Monthly Archives: June 2010

When My Name Was Anna…

This past November, artistic director Daniel Brooks and author Michael Ondaatje began work on When My Name Was Anna, a stage adaptation of Ondaatje’s violent and passionate novel Divisadero.  For three weeks Brooks and Ondaatje explored the text with actors … Continue reading

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Andromache…

For eight days in February, we brought Graham McLaren together with performers Megan Follows, Bethany Jillard, Christopher Morris, Gray Powell and Gord Rand, as well as poet Evie Christie, to explore her stunning modern adaptation of Racine’s Andromache, set in … Continue reading

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With a little help from our friends

Gala Event for When My Name was Anna On April 22nd Dr. Jim Stewart graciously welcomed Necessary Angel into his home, the architectural modern masterpiece, Integral House, where one hundred and fifty of our patrons helped us raise over $30,000.  … Continue reading

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Risk…

We recently completed our second exploration of Risk, John Mighton’s new play currently in development.  Joe Cobden, Brendan Gall, David Jansen, Diego Matamoros, Eric Peterson and Liisa Repo-Martell sat down with artistic director Daniel Brooks and Mighton.  We would also … Continue reading

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Fourteen Women, Eight Days, One Vision

For eight days in May, Montreal-based director and Necessary Angel associate artist, Brigitte Haentjens, travelled to Toronto to work with fourteen actresses on poet Erín Moure’s English translation of Louise Dupré’s Tout Comme Elle, a poignant and daring piece about … Continue reading

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This Is What Happens in Charleston

At the beginning of June, fresh on the heels of a successful run at Berkeley Street Theatre in Toronto, Daniel MacIvor’s and Daniel Brooks’ This Is What Happens Next toured to the prestigious Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina where … Continue reading

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Hamlet Nets Most Dora Nominations!

Our production of Hamlet, directed by Glasgow-based director and Necessary Angel associate artist, Graham McLaren, captured the most Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations in the General Theatre Category, receiving six nominations –  Outstanding Production, Outstanding Direction, two nominations for Outstanding … Continue reading

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