The New World Theatre Project welcomes submissions for its 2014 Muses and Minstrels Co-Presentations Series, to be curated as a part of the annual summer season on the company’s open-air stage in Cupids, NL.

We are seeking professional, stand-alone performances of theatre, storytelling, magic, clown, puppetry, dance or music with identifiable classical influences and/or roots in Newfoundland and Labrador’s cultural heritage. We welcome submissions from emerging and established professional performers/ensembles.

Presentations must be:

  • 50-100 minutes in duration,
  • established/stage-ready,
  • suitable for all ages,
  • acoustic/non-dependent on technical elements (not requiring lighting effects or amplification),
  • available for one or more dates between mid-July and mid-September, 2014.

If your work is a match for our season this year, we will provide:

  • our stage for load-in, a dress-rehearsal and one or more performances (dependent on schedule suitability),
  • promotional support via our season poster, program, social networking and other publicity methods,
  • ticketing support,
  • a guarantee and/or percentage of your performance’s box office revenues (to be negotiated accordingly).

For consideration, please submit a brief cover letter telling us a little about your presentation’s history, at least one image, recording or other sample of  your performance and resumes/biographies of key participants (as applicable) to:

The New World Theatre Project – Muses & Minstrels 2014

PO Box 1781, Stn. C

St. John’s, NL A1C 5P9

Email: nwtpad@gmail.com



NWTP 2014 General Auditions

The New World Theatre Project now invites applications from emerging and established artists to audition for its 2014 Season of professional classical productions in the open-air of Cupids, NL.

We welcome interest from artists both new and known to directors Danielle Irvine, Greg Malone and to the company.

Actors are asked to prepare two contrasting monologues from Shakespeare (may be in verse or prose).

Rehearsals to Begin: June 16, 2014 (to be confirmed)

Production Dates: July 26 – August 31, 2013 with possibility of extension (to be confirmed)

Auditions will be held in late May, 2014 in St. John’s. Other locations may be scheduled depending on interest and availability.

Please send a current photo and resume to:

Danielle Irvine, Artistic Director

New World Theatre Project Auditions

PO Box 1781, Stn. C

St. John’s, NL A1C 5P9

Email: nwtpad@gmail.com


We thank all artists for their submission; however only those invited to audition will be contacted.



Now whose Shakespearean legs might these be?

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Enjoy the great weather (it’s coming!) this Saturday April 5th, then find out -

Join us for a glass of wine, delicious appetizers and a great show at the Cupid’s Legacy Centre –  let’s LAUGH this winter into history!

Call ahead to reserve your tickets for SHAKE the LEG:

709-528-1610 or email info@cupidslegacycentre.ca.



Shake the Leg!


Come cheer on Conception Bay’s finest as they brave the stage with Shakespeare’s greats at the Cupids Legacy Centre!

This fund-raising concert-with-a-twist stars:
MHA Tom Hedderson
Cupids Mayor Harold Akerman
Bay Roberts Mayor Philip Wood
Peter Laracy * Patrick Laracy
Ross Dawe * Roy Dawe
Rosalind Dawe * Dennis Flynn
Kathi Stacey
– and more! 

They’ll be joined by actors Greg Malone, Steve O’Connell, Brian Marler, Alison Woolridge, Marie Jones and Patrick Foran.  All directed by the NWTP’s Danielle Irvine.

Tickets $25 per person, on sale at Cupids Legacy Centre
Call 709-528-1610 or email info@cupidslegacycentre.ca

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Legacy Hall, Cupids Legacy Centre
368 Seaforest Drive in Cupids
Wine & Hors D’Oeurves Reception 6:30pm
Show 7:30pm

Don’t miss out on 50/50 and other surprises!


Shake the Leg! is held in support of The New World Theatre Project and Cupids Legacy Centre.

Coming soon: Our 2014 Season Announcement and General Season Auditions!


Thank you so very much to ALL who supported this year’s Twelve Days Christmas Lottery (we know you’ve been waiting most patiently) on the Twelfth Day of Christmas, not to be daunted by further threat of power outage, we shook, tumbled and stirred our many entries aaaaaand…

Congratulations to our 2013 Twelve Days Christmas Lottery Winner Audrey Clarke, with lucky ticket number 0521.

Our winning-ticket-selector was none other than Twelve Days organizational veteran and outgoing General Manager, Patrick Foran. Patrick made an enormous contribution to the NWTP in 2012/13 and was excellent as the Duke of Hastings in Richard III. Pat won’t be far away though, now full-time as GM with Artistic Fraud of NL. Don’t miss AF’s upcoming revival of Oil and Water – March 13-16 on the mainstage at LSPU Hall in St. John’s!

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Special thanks to everyone at The Rocket Bakery & Cafe for kindly hosting our draw.

(Oh! And that’s me – Marie Jones – with the, er, stirring stick.)


“The intimate and beautiful theatre in historic Cupids provides the perfect place to explore the special connection we, as Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, have through our language and culture that will enrich the text and experience of Shakespeare’s plays. I am thrilled to join the team of board, management, artists and patrons that have grown this company in this place, and hope to help it flourish as a world renowned centre for artistic excellence and audience enjoyment.”

Ms. Irvine has directed theatre of all sizes and types, ranging from one-person shows to full scale musicals, and was a co-founder of First Light Productions and the Shakespeare By The Sea Festival. Most recently, she launched Sweetline Theatre with a highly-successful production of David Mamet’s Oleanna featuring actors Krystin Pellerin and Steve O’Connell.

Danielle was the first director to study at the Stratford Festival’s prestigious Birmingham Conservatory, spending two seasons with the Festival as an Assistant Director. Ms. Irvine was also a participant in the World Stage Festival’s 2000 Master Class for Directors, where she studied with formidable theatre forces Peter Brook, Yoshi Oida and Polly Teale alongside some of Canada’s most talented directors. Danielle taught emerging theatre artists at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal from 2000-2006, and continues to be a sought-after collaborator,
mentor and coach within NL and across Canada.

With Danielle’s singular artistic leadership, we look forward to announcing our coming season in the spring of 2014!


We’re sure looking forward to 2014. But first, The New World Theatre Project has fantastic prizes up for grabs in this year’s Twelve Days of Christmas ticket lottery – a dozen ways to make your season just a little bit brighter.


Tantalizing 2013 prizes include a tasting menu for two including wine-pairings at Raymond’s, Gift Certificates for Sound Salon Spa and Pier One, A night at Cupids Haven, tickets to Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland’s Oil and Water, Newman Sound in concert…the list continues!

Tickets are on sale from the NWTP Team (Jerry Dick, Krista Ryan, Laura Barron, Joey  Donnelly, Don-E Coady, Karen Rehner, Shauna Akerman, Courtney Brown, Marie Jones and Patrick Foran) or a NWTP Supporter near you. Alternatively, email us at  nwtpgm@gmail.com or call 709-722-NWTP and we’ll connect you with your chances to  win! We have it on authority that 12 Days Tickets add pizzazz to Holiday occasions – if  you’d like to support NWTP by selling tickets, we’d be thrilled to hear from you. Twelve  Days tickets make great stocking-stuffers, while helping to make unforgettable encounters with the performing arts in Cupids possible.

Winner to be drawn January 6th, 2014!


Another great weekend of theatre in Cupids!

Friday Aug 9, Othello at 6pm
Saturday Aug 10, Othello at 2pm, Variety Show at 6pm
Sunday Aug 11, Song of the Mermaid at 2pm, Othello at 6pm

Check out Song of the Mermaid on NTV’s Backstage pass:

Buy your tickets online: http://nwtp.eventbrite.ca/



This week in Cupids we are very excited to present a staged reading of William Shakespeare’s political tragedy, Richard III. This show will be on for two nights only (August 3rd & 4th at 6pm) and tickets are limited so book soon!

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Previews for Othello will continue this week with a 6pm performance on August 2nd!

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We hope to see you this week in Cupids!


A Message from the Artistic Director


On behalf of New World Theatre Project, I am particularly proud to welcome the one-woman Othello project to our line-up this summer. Alan Dilworth and Courtney Brown have undertaken an awe-inspiring challenge in reconceiving Shakespeare’s famous tragedy as a story told by a single actor. The fact that this performer is a woman is even more interesting, given the overwhelming predominance of male characters in the play!


2013 is a season in which New World is embracing the process of development. We are taking a closer look at what goes into the preparation of a piece of theatre, from inception to presentation. One of the interesting questions that we are constantly asking ourselves is, when is it ready? What does it mean to be ready? Live theatre is always growing, expanding, and becoming fuller and richer. When a show leaves the rehearsal hall, it begins a new journey with the audience. This is heart and soul of live theatre.


This summer the one-woman Othello project is beginning a long journey that will eventually take it far beyond our stage in Cupids. We are privileged to be part of its first incarnation. The show is still very much “in rehearsal” as it finds its relationship with a live audience, where creative decisions can be made and new relationships explored.


For this reason we have chosen to forego the formality of an “opening night” with its attendant implication of ‘finishedness’, opting instead to keep the process alive and flowing through an extended preview period (if we must give it a conventional label). You are an important part of that experience, and we thank you very sincerely for your generosity in being part of that process.


In fact, if you would like to contribute a comment or suggestion after seeing the show, I invite you to contact me personally at nwtpad@gmail.com.


So now, I invite you to sit back and enjoy the experience as Courtney Brown takes you to another world… in more ways than one! I say, “Bravo” to Courtney, Alan, and indeed to all of you!

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