NAC English Theatre

Nina Lee Aquino Artistic Director

Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野 in The Queen In Me © Dahlia Katz

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2023-2024 Season

In Full Colour

As the new Artistic Director of English Theatre, the 2023 Pantone Colour of the Year, Viva Magenta, holds a special place in my heart. It represents a signal of strength, optimism, and joy for our upcoming 2023-2024 season, which is all about unrestrained expression. After living in shades of grey during the pandemic, our lineup will immerse the audience in all the beautiful hues and tones of life. While Viva Magenta leads the launch, the season is fueled by all the other colors, showcasing a human experience through a kaleidoscope. Join us for a fruitful, prismatic journey in full color.

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  2023-2024 events

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  • Irresistible Neighbourhoods radio plays

    Irresistible Neighbourhoods: Ottawa 2044

    We’re asking three emerging local playwrights to walk through their neighbourhoods and offer possible futures in the form of a radio play. Stay tuned for the radio play series starting in spring 2024.

  • Stages essay © Amber Williams-King resource

    Stages of Transformation

    This expansive new digital resource brings together artists and creative communities from across so-called Canada to explore the imperatives of abolition movements and their applications to our work in the theatre sector. 

  • Nina-lee-aquino credit dahlia-katz-photography © Dahlia Katz Photography announcement

    Nina Lee Aquino appointed next Artistic Director of English Theatre

    We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Nina Lee Aquino – a leading figure in Canadian theatre who has pushed its boundaries throughout her career – as the next Artistic Director of NAC English Theatre.

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