About Us

OUR MANDATE

Theatre Prospero creates and inspires the creation of classical, mythic and poetic theatre by students, professionals, and community members.

OUR HISTORY

Residencies

Theatre Prospero has been incorporating students into our professional, classical and poetry based theatre since 1996. From 1998 to the present we have gone into schools doing 1-15 day artist-in-residence programs that have incorporated thousands of students at hundreds of schools across Alberta. Although our primary programming for and with young people is Shakespeare, we have also produced Greek plays, adaptations of Charles Dickens’ and Dylan Thomas’ works, as well as a modern play by Ted Hughes.

Performance

In addition to our mandate of working with and performing for young people, we have developed the new Canadian productions of Maggie Now, and Blood Opera: The Raven Tango Poems at the Fringe, Canoe and Serca Festivals.

Festivals

Mark Henderson has founded two new theatre festivals in Edmonton under the banner of Theatre Prospero. In 2009 we premiered the Serca Festival of Irish Theatre, which has since become an independent event. In 2011 we launched the Thousand Faces Festival of Mythic Theatre, which showcases myth and stories from cultures around the world.

If you would like to learn more, please contact us at:

Phone: 780-761-2773
Email: theatreprospero@shaw.ca

OUR STAFF


 

Mark Henderson
Artistic Director

 

Hanako Nagao
Marketing Director

 

Elizabeth Hobbs
Associate Artistic Director

 

Michael Clark
Artistic Associate

 

Randall Fraser
Associate Designer

Jennifer Wanke – General Manager


OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Randall Fraser: President

Keith Hallgren: Vice President/Treasurer

Margaret Field: Secretary

Carol Davidson: Director


OUR RESIDENCY REPERTOIRE:

  • Macbeth

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Romeo and Juliet

  • Medea

  • The Frogs

  • Hamlet

  • A Child’s Christmas in Wales

  • King Lear

  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

  • Much Ado About Nothing

  • Maggie Now

  • The Taming of the Shrew

  • Blood Opera: The Raven Tango Poems

  • The Tempest

  • The Second Shepherd’s Play

OUR PROFESSIONAL REPERTOIRE

  • Pawâkan Macbeth

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • The Bacchae

  • Romeo and Juliet

  • Medea

  • The Coming of the Kings

  • A Child’s Christmas in Wales

  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

  •  Maggie Now

  •  Blood Opera: The Raven Tango Poems

  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

  • The Tempest

  • Maggie Now

  • Blood Opera: The Raven Tango Poems