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A Company of Fools Theatre Inc.

A Company of Fools is a not-for-profit charity organization and a member of the Professional Alliance of Canadian Theatres, with a 28-year history of bringing Shakespeare to the National Capital region. The mandate of a Company of Fools is to create accessible and interactive performances based on the works of William Shakespeare. Our mission is to produce quality performances featuring professional and emerging local artists that are accessible to as many people as possible. Our Torchlight Shakespeare in the park series -- the focus of our organization -- travels to 34 parks across the Capital Region and offers non-ticket by donation performances. We employ a stylized approach to Shakespeare that uses techniques of slapstick, clown, Commedia Dell’arte, mask, and puppetry. This approach allows us communicate stories through visual specificity, so that language barriers do not hinder the audience's understanding of our show. It doesn’t matter where you live, what language you speak, or how much money you have, we create art that is accessible to everyone.

Parks we work in:

  • Strathcona Park
  • Windsor Park
  • Anthony Vincent (manor park)
  • Anthony Vincent (manor park)

Things we do:

  • theatre

We're looking for volunteers in these areas:

  • Occasional volunteers

Where you can find us

  • 910 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada

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