The National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund invests up to $3 million a year in the development of 15 to 20 compelling and ambitious new Canadian works in theatre, dance, music and inter-disciplinary performing arts. Fuelled entirely by donors, the Fund provides Canadian artists with the additional time, space and resources they need to create great work.
The Fund invests in both new work, and in promising productions that need additional development after their initial run to produce stronger, more polished work that will be remounted and toured across Canada and around the world.
“It was easy and hard at the same time,” says Marichka Marczyk about the reboot of Counting Sheep: Staging A Revolution, a music theatre hybrid that plunges its audience into the 2014 ‘Revolution of Dignity’ in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Like his 2014 show Nufonia Must Fall, Kid Koala's upcoming production The Storyville Mosquito will blend puppetry, miniature sets, multiple cameras, projection and live musical performance to tell a universal story.
The Old Trout Workshop’s Ghost Opera is not all it seems at first blush. Yes, it’s an opera and, yes, it’s about ghosts, but after that, check your assumptions at the door and head to this visually opulent, theatrically mesmerizing show.
Volcano Theatre’s powerful collaboration is the driving force behind bringing new life to Treemonisha, Scott Joplin's ground-breaking 1911 opera.