2022 - 1812 by Norm Foster | Fort George | David Nairn, Patricia Yeatman, Edmond Clark, and Lisa Horner

Humour with Heart

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The Norm Foster Theatre Festival is a professional theatre company located in St. Catharines, Ontario in Canada and is inspired by the work of internationally renowned Canadian playwright Norm Foster. The Foster Festival is an annual theatre Festival which celebrates Norm Foster’s works including workshopping and producing his world premieres. Focusing on our mandate of producing uplifting, heartfelt comedies written by Canadians, The Foster Festival has launched our Play Development Program and will host our first annual Fostered Playwrights Festival in April 2024.


At The Foster Festival, it is our mission to showcase the heart and humour of Norm Foster’s writing in a dedicated environment, employing the finest Canadian theatre practitioners, and to foster and support emerging and established Canadian playwrights interested in stories that are entertaining but also deeply meaningful to and reflective of our audience.


It is our Mandate to provide interest in and the study of the Canadian arts generally, to advance knowledge of, and appreciation of, arts and culture through theatrical performances and community programs, to provide education and instruction in the arts of theatre, to advance the development of theatre in Canada, and to conduct an annual Canadian theatre festival in Niagara.


The Foster Festival is a registered Not-For-Profit, Charitable Organization #81051 0180 RR0001

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