One of the many benefits of supporting performance, creation and learning across Canada through the National Arts Centre Foundation is having the opportunity to attend donor pre-chats to listen to the artists discuss their craft first-hand. On Thursday, January 21, 2016, donors joined NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley, and Pityu Kenderes and Judd Palmer, Co-Artistic Directors of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, to chat about their unique production of The Twelfth Night.
The audience learned that the 2015/16 ensemble would play against sets, props, costumes and even a few puppets, all designed and hand wrought by Calgary's Old Trout Puppet Workshop. The trio explained that the set is a reflection of the story of Twelfth Night, where mistaken identities, misrepresentation and cross-dressing run rampant.
Armed with this knowledge, NAC Foundation supporters were better able to appreciate the vision and beautiful work of the Old Trouts. The lively, vivid set re-imagines this timeless play.
A special thank you to our Open Rehearsal and Preview Sponsor, Rob Marland, Royal LePage Performance Realty who makes these sessions possible for NAC Foundation donors.