Theatre Topikos

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Our History

Theatre Topikós was established in 2014 by Nick May and Jess Bryson to produce their first show Wordplay for Toronto’s Gay Play Day festival at the Alumnae Theatre.

Wordplay has since been performed at The Bad Dog Theatre, The One More Night Festival and The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. In Dublin, the show was nominated for Best New Writing and Jess Bryson was nominated for Best Female Performance.

 In 2017, Theatre Topikós began a new monthly event called Shit Show: A Queer Comedy Night, which will feature a rotating cast of standup, improv and burlesque performers.

In August 2017, you can see Wordplay remounted at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Two more productions are scheduled for the fall/winter 2017.

Theatre Topikós

 Theatre Topikós is a Toronto-based theatre company that aims to engage current and  new theatregoers with socially relevant material. We produce original and published work that pushes the boundaries of convention in accepting information as it is told.

Our core artistic team includes Nick May, Jess Bryson & Martin Whelan.

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Previous Productions



Wordplay Edinburgh Festival Fringe August 12 – August 26 2017 A dark comedy about a fag and his hag. No...

Shit Show: A Queer Comedy Night

Shit Show: A Queer Comedy Night

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Creative Team

Nick May - Theatre Topikos

Nick May | Artistic Director


Martin Whelan | Artistic Associate

jess bryson theatre topikos

Jess Bryson | Artistic Associate