May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

A Mid-Summer's Daydream

The Shakespeare Company and One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre (Calgary, AB)


One Yellow Rabbits' (OYR) Denise Clarke and The Shakespeare Company's (TSC) Haysam Kadri will co-direct with Kunji Ikeda as rehearsal and training director nine beautiful young artists as they perform to an original soundscape composed by Allison Lynch; moving in the light and shadow of the forest and meadow, portraying cheeky, smart, funny and tender characters; lovers falling in love, dreamers dreaming and mischief makers making mischief. Sure, they're socially distanced - and yeah, we can't wait for that term to be an anachronism - but in the meantime this will be a movement blast of "can't kill the fun " pals getting their summer on and embracing life. 

A Mid-Summer’s Daydream
The Shakespeare Company, One Yellow Rabbit and the beautifulyoungartists program 

beautifulyoungartists ensemble

Keshia Cheesman 

Matthew Hall 

Kunji Mark Ikeda

Vanessa Jette 

Jennifer LeBlanc 

Jason Mancini 

Bianca Miranda 

Pat Quinn 

Jamie Tognazzini* 

Intern - Emma Fleming  

Creative team

Denise Clarke* - Co-Director and Choreographer 

Haysam Kadri* Co-Director  

Mark Kunji Ikeda - Rehearsal Director and Choreographer 

Ralamy Kneeshaw - Costume Designer 

Allison Lynch*- Sound Designer/Composer 

Ayla Stephen - Producer

Sadaf Ganji - Assistant Producer

Site Host- Marilyn Milavsky 

Roadwest Pictures - Film and Production House 

*Artist appears courtesy of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.


The live performances will take place in various regions of the country and will respect health and safety guidelines in each location. After the live performances have taken place, the NAC will share videos from each performance on its website and social media channels.

Dates and times subject to change.