About Us

Mandate

Creating curiosity and family through dance, music, and theatre.

Mandate

Creating curiosity and family through dance, music, and theatre.

Board of Directors

President: Everton Wilmot
Secretary: Kate Short
Directors: Amanda Brunk, Derek Kast 

Board of Directors

President: Everton Wilmot
Secretary: Kate Short
Directors: Amanda Brunk, Derek Kast 

Artistic & Managing Director

Alten Wilmot (he/them) is a multidisciplinary artist.  He is the founder of Unwrap Theatre and in his teenage years, he founded Voices Over Time – a troupe that provided free concerts for long-term care facilities. He has worked with companies from coast to coast, performing in two Dora Award winning productions, receiving a Denny Award from the KW Arts Awards and the Queer Emerging Artist Award from Buddies in Bad Times.  Looking forward, Alten continues to explore how contemporary dance can be more deeply utilized as a narrative device, and remains curious about the biracial experience, intimate love in friendships, and his fear of parenting…

Artistic & Managing Director

Alten Wilmot (he/them) is a multidisciplinary artist.  He is the founder of Unwrap Theatre and in his teenage years, he founded Voices Over Time – a troupe that provided free concerts for long-term care facilities. He has worked with companies from coast to coast, performing in two Dora Award winning productions, receiving a Denny Award from the KW Arts Awards and the Queer Emerging Artist Award from Buddies in Bad Times.  Looking forward, Alten continues to explore how contemporary dance can be more deeply utilized as a narrative device, and remains curious about the biracial experience, intimate love in friendships, and his fear of parenting…

Associate Artistic Director

Rhiannon Hoover (they/she) is a multidisciplinary artist whose experience spans from musical theatre to drag performance, writing, film, dance, makeup, fashion design, and creative direction. They take pride in the many intersections of their identity including being queer, Black, non-binary, and femme which heavily informs their artistry and activism. Currently, Rhiannon is attending Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance program while actively working to decolonize the institution through several advisement, research, and leadership positions. Rhiannon believes their creative purpose is to offer healing and inspiration to others through their own authentic existence.

Associate Artistic Director

Rhiannon Hoover (they/she) is a multidisciplinary artist whose experience spans from musical theatre to drag performance, writing, film, dance, makeup, fashion design, and creative direction. They take pride in the many intersections of their identity including being queer, Black, non-binary, and femme which heavily informs their artistry and activism. Currently, Rhiannon is attending Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance program while actively working to decolonize the institution through several advisement, research, and leadership positions. Rhiannon believes their creative purpose is to offer healing and inspiration to others through their own authentic existence.

General Manager

Michele Wilmot (she/her) (BSc.hon, A.R.C.T, L.B.C.M.hon) Michele has dedicated more than 25 years to teaching piano to students. She is currently the President of the local Kitchener Waterloo branch of the Ontario Registered Music Teacher’s Association (ORMTA). She has earned a Certificate of Recognition for Professional Achievement from the Canadian Federation of Music Teacher’s Association (CFMTA) 2016-2018 and 2018-2020. She currently works for the Royal Conservatory of Toronto as the Cambridge Centre Representative. Michele also works with her husband as the Controller of Wilmot Technologies Inc. of 27 years. She oversees the accounting and assists in the management of employees and office.

General Manager

Michele Wilmot (she/her) (BSc.hon, A.R.C.T, L.B.C.M.hon) Michele has dedicated more than 25 years to teaching piano to students. She is currently the President of the local Kitchener Waterloo branch of the Ontario Registered Music Teacher’s Association (ORMTA). She has earned a Certificate of Recognition for Professional Achievement from the Canadian Federation of Music Teacher’s Association (CFMTA) 2016-2018 and 2018-2020. She currently works for the Royal Conservatory of Toronto as the Cambridge Centre Representative. Michele also works with her husband as the Controller of Wilmot Technologies Inc. of 27 years. She oversees the accounting and assists in the management of employees and office.

A very professional environment has been created. From the website and social media presence to a very intimate and welcoming space, all of the details have been taken into account. Well done!
Audience Member

What We Do

Our Vision Of Success

Unwrap Theatre is an independent creative company that acts as a community leader in curiosity and family through the intersection of dance, music, and theatre.  Our work engages diverse and untapped populations, increasing the visibility and accessibility of dance, music, and theatre in the Waterloo Region (our home), Toronto (our residence), and around the world (our stage) through live performance and media.

The arts are essential to human life.  They improve our quality of life, whilst building the economy, on the foundations of inspiration.  Unwrap Theatre, funnels this inspiration through professional storytelling.  We use theatre, dance, and music to ignite curiosity and family amongst our audiences.  We believe curiosity is the very process of life.  It is the bridge between our dreams and reality.  This curiosity births an organic community of fellows, inevitably brought together by common perspectives, interests and desires.  We create an ecosystem of human beings who together pollinate each person’s fullest potential.

Our Strategies

Presentation

Annually produce regionally focussed theatrical events, including stage productions, site specific productions, and co-productions with both regional and national companies.

development

Incubate new work through commissioning creators and hosting development workshops.

OUTREACH

Maintain an active online presence which educates, inspires, and promotes appreciation of regional and national talent;
Garner the support of community organizations and corporations, promoting our work to a diverse range of audiences and attracting a diverse body of patrons

This play is like Black Mirror IN REAL LIFE. It made me feel unexplainable emotions! Also I related to the main character so much! Congratulations to everyone involved. And thank you for putting on a crazy show
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