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  1. Highlights of an Extraordinary and Historic Year at Canada's National Arts Centre

    December 27, 2017

    In the midst of Canada’s 150th year, the National Arts Centre had one of the most successful years in its 48-year history. Here are some of the highlights of 2017: 1) The appointment of Kevin Loring as the NAC’s first-ever Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre Kevin Loring is a Nlaka’pamux from the Lytton First Nation in B.C., a Governor General’s Award-winning... Read more

  2. Back by Popular Demand! A Christmas Carol - December 5 - 24

    November 20, 2017

    News Release NAC English Theatre Production   A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Adapted and directed by Jillian Keiley featuring Andy Jones as Scrooge December 5 - 24, 2017 November 20, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “A spirited tale of how things should be...haunting and magical.” - Capital Critics Circle Back by popular demand! Wander through snow-filled forests,... Read more

  3. PLAYWRIGHT MARCUS YOUSSEF WINS 2017 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE CHRISTINE QUINTANA CHOSEN AS PROTÉGÉE

    November 6, 2017

    News Release PLAYWRIGHT MARCUS YOUSSEF WINS 2017 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE CHRISTINE QUINTANA CHOSEN AS PROTÉGÉE Prize awarded Monday, November 6 at the National Arts Centre November 6, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Playwright Marcus Youssef has been named the 2017 recipient of the Siminovitch Prize, Canada’s most prestigious prize in Theatre. This year marks the... Read more

  4. KING OF THE YEES BY LAUREN YEE DIRECTED BY SHERRY J. YOON OCTOBER 25- NOVEMBER 11, 2017

    October 11, 2017

    An NAC English Theatre Presentation   KING OF THE YEES by Lauren Yee Directed by Sherry J. Yoon A Gateway Theatre (Richmond, BC) Production October 25- November 11, 2017 October 11, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) –  “Jaw-droppingly funny.” – Georgia Straight It’s mid-rehearsal, and two actors playing Lauren and Larry deliver their lines. All is well until... Read more

  5. THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE In Theatre announces 2017 shortlist for Playwriting

    September 25, 2017

    News Release  THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE In Theatre announces 2017 shortlist for Playwriting A celebration for finalists takes place Monday, October 16 at Hart House, University of Toronto Recipient to be announced Monday, November 6 at the National Arts Centre September 25, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The Siminovitch Prize Foundation and the National Arts Centre today announced the... Read more

  6. AN NAC ENGLISH THEATRE PRODUCTION SIR JOHN A: ACTS OF A GENTRIFIED OJIBWAY REBELLION BY DREW HAYDEN TAYLOR DIRECTED BY JIM MILLAN OCTOBER 3 - 14, 2017

    September 21, 2017

    AN NAC English Theatre Production   Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion By Drew Hayden Taylor Directed by Jim Millan October 3 - 14, 2017 September 21, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Drew Hayden Taylor has a deft touch for mixing comedy and commentary in an entertaining and all-Canadian form of social satire.”  – Vancouver Sun Over the past... Read more

  7. Three National Arts Centre Tours to Bring the Best of the Arts to Canadians this Fall

    September 19, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) will be criss-crossing Canada this Fall with three performing arts tours bringing the best theatre artists and musicians this country has to offer: From September 28 to October 14, NAC English Theatre will present Molière’s play Tartuffe – as re-imagined by east-coast comedy genius Andy Jones under the direction of Artistic Director Jillian... Read more

  8. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ENGLISH THEATRE TOURS TO NEWFOUNDLAND - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JILLIAN KEILEY BRINGS ANDY JONES’ TARTUFFE HOME

    August 2, 2017

    News Release NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ENGLISH THEATRE TOURS TO NEWFOUNDLAND - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JILLIAN KEILEY BRINGS ANDY JONES’ TARTUFFE HOME Robert Joy and Greg Malone among a mix of Canadian performers taking the show on the road for a five-city tour! OTTAWA, July 20, 2017 — In 2013, English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley opened her first season at the National Arts... Read more

  9. GENERAL AUDITIONS National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Toronto on Monday, August 14 and Tuesday August 15, 2017.

    July 14, 2017

    GENERAL AUDITIONS - TORONTO National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley will be conducting general auditions in Toronto on Monday, August 14 and Tuesday August 15, 2017. 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... Read more

  10. CHILDREN OF GOD A NEW MUSICAL BY COREY PAYETTE June 7 - 18

    May 19, 2017

    NAC English Theatre presents   Children of God A New Musical by Corey Payette An Urban Ink (Vancouver) Production in collaboration with NAC English Theatre in Association with Raven Theatre (Vancouver) and presented in association with NAC’s Canada Scene Festival June 7 - 18, 2017 May 22, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Children of God is must-see theatre for... Read more

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