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Black Box Fire is an independent theatre company based in Hamilton, Ontario. Black Box Fire was founded in the fall of 2006 by five graduates of McMaster who spent their undergrad heavily involved in various on-campus and community based theatre productions. In the past three years they have earned a reputation for offering compelling and challenging productions to the community at large.

Past productions have included The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (May 2007), Crazy and a Half (September 2007), Stop Kiss (February 2008), Dead Certain (September 2008), The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge (December 2008), Pretty Tough and Alone (February 2009) and Down The Road (May 2009), Pride & Prejudice (February 2010), Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (November 2010), The Metamorphosis (January 2011), Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline (March 2011) and Dracula (October 2011).

Black Box Fire also produces the Emerging Artist Series, a summer theatre festival which gives directors, writers, actors and anyone with a penchant for theatre a chance to practice their skills and display their talents in a cooperative artistic environment.


Press and Praise for BBF


Black Box Fire, a young–blooded theatre company, was created about five years ago on the premise that Hamilton had room for edgier theatrical productions, and as it turns out, they were right.
Excerpt from VIEW magazine's review of BBF's 2011/12 season. Read the full article here


For a theatre company whose gears turn in the interest of presenting quality shows of a unique calibre, and whose self–stated purpose includes encouraging young talent to grow within the community, it is natural to connect their warmth to their successs
Katie Penrose-VIEW


For anyone who appreciates the art of theatre, incubation of new talent or intriguing adaptations, Black Box Fire delivers
Laura Cattari – Urbanicity


Black Box Fire is one of the most promising theatre groups in Hamilton - talented young bunch.
Jeremy Freiburger


There ought to be a place in Hamilton for Black Box Fire Theatre Company. We need groups offering alternative theatre.
Gary Smith (Hamilton Spectator)


Black Box Fire continues to impress. Their shows are well-styled and they have an edge without being weird. They're smart and they know what the substance underneath the words is. They're subtle, energetic, ruthless, coy. They're probably brilliant; it's no wonder the shows are so well attended. I applaud their contributions to the Hamilton Theatre community, and urge everyone to continue supporting them.
Katie Penrose (VIEW)


Matt Moore has proven himself to be an excellent director
Katie Penrose (VIEW)
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