About STO Union
Live and digital art, performing arts and creations.
STO Union presents a new vision of how to create, participate, and experience live art and the performing arts is an increasingly technology-driven world. We believe in the power of the arts to unite us, to bridge our differences, and to ignite change.
From theatre to movies, live art to installations, STO Union has produced it all and has worked with many. Its productions have travelled to festivals and venues in communities around the world.
A registered not-for-profit performing arts company, STO Union, produces original creations to be presented at home and abroad. Our boundary-breaking artistic practice questions our most basic assumptions: What is theatre? What is live art? What counts as a stage? Who ‘gets’ to step up and be heard? Whose stories are being told and why?
A STO Union show is more than just a performance. It is a shared experience that inspires and inspired by audiences in communities across this land and beyond.
Our projects are professional yet often feature the authentic, raw presence of people in our community sharing their stories with the support of career artists. They connect amateurs and professionals, rural and urban, anglophone and francophone, and engage all art forms to create public experiences that resonate with realness and intimacy. From theatre to movies, live art to installations, STO Union works with whatever art form that emerges out of the company’s rigorous research and dramaturgical process.
STO Union is located in the Outaouais region in western Quebec on unceded Algonquin territory at Place des Artistes de Farrellton, the only multi-arts establishment in the region. Our mandate is to advance performance culture by:
- Being creative in our explorations of new methods in artistic practice and production to produce new, original professional works for the stage and other spaces, including digital spaces.
- Sharing these projects through touring of new works both physically and digitally.
- Inspiring people at all levels – from established through emerging artists and the yet-to-emerge artists in all of us – through knowledge sharing and exchange opportunities.
Our goal is to activate a sense of belonging through modern-day creations and rituals that ground us in a shared story.
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STO Union acknowledges that our headquarters, located in Farrellton, QC, are on the unceded, unsurrendered Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation whose presence here reaches back to time immemorial.