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Chasing Shadows Productions

is an award-winning, independent Theatre company in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the creative partnership of Singer-Songwriter Will Gillespie and multi-disciplinary Visual Artist Susan Robinson.

Exclusively creating new, original work with a focus on musicals and comedies.

Canadian locations are featured in the shows, including Hamilton, Niagara Falls,  St John's, Newfoundland and the Timmins region in Northern Ontario.

Susan is the Producer, she also creates the visual side of each production, making the costumes, props, backdrops and puppets.

Will is the creative director, he writes all the words and music. Both perform in every production, hiring additional local Hamiltonian Artists and Theatre professionals for their larger productions. 


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Chasing Shadows Productions began in 2017 to produce "Swingin' in St John's," their first original musical to debut at Hamilton Theatre Inc, Hamilton Fringe Festival 2017 

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"Swingin' in St John's" won

"Best of Venue - Hamilton Theatre Inc" at Hamilton Fringe 2017

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"Swingin in St John's" was remounted at Artword Artbar in April 2018 for a two-week run 

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 "Swingin' in St John's" 

Burlington Performing Arts Centre. November 2 and 3, 2019

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"Diamond in the Rough" debuted at the Players Guild of Hamilton, Hamilton Fringe 2018

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 Their second musical "Diamond in the Rough" won Audience Choice at Hamilton Fringe 2019



Chasing Shadows Productions won Platinum- Best in Theatre-Community Votes Hamilton 2021 

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Chasing Shadows Productions won Silver- Best in Theatre-Community Votes Hamilton 2022 



Chasing Shadows Productions won Platinum- Best in Theatre-Community Votes Hamilton 2023 


Chasing Shadows Productions was a Shortlist Nominee for 2023 City of Hamilton Award-Creator category

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