from Alana Perri
With support from Maddie Bautista and Cole Alvis
Technical Support from Matt Legge


Thursday, December 14th – 8pm
Friday, December 15th – 8pm
Saturday, December 16th – 1pm

The show runs approximately 30 minutes.


Tickets can be bought at the door. All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can, suggested $10.
We accept cash and credit at the door. All ticket sales go to the performers.

If you want to reserve seats, email purplestageperformance@gmail.com with your show date and number of seats. We will still process your payment at the door.

If you cannot attend and you still want to support The Purple Stage, including this show and future projects, you can donate here: https://gofund.me/9c7151cf


Array Space
155 Walnut Avenue

If you have any accessibility concerns or questions, we would love to support you. Email purplestageperformance@gmail.com


Our first project was an original show Here We Are, which premiered in December 2019 at Array Space in Toronto. In this project, six Purple Carrots artists shared their dreams, wishes, fantasies and realities in a roller-coaster performance of song, poetry, rap, dance and scene work. We had a sold-out run and the show was very well received by our community.

Our second project, Are You My Friend? was our first fully virtual production and premiered in 2021. At the beginning of the year, we made this beautiful film together. We were in the harshest of COVID lockdowns, we could not gather. We worked hard over Zoom, we shared our feelings and ideas about friendship, and we made a really wonderful time capsule of this strange time in our community.  Plus, our film was featured at the Pegasus International Film Festival in October 2022!

Our 2022 Purple Stage project, ALLIGATOR QUEEN UMBRELLA was our first show IN-PERSON after the pandemic at Array Space, December 8-10, 2022! Seemingly simple, yet deeply fantastical. This show is a quirky multidisciplinary journey of song, dance and scene inspired by the creative company.  Join 5 neurodiverse artists from The Purple Carrots community as they transform small objects into poignant and unexpected moments on The Purple Stage.

a poster for the alligator queen umbrella show


We hold an audition process when it’s time to add new performers to our team. Working as a performer-creator in The Purple Stage is a paid position, and requires more commitment than Purple Carrots programming. For this reason, we only take on artists who we feel are ready for this kind of process, and who we have worked within a minimum of 3 recent Purple Carrots workshop series.

The Purple Stage is all about inclusion & accessibility for our community, and we design the process around our artists’ needs. If you are interested, we would love to hear from you and talk about how we could work together in the future.

For more information please contact the Purple Stage Artistic Director, Jordan Campbell.

Contact Jordan at purplestageperformance@gmail.com