Arkady Spivak attended York University, Glendon College until 2000, working on a BA in Theatre and Business.
In 2003 Arkady founded Talk Is Free Theatre. Since then the company has produced 96 productions in Barrie and toured nationally and internationally. Talk Is Free Theatre won a prestigious Dora Award for its co-production of Assassins, which was also seen in Toronto and at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg.
In the fall of 2018, Spivak produced the largest theatre experience in the world, entitled The Curious Voyage. It was the 3-day long journey, in which each patron became the protagonist of their own story, and was transported, quite literally, between Barrie and London, UK. This spring Spivak has created and is producing WOW, a multi-disciplinary collection of immersive art, making it the first festival of its kind anywhere in the world.