Located in Lazaridis Hall, Tom Patterson Theatre.
From 2:00pm-3:30pm, unless otherwise stated.
$35.00 per ticket
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Season Deep Dive Week
Join Festival leaders and artists for conversations about developing the 2024 season, from planning the playbill and writing the plays to executing onstage design and action.
Set, costume and lighting serve as storytelling devices to understand who the characters are and how they fit into the narrative. They immerse the audience in the world of the drama often propelling it forward with innovative staging, lighting and costumes. Lighting designer Michael Walton and others discuss the artistry of how design helps tell the story of a play.
In this session, led by a Stratford Festival Archivist, learn the unique role of a theatre archivist and the particular intricacies and challenges of managing the Festival’s Archives. Gain insight into the diverse multimedia archival holdings dating back to 1952.
Global Theatre Week
A journey into the overall impact of theatre on greater culture. Explore the many ways theatre from other cultures and continents influences the Canadian stage, while discussing what our country’s theatre has to offer the world.
What can Shakespeare tell us about today’s climate catastrophe? The 2019-2022 eco-Shakespeare-in-performance project, Cymbeline in the Anthropocene, invited seven international theatre companies to discover answers to this question. Their creativity and passion have revealed practical insights about adapting and staging environmentally engaged Shakespeare. Learn more about making eco-Shakespeare with Cymbeline in the Anthropocene project leader Randall Martin and Montana State University Professor Gretchen Minton.
Scholars and Experts Week
Scholars and experts explore the playbill, bringing insight and experience to discussions around the impact of art, even when circumstance would see it obscured or contained
Immersive technologies – from virtual and augmented reality to virtual production and the Metaverse – are expanding opportunities for theatre-makers and opening up new possibilities for storytelling and audience engagement. In this discussion, immersive storytelling consultant Christopher Lane will unpack these new technologies and explore their impact on theatre making in the 21st century.