Outreach Tour

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MuchAdo posterMuch Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

“Let me be that I am and seek not to alter me.”

Touring April 1-11, 2014

COST: $500

Book before February 1st and save $50 on your booking. 

 To book please contact Ayla Stephen at:

ayla@shakespearecompany.com or 403.710.7384

 

As Claudio woos his beloved Hero, his friend Benedick and Hero’s cousin Beatrice trade insults in their “merry war” of mutual disdain. But as Claudio’s wedding day approaches, a series of deceptions – both friendly and malicious – brings about more than one dramatic change of heart.

Length of Performance: Each performance runs approximately 50 minutes and includes a 5-10 minute question and answer period after the show.

Performance Fees: Cost per performance is $500.00. Additional same day performances may be added at a discounted rate. Please contact us if the performance fee is prohibitive for your school/organization and we will be happy to discuss other available options.

Audience Size: There is a maximum audience size of 300 people per performance.

 

To book please contact Ayla Stephen at ayla@shakespearecompany.com

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

 

Directed by Kate Newby

 

May 15 – 24, 2014

The Studio Theatre at Vertigo Theatre

Nightly at 7:00pm, excluding May 18

Additional 2:30pm matinees on May 17, 18 & 24

 

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Shipwrecked off the coast of Illyria and separated from her twin brother, Viola disguises herself and enters the service of Duke Orsino, only to find herself part of a triangle of unrequited love. Music and love, drinking and jollity, practical jokes and a riot of laughter abound  in what some call Shakespeare’s most perfect comedy.

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DiVerseCity

The Shakespeare Company is pleased to announce a new initiative: DiVerseCity! 

DiVerseCity is a new initiative to create an ensemble of actors of diverse ethnicities to perform Shakespeare in all four quadrants of Calgary. Because Shakespeare’s stories and characters are universal, his text is ideal for showcasing ethnic diversity- a quality Calgary has, but often does not highlight.

Read below for more information and visit our InvestYYC project page to make this project a reality.

With colourblind casting, strong artists will have an opportunity to tackle Shakespeare’s best characters and bring a new perspective to Calgarians. Indeed, why not have an Asian Romeo, an Aboriginal Portia, and a Black Hamlet? Each artist’s background will infuse their performance. Skin tone or ethnicity will not be a barrier for them to be cast, one step towards encouraging strong artists to stay in Calgary rather than seek work elsewhere and increasing the representation of the many faces of Calgary in theatre.

DiVerseCity is also focussed on accessibility for all Calgarians. The ensemble will perform Shakespearean scenes and monologues on platforms along the C-train line and other busy thoroughfares. Site specific theatre is less intimidating for non-theatre goers, and we’re bringing Shakespeare for free to areas where people live and commute to work.

The ensemble will start at C-train platforms and branch out along the two lines from there. Audience members can choose to watch as many or as few scenes as they want. For some, it will be pop up performances that they were not expecting, for others, we will encourage them to tour along the C-train line with the ensemble as they perform. We will be offering a general schedule of performances online in advance with live tweeting during the days to give up-to-date timings and locations.

The performances will happen at least three times over the course of the summer. We will be partnering with local organizations, such as Calgary Transit, to promote the events.

We would like to thank Kevin McKendrick’s insightful visionary article that inspired this initiative. To read his article, click here:

http://livingcreative.ca/content/theatre-calgary-trails-other-performing-arts-reflecting-face-our-city

 

Donate to this initiative through InvestYYC today

 

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