October 1 – 11, 2014

Directed by Ron Jenkins

Starring Glenn Davis as Othello


Playing in The Studio at Vertigo Theatre


When Othello, the Moor of Venice, is appointed General of the Venetian Army, he passes over Iago for a promotion.  Fuelled by malice, Iago plots the Moor’s downfall, poisoning Othello’s faith and trust in everyone around him, especially his beautiful wife, Desdemona. Shakespeare’s intense and thrilling tragedy examines love, jealousy, and racial politics with one of the greatest villains at its epicentre.


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Outreach Tour




by William Shakespeare

“This above all: to thine own self be true.”

Touring November 3 – 14, 2014

COST: $500

Book before September 15th and save $50 on your booking. 

 To book please contact Ayla Stephen at:

ayla@shakespearecompany.com or 403.710.7384


One of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies finds Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, mourning his father’s death and his mothers swift remarriage to his Uncle Claudius. When the ghost of Hamlet’s father appears to him and tells him that Claudius poisoned him, Hamlet swears revenge, and sets in motion a story of indecision, revenge and murder. 


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 


Calgary’s only classical theatre company brings Shakespeare to life for students and educators throughout Calgary and surrounding area. Since 2011 we have shared high energy, 45 minute adaptations of the Bard’s plays. These condensed plays are typically performed by 3 – 4 emerging professional actors. Our performances have been seen by over 20,000 of Alberta`s youth in all the education sectors.

This program gives our theatre company the opportunity to share our passion for Shakespeare’s work and challenge, inspire, and intrigue young minds in Alberta.


We know that many people are introduced to Shakespeare in high school, but are often intimidated by the language, structure, and themes.  We believe Shakespeare offers something more than a challenge.

His plays unlock creative thinking in the minds of our youth and teach them to evaluate the world around them with a critical eye. Shakespeare never offers up a defined answer. Rather, he poses endless questions. How can we make a difference? What do we want our society to look like? What kinds of relationships and behaviours are productive? What kinds are damaging?

The richness of Shakespeare’s language and characters offers us a key to engaging with the world with passion, imagination and creativity. We believe Shakespeare has to be seen live to truly see how connected his works are to our contemporary lives.


If you are interested in having a performance at your school or business, please contact us at ayla@shakespearecompany.com.

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2014

Notice of Annual General Meeting


The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2014 Annual General Meeting for The Shakespeare Company Theatre in-the-Round Guild.  All members and interested parties are welcome to attend.


DATE:                  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
TIME:                   6:30 p.m.
LOCATION:      The Law Offices of MacPherson, Leslie & Tyerman
1600, 520 – 3rd Avenue SW Calgary, AB Canada T2P 0R3
MEMBERSHIP: $10 – payable by cash or cheque




  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes of 2013 Annual General Meeting
  4. Opening Remarks ….……………….………………… Ken Hanley, President
  5. 2013 Financial Statements …………………………. Kim Stephens, Treasurer
  6. Report to the Members …………………… Haysam Kadri, Artistic Producer
  7. Election of Directors – candidates

Jerry Callaghan – 1 year term

Lori Farley – 3 year term

Tom Gould – 2 year term

Ken Hanley – 1 year term

Richard Harbert – 2 year term

Faryn Hill – 3 year term

Ian Roberts – 2 year term

Alane Smith – 3 year term

Kim Stephens – 1 year term

8. Appointment of Auditor – Shahid Naqi Professional Corporation

9. Other Business

10. Question Period

11. Closing Remarks

If you require a proxy, please click here for the official form.


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