Dear Friend of Roseneath Theatre,
This season we are directing our end-of-year fundraising efforts towards the return engagement of a vital and acclaimed work for students in Grades 7-12, Paul Dunn’s OUTSIDE. This multi-Dora Award nominated play, which tells the story of Daniel — a teen facing homophobic bullying at school — is back for a second tour in the spring.
One of our more salient goals in programming Outside is to get the play out to those communities beyond the GTA – communities in which a young person coming to grips with their newfound LGBTQ-identity might not have the breadth of support offered to a teenager in Toronto. To that end, we are setting up a fund dedicated to covering out-of-town expenses for the Spring tour of Outside. Donations secured through this campaign will directly benefit Roseneath’s commitment to getting this important play out to smaller communities outside of the GTA.
We’ve all, at some point in our lives, felt like we were on the ‘outside’ — it’s a particularly difficult thing to come to grips with when you are young. When all you hope for is to fit in. The work we are undertaking with Outside has the potential to make a significant impact in the life of a young audience member — perhaps most significantly so in the rural communities that we will visit while on tour.
If you can, please lend your support by including Roseneath Theatre in your end-of-year giving plans. All contributions are tax-deductible, and we will sing your praises throughout the year!
Thanks kindly for your consideration — and all the best for a safe and happy Holiday Season!
Sincerely, Andrew Lamb Artistic Director
JUST ANNOUNCED: This winter we’re offering two brilliant ways for you to support Roseneath Theatre while having a fabulous time. Our afternoon Family-Friendly-Fundraiser is suited to younger kids and their caregivers, and our Outside Gala in the Grand Ballroom of The 519 will prove a great night-out for an audience of teens and adults. Feel warm and fuzzy in the dead of winter, as you buoy our efforts to bring world-class theatre to young people clear across the Province!
“These events are an excellent chance for the public to see two highly-acclaimed productions Roseneath Theatre is touring Ontario this season. Proceeds from the events will enable us to reach farther into the Province, reaching communities that don’t as-often have access to this type of arts experience.”
-Andrew Lamb, Artistic Director
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT FOR OUR SPECIAL READING OF OUTSIDE AT BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11.
A great crowd joined us in the Cabaret at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre for a special public reading to raise awareness and funds for our upcoming provincial tour of Paul Dunn’s Outside. Photo of Andrew Lamb, G. Kyle Shields, Mina James, Giacomo Sellar by JDL. Tallulah’s Cabaret, Nov 11, 2016.
Big Thanks to our Event Patrons: Wayne Fairhead, Susan & John Goddard and Jim Giles.
THE MONEY TREE: Jan 25-Mar 4, 2016 / OUTSIDE: Mar 21-May 6, 2016
THE INCREDIBLE SPEEDINESS OF JAMIE CAVANAUGH: Apr 4-May 20, 2016
For more than 30 years we’ve been bringing engaging and entertaining professional theatre directly to schools clear across the province. We present thought-provoking theatre that challenges young people to consider their role in real and relatable situations. For anyone who has experienced being different and for everyone looking to support a friend, Roseneath’s plays open a door to meaningful dialogue that has the power to reshape communities.
This season’s themes speak directly to the experiences students encounter both in the classroom and at home. The plays programmed for 2015-16 have a proven track record of sparking lively dialogue around hot button issues, and feature young characters grappling with issues which range from bullying and the move to establish Gay/Straight Alliances in Canadian high schools, to living with ADHD.
Paul Dunn’s OUTSIDE (Grades 7-12) and Robert Watson’s THE MONEY TREE (Grades K-6) anchor the season – both are fresh-off sold-out tours in 2014-15, and both also received Dora Award nominations Outstanding New Play! The lineup is rounded-out by acclaimed playwright Chris Craddock’s THE INCREDIBLE SPEEDINESS OF JAMIE CAVANAUGH (Grades 4-8), helmed by multi-Dora lauded director Richard Greenblatt.
Each of our tours is launched with two Sneak-Peek Preview performances at our Dundas-West headquarters in Toronto, before the Artistic Ensembles head out on tour across the province. We bring a professional production right to your school, anywhere in Ontario, complete with theatrical set and our own sound equipment. School pricing is per performance and starts at $650 (plus HST) for an audience of up to 300 students. For more information about bringing a Roseneath production to your school, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Check out our promotional trailers for OUTSIDE and THE MONEY TREE…
July 31st was last day of our fiscal year, and we’d like to acknowledge the following generous individuals for making a contribution towards Roseneath’s 2014-15 Season …
JET-SETTERS: Benny Di Zitti, Randall Howard, John MacIntyre, Susan & John Goddard
FIRST-CLASS PATRONS: Andrew Lamb & Robert Watson
CULTURAL NAVIGATORS: Salah Bachir, Margie Marmor, Harvey & Fran Lamb, Adam Peer, Niki Poirier
FREQUENT FLYERS: Barbara Buchanan, Dan Cremasco, Wayne Fairhead, Aaron Lamb, Ashley Lamb, Sam Marinucci, Miriam Newhouse & Peter Messaline, Lidia Volpe
CREW MEMBERS: Trent Arterberry, Leslie Bland, Catherine Bratty, Tamara Crispin, Jill Holroyd, Leslie Jost, Jon Kaplan, Allen MacInnis, Arlene Mazerolle, Stacey Norton, AliciaPayne, Kathleen Payne, Judith Wright
ART FUEL: Angela Calderone, Colin Doyle, David & Judy Erskine, Peter Gallagher & Victoria Klemann, Nona MacDonald, Roland Ross, Rick Sacks, Larry Swartz, Sybil Wilkinson, Belarie Zatzman