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Artistic Director Emeritus honoured with creation of the Christopher Newton Interns Program

- The program made possible by a single gift from a private donor -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 22, 2017) — Artistic Director Tim Carroll revealed today that Artistic Director Emeritus Christopher Newton’s contributions to the Shaw Festival and Canadian theatre at large would be recognized through the newly created Christopher Newton Interns program. The program was [...]

An Octoroon makes its Canadian premiere at the Shaw Festival

- Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ groundbreaking play is a no-holds-barred exploration of racial stereotypes -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 14, 2017) — The Shaw’s production of An Octoroon is perhaps the funniest, and certainly the most subversive, theatre experience this season. Riffing off of Dion Boucicault’s melodrama The Octoroon, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Obie Award-winning play is his sardonic, radical response [...]

Everywhere and nowhere together in Middletown

- The Shaw’s production of this contemporary American play finds meaning in the mundane -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 11, 2017) — Meg Roe directs the hypnotic Middletown, written by Pulitzer-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning playwright Will Eno, as an intimate experience shared by actors and audience. The Canadian premiere of Middletown begins previews on July 13 [...]

The Shaw Festival sinks its teeth into Liz Lochhead’s seductive adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

- Repressed erotic hunger and desire run rampant in this thrilling version of the legendary tale -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 6, 2017) — The Shaw Festival’s production of Liz Lochhead’s sultry adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula – a feminine-focused take on the iconic vampire story – begins previews July 8 at the Festival Theatre. Directed by [...]

Shhh… It’s A Secret

- A group of Shaw patrons are now in the know -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 1, 2017) — This evening, a crowd gathered to experience the third Secret Theatre of the season. Onlookers were treated to a theatrical moment directed by Eda Holmes, with music composed by Gavin Bryers. The event featured David Ball, Wade Bogert-O’Brien, [...]

Shhh … It’s a Secret

- A group of Shaw patrons are now in the know -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 21, 2017) — Tonight an audience gathered to celebrate the summer solstice as part of the Shaw Festival’s Secret Theatre. The crowd was treated to a theatrical experience directed by Moya O’Connell, with music direction by Paul Sportelli. The evening’s event [...]

Whimsical Wilde Tales conjures storybook magic for young and old

- Children add their special touch to on-stage action after taking part in a pre-show workshop -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 6, 2017) — Kate Hennig, who steps into the role of Associate Artistic Director later this season, adapts four of Oscar Wilde’s tales – The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Remarkable Rocket and The [...]

The Shaw’s Androcles and the Lion encourages audience play

- The audience will help to create a unique performance every time -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 1, 2017) — Under the direction of Artistic Director Tim Carroll, Bernard Shaw’s charming retelling of the beloved Aesop fable Androcles and the Lion is an interactive spur-of-the-moment theatre experience. The fusing of audience engagement with music and song, along [...]

Powerhouse Shaw Festival cast star in Brian Friel’s celebrated Dancing at Lughnasa

- Memory, myth and imagination intertwine in this renowned contemporary Irish play -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 11, 2017) — Krista Jackson, former Shaw Festival intern director and Zone 41 Theatre’s artistic director, returns to direct Brian Friel’s award-winning masterpiece Dancing at Lughnasa. Beginning previews on May 14 at the Royal George Theatre, this production features a [...]

Canada’s history takes to the stage at the Shaw Festival in a rollicking revival of 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt

- Classic of Canadian theatre seen for first time at the Festival -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 4, 2017) — 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt – the rebellion that helped shape this home and native land – begins previews May 7 at the Court House Theatre. Created in 1973 by Rick Salutin and Theatre Passe Muraille, this ground-breaking [...]