Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Subject: NAC's all-Aboriginal King Lear!
Kwey, Aanii, Tansi, Sago, Bonjour, and Hello!
I want to extend an invitation to a one-of-a-kind opportunity to participate in
the National Arts Centre's (NAC) spring production of an all-Aboriginal King
Lear! (It stars August Schellenberg & Tantoo Cardinal, with Kevin
Loring, Lorne Cardinal & many others!)
NAC's Artistic Director, Peter Hinton, is looking to cast
50 extras from the local, Ottawa, urban Aboriginal population for the show and
will offer a 3 part theatre training workshop starting at the
beginning of January 2012. Workshops will take place at the NAC on
Sunday afternoons (for the first part), then move to most-likely
Tuesday evenings (part 2). The third component will of course be the
actual rehearsal period & production run, taking us to the end of May.
This is a wonderful opportunity for local First Nation, Metis & Inuit
theatre enthusiasts - young & old- to work with a wide variety of top
professionals, and shine - in 17th century period costume- on the NAC stage!
If you are interested, please let me know.There will also be an
announcement for an invitation to the Info/Intro Session - for which
we have yet to set the date (beginning of Jan) - for all details &
dates, etc. to be further discussed.
Please share with anyone from our local Aboriginal community who would
like to learn more about theatre, about Shakespeare, about the NAC,
and "hang" with some professional artists!
No experience necessary!
Watch for an upcoming announcement re the "50 Followers Project" in
the Ottawa Citizen next week!
in unity & spirit,