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ROSENEATH’S 2015-16 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
Roseneath Theatre’s 32nd Season, announced on Sunday May 3rd by Andrew Lamb, aims to inspire open-dialogue around HOT-BUTTON issues. The three shows programmed for 2015-16 feature young lead characters grappling with issues that range from bullying and the move to establish Gay/Straight Alliances in Canadian high schools to living with ADHD.
Roseneath is re-mounting two hits from the current year … Paul Dunn’s Outside (Grades 7-12) and Robert Watson’s The Money Tree (Grades K-6). The line-up is rounded-out by Chris Craddock’s The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh (Grades 4-8), directed by Richard Greenblatt (Dora-winner, Wrecked). These world-class productions explore real scenarios and real challenges facing young people, with the aim of beginning conversations around these contemporary issues — which is truly one of our strengths at Roseneath Theatre.
OUTSIDE: Fall 2015 / THE MONEY TREE: Winter 2016
THE INCREDIBLE SPEEDINESS OF JAMIE CAVANAUGH: Spring 2016
At top: G. Kyle Shields and Mina James in Outside, 2014, Photo: John Packman.
Above left: Emma Hunter in The Incredible Speediness…, 2009, Photo: Jona Stuart.
Above right: Rong Fu in The Money Tree, 2014, Photo: Robert Harding.
NOW PLAYING: 2014-15 Season
Back by popular demand … SPIRIT HORSE.
Touring Southern Ontario Mar 30 – Jun 12
Spirit Horse premiered in 2007 at Toronto’s Luminato Festival and received a Dora nomination for Outstanding Production. Since that time, it has become part of Roseneath’s core Repertoire, with three Ontario tours and a North American tour now under its belt.
Roseneath Theatre’s award-winning production of Spirit Horse follows the story of two First Nations youth who caught between two worlds—the traditional ways and the modern ways of the city. They are given new hope by a Spirit Horse that rides into their lives. Adapted by celebrated Ojibway playwright Drew Hayden Taylor from the Irish Play Tir Na N’Og by Greg Banks, Spirit Horse is a highly-theatrical and imaginative story in which three actors play over 65 characters, accompanied by a live musician.
SPIRIT HORSE in the news! Click on the links below to check out recent media coverage from our tour throughout southern Ontario…
Big thanks to Spirit Horse Production Sponsors, BMO Financial and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario.
OUTSIDE makes its world premiere.
Touring Ontario Apr 13 – May 22
Sneak-Peek Previews Sat Apr 11, 3pm & 7:30pm
Paul Dunn’s new play, which wowed audiences in November (first public reading), makes its world premiere. Outside was developed through Roseneath’s Playwrights’ Unit. This timely work is the story of Daniel, a teen who triumphs over homophobic bullying. It relates to the issue of establishing Gay-Straight Alliances in Canadian high schools. Click Here for more details.
Join us at the Roseneath Studio on Sat Apr 11 for our FREE Sneak-Peek Previews of this world premiere! CLICK HERE to reserve seats through Event Brite.
Roseneath Theatre proudly welcomes Outside Production Sponsor RBC and new 2014-15 supporters, The J.P. Bickell Charitable Foundation and The K.M. Hunter Foundation.
Dora-nominated LA MALETA returns.
‘On the Road Photography': Greetings from sunny California!
In January we launched our North American tour of Toronto playwright Beatriz Pizano’s LA MALETA (The Suitcase), which toured theatres and schools throughout the United States. The four member cast (Alejandra Simmons, Tiana Leonty, Jessica Zepeda, Joseph Recinos) and stage manager (Sandi Becker) sent us these pics highlighting their time on the road, traveling across the US, from California to New York in the trusted Roseneath touring vehicles. This season our Ensembles are bringing the work we’ve developed with Canadian playwrights to about 100,000 young audience members … FAR AND WIDE!
La Maleta (The Suitcase) premiered as part of Roseneath’s 2013-14 Season, proved a big hit, and received Dora nominations for Outstanding Ensemble Performance and Outstanding New Play. This year the show embarked on a 7-week U.S. tour before returning home for a second Ontario run. Click Here for more details.