Message from the Artistic Director
The wonderful job of creating a year’s worth of programming for English Theatre at the National Arts Centre offers a particular challenge: capture the heart of a nation and crystallize it into a series that reflects not only this moment in time, but the great artistry of our country. In response, we’ve built our season around the most primary of theatre practitioners – the actors.
We will continue to comb the country, auditioning hundreds of performers, looking for bright lights for each season’s Ensemble. The ten member 2013-14 Ensemble will not only star in our productions. They will also be adding their voices to workshops, to the development of new plays, to the education of young people, and to communities across Canada throughout the season. Joining us from Newfoundland to British Columbia, these actors were especially chosen for their unique and startling talents, and together, they are a reflection of the amazing theatre happening across the country. I am so proud to introduce this group of shining stars to you as they step together onto our National Stage.
Along with visiting productions of world class theatre created by great Canadian companies, we offer you a season full of music, joy, mystery, and laughter. It is our great pleasure to bring this constellation of brave and beautiful hearts to you.
Ready? All together now!