The Arts Engine powers professional Christian artists and arts projects into action. We connect artists with communities to inspire, challenge and encourage the world around them through meaningful arts experiences.

“You have renewed my foundational belief that ‘Christian’ and ‘Great Drama’ don’t need to be mutually exclusive. You guys were awesome! Thank you.”

“The Big Picture is an epic act of theatrical creation that redefines stage chutzpah for our time.”
Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal

“2000 Candles pulls it off by peeling back Christmas commercialism and bringing the birth of Jesus back to centre stage.”
Stephanie Tombari, Faith Today magazine

“It’d be difficult to find a more entertaining or thoughtful holiday offering than 2000 Candles. Performed by a versatile quartet who are asked to sing, act and play instruments. The show’s individual pieces are well-rounded, fluid and always theatrical.”
Glenn Sumi, NOW magazine

“What an awesome night it was! It was a high quality performance that brought tears to my eyes both from laughter and from the thought-provoking words and actions! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

“Wow. Superb. Exceptional. Down to earth. Hilarious. Poignant. True to life. Wow!”

Arts Engine Productions
Our theatrical productions are developed, created and produced by active professional theatre artists who share a Christian worldview. Adaptable to your space, and to the challenges of performing in unique settings, we come fully equipped to provide first-class, meaningful performances to your community. Check back here regularily for updates on the availability of current shows and for upcoming new projects. For available dates in your area and for more information contact Tom Carson at: or 416-937-6102.

The Arts Engine is a project of Imago, a registered charity. Those who would like partner financially with The Arts Engine can receive a charitable donation receipt for income tax purposes.

Presenting a show
Arts Engine productions are simple and affordable to present. The shows come fully equipped with all the necessary technical requirements. In addition, we provide customized posters, bulletin inserts, postcards and tickets, as well as promotional support for media announcements. We can also set up an online box office ticket service. You can either engage us for a flat fee or work with us based on ticket sales.

Upcoming productions:

2000 Candles
Contemporary, hip, evocative and delightful. From vignette to vignette, the audience is taken on a journey through Christmas celebrations and traditions on a quest to find its true meaning. This seasonal favourite returns in December.

The Big Picture
A stirring, epic drama that tells the story of God’s relationship to humankind as told in the Bible. This sweeping narrative follows God’s promise, from creation, through the Old Testament and the gospel of Jesus, climaxing in the Book of Revelation.

Educational opportunites:

Live Your Story
The Arts Engine brings professional artists to your group or community to equip you for a dynamic drama program. Participants explore their own creative voices, and gain the tools to express their own ideas and stories.

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