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  1. The National Arts Centre English Theatre presents thirsty by Dionne Brand adapted from her book of poetry, thirsty Directed by Peter Hinton WORLD PREMIERE November 5 - 17, 2012 NAC Studio

    October 30, 2012

    Featuring the NAC English Theatre Company Carol Cece Anderson, Audrey Dwyer, Andrew Moodie, and Jackie Richardson.   Ottawa, Ontario – In 1978, Alan, a Jamaican man, is killed in his Toronto home by police. For the women in his life – his widow, daughter, and mother – the memory of the event still reverberates, fresh and raw. Dionne Brand, winner of the 2011 Griffin... Read more

  2. The National Arts Centre English Theatre/Neptune Theatre (Halifax, NS) co-production in celebration of Neptune Theatre’s 50th Anniversary The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum by Wendy Lill a play based on the novel by Sheldon Currie Directed by Mary Vingoe Featuring the NAC English Theatre Company October 16 – November 3, 2012 NAC Theatre

    October 4, 2012

    Ottawa, Ontario – The NAC celebrates the 50th anniversary of Halifax’s Neptune Theatre with a work that embodies the theatre of Nova Scotia. In Glace Bay, romance blossoms between Neil Currie – a musician and misfit with limited job prospects – and scrappy Margaret MacNeil, a coal miner’s daughter. But behind it all, a strike and a mining disaster loom over the... Read more

  3. GENERAL AUDITIONS National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Calgary October 21 and 22, 2012.

    September 28, 2012

    National Arts Centre English Theatre (Ottawa, ON) Artistic Director Jillian Keiley, Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley, and Managing Director Nancy Webster will be conducting general auditions in Calgary Sunday, October 21 and Monday, October 22, 2012. These auditions are open to professional actors. Priority to be given to members of the Canadian Actors’ Equity... Read more

  4. GENERAL AUDITIONS National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Toronto October 11, 12 and 13, 2012.

    September 28, 2012

    National Arts Centre English Theatre (Ottawa, ON) Artistic Director Jillian Keiley and Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley will be conducting general auditions in Toronto October 11, 12 and 13, 2012. These auditions are open to professional actors. Priority to be given to members of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Actors are asked to prepare either two... Read more

  5. The National Arts Centre Welcomes Sarah Garton Stanley as Associate Artistic Director of English Theatre

    July 10, 2012

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is delighted to announce that Sarah Garton Stanley, an award-winning Director, Creator and Dramaturg, will be joining the NAC English Theatre as Associate Artistic Director. Ms Stanley, a Siminovitch Directing Nominee has been noted for her dedication to the development of the Canadian theatrical repertoire. Ms Stanley has been dramaturg on several projects with... Read more

  6. 2011-12 NAC English Theatre Sets All-Time Attendance Record!

    July 3, 2012

    Ottawa, ON – The NAC English Theatre is thrilled to announce that the 2011–12 Season brought in the largest single ticket audience in the Theatre’s 43-year history, selling 39,204 single tickets and a combined 69,769 with subscription sales. Led by the smash hit holiday musical Oliver! , followed by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt’s farewell tour of 2 Pianos 4 Hands,... Read more

  7. The National Arts Centre hopes to minimize transportation and parking challenges for NAC patrons on Ottawa Race Weekend -- May 26-27, 2012  

    May 17, 2012

    The National Arts Centre wishes to advise all patrons that they may face significant challenges getting to, and parking nearby, the NAC during Ottawa Race Weekend, May 26-27. Tens of thousands of people will converge on the downtown core during the weekend, some roads will be closed, and parking may be difficult to find. Because of road closures and the predicted high volume of both vehicular and... Read more

  8. The National Arts Centre English Theatre presents King Learby William ShakespeareDirected by Peter Hintonwith August SchellenbergFeaturing the NAC English Theatre CompanyMay 8 - 26, 2012NAC Theatre

    April 27, 2012

    Ottawa, Ontario – The National Arts Centre English Theatre is proud to present Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, King Lear, widely regarded as the most anticipated theatre event of the 2011-2012 Canadian Theatre season. Set in 17th Century Canada, amidst the pressure of early contact and confrontation, King Lear features a cast of entirely Aboriginal actors from across the country... Read more

  9. Extended – One Additional Performance Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m.WIT’S END III: LOVE LIFEWritten, directed and performed by Sandra ShamasTickets for Extension Go On Sale Wednesday at Noon!

    April 10, 2012

    Due to overwhelming demand, the NAC English Theatre has extended with one additional performance for Sandra Shamas’ WIT’S END III: LOVE LIFE, Sunday, April 15 at 2 pm. One of Canada’s most celebrated comic artists, Sandra Shamas came into her own as a performer, writer and producer in the mid 1980s with My Boyfriend's Back and There's Gonna Be Laundry. Two... Read more

  10. The National Arts Centre English Theatre presents Communionby Daniel MacIvordirected by Linda MooreProduced by KAZAN Co-op (Halifax, NS)April 10 - 21, 2012NAC Studio

    April 2, 2012

    Ottawa, ON, April 2, 2012 – In this riveting play from Daniel MacIvor, one of Canada’s most respected playwrights, three women are at a turning point - a mother, a daughter and a therapist - desperately search for meaning and connection. Leda has a secret. When her psychotherapist does the unthinkable and offers concrete advice, Leda acts on it – before it’s too late.... Read more

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