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About Shakespeare by the Bow
On behalf of Theatre Calgary, and our partners The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions, we thank everyone who came out and supported our emerging artists, and our program, as we hit the road this summer.
We also send our thanks to our Emerging Artist program sponsor RBC Foundation, our Community Supporter Brookfield Residential, and our Friends of the Bard - Norman and Kathy Schachar, for their ongoing commitment to bringing summer Shakespeare to Calgary.
We look forward to once again entertaining you with Shakespeare by the Bow in the summer of 2022!
Theatre Calgary's Shakespeare by the Bow
in partnership with The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions are taking Shakespeare on the Go!
July 31 - August 29
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 and offering more than 30 opportunities for the public to enjoy live theatre during the month of August.
Shakespeare on the Go will feature three casts of Alberta emerging artists, 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. Directed by Reneltta Arluk*, and co-adapted by Arluk and Barry Bilinsky, each 45-minute show will focus on a specific theme.
We are pleased to announce that our outdoor performance partnerships will include Heritage Park, multiple Calgary Public Library locations, two Brookfield Residential properties, Springboard Performance's containR, and we will also perform at numerous public parks in Calgary and area (locations TBA).. For an up-to-date schedule, click here.
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 by simply texting COMEDY to 20222.
We are proud to carry on this longstanding Calgary tradition, and look forward to returning to Prince’s Island Park in 2022.
Our Emerging Artist program is generously supported by the RBC Foundation.
Our Community Supporter for Shakespeare on the Go is Brookfield Residential.
We also thank our Friends of the Bard - Norman and Kathy Schachar, for their ongoing support.
* The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance - Opera - Theatre Policy (DOT).