The Modern Times Stage Company was established in Toronto in 1989. We create original plays, revisit classical work and translate the plays of Iranian dramatists. Led by Iranian-Canadian director, Soheil Parsa, the company’s work has performed in Colombia, Cuba, Iran, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Denmark.

Themes of loneliness, the mystery of existence, the search for happiness and truth, and the conflict between Fate and Will are often at the centre of Modern Times’ works. The productions are usually placeless and timeless ; design elements are ultimately more like archetypes. Archetypes transcend cultural and political borders, and this is what the company strives for in its creations: to move away from ideology towards a human vocabulary that speaks across civilizations.

The company has been honoured with 16 Toronto Dora Awards and has been nominated for sixty. Director Soheil Parsa has received several national and international distinctions.


Modern Times is a not-for-profit charitable organization #141116004RR0001. We issue a charitable tax receipts for all donations above $20.

Donations Can Be Made

1) ONLINE at www.canadahelps.org (all major credit cards accepted).

2) BY MAIL. Please make cheques payable to “Modern Times Stage Company” and send to:

Modern Times Stage Company
1 Wiltshire Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M6N 2V7


Every sponsorship level is rewarded with an acknowledgement  in our season marketing material, a charitable tax receipt. Bronze memberships and above also receive a tailored benefit and/or prominent marketing package. Modern Times can discuss a marketing package that reflects your interests, either as an individual or corporate donor. Possible benefits include access to opening night/gala events, performance tickets, backstage opportunities with artists, visibility and logo placement in print, electronic and/or onsite promotional material. Title sponsors may choose to direct their support to a particular production or program offered by Modern Times.

For more information please contact Gia Nahmens, Head of Administration, Modern Times Stage Company : 647.210.0598 or gia@moderntimesstage.com


Modern Times Stage Company would like to thank the many agencies, companies and individuals who support our work with their generous financial and in-kind contributions.

Season Sponsor

Production Sponsor


Jahan-Yar Parsa

Azita Parsa





Mr. Gholam Abbas Azadian

Families of Karen and Kevin Farbridge

Moe Fotovat

Mehry Hadi

Soheil Homayouni


Afie Mardukhi

Ali Mohtashami and Sara Teheri

The Pat and Tony Adams Freedom Fund for the Arts

Kia Salimian


Houshang Shans/

Alireza Zavala




S. Kashani

Navid Missaghian

Valif IT Solutions

General Members


Robert and Mary Balint

Steven Bush

Marion de Vries

Barbara Fingerote

Gale Zoe Garnett

Ken Gass

Gilva Accounting Inc.

Saeed Hariri

Azad Imanirad

Jon Kaplan

Shahnaz Khorshidi

Harold Lane

Daniel D. Moses

Christine Moynihan

Carol Rowntree (in memory of Carol Bolt)

United Way

Media Sponsor


Government Funders

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