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ROSENEATH’s 32nd SEASON OF GROUND-BREAKING THEATRE-FOR-YOUNG AUDIENCES
We’re now accepting bookings for our 2015-16 lineup, which was recently unveiled by Artistic Director Andrew Lamb. The upcoming year’s Playbill features the return of three hit shows from Roseneath’s ever-expanding Repertoire of home-grown works for young audiences. The plays programmed for 2015-16 have a proven track record of sparking lively dialogue around HOT-BUTTON issues, and feature central 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.
OUTSIDE: Fall 2015 / THE MONEY TREE: Winter 2016
THE INCREDIBLE SPEEDINESS OF JAMIE CAVANAUGH: Spring 2016
2014-15 SEASON WRAP-UP
Our 2014-15 season came to a close with the final performance of Spirit Horse on Friday June 5. It was a wonderfully successful season that saw us premiere two works developed through our Playwrights Unit (The Money Tree, Outside), tour a third play for seven weeks throughout the United States (La Maleta: The Suitcase) and partner with the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario to bring a fourth play (Spirit Horse) to more than 25,000 students in all corners of southwestern Ontario.
And, we ended the season on one helluva high-note! During our final week of performances, we received word that the two shows we premiered in 2014-15 received four Dora Award nominations … hearty congratulations go out to Roseneath nominees Robert Watson (nominated for Outstanding New Play, The Money Tree), Paul Dunn (nominated for Outstanding New Play, Outside), the Ensemble of The Money Tree — Joshua Stodart, Rong Fu, Heather Marie Annis (nominated for Outstanding Performance – Ensemble) and G. Kyle Shields (nominated for Outstanding Performance, Outside).
Congratulations also go out to our dedicated Managing Director, Natalie Ackers, who was honoured (along with Green Thumb Theatre’s Nadine Carew and Ivan Habel) with the Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award at this year’s Professional Association of Canadian Theatres conference. We are so proud of the hard work that Natalie does to bring our plays to young people, despite the endless challenges!
We’re also extremely thankful for the host of sponsors, new and returning, whose generosity helped us bring our work to close to 100,000 young people clear across North America in 2014-15 — BIG THANKS to BMO Financial, Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, RBC Foundation, TD Bank, Studio Lab Theatre Foundation, K.M. Hunter Foundation, J.P. Bickell Foundation, Salah Bachir, Daily Xtra, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, artsVest, Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council.