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  1. NAC ORCHESTRA PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE OF EARWORMS BY VIVIAN FUNG ON MARCH 22 AND 23

    March 21, 2018

    Work is the first of the National Arts Centre’s “Southam Commissions” March 19, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The NAC Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Alexander Shelley, will give the world premiere of Earworms by JUNO Award-winning composer Vivian Fung on March 22 and 23, 2018 at 8 p.m. in Southam Hall. The fascinating and whimsical new work is inspired by the... Read more

  2. French theatre presents : Tapage et autres bruits sourds

    March 14, 2018

    March 27 & 28, 2018, at 8 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio An NAC French Theatre production presented exclusively in Ottawa! “I speak with my body. With my bruises blooming from the inside. I speak and it's not pretty—no decorations, no powdered sugar. Words ripped from the root, by sheer nerve and the sweat of my brow.” From Tapage et autres bruits... Read more

  3. carried away on the crest of a wave By david yee directed by kim collier March 21 – April 1, 2018

    March 6, 2018

    NAC english theatre production   carried away on the crest of a wave By david yee directed by kim collier March 21 – April 1, 2018 March 6, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Be prepared to be hit by and possibly carried away on the crest of a wave... a richly nuanced, far-ranging show.”  - MDTheatreguide.com Born of a single cataclysmic afternoon, David... Read more

  4. NAC FRENCH THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS 2018-19 SEASON!

    March 3, 2018

    March 3, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Transported, NAC French Theatre, directed by Brigitte Haentjens, takes a fresh, contemporary, multi-layered look at historical characters and mythical stories.  The recurring theme of the new 2018-2019 season is that “in theatre, the past and our memories of it are expressed in our present bodies.” HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NAC FRENCH THEATRE... Read more

  5. NAC Foundation Raises More Than $1 million to Support the NAC’s New Indigenous Theatre Department

    March 1, 2018

    The National Arts Centre Foundation is delighted to announce that it has raised more than $ 1 million (net) for the NAC’s new Indigenous Theatre Department. The money was raised through a tribute dinner that was held in honour of Peter Herrndorf, who is stepping down as President and CEO on June 2, 2018 after more than 18-years of extraordinary leadership. The evening, which was emceed by... Read more

  6. French theatre presents : Magie lente (18 months to 5 years)

    February 26, 2018

    Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. NAC Azrieli Studio “We reflected on the origins of the world; we immersed ourselves in the founding myths and inspiring stories of the diverse cultures that make it up. Then we gave free rein to the images and sounds of a bold new cosmogony …” Nathalie Derome, playwright and performer   OTTAWA,... Read more

  7. GENERAL AUDITIONS - HALIFAX National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Halifax on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

    February 22, 2018

    GENERAL AUDITIONS - HALIFAX National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley will be conducting general auditions in Halifax on Thursday, March 15, 2018. NAC English Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities, a concept we understand very broadly. Please note:... Read more

  8. GENERAL AUDITIONS National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Ottawa on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

    February 14, 2018

    GENERAL AUDITIONS - OTTAWA National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley will be conducting general auditions in Ottawa on Thursday, March 8, 2018. NAC English Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities, a concept we understand very broadly. Please note:... Read more

  9. On the Road with Canada 150: NAC Annual Report Details Extraordinary Year of Success Across Canada

    February 12, 2018

    The National Arts Centre’s 2016-2017 annual report, entitled On the Road with Canada 150, was tabled in Parliament last week. The report documents an extraordinary year of success, both at the NAC and across the country, during Canada’s sesquicentennial year. The highlights included: Canada Scene, the culmination of the NAC’s national, biennial festivals that featured 1,500... Read more

  10. French theatre presents : Dans la solitude des champs de coton

    February 9, 2018

    February 21–24, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the NAC’s Babs Asper Theatre ** Please note, seats are not assigned for this performance. The audience will be seated on stage on two sets of bleachers, with the set in the centre.** “The initial shock, a kind of big bang, catapults Hugues Frenette, the Dealer, and Sébastien Ricard, the Client, into a... Read more

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