Power Productions has been in operation, informally, since 2016. Led by Artistic Director, Paul David Power in a volunteer position, early activities focused on Paul's own works as a playwright and performer including development and performances of "Roomies" and "Crippled".
In 2017 Paul held table reads throughout Atlantic Canada as part of the development of his show "Crippled". These table reads, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, included community discussions about diversity in the arts in Atlantic Canada in St. John's NL, Halifax NS and Moncton NB. The end result was a report submitted to Canada Council to the Arts entitled "Crippled: Atlantic Region Table Read & Community Discussions Final Report".
The report highlights a number of common issues and challenges throughout the Atlantic Region that impacts the representation of persons with disabilities in local theatre. These issues include accessibility, audition and project inclusion, information sharing and opportunities to develop skills. The report also offers a number of recommendations to address some of these ongoing issues. A main recommendation was the need for a community leader to ignite change.
Hence, Power Productions was born.
Power Productions was incorporated in 2018 as a non-profit organization with a formal Board which oversees the overall direction of the organization.
Power Productions' ongoing work includes producing diverse theatrical works, raising awareness about accessibility for both artists and audiences and supporting community projects that reflect the goals and priorities of Power Productions.