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Shaw Festival announces principal casting for Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell’s final season

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 5, 2015) — Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and the Shaw Festival announce principal casting and the creative teams for the 2016 playbill. The 2016 season features new and core ensemble members and beloved returning artists celebrating Ms. Maxwell’s final season and 14-year tenure at The Shaw.

Michel Marc Bouchard’s The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt premieres at the Shaw Festival

- World premiere of commissioned work by acclaimed Québécois playwright presented on the Royal George Theatre stage -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 4, 2015) — The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt by Michel Marc Bouchard, with translation by Linda Gaboriau, premiered to rave reviews earlier this season at the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre. Artistic Director [...]

Shaw Festival announces Tim Carroll as the next Artistic Director

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 13, 2015) — Andy Pringle, Chair of the Board of Governors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Carroll as the next Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival. As Artistic Director Designate, Carroll will work with current Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell during the 2016 season to familiarize himself with the [...]

Shaw Festival announces 2016 Season

- Jackie Maxwell reveals her final season as Artistic Director –
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 8, 2015) — Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and the Shaw Festival are pleased to announce the 2016 playbill. Marking the Festival’s 55th season and the end of Maxwell’s 14-year tenure, the 2016 line-up of 10 diverse productions includes works from the [...]

Shaw Extends Contract of Artistic Director, Looks to the Future

Media Release #6
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 25, 2014) – The Board of Governors of the Shaw Festival announced today that it has extended the contract of Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell through to the end of the 2016 season.
Part of a succession plan proposed by Ms. Maxwell and unanimously accepted by the Board at its March 21, [...]

Previews begin for intimate new production of Shaw’s Major Barbara

“There are only two things necessary to Salvation…money and gunpowder.”
Media Release #12
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 3, 2013 . . . A new production of Major Barbara, one of Bernard Shaw’s most celebrated and provocative works, began previews May 2 in the intimate space of the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre.
Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell, along with [...]

Shaw Festival Artistic Director receives Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Media Bulletin #6
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, March 1, 2013 . . . The Shaw Festival is proud to announce that Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. A celebrated director and dramaturge, Ms. Maxwell has been recognized for significant achievement and dedicated service to her peers, to her community and to Canada. [...]

Rehearsals for Shaw’s 2013 season begin with spring return of Ensemble members

Media Bulletin #3
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, February 11, 2013 . . . A sure sign that spring is just around the corner is the return of Shaw Ensemble members from across Canada to start rehearsals in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Preparations for The Shaw’s 52nd season now shift into high gear with the first preview performance of W. Somerset Maugham’s [...]

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell to receive honorary LL.D. for landmark achievements in Canadian theatre

Media Bulletin #8
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 8, 2012. . .The Shaw Festival’s Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from Queen’s University for her landmark achievements in Canadian theatre, theatre arts and her promotion of new visions of Canada on the world stage. The degree will be conferred during the fall [...]

Shaw’s The Millionairess begins Shaw Festival July openings

Media Release #19
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 5, 2012…Three days of Shaw Festival summer openings start tonight at the Court House Theatre with Bernard Shaw’s comedy The Millionairess. Opening performances continue on Friday at the Royal George Theatre with the evening presentation of William Inge’s moving drama Come Back, Little Sheba. On Saturday, the Court House Theatre [...]