Roseneath Theatre’s 34th Season – Be True To You – is our most ambitious and groundbreaking season to date. This season we encourage our young audiences to be true to themselves and positively embrace the world around them. Through these compelling stories we invite students to reflect on their own sense of self while supporting their peers and family to be true to themselves as well. Our season’s social justice and equity-themes tackle gender identity, homophobia, mental health, racism, diversity of family, Indigenous culture, bullying and more. Opening the season is an 8-week US venue tour of The Money Tree, which includes a week of school performances in Las Vegas. Following this is an Ontario school tour of Outside, our show that addresses homophobia and encourages Gay-Straight Alliances, which also lands for a week of school performances at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in November. The second half of our season will include a remount of Birds of a Feather, our successful elementary production that explores diversity of family, including families with two moms and two dads. After March Break, we will be touring the World Premiere of Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, a new play focused on gender identity featuring a performer who has transitioned in the lead role. Rounding out the season is our acclaimed Indigenous production of Spirit Horse which will tour Ontario schools as well as being presented for one week in Ottawa schools with our partners at MASC and two weeks in Vancouver with Carousel Theatre for Young People.
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October 23 – December 8, 2017
by Paul Dunn
Themes: Homophobia, Bullying, Mental Health, GSAs
Three friends, two high schools, one lunch hour. The story of one teen’s triumph over homophobic bullying, depression and suicide.
January 22 – February 16, 2018
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
by Robert Watson
Themes: Family, Diversity, Imagination, Identity, Teamwork
A junior bird watcher’s adventure in Hawaii leads her to discover the Laysan Albatross whose families have similarities to her own.
March 19 – May 4, 2018
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS
by Dave Deveau
Themes: Gender Identity, Diversity, Equity
Fiona has always felt different. Struggling with gender identity, Fiona cuts her hair short and asks family to start calling him Fin.
April 6 – May 18, 2018
Native American adaptation by Drew Hayden Taylor
from the Irish Play ‘Tir Na N’Og’ by Greg Banks
Themes: Indigenous Culture, Racism, Bullying, Perseverance, Fairness, Respect
When two Indigenous sisters go on a mystical journey with their horse Wildwind, their father must chase them down to save his family.
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Read about our previous season HERE