Shakespeare in the Ruins

Shakespeare in the Ruins (SIR) is a professional Canadian theatre company that is best known for presenting Shakespeare outdoors in unique settings. For more than 20 years, SIR has specialized in creating accessible, entertaining productions in non-traditional settings, with a proud history of presenting both new plays, and old plays in new ways. We invest in the works of Shakespeare because, as the world’s greatest dramatist, his plays provide the greatest opportunities for theatre artists and audiences alike. Putting on great productions is only part of what SIR offers to Manitoba’s rich cultural landscape. SIR is unwavering in its commitment to help young people understand and truly experience the magic of theatre and Shakespeare. We have reached the minds and hearts of more than 100,000 youth through our dynamic, interactive provincial tours and student matinees. SIR also helps increase literacy rates and build community through our free inner-city programming for children and adults.

PACT Membership: Regular Membership

PACT Region: 3 – Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Shakespeare in the Ruins, Inc. is an artist-driven theatre company dedicated to:

the production of plays, principally the works of Shakespeare and the creation/development of new works
the use of non-traditional casting and environmental staging
the development and growth of theatre artists in Manitoba
engaging with and enhancing our community, particularly youth, through the works of Shakespeare

Company Information:

  • Year Founded: 1993
  • Season Starts: January
  • Season Ends: January
  • Theatre Tours: Yes

Rental Information:

  • Venue rental Information:

    Venue rentals: no
  • Actors:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Policies: Shakespeare In The Ruins is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, and engages artists under the Canadian Theatre Agreement.  We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role the director will consider all submissions without regard to age, disability, ethno-cultural identity, gender or any other basis. Preference will be given to Canadian Actor’s Equity members, but we encourage non-Equity actors to submit.  
  • General auditions: yes
  • General auditions guidelines: General Auditions typically happen twice a year - January & July/August. Watch our website and Facebook page for announcements.  Headshots and resume's can be sent to our Artistic Director anytime at ad@sirmb.ca
  • Contact name: Michelle Boulet
  • Contact Title: Artistic Director
  • Contact Phone: 204-957-1753
  • Contact Email: ad@sirmb.ca
  • Production staff:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact name: Lisa Nelson-Fries
  • Contact Title: General Manager
  • Contact Phone: 204-957-1753
  • Contact Email: gm@sirmb.ca
  • Administrative Staff:

    Accept Resumés: no
  • Designers:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact name: Michelle Boulet
  • Contact Title: Artistic Director
  • Contact Phone: 204-957-1753
  • Contact Email: ad@sirmb.ca
  • Directors:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact name: Michelle Boulet
  • Contact Title: Artistic Director
  • Contact Phone: 204-957-1753
  • Contact Email: ad@sirmb.ca