The GCTC—as everyone calls it—was born at Carleton University in the mid-1970s. It still has something of the flavor of an idealistic student enterprise, albeit now with actors and audiences of all ages. The plays run heavily toward works by Canadian and emerging playwrights, and scripts with a strong social conscience. Some performances include a post-show Q&A with the playwright, director or cast. Housed for many years in a converted garage, the company moved to sleeker digs in an eco-friendly new building in the 2007 season. However, the new theatre is very similar to the simple, intimate old space—just with more comfortable seats and better lighting. A café downstairs serves drinks and light meals, and an onsite art gallery features contemporary works.
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