The Company of Adventurers Theatre rehearses through the summer, with performances on the first three weekends following Labour Day in September. We are located in Old Ottawa South (Brewer Park area). Rehearsals are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 5:30-8:30, with some additional rehearsals in the production week prior to show time. Our shows are full-length productions (approx. 2 hours in length), and are performed on an outdoor stage on September weekends. All productions are in Shakespearean English using a slightly shortened version of the original script.
Each year, we present our shows as a fundraiser for a local charity (chosen by the group each year). In past years, we have raised money for the Ottawa Humane Society, the Ottawa Mission, the Somalia Relief Fund, the Ottawa Wild Bird Care Centre, the Terry Fox Foundation, the Ottawa women's shelter Harmony House, the Ottawa Food Bank, and Cornerstone Housing for Women.
Rehearsal schedule: Tues and Thurs, 5:30-8:30 pm
Session dates: June 26 – Aug 31, 2019
Show dates: to be announced (weekends in Sept. following Labour Day)
Ages: 10-19 years
No prior acting experience or knowledge of Shakespeare is necessary. This is an excellent introduction to Shakespeare and acting; we also provide extended acting and performance work for experienced actors. As a cast we work on acting skills, blocking, singing, creative interpretation, and so much more! The cast will be mounting a full Shakespearean production by the end of the summer and will be performing in multiple shows for the general public -- a major endeavour! Theatre is a confidence-building, fulfilling, and group-bonding experience. It is rewarding to watch each actor grow personally and artistically as the production comes together. What we look for in actors is enthusiasm, good humour, respect for others, and a commitment to producing a great show!
To register, contactCynthia Sugars or Paul Keen.