323440a5-238e-4e4c-ba9e-5022a84ae4bdWe’ve launched one of the biggest seasons in Roseneath history, and there’s lots of NEWS to share … Robert Watson’s The Money Tree was held-over for one week, and our reading of Paul Dunn’s Outside at Buddies was an overwhelming success – in fact, this year’s tour is completely sold-out! We’ve also just launched our end-of-calendar-year Individual Giving Campaign, to run through to December 31. Click on the links below, and keep up on all of the latest developments.


RTGgive pic (2)This year we hope to raise $20,000 from individual donors — which amounts to roughly $1 for every kilometre Roseneath Theatre will travel within Canada during the 2014-15 Season. If you believe in the power of the arts to EDUCATE, INSPIRE and EMPOWER young people, we ask you to consider making a tax-deductible contribution. If you donate $50 or more in support of Roseneath, we’d love you to share your ‘Reasons to Give’ in our new Online Donor Profiles.
To that end,we’re happy to share the first one with you today — meet Arlene Mazerolle, friend of Roseneath Theatre …

Outside Special Event 

Our OUTSIDE reading at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre was an overwhelming success. The room was packed, and actors Michael Man, Mina James and G. Kyle Shields did a fine job breathing life into the very first reading of Paul Dunn’s charming, intelligent and powerful script. Can’t wait to get this show into schools — some important work, for sure. Click here for a few photos posted on our Facebook page.

Big thanks to our event sponsors: Salah Bachir, Sassafraz, RBC Royal Bank, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Xtra! We couldn’t have done it without you!



Our run of THE MONEY TREE by Robert Watson was extended by one week! Click here for show information and production photography.

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!

School Bookings: (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


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.


Teacher Preview Dates for 2014-2015 Season

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