With the completion of our third full season last year, New World Theatre Project is entering a new phase of focused, concentrated, visionary work. The momentum gained from challenges faced and problems solved during our first three years has led us to discover a new clarity about the work we want to do. Three years have helped us discover who we are, what we believe in, and what we do best.
What sets us apart from other classical theatre companies? 400 years of Newfoundlanders holding a connection to Shakespeare’s time. From the arrival of John Guy and his settlers in 1610, through to today, something special has been preserved in the people and communities of Newfoundland. In 2013, we want to deepen our connection to those communities: artists, audiences and revelers alike!
The 2013 Muses and Minstrels Renaissance Series
Drawing on the talents of the many high-quality performing artists in our community, NWTP will offer several diverse, variety-style events packed with music, laughter, wonder and inspiration – starting with our Renaissance fair called Thomas of Woodstock Day. We will also present the return of our hit play, The Tiring House, first offered by Chris Dreidzic in our inaugural year, and now back by popular demand. Also in this series, NWTP will host a fresh new one-woman version of Shakespeare’s Othello, created by Alan Dillworth and Courtney Brown.
Richard III:Tragedy of a Nation (Exploring the Play)
We have come to focus on the unique relationship between actor, language and stage, drawn from the principles of original sixteenth-century theatre. In a rehearsal “gymnasium” approach, our acting company concentrates on world-class classical text work, striving for excellence on every level. The focus is on the stage and the actor. Audiences experience the dynamic immediacy and impact of our productions on the Indeavour Stage, a splendid interpretation of an Elizabethan theatre.
In the summer of 2013, New World Theatre Project is embarking on a special project to explore more fully the relationship between local Newfoundland dialects and the sound of Shakespeare’s English. We will undertake a two-week intensive creative development venture, using the text of Richard III. This work will culminate in two concert-style presentations on the Indeavour Stage.
This development project aims to combine three areas of exploration: the thematic resonance of Richard III for our local audience, an investigation into the breadth and depth of authentic dialect work, and a deeper study into the demands of this challenging text, as per our company vision. Our objective is to present a live, sophisticated, work-in-progress presentation of this challenging script specifically aimed at the artists and audience of Newfoundland.
See you in Cupids this summer!
World-renowned Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer, widely regarded as one of the greatest living classical actors, will personally reveal the winner of the $20,000 prize at a Gala presentation in Toronto on May 23, 2013. In the spirit of Christopher Plummer’s artistic gold standard, the Christopher Plummer Fellowship Award of Excellence honours an emerging or mid-career Canadian theatre artist who has made a unique and exceptional contribution to the study of Shakespeare and/or the classics in performance. A peer jury awards the $20,000 prize, intended for serious theatre artists who have demonstrated a unique ability in the classics.
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If you’d like to support New World Theatre Project, you can make a donation online. New World Theatre Project is a registered charity and Canada Helps will provide a charitable tax receipt for any donation! Happy Holidays!
Abby and John had a terrific weekend in Stratford! They saw performances of Much Ado about Nothing and 42nd Street, dined at some of Stratford’s finest restaurants (Bijou, Felini’s), and stayed in luxurious B&B’s! Sounds like a fabulous long-weekend! Stay tuned for updates on our next ‘Escape’ contest.]]>
We send our thanks to everyone who bought tickets for our ‘Escape to Stratford!‘ lottery and supported the New World Theatre Project. Congratulations to our winner, Abby Barron! Stay tuned for more amazing getaway contests…
We look forward to seeing your smiling faces again at the Indeaveour Stage, our interpretation of an Elizabethan stage. Next season will feature Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies, directed by Artistic Director, Jeannette Lambermont-Morey. More announcements to follow about Season 2013 from New World Theatre Project!
Directed by Jeannette Lambermont-Morey
Music by Cathy Elliott
Starring Greg Malone as Prospero
Photo by Micaela Morey
New World Theatre Project opens its 2012 season with a Newfoundland inspired production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, starring Greg Malone as Prospero. In honour of the 400th anniversary of the first contact between John Guy and the Beothuk in Cupids, Newfoundland, this dramatic re-imagining is conceived and directed by Jeannette Lambermont-Morey, with a score composed by Mi’kmaq artist, Cathy Elliott, who also plays Ariel. Featuring Jake Bradbury, Courtney Brown, Neil Butler, Gabriella Colavecchio, Liam Dawson, Cathy Elliott, Jerry Etienne, Brian Marler, Stan Nochasak and Paul Rowe, with costume design by Peggy Hogan.
Believed by some to be the last play Shakespeare wrote (between 1610 – 1611), The Tempest was first published in 1623 in the First Folio.
For show dates and times, click on the 2012 Schedule Tab. Tickets can be purchased at the LSPU Hall box office online or by phone at 709-753-4531. Tickets also available at Cupid’s Haven the day of the show.