Laura Mullin & Chris Tolley

Chris Tolley and Laura Mullin are writers, directors, producers, and the Co-Artistic Directors of Expect Theatre and PLAYME. Together they have created award-winning plays, installations, films and podcasts that have engaged international audiences.

Their work has been nominated for five Dora Awards in the General Theatre category and has been shortlisted twice for the Toronto Arts Foundation Awards. In 2006, both Tolley and Mullin won Harbourfront Centre's inaugural Fresh Ground commissioning award for the site-specific play STATIC.

Notable works for the duo include: Dora Award-winning Romeo/Juliet REMIXED (Toronto and Philadelphia), STATIC (World Stage Festival), AWAKE (Next Stage Festival), the CBC Radio drama The Tunnel Runners, the published play Burusera that toured across Canada (Watermark Theatre), and the short film AWAKE which did the festival circuit and was the official selection of festivals across North America and Europe. It was nominated for Best Social Drama at the New Renaissance Festival in Amsterdam. In 2017, Tolley and Mullin created and produced the TV series Mini Makeover for CBC Kids.

Tolley and Mullin launched PLAYME in January of 2016, a national digital theatre dedicated to producing Canada's most innovative plays distributed globally via podcasts. PLAYME to date has almost one million listeners in over 90 different countries and Expect Theatre is partnering with CBC Podcasts for its latest season. It was recently rated as #1 on iTunes and was named a Webby Honoree by the International Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Laura Mullin & Chris Tolley

Role

Artistic Directors

Laura Mullin & Chris Tolley

Role

Artistic Directors