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  1. GENERAL AUDITIONS - TORONTO National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre Artistic Director Kevin Loring and English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley will be conducting general auditions in Toronto on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, 2019.

    July 16, 2019

    GENERAL AUDITIONS - TORONTO National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre Artistic Director Kevin Loring and English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley will be conducting general auditions in Toronto on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, 2019. NAC Indigenous Theatre and English Theatre are committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who... Read more

  2. On its 50th Anniversary Thousands of Canadians made the NAC their stage

    June 3, 2019

    On Sunday, June 2, 2019 the National Arts Centre celebrated its 50th Anniversary by welcoming thousands of Canadians to its free 50th Anniversary open house. This momentous occasion provided a rare look at the magic of the backstage, lively workshops in theatre and dance, free performances by Canadian artists, and family activities throughout the NAC’s public spaces. This unique event was in... Read more

  3. NAC English Theatre Presents BETWEEN BREATHS by Robert Chafe May 7 - 18 Azrieli Studio

    April 25, 2019

    News Release NAC English Theatre Presentation Between Breaths By Robert Chafe Music composed and arranged by The Once Directed by Jillian Keiley An Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (St. John’s) Production May 7 - 18, 2019 April 25, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Between Breaths is breathtaking.” – The Telegram In the final moments of his extraordinary life, east... Read more

  4. NAC English Theatre presents THE PIGEON KING. April 24 - May 5, 2019

    April 5, 2019

    News Release NAC English Theatre presentation The Pigeon King by REBECCA AUERBACH, JASON CHESWORTH, GIL GARRATT, GEORGE MEANWELL, J.D. NICHOLSEN, GEMMA JAMES SMITH, BIRGITTE SOLEM and SEVERN THOMPSON Directed by SEVERN THOMPSON A Blyth Festival Production April 24 – May 5, 2019 April 5, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “The Pigeon King soars…a great experience that... Read more

  5. NAC English Theatre Delivers an Adventurous Season of World Class Theatre

    March 16, 2019

    News Release NAC English Theatre Delivers an Adventurous Season of World Class Theatre March 16, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – For 2019-2020, NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley has programmed a season that celebrates the ingenuity, imagination and insight it takes to make sense of Canada's place in a rapidly evolving world. From the provocative to the fantastical,... Read more

  6. BOUNDLESS RANGE OF MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE NAC Orchestra, Dance, NAC Presents, English Theatre and Théâtre français announce their 2019-2020 seasons

    March 16, 2019

    News Release   BOUNDLESS RANGE OF MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE NAC Orchestra, Dance, NAC Presents, English Theatre and Théâtre français announce their 2019-2020 seasons! March 16, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – As the National Arts Centre continues to celebrate 50 years of delivering the best in the performing arts in 2019, we look ahead to the excitement of the... Read more

  7. NAC TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH POWERFUL PERFORMANCES AND FREE EVENTS

    March 1, 2019

    March 8th features free events and performances including the REDdress project, experimental vocalist and artist Tanya Tagaq, and the NAC Orchestra’s groundbreaking performance Life Reflected OTTAWA — On March 8, the National Arts Centre will celebrate International Women’s Day with a lineup of powerful events and activities honouring inspiring women. The day is an occasion... Read more

  8. NAC English Theatre Presents Prince Hamlet Adapted from William Shakespeare and Directed by Ravi Jain - February 27 - March 9 Azrieli Studio

    February 15, 2019

    NAC English Theatre Presentation Prince Hamlet Adapted from William Shakespeare and Directed by Ravi Jain A Why Not Theatre (Toronto) Production February 27 – March 9, 2019 February 14, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “A fearless, imaginative reimagining of Hamlet that consistently challenges our perceptions.” – The Slotkin Letter When he learns his father’s... Read more

  9. NAC English Theatre Presents THE WEDDING PARTY Babs Asper Theatre January 30 - February 9

    January 23, 2019

    NAC English Theatre Presentation The Wedding Party by Kristen Thomson based on the characters created by Trish Lindström, Tony Nappo, Moya O’Connell, Tom Rooney and Bahia Watson Directed by Chris Abraham A Crow’s Theatre (Toronto) and Talk is Free Theatre (Barrie, ON) Production January 30 – February 9, 2019 January 16, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “What... Read more

  10. NAC English Theatre Presentation Silence: Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell By Trina Davies Directed by Peter Hinton A Grand Theatre (London, ON) Production October 17 - 28, 2018

    October 1, 2018

    News Release NAC English Theatre Presentation Silence: Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell By Trina Davies Directed by Peter Hinton A Grand Theatre (London, ON) Production October 17 - 28, 2018 October 1, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Silence is golden...a triumph for director Peter Hinton.” – London Free Press It only takes one spark of love, genius, or inspiration to... Read more

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