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From January 16 to 23, Magnetic North will be asking: Do you care about Canadian theatre?

posted on 12:02 PM, January 3, 2013


Calling all stakeholders: audience members, donors and theatre professionals to participate in a facilitated discussion and make a valuable contribution to the future of Magnetic North. Refreshments will be served.

After celebrating its 10th anniversary in Calgary 2012, the Magnetic North Theatre Festival has embarked on a plan to renew the role the festival plays on the national stage for the next decade.  We want to hear your views and invite you to take part in a conversation about its future.

We are working with facilitators and theatres in the following cities this January and invite you to please sign up now to attend and have your say.  

City, Date                                                 Time                 Location (Facilitator)

Ottawa, November 2012                 Thank you Ottawa for your input in November!

Edmonton, Wed. January 16             2:30-5:00pm    Citadel Theatre (Norma Lock)

Halifax, Thurs. January 17                 2:00-4:30pm    Neptune Theatre (Leah Hamilton)

Montreal, Thurs. January 17              1:30-4:00pm    Centaur Theatre (Hugh Maynard)

Vancouver, Thurs. January 17            2:00-4:30pm    The Cultch (Patricia Evans)

Calgary, Mon. January 21                  1:30-4:00pm    Pumphouse Theatre (Norma Lock)

St. John's, Mon. January 21               2:00-4:30pm    LSPU Hall (Martha Muzychka)

Toronto, Wed. January 23                 2:30-5:00pm    Harbourfront Centre Terrace Room  (Julia Howell and Carolyn Taylor)

Thank you for contributing to the future of our national theatre festival!  If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, you will be able to give input via an online survey to follow.  If you have any questions or comments, please email: renewal@magneticnorthfestival.ca

Thank you!

Brenda Leadlay, Artistic Director and the Magnetic North Board of Directors

Magnetic North Theatre Festival

Magnetic North Theatre Festival is Canada’s premiere national festival of contemporary theatre in English. Like the Magnetic North Pole, the festival shifts location and travels around the country returning to its home base of Ottawa every other year. The festival treats Canadians to excellence in English theatre from every corner of Canada giving us the opportunity to share our stories, interpret our history, and to explore how we see the world.

FESTIVAL MANDATE: To produce a Canadian theatre festival with a national scope that has a strong artistic vision, meets high artistic standards, promotes dissemination of Canadian work through presenters to audiences and increases awareness of Canadian theatre both nationally and internationally amongst artists, audiences, producers and presenters.

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