Workman Arts is pleased to announce a partnership with RARE Theatre for the production of We Are Here directed by Judith Thompson and presented at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s new auditorium in spring 2022.

There is so much silence and stigma around mental health challenges. We all have a story to tell. Are you ready to tell yours?

We Are Here is a theatre piece that will be created by Director and Playwright Judith Thompson in collaboration with eight artists with lived mental health experience, chosen from Workman Arts member artists and from artists who have received services from CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health). Lorene Stanwick will be the Assistant Director.

The performers will also research the history of CAMH and create monologues and scenes that speak to that history, both positive and negative.


  • Judith Thompson- Director/Dramaturg
  • Lorene Stanwick- Assistant Director
  • 8 cast members TBA
  • Various designers (set, sound, lighting, costume etc) TBA
  • Composers and musicians TBA
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About RARE Theatre

Under the Artistic Direction of Judith Thompson, RARE Theatre serves communities that have expressed a need to not only be recognized but to effect systemic, radical change through the art of theatre. RARE collaborates with theatre artists in marginalized communities who wish to create work for the stage. Previous productions include Welcome to my Underworld (Young Centre for the Performing Arts); After the Blackout (Soulpepper); Wildfire (Soulpepper); Borne (Soulpepper); RARE (Toronto Fringe); Sick (Next Stage Festival); Body and Soul (Soulpepper/Tarragon).

Judith Thompson is a widely recognized playwright who has garnered numerous prestigious awards including the Order of Canada, two Governor General’s Awards for Drama and the internationally recognized Susan Smith Blackburn Award for Best Play in the English Language.


Kais Padamshi Interim Public Programming & Partnerships Manager
416-583-4339, ext. 4