We’re launched into an incredibly busy couple of months, with three world-class shows set to tour Canada and the US between now and June … Click on the links below, and keep up on all of the latest developments.
Roseneath’s annual Family-Friendly ‘Gala’ … coming up on Sun May 3!
Sunday May 3, 2015. 2-5pm. Workman Arts Mainspace, 651 Dufferin Street
Tickets $40 Adults / $10 Children CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS.
For more information: 416-686-5199 x221
Roseneath Theatre throws open its doors on Sunday May 3 for the company’s annual SPRING PERFORMANCE FUNDRAISER in Toronto’s Dundas-West Village (Workman Arts Mainspace, 651 Dufferin, just steps north of Dundas). The day promises fun-filled, family-friendly festivities — with something for younger and older attendees alike.
The day will be anchored by a performance of much-loved show SPIRIT HORSE (fresh-off its tour to dozens of communities, large and small, clear across southern Ontario. Suitable for children Grades 3-8) and will highlight food offerings from local DuWest hotspots. Parents can relax and browse our Auction Items while the kids tackle activities in the Spirit Horse-inspired Kids Craft Area. We’ll present the Rosie Award to a valued supporter, and share details of our 32nd season with those in attendance.
All proceeds benefit Roseneath Theatre, Ontario’s largest professional touring company and one of Canada’s foremost producers of theatre-for-young audiences. Every year we develop and rehearse world-class plays right here in our DuWest Studio, before the works are sprung to schools and theatres across North America. As we’re very-often ‘on-the-road’, this annual event helps keep the ‘home-fires burnin’, as our artists, supporters and community members converge for a day-of-fun!
Timothy L. Hill, Dakota Hebert, Brianne Tucker and musician Alex Lamoureux from the 2015 production of ‘Spirit Horse’. Photo by John Packman.
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.