Grand Acts of Great Hope

A Midsummer's Daydream

The Shakespeare Company | One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre
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The Shakespeare Company and One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre (Calgary, AB)

Denise Clarke (OYR) and Haysam Kadri (TSC) co-direct nine beautiful young artists as they perform to an original soundscape composed by Allison Lynch. With costume design by Ralamy Kneeshaw and rehearsal direction by Kunji Ikeda, we watch lovers falling in love, dreamers dreaming and mischief makers making mischief in the light and shadow of the forest and meadow. A whimsical blast of "can't kill the fun" pals getting their summer on and embracing life.

One Yellow Rabbit and The Shakespeare Company respectfully acknowledge the territories in which we gather and create as the ancestral homelands of the people of Treaty 7. We recognize the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations), and their ancestors, as the original people of Moh’kins’tsis, the traditional Blackfoot name for what is also known as the City of Calgary. This land is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. We acknowledge all nations and people who call Treaty 7 home.

A Midsummer’s Daydream was performed for a live audience on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Calgary, AB. This live performance adheres to the health and safety guidelines of the region in which it was recorded. 


The Shakespeare CompanyOne Yellow Rabbit and the beautifulyoungartists program 

beautifulyoungartists ensemble: 
Keshia Cheesman, Emma Fleming (Intern Artist), Matthew Hall, Kunji Ikeda, Vanessa Leticia Jetté, Jennifer LeBlanc, Jason Mancini, Bianca Miranda, Pat Quinn, Jamie Tognazzini* 

Co-Director and Choreographer: Denise Clarke* 
Co-Director: Haysam Kadri* 
Sound Designer and Composer: Allison Lynch*
Costume Designer: Ralamy Kneeshaw 
Rehearsal Director: Kunji Ikeda 
Producer: Ayla Stephen 
Assistant Producer: Sadaf Ganji 
Stage Manager: Lisa Russell* 
Film and Production House: Roadwest Pictures 
Film Production Manager: Joel Goundry
Director of Photography: Philip L Harrison
Camera Operator: Jamie Ross
Grip & Swing: Jeff Delaney
Production Assistant: Jacob Henderson
Editor and Colourist: Evan Thies
Site Host: Marilyn Milavsky 

*Appears courtesy of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

Special Thanks: Marilyn Milavsky and Angie Gélinas, Ryan Bartlett, Daniela Heiralovà, Nicole McFarlane, Owen Goundry