Proudly Announcing our 33rd Season

At the cutting edge of current events, Roseneath Theatre’s 33rd season features four productions with young female protagonists that are about what is happening right now in the lives of young people. The season begins with a US venue tour of The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh by Chris Craddock, followed closely by an Ontario venue and school tour of Spirit Horse by Drew Hayden Taylor that launches with two weeks on the Mainstage at Young Peoples Theatre. The second half of the season includes the world premiere of Birds of a Feather by Robert Watson and a new high school adaptation of Meet Cute by Erin Norah Thompson. All four of these stories follow strong young females as they navigate current challenges including: diverse families, Indigenous culture, racism, mental health/wellness and the notion of consent. This season invites young audiences to look at the world around them and appreciate difference in our ways of learning, our cultures, our families, our friendships and our relationships. These shows depict real scenarios explored from a young person’s perspective, without talking down to them, and encourage empathy in our audiences with the aim of beginning a real dialogue on the themes addressed in each play.

Andrew Lamb
Artistic Director

October 11 – December 8, 2016


by Chris Craddock

Grades 4-8
Themes:  ADHD, Bullying, Identity, Mental Health

A story of super powers, bullying and one girl’s real life struggle to stay calm and focused in the face of an ADHD diagnosis.


October 17 – November 26, 2016

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Native American adaptation by Drew Hayden Taylor
from the Irish Play ‘Tir Na N’Og’ by Greg Banks

Grades 4-8
Themes: Indigenous Culture, Racism, Bullying, Perseverance, Fairness, Respect

When two Indigenous sisters go on a mystical journey with their horse Wildwind, their father must chase them down to save his family.


March 20 – May 5, 2017

by Robert Watson

Grades K-4
Themes: Diversity in Families, Imagination, Cooperation, Friendship, Teamwork

A junior bird watcher’s adventure in Hawaii leads her to discover the Laysan Albatross whose families have similarities to her own.


April 3 – May 19, 2017

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by Erin Norah Thompson

Grades 9-12
Themes: Consent, Healthy Relationships, Identity, Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Skills

Jane and John meet at a bus stop – could there be romance? One meeting shown three different ways to explore the notion of consent.


For more Information or to book a performance contact: 416-686-5199 x223

Drama Camps for Children and Youth

April 15th PA Day Drama Camp – what an awesome day it was! The next PA Day Drama Camp is Friday, June 10th, as well as week-long summer camps in July and August! Jump in and join the fun! here

‘OUTSIDE’ GALA at The 519 on March 19th

Tickets are now on sale for Roseneath’s OUTSIDE GALA at The 519 on March 19th. Join us for an evening of great theatre, food and special guests, as we raise money to take Paul Dunn’s OUTSIDE across Ontario.

Outside tells the story of Daniel, a teen who triumphs over homophobic bullying, depression and suicide.  At his new school he shares his story at a meeting of the Gay Straight Alliance.  Meanwhile at his old school, struggling to come to terms with what happened, his friends Krystina and Jeremy attempt to start their own GSA.

Outside Fundraiser Jim






This one-time gala performance includes hors d’oeuvres, special guests, a silent auction and a fully-staged performance of Outside.
The work Roseneath is undertaking with Outside has the potential to make a significant impact in the life of a young audience member – perhaps most significantly so in the rural communities on the tour. One of our more salient goals in programming Outside is to get the play out to those communities beyond the GTA – communities in which a young person coming to grips with their new found LGBTQ-identity might not have the breadth of support offered to a teenager in Toronto.

Outside made its premiere last year, and received Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance. This year the play tours across Ontario for a second time, from March 21 – May 13, 2016.

All money raised from this event will support the cost of touring Outside to remote areas of the province, starting conversation and promoting understanding and support.


And if you want to get an idea of how much fun the event well be, here are some photos from our Family Friendly Fundraiser on February 28th.