Theatre Prospero creates and inspires the creation of classical, mythic and poetic theatre by students, professionals, and community members.
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.
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.
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:
Associate Artistic Director
Jennifer Wanke – Administratrix
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Randall Fraser: President
Keith Hallgren: Vice President/Treasurer
Margaret Field: Secretary
Carol Davidson: Director
OUR RESIDENCY REPERTOIRE:
OUR PROFESSIONAL REPERTOIRE