2020-21 Season

2020-21 Season Announcement

Bringing ground-breaking theatre to Ontario students in new ways!


At Roseneath Theatre we’re hopeful that we will be able to return to a regular touring season in the months ahead. We are excited to pull into your school's parking lot, unpack our beautifully hand crafted sets and give students across Ontario the gift of live performance. 

Until then we will be offering theatre and drama to young people across Ontario in new ways!



Roseneath is dedicated to helping our children learn in these unusual times, to grow into young adults and make responsible socially informed decisions in the new normal we’re building together - so we are offering virtual workshops!


Workshops for Virtual Classrooms

Our professional artist educators, actors, playwrights, designers and directors can join your virtual classroom to lead workshops. These workshops are tailored to your classroom’s needs and curriculum and can involve scripts from our past productions, as well as hands-on creative activities for students. These sessions can include a talkback where our artists take questions from your students and discuss their craft.


#RoseneathAtHome for Home or School

We have been running online camps for kids through our #RoseneathAtHome program on a near weekly basis since the start of the pandemic and can bring these activities and programs to your home or virtual classroom. Past programs include: Acting, Storytelling, Improv, Dance, Wizarding, Drag, Superheroes, Gardening, Dungeons and Dragons.



We’re exploring new ways to bring live shows to Ontario schools, whether via live streaming or through open-air social-distanced performances and talkbacks. 

Live Stream Creators Project

We are currently developing short 15-20 minute pieces with our new Live Stream Creators Project which we hope to offer to a limited number of test performances via video conference in late November and early December. These live-stream performances will be launched more widely in 2021 for schools across Ontario. Please ensure you’re on our mailing list to receive the latest information on this project. 

Outdoor At Your School

In the spring of 2021, Roseneath is planning to offer outdoor performances to Ontario schools. Our production of Meet Cute takes place at a bus stop and Head à Tête takes place on a school playground; we are exploring outdoor schoolyard versions of these and other shows. We’re going to get creative and make our live performances accessible and safe for everyone!



Roseneath has several Study Guides for elementary and secondary levels with excellent activities that can all be accessed for free at app.roseneath.ca. We have a selection of online activities that can be easily adapted for your virtual classroom: https://www.roseneath.ca/post/teacher-study-guide-resources

Roseneath will be uploading pre-recorded interviews with Roseneath artists, as well as our G.Y.M. (Get Your Move-on) videos, to the Roseneath YouTube channel which can stream directly to your remote learning devices and your home!


To further our ongoing commitment to serving all young people, we are reaching out to traditionally under-serviced communities and are beginning to develop new programs with them. These include resources for teachers and parents of neurodiverse children and youth, members of the D/deaf and Hard of Hearing community, those who may be Blind/Low Vision and other members of the Disability Community.


If you are an educator or homeschooling parent who wants to know how Roseneath can support you, your child, your class, or your school, please get in touch with our Accessibility and Booking Coordinator, Rachel Marks, at education@roseneath.ca

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Every student deserves the opportunity to visit unique places of learning, but not all can afford it. Daytrippers Children's Charity aims to remove financial barriers and enable enriched learning opportunities for in-need children across Canada. Daytrippers provides funding to help elementary students in lower-income and remote communities to experience learning opportunities from recognized educational and cultural institutions to help unlock their full potential.

Giving a Speech

Meet Cute

by Erin Norah Thompson

Two teens meet at a bus stop – could there be romance? ‘Meet Cute’ explores their conversation in three different ways using the same text and explores not only what you say, but HOW you say it.


Grades 7-12


Themes: Consent, Healthy Relationships, Critical Thinking

Princess Frownsalot

by Fiona Sauder

Have you ever been told when you make a face that it could get stuck that way? When Princess Frownsalot frowns one too many times that’s exactly what happens! Adapted from a story by John Bianchi, Princess Frownsalot is a screamingly funny story about four people wrestling with the beautiful and complicated task of expressing their feelings.

Produced by Bad Hats Theatre


Grades K-4

Themes: Empathy, Respect, Responsibility, Emotions

Based on the book Princess Frownsalot © by John Bianchi. All Rights Reserved. Published by Pokeweed Press

Head À Tête

by David S. Craig and Robert Morgan

The story of two strangers who overcome the barriers of language and mistrust to find friendship. The two strangers, one French-speaking and one English-speaking, appear from opposite directions and discover the tree and the sanctuary it provides, a standoff begins. Frustration and conflict grows with each word spoken, but it is through the loss and re-birth of the tree that they find peace in each other’s company.


Grades K-6

Themes: Conflict/Conflict Resolution, Survival, Emotions/Feelings,
Communication/Language Barriers