ROSENEATH’s 32nd SEASON OF GROUND-BREAKING THEATRE-FOR-YOUNG AUDIENCES

 

 

 

THE MONEY TREE: Jan 25-Mar 4, 2016 / OUTSIDE: Mar 21-May 6, 2016

THE INCREDIBLE SPEEDINESS OF JAMIE CAVANAUGH: Apr 4-May 20, 2016

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For more than 30 years we’ve been bringing engaging and entertaining professional theatre directly to schools clear across the province. We present thought-provoking theatre that challenges young people to consider their role in real and relatable situations. For anyone who has experienced being different and for everyone looking to support a friend, Roseneath’s plays open a door to meaningful dialogue that has the power to reshape communities. 

This season’s themes speak directly to the experiences students encounter both in the classroom and at home. The plays programmed for 2015-16 have a proven track record of sparking lively dialogue around hot button  issues, and feature young characters grappling with issues which range from bullying and the move to establish Gay/Straight Alliances in Canadian high schools, to living with ADHD.

Paul Dunn’s OUTSIDE (Grades 7-12) and Robert Watson’s THE MONEY TREE (Grades K-6) anchor the season – both are fresh-off sold-out tours in 2014-15, and both also received Dora Award nominations Outstanding New Play! The lineup is rounded-out by acclaimed playwright Chris Craddock’s THE INCREDIBLE SPEEDINESS OF JAMIE CAVANAUGH (Grades 4-8), helmed by multi-Dora lauded director Richard Greenblatt.

Each of our tours is launched with two Sneak-Peek Preview performances at our Dundas-West headquarters in Toronto, before the Artistic Ensembles head out on tour across the province. We bring a professional production right to your school, anywhere in Ontario, complete with theatrical set and our own sound equipment. School pricing is per performance and starts at $650 (plus HST) for an audience of up to 300 students. For more information about bringing a Roseneath production to your school, contact: education@roseneath.ca

 

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Check out our promotional trailers for OUTSIDE and THE MONEY TREE

More info: education@roseneath.ca / View or Download our Season Brochure

 

2014-2015 INDIVIDUAL DONORS

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July 31st was last day of our fiscal year, and we’d like to acknowledge the following generous individuals for making a contribution towards Roseneath’s 2014-15 Season …

JET-SETTERS: Benny Di Zitti, Randall Howard, John MacIntyre, Susan & John Goddard

FIRST-CLASS PATRONS: Andrew Lamb & Robert Watson

CULTURAL NAVIGATORS: Salah Bachir, Margie Marmor, Harvey & Fran LambAdam Peer, Niki Poirier

FREQUENT FLYERS: Barbara Buchanan, Dan CremascoWayne Fairhead, Aaron Lamb, Ashley Lamb, Sam Marinucci, Miriam Newhouse & Peter Messaline,  Lidia Volpe

CREW MEMBERS: Trent Arterberry, Leslie Bland, Catherine BrattyTamara Crispin, Jill Holroyd, Leslie Jost, Jon KaplanAllen MacInnis, Arlene MazerolleStacey NortonAliciaPayne, Kathleen Payne, Judith Wright

ART FUEL: Angela CalderoneColin Doyle, David & Judy Erskine, Peter Gallagher & Victoria KlemannNona MacDonald, Roland RossRick Sacks, Larry Swartz, Sybil Wilkinson, Belarie Zatzman


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Meet Morgan…

Every year at Roseneath Theatre, we have the opportunity to work with young people from Ontario high schools and universities who are looking for a deeper understanding of the theatre production world and ‘real world’ experience. Today we said good-bye to Morgan, who has been with us for a few months. One of Morgan’s biggest accomplishments was managing the layout and design of our ‘bio boards’ for this year’s shows. Here is what he had to say about his experience…

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Morgan with one of the bio boards he created for our 2014-2015 season

Hello my name is Morgan Elbourne and I was a Co-op student from Western Technical Commercial School who had the pleasure of working at Roseneath Theatre and would now like to tell you about my experiences while working there. At Roseneath you have to do a bit of everything but mainly I would work in the marketing department using computer apps to help design, fix, or add to graphics that would help promote what a great place Roseneath is. I used the computer for most jobs, whether for researching online, managing ticket selling/event planning websites (Eventbrite, Ticketswell), writing word docs, managing excel spreadsheets, or simply just passing along emails to other people. Being a theatre, Roseneath also produces plays which gives you the great experience of meeting the crew and actors as well as seeing the process of a stage production being put together. Continue reading

IT’S HIT! THE MONEY TREE run extended through December 12.

 

   Roseneath Theatre presents

money tree type treatment

Notes Nov 18 Crop to Shasta and Tree
Written by Robert Watson. Directed by Andrew Lamb
Featuring Rong Fu, Joshua Stodart and Heather Marie Annis
Set and Costume Designer Lindsay C. Walker
Sound Designer and Composer Rick Sacks

 

World Premiere — NOW PLAYING!
EXTENDED BY ONE WEEK THROUGH DECEMBER 12, 2014.

School Bookings: education@roseneath.ca (Grades K-6)

 

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THE MONEY TREE launched Roseneath’s 2014-15 season, programmed to coincide with Financial Literacy Month (November). This world premiere production introduces elementary audiences (Grades K-6) to beginning notions related to financial literacy, explores the idea of ‘needs vs. wants’ and affirms the power of imagination and creativity.

 

ABOUT THE PLAY: When Shasta’s father loses his job, she is devastated to learn that previously laid plans for her upcoming birthday party must be significantly downsized. As the story progresses, Shasta and Simon meet a mysterious Traveler who gives them a seed that will make a tree grow leaves of money. Through a truly magical journey, the two ultimately learn that being a loyal friend is worth more than a big party or having all the latest toys. In the end, our friends, family and imaginations are truly our greatest assets.

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Says Director Andrew Lamb: “With the economic struggles facing families over the last few years, parents have been experiencing layoffs in greater number than seen before. Though this might be considered an ‘adult’ problem, children are more aware of these situations than they might sometimes be given credit for…we hope this production sparks meaningful conversations around money and value – in addition to being a wonderfully entertaining story that ignites a young audience member’s imagination.”

 

2014 production photos from ‘The Money Tree’ featuring Rong Fu (as Shasta, in green coat), Joshua Stodart and Heather Marie Annis by Robert Hardingstandbygophotography.com.

 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Robert Watson is a Victoria raised theatre artist who has called Toronto home for the past 14 years. Having worked as an actor, producer, publicist, makeup artist and sound designer for various theatrical productions, it is playwriting that gives him the most artistic satisfaction. Selected writing credits include the sold-out Fringe hit Chasing Margaret Flatwood at Toronto’s historic Campbell House, Desperate Housepets at the Montreal and Toronto Fringe Festivals, adaptations of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories and Phoebe Gilman’s The Balloon Tree both at the Toronto Fringe Kids Venue. Robert is playwright-in-residence at Theatre Awakening, where he developed The Ladies Room and Chasing Margaret Flatwoood.