Ashes to Ashes
Huppert et Irons à Rome..
Yana Meerzon, from the University of Ottawa, attended the event.
The 16th ceremony of the Europe Theatre Prize and the Europe Prize Theatrical Realities took place from December 12 to 17, 2017, in Rome. The event included presentations of the artists’ work, public discussions, round-tables and selected productions.
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Isabelle Huppert with Jeremy Irons reading Ashes to Ashes by Harold Pinter.Photo Franco Bonfiglio
The XIV Europe Prize Theatrical Realities went to Susanne Kennedy, Jernej Lorenci, Yael Ronen, Alessandro Sciarroni, Kirill Serebrennikov, and Theatre N099. Estonia. The Special Prize was awarded to Dimitris Papaioannou. Wole Soyinka and Fadhel Jaibi were chosen as the recipients of the Special Europe Theatre to extend the recognition of theatre excellency beyond Europe. The XVI Europe Theatre Prize was awarded to Isabelle Huppert and Jeremy Irons.
Report by Yana Meerzon from Rome
Guy Régis Jr. a pris la direction artistique de ce festival en 2014, à la suite de la Fokal, qui l’avait fondé à la demande d’artistes haïtiens: comédiens, musiciens, plasticiens, réunis en collectif, sous la houlette de Daniel Marcelin, metteur en scène et directeur du Petit Conservatoire jusqu’à sa fermeture en 2014. Le jeune artiste revenait d’un séjour de six ans en France. « J’ai quitté Haïti, dit-il pour croiser mon travail avec d’autres artistes, ici, je continue ». (Continue reading » )
Les 1 et 2 décembre 2017 (vendredi et samedi), à 19h30, Anne-Marie Gaston, mieux connue sous le nom d’Anjali, son nom d’artiste, va présenter Lady Macbeth, un spectacle unique de théâtre dansé à la Cours des Arts, dans la salle ODD, au 2 avenue Daly (près de l’université). (Continue reading » )
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October 12, 2017
Johnathan Lorenge.the Wild West Show
A scene from Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show produced by the NAC’s French Theatre department. Photo Johnathan Lorenge.
Gabriel Dumont would be intrigued. Dumont, the ally of Louis Riel and leader of the Métis forces during the 1885 North-West Rebellion against the Canadian government, fled Canada for the U.S. after the rebellion was quashed and Riel hung.
In the U.S., he joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, but he didn’t stick for long. However, it turns out he did dream of creating something similar in Canada to spotlight the struggle of the Métis people to reclaim their rights.
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Vigilante, Best professional production. Photo by David Cooper
Photo: Maria Vartanova Best Community production: Other Desert Cities
On November 14, about 200 members of the Theatre community of the nation’s capital gathered in the Salon of the National Arts Centre for the nineteenth annual theatre awards presented by the Capital Critics Circle, for plays presented in English in the National capital region. As Nathan Medd, managing director of the National Arts Centre English theatre stated, this is the only event in the city which brings together members of community, professional and student theatre groups who rarely mingle but who have equally strong traditions in Ottawa. (Continue reading » )
Vigilante, Photo by David Cooper, Best professional production
Photo: Maria Vartanova
Other Desert Cities
The Capital Critics Circle today announced the winners of the nineteenth annual theatre awards for plays presented in English in the National Capital Region during the 2016-2017 season. The winners are:
Best professional production: Vigilante written, composed and directed by Jonathan Christenson, Catalyst Theatre, in association with the NAC.
Best production community: Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Geoff Gruson, Ottawa Little Theatre
Best director professional: Esther Jun for her direction of The Last Wife (Continue reading » )