a Company of Fools announces Nicholas Leno as interim artistic director

Company’s artistic associate/administrator, this summer’s “Torchlight Shakespeare” director to take the reins of long-running theatre org Apr. 11, 2019 A familiar face will take the helm at a Company of Fools, Ottawa’s longest-standing Shakespearean theatre company announced today. After a highly competitive search process, the Company’s artistic associate/administrator Nicholas Leno has been appointed interim artistic director. Leno takes the spot vacated this past January by former artistic director and longtime Fools contributor Catriona Leger. Leger Read more…

Ottawa Theatre Challenge – Wed. March 27th

The Ottawa Theatre Challenge!  Update: Winners: Pareidolia: Monica Bradford-Lee and Matt Hertendy – enjoy the rubber chicken and see you next year! Review see here: Theatre Review: The Ottawa Theatre Challenge 2019 Who will be crowned Ottawa’s Best Theatre Company and take home the coveted Rubber Chicken Award? When:  Wednesday March 27th Where:  Arts Court Studio – 2 Daly St., Second Floor Time:  Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30 Price:  Pay-What-You-Can Afford: Advance Tickets here or cash Read more…

Ottawa Theatre Challenge: Call for Artists

Calling all theatre companies from across the region!     a Company of Fools invites you to compete in a friendly contest of creation in celebration of World Theatre Day! Those brave enough to participate will have only 48 hours to create a new piece of theatre based on inspiration items provided by their fellow competitors.   A panel of esteemed judges will adjudicate the performances.  Bribes are encouraged and trash-talk, laughter, and silliness are Read more…

A Foolish Farewell

a Company of Fools artistic director Catriona Leger to join Shakespeare In Action for a one-year Community Outreach Coordinator contract   Theatre org known for “Torchlight Shakespeare” seeks interim artistic director to oversee 2019 Fools season and implement 2020 programming. Catriona Leger will step back from her role as artistic director at a Company of Fools this coming January, Ottawa’s longest-standing Shakespearean theatre company announced today. Leger will be working with Shakespeare In Action as Read more…

Torchlight Shakespeare 2019 – Romeo & Juliet

Torchlight Shakespeare 2019 Romeo & Juliet July 2nd-August 17th  7pm Monday through Saturday As always, we will appear on Mondays in Strathcona Park. The rest of the week we will perform in various parks in and around Ottawa. A finalized tour schedule will be published in late spring (once dates and locations are finalized and permits are acquired). Admission by Pay-What-You-Will donation – $20 suggested  Previews June 29th & July 1st Interested in having us Read more…