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  1. NINA LEE AQUINO APPOINTED NEXT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF NAC ENGLISH THEATRE

    January 6, 2022

    News Release NINA LEE AQUINO APPOINTED NEXT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF NAC ENGLISH THEATRE The acclaimed Filipino-Canadian director, dramaturg and teacher will take over from Jillian Keiley on August 29, 2022 January 6, 2022 – OTTAWA – Christopher Deacon, President and CEO of Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC), today announced that Nina Lee Aquino has been appointed Artistic... Read more

  2. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES WINTER PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON

    October 26, 2021

    THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES WINTER PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON Tickets for shows running from December through winter go on sale October 28    OCTOBER 26, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – After successfully re-opening for in-person performances over the fall, the National Arts Centre announced today that more dynamic and diverse programming, including... Read more

  3. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE WELCOMES ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES BACK TO LIVE PERFORMANCES

    August 19, 2021

    THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE WELCOMES ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES BACK TO LIVE PERFORMANCES  The NAC (re)awakens that live performance feeling as tickets for fall and selected other performances go on sale today AUGUST 19, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre today launches the 2021-2022 season and announces ticket sales for in-person programming... Read more

  4. NAC ENGLISH THEATRE AND BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP COLLABORATE ON A TRANSFORMATIVE SEASON FOR 2021-2022

    August 19, 2021

    NAC ENGLISH THEATRE AND BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP COLLABORATE ON A TRANSFORMATIVE SEASON FOR 2021-2022 The inaugural season of the Co-Curating Company in Residence programming  at NAC English Theatre sparks a transformation August 19, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Last year, in light of calls for radical change in the theatre industry, and recognizing... Read more

  5. Jillian Keiley to Complete her Tenure as NAC English Theatre Artistic Director on August 31, 2022

    July 22, 2021

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced that Jillian Keiley will complete her tenure as Artistic Director of the NAC English Theatre on August 31, 2022. Ms. Keiley will program works for the 2022–2023 season, which will be presented after her departure. “MY GREATEST PRIVILEGE” Since she began her tenure in 2012, Ms. Keiley brought many exciting productions, delivering a... Read more

  6. NAC ENGLISH THEATRE CONTINUES TO INSPIRE WITH FIVE MORE GRAND ACTS

    June 8, 2021

    NAC ENGLISH THEATRE CONTINUES TO INSPIRE WITH FIVE MORE GRAND ACTS Grand Acts of Great Hope delivers new large scale works in five Canadian locations.   June 8, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – As we edge closer to a new normal, a powerful sense of hope is surging. To celebrate each step we take, the National Arts Centre English Theatre is bringing together some of the country’s... Read more

  7. NAC LAUNCHES “FREE REIN” A SUMMER ARTISTIC RESIDENCY PROGRAM TO SUPPORT RENEWAL OF CANADIAN PERFORMING ARTS SECTOR

    May 27, 2021

    OTTAWA, CANADA – From June 1 – August 31, 2021 more than 30 Canadian artists will participate in the National Arts Centre (NAC) ’s summer artistic residency program "Free Rein," a new three-month-long initiative in support of the renewal of the Canadian performing arts sector. The Artistic Residencies will enable the development of new artistic creations and enable... Read more

  8. BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED AS INAUGURAL CO-CURATING COMPANY FOR NAC ENGLISH THEATRE

    December 9, 2020

    BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED AS INAUGURAL CO-CURATING COMPANY FOR NAC ENGLISH THEATRE New shared curation structure divides NAC English Theatre’s programming resources in half to enable Co-Curating Company to envision its mandate through a national lens December 9, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – National Arts Centre English Theatre, in partnership with Black Theatre... Read more

  9. NAC Celebrates the Holidays With Livestreamed and In-person Performances from Venues Across Canada

    December 1, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today released its December lineup of live and online performances and events. This holiday season features many livestreamed shows from venues around the country in addition to live in-person performances from the NAC. The NAC began a gradual return to live performances on its stages in early September, closely following public health guidelines. DECEMBER... Read more

  10. PLAYWRIGHT TARA BEAGAN WINS 2020 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE

    November 27, 2020

    News Release PLAYWRIGHT TARA BEAGAN WINS 2020 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE The jury describes Beagan’s writing as both “sublime and unbearable” November 26, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Ntlaka’pamux playwright Tara Beagan has been named the 2020 laureate of the Siminovitch Prize, the largest and most prestigious theatre prize in Canada. Ms. Beagan will receive... Read more

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