Established in 1996, Theatre Prospero’s mandate is to create, and to foster the creation of, mythic, classical and poetic theatre and other art for students and others through productions, residencies and festivals.
Although primarily focused on Shakespeare, Theatre Prospero has also produced other plays including Greek plays, adaptations of Charles Dickens’ and Dylan Thomas’ works, as well as developing new Canadian productions including Maggie Now Parts 1-4 and Blood Opera: The Raven Tango Poems. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Theatre Prospero provides Artist in Residence programs for schools around Alberta, offering students opportunities to act in Shakespeare’s plays with professional mentorship. Theatre Prospero also offers student matinees and public performances of plays in Edmonton. Theatre Prospero’s will be developing a major production in the upcoming seasons, a commissioned aboriginal adaptation of Macbeth to be co-produced with Akpik Theatre of Yellowknife.
We are based in Edmonton, Alberta, but tour throughout Alberta. Our Artist in Residence program offers a variety of multi-day residencies for students in Kindergarten through to grade 12.
If you would like to learn more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-761-2773.