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(Please note: Performances do not take place on Prince's Island Park this year. All performances are 'on the Go' in multiple locations.)
Theatre Calgary, in partnership with The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions, are pleased to bring Shakespeare by the Bow back this year, but with a twist, as we present Shakespeare on the Go!
For 2021, our traditional Shakespeare by the Bow is being re-imagined and going on the road in a fun and safe way. This year, we will be taking our emerging artists to a variety of Calgary and area locations for the public to enjoy during the month of August.
Shakespeare on the Go will feature three casts of three actors, who will perform a collection of scenes from The Comedy of Errors (not the full production) that will be family-friendly, engaging, and easily accessible. Each 45-50 minute show will focus on a specific theme, and these performances will play separately at different locations throughout the summer.
We are pleased to announce that our outdoor performance partnerships will include Heritage Park, multiple Calgary Public Library locations, Brookfield Residential properties, Springboard Performance's containR, the Lougheed House, and we will also present the shows once a week in August at numerous public parks in Calgary (locations TBA).
Since 2012, our Shakespeare by the Bow program gives young emerging Alberta artists help making the transition from their training into the professional theatre by working with leading Canadian artistic, creative and production teams to bring Shakespeare to life. In keeping with our tradition of Shakespeare by the Bow, there will be no admission fees/tickets to attend one of our Shakespeare on the Go performances. To help support our emerging artist program, donations are gratefully accepted by Text-to-Donate.
- Director Reneltta Arluk
- Co-Adaptors Reneltta Arluk, Barry Bilinsky
- Production Designer Deitra Kalyn
- Voice Coach Jane MacFarlane
- Musical Director (Cast 3) Allison Lynch
- Fight Director (Cast 1) Haysam Kadri
- Stage Managers Becca Jorgensen (Cast 1), Courtney Bettanin (Cast 2), Ashley Rees (Cast 3)
- CAST 1 Rebbekah Ogden, Spencer Streichert, Dylan Thomas-Bouchier
- CAST 2 Hannah Kerbes, Sarah Ord, Hannah Wigglesworth
- CAST 3 Lauren Brady, Anna Dalgleish, Zachary Strom
Maya Choldin, Executive Director
Shakespeare on the Go is an exciting opportunity for Theatre Calgary to bring the talent and skill of our traditional summer offering to the parks and neighbourhoods all across Calgary. This is our opportunity to move theatre beyond the walls of our building, beyond the confines of the downtown core, to the homes of our neighbours and friends.
Cast and Creative Team
Help support Emerging Artists and our Shakespeare by the Bow program.
Text COMEDY to 20222 to donate $5, $10 or $25Or Donate to the program here