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Lawyer Play
Dan Moore's picture

Nobody hears the word “Macbeth” and thinks comedy. This is a play where even the funniest lines turn out to be descriptions of capital punishment (“Nothing in his life / became him like the leaving it”), or the drunken ruminations of a servant about to learn some horrible news. If Shakespeare himself ever visited Scotland, I don’t think he had a very good time.

 

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1 week 2 days ago
Artistic Direction Intern
bsteinberg's picture

With 1979 thriving onstage at GCTC, it has been time for me to turn my attention from working as assistant director to Eric here and back to my work as an indie theatre creator and producer. My passion project for the last three years has been TACTICS (Theatre Artists’ Co-operative: the Independent Collective Series)—Ottawa’s indie theatre series in residence at Arts Court (www.tacticsottawa.com).

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3 weeks 5 days ago
Box Office
Kenneth DeBaeremaeker's picture

The snow is melting, the weather is warming, and subscriptions are flowing in. Every year after GCTC unveils a new season of plays, the GCTC Box Office prepares for our busiest (and favourite) time of year: RENEWAL SEASON!

 

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6 weeks 5 days ago
Artistic Direction Intern
bsteinberg's picture

Today is World Theatre Day, a day intended not only “to promote theatre in all its forms across the world,” but also “to enable theatre communities to promote their work on a broad scale so that governments and opinion leaders are aware of the value and importance of theatre in all its forms and support it.” (https://www.world-theatre-day.org/goals.html)

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8 weeks 22 hours ago
Development
glazarovitz's picture

It was my second week on the job when Eric called me into his office and kindly asked Andrew and me to help coordinate our season launch video. I, of course, was thrilled to be a part of the fun. I was delighted when I was informed of what plays we would be presenting in our upcoming season and knew they deserved a great video to unveil them.

 

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11 weeks 2 days ago
Director
jeanstéphane's picture

C’est toujours palpitant de mettre en scène une pièce qui s’inscrit dans un événement hors du commun. Parce que « Les Passants » c’est vraiment un projet unique! Depuis que le Théâtre la Catapulte a créé le « Projet Rideau Project », nous rêvions de créer avec le GCTC. Alors quand Eric Coates, alors nouveau directeur artistique du GCTC, m’a approché pour unir nos efforts dans une coproduction, je n’ai pas hésité un seul instant.

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13 weeks 5 days ago
Studio ATD
jlerner's picture

Part 1 – Can you build this for us?

In mid-October, Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland’s Producer, Patrick Foran, approached GCTC looking for a group to construct a touring set piece for their upcoming co-production with the National Arts Centre, "The Colony of Unrequited Dreams”.   The requirements were intriguing: a 24' long 'floating' cloud that needed to be erected, appear to float, dismantled, sometimes rigged and flown, and toured throughout three different venues all over the country.

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14 weeks 3 days ago
Director
Geoff McBride's picture

I think I said yes before he finished asking the question.

In the late fall Artistic Director Eric Coates had called me up to his office. The previous evening he’d had been at a meeting with the Lawyer Play Committee and they had made a couple of decisions about the 2017 Lawyer Play fundraiser hosted by GCTC. First, they had decided they wanted to do MacBeth; second, they wanted me to direct. Was I interested?

 

Yes. Certainly, yes.

 

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15 weeks 3 days ago