Shannon Reynolds Memorial Fund: Update
Canadian Theatre Company Blog
by Natalie MacLellan
8M ago
Manon St-Jules joins “Benevolence” as Assistant Director with support of the Shannon Reynolds Memorial Fund We are thrilled to announce bilingual theatre artist Manon St-Jules as the Assistant Director for our upcoming production of “Benevolence,” with the generous support of the Shannon Reynolds Memorial Fund.  The Shannon Reynolds Memorial Endowment Fund supports Canadian artists that self-identify as female, through the provision of paid, mentored internships. Each year, the endowment supports an artist in a theatrical discipline, with a particular focus on product ..read more
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Introducing Summer Stage – an exciting new summer theatre day camp from GCTC
Canadian Theatre Company Blog
by Natalie MacLellan
1y ago
  For Immediate Release (May 11, 2023) - For the aspiring artist in your family, GCTC’s new Summer Stage program is an exciting summer theatre program for youth (ages 6-15). Summer Stage runs as a day camp, 9AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday at the theatre (1233 Wellington St. West). As a focused summer theatre program for youth, Summer Stage aims to create a fun and safe learning environment that fosters the joy of theatre in young people through the fundamentals of storytelling and imagination. Over the course of each session, students will work alongside their instructor(s) and their c ..read more
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OAC Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators
Canadian Theatre Company Blog
by Taylor Vardy
1y ago
[Image Description: Text reads "O A C Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators G C T C" on a yellow background. Above the text are 3 photos - headshots - of artists. Below the text are 3 photos - headshots - of another set of artists.] OAC Recommender grants for theatre creators We would like to offer a huge congratulations to the artists recommended to the Ontario Arts Council’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators through GCTC. Ludmylla Reis Project: House of Mary Jesse Bergeron  Project: The Madonna-Whore Project Paul Smith Project: Anansi v. God(s): A Play for the End of the Wor ..read more
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100 Watt's '12' Youth Ensemble Responds to 'Forever Young: A Ghetto Story'
Canadian Theatre Company Blog
by Taylor Vardy
1y ago
[Image Description: A photo of four youth artists standing on either side of a chalkboard. The chalkboard has images of costume designs. Everyone is smiling at the camera.] GCTC’s resident artists, the 100 Watt Youth Ensemble, joined us for the dress rehearsal of Forever Young: A Ghetto Story. We asked them to share their responses to the show, and, as always, their answers were thoughtful and reflective. Their show, 12, will be performed at GCTC May 4-6, 2023. Tickets are available here. From Jax: It was very open and honest about its content. I never thought I'd see a show about the Holoca ..read more
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In Conversation With Sarah Kitz
Canadian Theatre Company Blog
by Taylor Vardy
1y ago
[Image Description: Sarah sits in front of a mixed media black and white illustration and in front of a plant. In the foreground you see a camera recording the conversation.] Hi GCTC community! Taylor (Marketing Coordinator) here. Today I’m excited to share an interview with Artistic Director (and Director of Forever Young: A Ghetto Story) Sarah Kitz with you. We had a great chat about the show, their directing process, and what Canadian directors offer inspiration. I learned a lot during this conversation, and I hope you will too! Taylor: What first drew you to this piece?  Sarah: What ..read more
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2021-2022 Prix Rideau Award Nominations
Canadian Theatre Company Blog
by Taylor Vardy
1y ago
GCTC would like to share a huge congratulations to all of the PRA nominees for the 21-22 season. We are thrilled to see "Blissful State of Surrender", "Heartlines", and "Speaking Vibrations" recognized in these nominations, and want to congratulate those who are being celebrated for their incredible work, that we were honoured to showcase at GCTC.  A special shoutout to our Managing Director, Hugh Neilson, who was nominated in Outstanding Performance in "The Anniversary" (Theatre 4.669), as well as to Kristina Watt for “12” (100 Watt Productions) which will be performed at GCTC May 4-6 ..read more
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100 Watt's '12' Youth Ensemble Responds to 'The Chemical Valley Project'
Canadian Theatre Company Blog
by Taylor Vardy
1y ago
Responses to The Chemical Valley Project by the 100 Watt Youth Ensemble, GCTC Resident Artists: [Image Description: A sketched drawing of 5 faces looking in the same direction. There are numbers above their heads from 1-5.] Art by Sophie Dean. We were thrilled to have the Artists in Residence from 100 Watt Youth Ensemble join us at the Dress Rehearsal for “The Chemical Valley Project”. Keep reading to hear their thoughts on the show and what they took away from it. We only have a few shows left! To get your tickets for the rest of the run, click here. These wonderful artists will take the sta ..read more
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Mark Leslie Taylor
Canadian Theatre Company Blog
by Natalie MacLellan
1y ago
Image Description Text reads "Mark Leslie Taylor 1957-2022." Image of an astronaut in their suit standing in a kitchen. There is an L shaped counter, and a rectangular table with two chairs around it. The floor is a checker pattern. Mark Leslie Taylor died on September 7. He will be remembered for his work, his art, his humour, and his kindness, and will remain an important figure in GCTC’s history for the many ways in which he contributed to this theatre’s look. Image Description Slides of GCTC’s 2010-2011 Season design, which features a cartoon style with hand drawn characters. Mar ..read more
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OAC Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators
Canadian Theatre Company Blog
by Taylor Vardy
1y ago
GCTC is Accepting Applications to the Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators We are pleased to announce that we will once again participate in the OAC’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators program. This program provides funding to theatre creators, as recommended by GCTC and our peers in the professional theatre community. How does it work? Candidates submit an application to GCTC through the OAC’s Nova portal (see information below) After reviewing applications, GCTC makes its recommendations for funding to the OAC OAC makes the final deliberation and delivers ..read more
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Community Development Initiative - Announcement
Canadian Theatre Company Blog
by Taylor Vardy
1y ago
Great Canadian Theatre Company is pleased to announce that the new community development initiative, named The Tributary Project, has juried and selected the first local show to bring in-house for development. We are delighted to support Laurie Fyffe’s Beowulf in Afghanistan. [Image Description: Text Reads “Community Development Initiative to support "Laurie Fyffe’s “Beowulf in Afghanistan.” “The Tributary Project” logo, which has water behind “Tributary” is in the top centre.] About The Tributary Project The Tributary Project selects one local show to bring in-house per season for developm ..read more
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