Unlace Your Imagination with Durham Shoestring Performers
Oshawa’s Downtown Community Theatre

Download DSP’s 46th Season Brochure

 Next Audition September 18, 7 pm

DSP is holding an audition for the role of Dwight (Male. 35 – 50) for their January 2020 production of

Sarah Ruhl’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00

If interested, please email dsp@durhamshoestring.org to confirm your attendance, find out the location and borrow a script if you wish.  

Read about all of the plays on the Season Page

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Scripts are now available for advance reading.
Subscriptions may be ordered now until Nov. 9, 2019

Something to celebrate – 153 productions in downtown Oshawa, 101 of them Canadian, 34 of them by local writers. Since 1974, DSP’s non-profit objectives have been all about quality and accessibility: to present challenging and entertaining plays with an emphasis on innovative directing and design, and to keep production costs low so that live theatre can be enjoyed by all members of the community. Our shows are always chosen by the director so there’s passion for the piece right from the beginning, and auditions are always low-threat and open to all.

Our Venue

Attend DSP events on the second floor of the Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa, which is fully accessible by modern elevator indoors and by ramp outside. The theatre space is an intimate, air-conditioned 100 seat venue with no seat farther than 8 metres from the action!

Plentiful parking is free after 6 pm. If the lot closest to the building is full, there’s more parking on the south side of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Occasionally there is some congestion on weeknights if City Hall, the Library and the Arts Resource Centre are all holding events simultaneously, but we love when downtown is full of cultural activity.

DSP is a member of Theatre Ontario, the Association of Community Theatres -Central Ontario and the Pine Ridge Arts Council