1985 – Theatre Terrific founded by Connie Hargrave to provide theatre training and performance opportunities to disabled persons in Vancouver region. Theatre Terrific is Western Canada’s oldest theatre company working with mixed abilities casting.
1994 – Theatre Terrific received a Jessie Richardson Award for their distinctive mandate in serving a part of the community that otherwise has no outlet for their work to be seen.
1995 – Theatre Terrific was nominated for two Jessie Richardson Awards for ‘Outstanding Ensemble Cast’ and ‘Best Script’ for its production of Breeding Doubts.
2006 – Theatre Terrific developed and staged Naked Oranges at Performance Works theatre in Vancouver, subsequently invited by Judith Marcuse to perform at Earth: The World Urban Festival.
2008 – Theatre Terrific’s staged reading of The Glass Box was included in the Magnetic North Festivals programming.
2010 – Theatre Terrific pursued and was successfully awarded a sub-lease for non-profit cultural office space in Vancouver’s innovative Downtown Eastside Woodwards Heritage Building establishing a permanent, central and accessible administrative home.
2011 – Theatre Terrific was awarded Nightswimming Theatre’s Pure Research Award in collaboration with Simon Fraser University School for Contemporary Arts in Vancouver, which supported research into pedagogical practices of voice study and the tool of Sprechgesang as an accessible vocal tool.
2011 – Theatre Terrific develops and produces its first site-specific work, The Bread Project in collaboration with Vancouver City Parks and Rec as part of the City of Vancouver’s 125 Year celebrations.
2011 – TTS’s AD is approached by award winning Canadian playwright Pamela Boyd to direct and produce the work I Love Mondays due to TTS’s mandate of respect for inclusive authentic casting.
2012 – Theatre Terrific’s process and productions are discussed at great length in the McGill-Queen’s University Press publication STAGE TURNS Canadian Disability Theatre by Dr. Kirsty Johnston.
2012 – Theatre Terrific AD Susanna Uchatius and collaborator James Coomber attend the first Integrated National Dance/Theatre Conference held in Calgary, Alberta along with like practising companies from Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.
2013 – Playwright Canada Press Ltd requests a copy of Theatre Terrific’s production, The Glass Box expressing an interest in including the play in an upcoming anthology.
2013 – The paper, Rigour, Respect and Disability Theatre, written by Susanna Uchatius and James Coomber is asked to be presented along with a process workshop as part of the International Federation for Theatre Research Conference, in Barcelona, July 2013, recognizing inclusive Disability Theatre, as a respected genre within the international theatre community.