Measure For Measure - 2013
Follow us down at the beach!
Ever wondered what it takes to become a theatre director? The following four people are going to find out this season as they take on the challenging & rewarding role of Apprentice Director at Bard. Find out what inspires them to direct and what excites them most in the coming season!
Michelle Boulet: A Midsummer Night’s DreamMack Gordon: The TempestKatrina Darychuk: EquivocationGuy Fauchon: Cymbeline
What made you want to be a theatre director?
Do you know how many volunteers it takes to help run Bard? Guess? Last season alone, 235 theatre-loving people shared their summer with us to help check tickets, serve coffee, usher, and jump in to help with any number of other tasks. These generous and talented people help create and sustain a community environment at our site that is welcoming to every single person walking through our gates. We simply could and would not exist without them.
Question: what do you do with 120 beautiful nylon street banners that are past their ‘use by’ date?
If you came to Elizabeth Rex last year you’ll remember two things: Colleen Wheeler’s moving performance as Queen Elizabeth I and… her extraordinary wig. That wig, along with all of our Bard wigs last season, was created by the talented and much sought-after wigmaker Stacey Butterworth. Last year, as well as working at Bard, Stacey worked on the film American Hustle - up for 10 Oscar nominations this year!
Guest Post by Roanne Ward
It’s only January but it feels like summer is just around the corner with the buzz going on in the Bard office! I’ve just returned from a month in Central America and now I’m refreshed and ready to jump into getting our 25th Anniversary season ready.
I’d hoped to take in some live local theatre while I was away. But alas it wasn’t to be, until…
Exciting news on the casting front!
We're thrilled to announce that Bob Frazer will be back on the Studio Stage at Bard for our 25th Anniversary season in 2014.
After taking a year away from Bard while he pursued other projects (including his recent work as Jay Gatsby in Theatre Calgary's The Great Gatsby, Bob will appear in next season's productions of Bill Cain's Equivocation and Shakespeare's Cymbeline.
Have we got a treat for you!
As many of you know, the Bard family is large and comprised of many people - one such member is Terence Strachan (pen name T.G. Barker), a night watchman at Bard and a very talented cartoonist.
Terence has been wokring at Bard since 2002 and since 2004, he has been creating a comic series entitled 'Guard on the Beach'.