We’ve just launched one of the biggest seasons in Roseneath history, and there’s lots of NEWS to share! Click on the links below and keep up-to-date on the latest developments.
Our Special Reading of Paul Dunn’s OUTSIDE at Buddies is right around the corner!
Wed Nov 26, 7pm. Click Here for full event details. Featuring G. Kyle Shields, Mina James and Youness Tahiri. With opening remarks from PFLAG President Anne Creighton. JOIN US!
2014-15 Individual Campaign. Click Here to learn how you can lend your support. And check out new maps highlighting this year’s tour stops – our goal is to raise $1 for every km traveled this year!
Following two packed Sneak-Peek Previews of THE MONEY TREE by Robert Watson, our Ontario tour is now underway. Due to overwhelming demand the run was extended by one week!
Roseneath Theatre presents
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: email@example.com (Grades K-6)
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.
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.”
Production photos of Rong Fu (as Shasta, in green coat), Joshua Stodart and Heather Marie Annis by Robert Harding, standbygophotography.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.
Did you know that Roseneath Theatre offers FREE Teacher previews at our rehearsal hall in the week before each of our tours? You are welcome to attend with your colleagues or your family to see a full performance of our shows. It’s a great opportunity to preview a play that you have already booked or to sample the quality of our work so that you can feel confident in booking a Roseneath Theatre production in future.
For the 2014-2015 Season, our productions are selling out very fast, so if you are on the fence, please do give us a call so we can chat about your concerns. We’d hate for you to have to wait a whole year for your next opportunity to bring our insightful and powerful professional productions to your students.
Below are the dates of our scheduled Teacher Previews for this season. Your tickets are completely free, but you need to book in advance as space is limited. You can book your tickets by following the links below.
The Money Tree by Robert Watson (grades K-6) November 1, 2014
La Maleta (The Suitcase) by Beatriz Pizano (grades 1-6) January 17, 2015
Outside by Paul Dunn (grades 7-12) April 11, 2015