About Us


To create and inspire the creation of classical, mythic and poetic theatre by students, professionals, and community members.


School Artists in Residence Programs

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.


Theatre Prospero’s Artistic Director, Mark Henderson, initiated two new theatre festivals in Edmonton under the banner of Theatre Prospero. In 2009 we premiered the Serca Festival of Irish Theatre, which ran as an independent event from 2010 to 2016. In 2011 we launched the Thousand Faces Festival of Mythic Theatre, a multidisciplinary festival nurturing and showcasing 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



Mark Henderson
Artistic Director


Hanako Nagao
Associate Producer


Elizabeth Hobbs
Artistic Associate


Michael Clark
Artistic Associate


Randall Fraser
Artistic Associate

Jennifer Wanke – General Manager


Randall Fraser: President

Keith Hallgren: Vice President/Treasurer

Margaret Field: Secretary

Carol Davidson: Director


  • 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

PAST PRODUCTIONS (Listed in reverse-chronological order):

  • Pawâkan Macbeth

  • The Nightingale

  • Anthem of Life

  • Finn McCool and the Salmon of Wisdom

  • Maggie Now (series of plays)

  • Macbeth

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • The Bacchae

  • Romeo and Juliet

  • The Tempest

  • Blood Opera: The Raven Tango Poems

  • The Coming of Kings