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  1. Je n'y suis plus launches the 2013-14 Théâtre français season!

    Ottawa, 3 septembEr 2013 – The National Arts Centre’s Théâtre français launches its 2013-14 season with Je n’y suis plus, a play on the everyday drift at work and in relationships. Ariane is a young woman who gives voice to her slipping and sliding in a torrent of words as she describes a life that is fraying at the seams. She is a vessel that is taking... Read more

  2. National Arts Centre mourns the passing of Métis actor August Schellenberg

    Ottawa (Canada)—It is with great sadness that the National Arts Centre (NAC) learned of the passing of Métis actor August Schellenberg last night at his home in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Schellenberg was one of Canada’s greatest actors, who most recently performed as King Lear in the acclaimed all-aboriginal production at the NAC in 2012. The legendary actor had a profound impact on... Read more

  3. National Arts Centre to receive “toothpick orchestra”

    OTTAWA – On Tuesday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. in the NAC Foyer, the National Arts Centre will receive a unique gift: a model of the NAC Orchestra made entirely of toothpicks! The model, which consists of 12, 500 toothpicks, was created by Go Sato, who immigrated to Canada 41 years ago and who for the past 40 years has worked for Agriculture Canada and Agri-Food Canada as a Scientific... Read more

  4. 2013 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS GALA WEEKEND LINE-UP

    Overview of Events: 1. Speaker of the House of Commons Reception to Honour the Recipients   What:                                    The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, will host a... Read more

  5. Mentorship in Action: a free event with actress, playwright and dancer Anita Majumdar, hosted by Ottawa actor Andy Massingham on June 1 in the NAC Fourth Stage

    OTTAWA—The National Arts Centre is delighted to invite members of the public to attend a free event called Mentorship in Action, on Saturday, June 1 from 1- 2 p.m. in the NAC Fourth Stage. Join 2013 GGPAA Mentorship Program protegée Anita Majumdar for a midday discussion on this important subject in the arts.  Questions addressed include: what does mentorship mean to artists?... Read more

  6. Mentorship in Action: a free event with actress, playwright and dancer Anita Majumdar, hosted by Ottawa actor Andy Massingham on June 1 in the NAC Fourth Stage

    OTTAWA—The National Arts Centre is delighted to invite members of the public to attend a free event called Mentorship in Action, on Saturday, June 1 from 1- 2 p.m. in the NAC Fourth Stage.   Join 2013 GGPAA Mentorship Program protegée Anita Majumdar for a midday discussion on this important subject in the arts.  Questions addressed include: what does mentorship mean to... Read more

  7. Colm Feore to host Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala at the National Arts Centre on June 1, 2013

    Ottawa (Canada) — The National Arts Centre is delighted to announce that Canadian film, television and stage actor Colm Feore will host the star-studded Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) Gala on June 1, in celebration of the outstanding body of work and enduring contribution to the performing arts in Canada by eight extraordinary Canadians.  Mr. Feore, who has... Read more

  8. Northern Scene Welcome Ceremony Kicks off Historic Festival in Style on April 25

    Ottawa – There will be history in the making on Thursday, April 25 at 5 p.m. in the main foyer of the National Arts Centre, when Northern Scene – the largest gathering ever of artists from Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, as well as Nunavik and Nunatsiavut, ever held outside the region – kicks off with a dazzling event showcasing some of the remarkable... Read more

  9. John Murrell to mentor Anita Majumdar as part of the 2013 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program

    OTTAWA –The National Arts Centre is proud to announce that acclaimed Canadian playwright John Murrell has chosen to mentor actress, playwright and dancer Anita Majumdar through the 2013 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program, which is made possible with support from The Keg Spirit Foundation. The Program allows past recipients of the Governor General’s... Read more

  10. LAUREATES OF THE 2013 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS ANNOUNCED

    MONTREAL, April 10, 2013 – Andrew Dawes, Daniel Lanois, Jean Pierre Lefebvre, Viola Léger, Eric Peterson and Menaka Thakkar have been named the 2013 laureates of the prestigious Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. The Lifetime Artistic Achievement Awards are accompanied by two special awards, the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for... Read more

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