Our 39th season will see Roseneath's return to live performance for young audiences in venues and schools! ROSENEATH IN PERSON explores the themes of friendship, toxic masculinity and accessibility with three productions that cover all grade levels.
In October, we open with the world premiere of NO BIG DEAL by Michael Kras at McMaster University in Hamilton, followed by a short GTA high school tour. At the end of November, there will be two school performances of HEAD À TÊTE at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, with some GTA school performances. In the spring, we plan to premiere Roseneath’s first production created by Deaf artists called FERNANDO AND HIS LLAMA.
We will also be premiering new ROSENEATH LIVE STREAMS digital performances for classrooms, including talkbacks with the artists over video conference, to enjoy from wherever you are across the province.
Andrew Lamb, Artistic Director
This fall, we are thrilled to finally see a return to live performances for Roseneath Theatre in venues and schools for our 39th season. We are exercising an abundance of caution in our planning to allow flexibility for our programming should any restrictions be implemented during this season. This means shorter runs of our in person productions and we will only be performing at one school per day. To make up for fewer school visits, Roseneath Theatre is excited to add public performances on weekends for families in the GTA.
NO BIG DEAL
Best friends Ariel and Grayson are working at a theme park for the summer to save up for college. But tensions are created by their increasingly different ideas of growing into manhood and an incident involving fellow employee Lucy. Tackling themes of contemporary masculinity, bro culture and consent, No Big Deal is complex, funny, and humane for high school audiences that's sure to provoke urgent discussion.
Touring October 2022
HEAD À TÊTE
When two strangers, one French-speaking and one English-speaking, appear from opposite directions in a barren wasteland and discover a 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.
Touring November 2022
Performances at the Richmond Hill Performing Arts Center on Tuesday November 29
FERNANDO AND HIS LLAMA
The story of Fernando, a Deaf boy from Colombia, who moves to Canada. His hearing aid is not always reliable and his classmates bully him for wearing it. Then he meets a Llama who is also Deaf and they become fast friends. Together they go on a search for the llama’s family and find a way to communicate with each other and the rest of the world. Fernando and his Llama bring teaching moments like learning different kinds of sign language animals and how to appropriately talk to Deaf people.
Touring April 2023
At the beginning of the pandemic, Roseneath Theatre recognised the livelihood of artists were at risk. We were quick to take action and commissioned IBPOC creators to devise theatrical work for a digital platform. These digital productions will be streamed live to classrooms and students' devices in real time, with a Q&A talkback after the show.
Our workshops cover a wide range of topics and are customized for your classroom! Whether you need a specific topic covered to help with your lesson plan, or just some fun games to play and learn with for a couple of hours, Roseneath Theatre will find the right instructor and the right activity for your class.
We are able to offer in-person workshops for the GTA if requested!
French language or ASL workshops are available for select topics!
Buy 3 workshops at a discounted price! Schedule them throughout the school year or use them for different classes. You don’t need to decide what topics right away, you can have these on standby until you need them.
Please know that if cost is a barrier for your class, Roseneath can work out a price point that works within your budget.
Book Early for 2023/24
Roseneath’s 40th Anniversary Season will begin with Cahoots Theatre’s premiere of SWEETER by Alicia Richardson, directed by Kimberley Rampersand in the Aki Studio at the Daniels Spectrum. This will be followed by a remount of our successful elementary show THE MONEY TREE by Robert Watson during Financial Literacy Month in November. In February, we plan to tour a shorter version of Theatre Gargantua’s production of FLIGHT by Beryl Bain to celebrate the life of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman and first Native American to hold a pilot license. The season will close out with the return of our most requested high school production of OUTSIDE by Paul Dunn which addresses homophobia and encourages Gay-Straight Alliances to support queer kids in our schools.
Early bird Booking for 2023/24
Book a live performance to come to your school for next season at a $25 discount (offer expires June 30, 2023)
Book a Show
Book a live performance to come to your school complete with after show Q&A and study guide.
Live Stream Package
Streaming Package with Q&A talkback.
Three workshops at a discount.
Any subject. $10 per student per hour (minimum 15 students)
Starting at $150
Early bird Booking for 2024/25
Book a live performance to come to your school for next season at a $50 discount (offer expires April 30, 2024)