Repercussion Theatre’s mission is to deliver professional, classically based, visually dynamic theatre that is accessible to all, regardless of income, culture, language, age or education.
Founded in 1988, Montreal’s Repercussion Theatre is best known for its annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park summer tour. As a professional theatre company and non-profit arts organization, our core values are artistic excellence, social relevance and accessibility.
Romeo & Juliet: Love is Love
Touring parks across Quebec from July 5th until August 8th 2018.
Come celebrate Repercussion Theatre’s 30th season of Shakespeare-in-the-Park with a contemporary, gender-bent take on a classic love story: Romeo & Juliet: Love is Love. In this tragic tale of young love and old grudges, we enter a world calcified by hate. As two young people gallop full speed towards love, they are broken by (and ultimately break down) the walls erected by the previous generation. With a cast of 10 dynamic performers, an eye-catching design and live music, this show is not to be missed.
- Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Year Founded: 1988
- Season Starts: July
- Season Ends: August
- Theatre Tours: Yes
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- Affiliations & Memberships (other than PACT): QDF, ELAN, RAR
Description of work:
On the Road: Repercussion Theatre has toured professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays to parks throughout Montreal and beyond for 30 years. Our productions are performed in the open air. Our venue is the community park. Our theatre, including the stage, lights and sound equipment, can be set up and torn down the day of the show. Our audiences arrive at their local park with lawn chairs and blankets, ready to enjoy Shakespeare under the stars. They can make a donation, or enjoy the show free of charge. Over 13,000 people see our shows each summer.
Launching Careers: Shakespeare-in-the-Park has helped more than 450 actors, designers and technicians establish their careers in the theatre. That first professional experience is so vital to one’s development, and Repercussion’s commitment to mentorship allows emerging and established practitioners to learn from each other.
Love of Learning: Children and teens do more than just watch our productions. Through ongoing and ever-evolving activities, many of our younger patrons are given opportunities to engage directly with our productions. Theses opportunities for youth promote a lifelong love of language and the arts, and encourage creativity, compassion and cooperation.
New Play Development Activities:
A staged-reading of Thy Woman's Weeds; a new work by Governor General Award winning playwright Erin Shields about the place of women in Shakespeare’s world as well as whispers by rising star Jeff Ho about the exploration of Shakespeare as a tool for teaching English as a second language. The plays were commissioned by Repercussion Theatre with the support of Playwrights' Workshop Montreal, the Cole Foundation and Canada Council for the Arts. The staged reading will be open to the public in a pay-what-you-can fashion.
- Amanda KellockArtistic Director
- Zina KoroGeneral Manager
Venue rental Information:Venue rentals: no