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2021 COVID Update

We hoped it wouldn’t come to this, but alas, we have a sad update to share with you. The health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff and volunteers is of paramount importance, which is why at this time, we have decided to postpone our Torchlight Shakespeare In the Park Read more…

An Anniversary Apart

This year marks a special occasion: our 30th anniversary! In 1990 a group of fresh theatre graduates took to the streets of Ottawa’s Byward Market performing iconic scenes from Shakespeare under the banner ‘a Company of Fools’. Over the next 30 years our organization would create over 40 productions, employ Read more…

Warm Your Hearts with the Fools

Well Fools fans, it’s November. And with that comes longer nights, colder temperatures, and (everyone’s favourite) snowfall predictions. So, we’d like to warm your hearts with news on all of our foolish activities.  Below you’ll find a report on our Torchlight tour of Romeo + Juliet, an update on our Read more…

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 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 Read more…