Event Details

Organization Name: Theatre Aquarius
Organization Description:

Incorporated in 1973, Theatre Aquarius is a Hamilton-based not-for-profit and registered charity dedicated to creating outstanding, accessible, live theatre that entertains, challenges, and educates.

Organization Website Link: https://theatreaquarius.org/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheatreAquarius
Twitter https://twitter.com/theatreaquarius

Project Name: 50th Anniversary of Theatre Aquarius
Project Description:

This application is for “Theatre Aquarius’ 50th Anniversary Season”, taking place March 26 to June 16, 2024. The 50th Anniversary Season will feature two additional special events:

(1) the world premiere production of Tom Wilson’s “Beautiful Scars” based on his bestselling novel “Beautiful Scars: Steeltown Secrets, Mohawk Skywalkers and the Road Home”. The production runs April 24 - May 11, 2024, and features an almost all Indigenous cast and creative team; and

(2) the Brave New Works Festival, which will be an extended edition of the annual Festival that gathers equity deserving artists across a spectrum of performance art disciplines and backgrounds, in conversation, performances, networking, creation and ideas.

These two special features are in addition to the Theatre’s standard five mainstage productions: Norman Foster’s “Jonas and Barry in the Home”, Jake Epstein’s “Boy Falls from the Sky”, Willy Russell’s “Shirley Valentine”, “Pollyanna the Musical”, a Crow’s Theatre production of Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya”. Theatre Aquarius will also host the Hamilton Fringe Festival and the “Decolonize Your Ears Festival” (a partnership with Red Beti Theatre).

City: Hamilton
Region: Southwestern Ontario
Start Date: 2024-03-26
End Date: 2024-06-09
Amount Funded: $60,000.00
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