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Points of View with Jillian Keiley

Learn about NAC English Theatre productions through an encounter with NAC English Theatre and two special guests offering unique perspectives on the piece.

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  • Vigilante

    April 18, 2017 - Duration: 45:09

    The ghosts of the Donnellys return to tell their side of things. A raucous, wall-of-sound rock opera, Vigilante tells the explosive true tale of a ruthless Irish immigrant family and an entire town bent on revenge. Based on…

  • Infinity : Music, Math and Theoretical Physics

    March 16, 2017 - Duration: 52:47

    The cynical, skeptical daughter of a theoretical physicist and a composer, Sarah Jean’s clinical approach to love meets with little success. In this absorbing drama infused with science and classical music, three exceptional minds collide like charged particles in an…

  • The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

    February 16, 2017 - Duration: 53:59

    A sweeping drama of personal and political ambition follows soon-to-be Premier Joey Smallwood – the self-described “Last Father of Confederation” – as he propels the Dominion of Newfoundland into union with Canada in 1949. Both saint and sinner, the charismatic,…

  • A Christmas Carol

    December 20, 2016 - Duration: 48:23

    In Victorian London, bitter, selfish Ebenezer Scrooge spends Christmas Eve counting his money. But unexpected visits by the ghost of his former partner Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come change his life forever. This…

  • Empire of the Son

    December 12, 2016 - Duration: 48:08

    In this exhilaratingly original, multimedia one-man show, actor / comedian / radio broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu tells the dynamic story of an emotionally distant father whose legacy is felt beyond his lifetime.

    From the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London,…

  • ‘da Kink in my Hair

    December 5, 2016 - Duration: 41:07

    Get back to your roots! “If you want to know a black woman, you touch her hair,” says Novelette of the clients in her Toronto hair salon. ‘da Kink is raw, energetic theatre, showcasing eight fascinating, multi-faceted women. With riffs…

  • Belles Soeurs: The Musical

    May 19, 2016 - Duration: 45:44

    In this final Points of View of the 2015/16 season, Artistic Director Jillian Keiley hosts a discussion with two special guests, Belles Soeurs Producer Allan Sandler and Joël Beddows, Outgoing Director, Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa /…

  • Concord Floral

    May 11, 2016 - Duration: 42:09

    Something happened at the Concord Floral greenhouse. Nobody talks about it – until two girls uncover the horrifying secret. Now havoc has been unleashed, forcing ten teenagers to flee a mysterious plague they’ve brought upon themselves. Featuring ten young Ottawa…

  • BOOM: the cultural heartbeat of a generation

    April 8, 2016 - Duration: 36:22

    BOOM chronologically documents a historical period stretching from that first ‘boom’ of the Atomic Bomb in 1945 all the way to the Apollo 11 landing the first human beings on the Moon in 1969. These two iconic moments span 25…

  • Don’t Doubt the Trout! - Twelfth Night

    February 2, 2016 - Duration: 49:08

    In this Points of View, NAC English Theatre Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley hosts a discussion with three special guests, Pityu Kenderes and Judd Palmer of The Old Trout Puppet Workshop, and University of Ottawa Theatre Professor Kathryn Prince,…

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