This winter we’re offering two brilliant ways for you to support Roseneath Theatre while having a fabulous time. Our afternoon Family-Friendly-Fundraiser is suited to younger kids and their caregivers, and our Outside Gala in the Grand Ballroom of The 519 will prove a great night-out for an audience of adults (teens are welcome). Feel warm and fuzzy in the dead of winter, as you buoy our efforts to bring world-class theatre to young people clear across the Province!
“These events are an excellent chance for the public to see two of three highly-acclaimed productions Roseneath Theatre is touring Ontario this season. Proceeds from these events will enable us to reach farther into the Province, reaching communities that don’t as-often have access to this type of arts experience.”
-Andrew Lamb, Artistic Director
Roseneath Theatre throws open its doors on Sunday, February 28th for a FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUNDRAISER in the heart of Toronto’s Dundas-West Village. The event promises a fun-filled day, with something for younger and older attendees alike.
The day will be anchored by a performance of Robert Watson’s The Money Tree and will highlight food offerings from local Dundas West hotspots. Parents can relax and browse Auction Items while the kids tackle activities in the Kids Craft Area. We’ll also honor a valued supporter as we bestow our annual Rosie Award to an individual who has made a significant volunteer contribution to Roseneath Theatre.
FAMILY-FRIENDLY-FUNDRAISER in the Workman Arts Mainspace Sunday February 28, 651 Dufferin Street / 2-5pm REGULAR PRICE: Adults $40 / Children $10 / Suitable for Grades K-6 FAMILY PACK (2 Adults / 2 Kids): $80. Buy two Adult tickets and two kids come free!!
HELP US GET OUTSIDE THE GTA and spread the message of inclusivity at the centre of Paul Dunn’s Outside further into the Province! We kick-off our Spring tour in style, with this special one-time Gala Performance at The 519 Community Centre on Church Street. Join us in The Grand Ballroom for pre-show cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, special guests and a fully-staged performance and extra opportunities to give with our live and silent Auctions.
OUTSIDE GALA in the Grand Ballroom of The 519 Community Centre
Saturday March 19, 519 Church Street / Pre-Show Reception at 7pm Ticket Price: $50 / Suitable for grades 7+
This season we are directing our end-of-year fundraising efforts towards the return engagement of a vital and acclaimed work for students in Grades 7-12, Paul Dunn’s OUTSIDE. This multi-Dora Award nominated play, which tells the story of Daniel — a teen facing homophobic bullying at school — is back for a second tour in the spring.
One of our more salient goals in programming Outside is to get the play out to those communities beyond the GTA – communities in which a young person coming to grips with their newfound LGBTQ-identity might not have the breadth of support offered to a teenager in Toronto. To that end, we are setting up a fund dedicated to covering out-of-town expenses for the Spring tour of Outside. Donations secured through this campaign will directly benefit Roseneath’s commitment to getting this important play out to smaller communities outside of the GTA.
We’ve all, at some point in our lives, felt like we were on the ‘outside’ — it’s a particularly difficult thing to come to grips with when you are young. When all you hope for is to fit in. The work we are undertaking with Outside has the potential to make a significant impact in the life of a young audience member — perhaps most significantly so in the rural communities that we will visit while on tour.
If you can, please lend your support by including Roseneath Theatre in your end-of-year giving plans. All contributions are tax-deductible, and we will sing your praises throughout the year!
Thanks kindly for your consideration — and all the best for a safe and happy Holiday Season!
JUST ANNOUNCED: This winter we’re offering two brilliant ways for you to support Roseneath Theatre while having a fabulous time. Our afternoon Family-Friendly-Fundraiser is suited to younger kids and their caregivers, and our Outside Gala in the Grand Ballroom of The 519 will prove a great night-out for an audience of teens and adults. Feel warm and fuzzy in the dead of winter, as you buoy our efforts to bring world-class theatre to young people clear across the Province!
“These events are an excellent chance for the public to see two highly-acclaimed productions Roseneath Theatre is touring Ontario this season. Proceeds from the events will enable us to reach farther into the Province, reaching communities that don’t as-often have access to this type of arts experience.”
A great crowd joined us in the Cabaret at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre for a special public reading to raise awareness and funds for our upcoming provincial tour of Paul Dunn’s Outside. Photo of Andrew Lamb, G. Kyle Shields, Mina James, Giacomo Sellar by JDL. Tallulah’s Cabaret, Nov 11, 2016.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Check out our promotional trailers for OUTSIDE and THE MONEY TREE…
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…
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 →