A BRIEF HISTORY OF THEATRE PROSPERO

Theatre Prospero creates productions of new and old theatre rooted in many cultures’ mythologies, from Zulu Epics to Shakespeare. 

 

The artists and audiences that come together to share these stories reflect their diversity. The venues where they meet include theatres in Edmonton, our home venue on Alberta Avenue, found spaces, classrooms, seniors’ centres and school gyms across Alberta. 

 

We give Alberta students the chance to create theatre themselves with professional artists via our School Artists In Residency Program. 

In the last 20 years we have had the privilege to create on the land of and with peoples from:

Treaty 6: Traditional territory of the of the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux and Métis. 

Treaty 7: Traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani and Siksika as well as the Tsuu T’ina First Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nation.

Treaty 8: Traditional territory of the Cree, Dene and Métis.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

- Click a show title to learn more about each production -

2018/19

SEASON 

A MIDSUMMER

NIGHT'S DREAM

ENCHANTED ANTLERS WORKSHOP

ROCKO AND

NAKOTA: TALES

FROM THE LAND

2017/18

SEASON 

THE NIGHTINGALE

(Co-production with the Thousand Faces Festival)

PAWÂKAN MACBETH

(Co-production with Akpik Theatre)

2016/17

SEASON 

ANTHEM OF LIFE PART 1

WORKSHOP

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF ATREUS (Workshop Co-Production with Troglodyte Theatre)

2015/16

SEASON 

FINN MCCOOL AND THE SALMON OF WISDOM

PAWÂKAN MACBETH WORKSHOP

PROPHESIES

(Workshop Co-Production with Impossible Mongoose Productions)

2014-15

SEASON

2012-13

SEASON

ROMEO & JULIET

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

2008-12

SEASONS

COMING OF THE KINGS

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

KING LEAR

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

THE TEMPEST

MACBETH

2004-08

SEASONS

HAMLET

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

HAMLET

ROMEO & JULIET

2000-04

SEASONS

TAMING OF THE SHREW

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

MACBETH

1996-00

SEASONS

THE SECOND SHEPARD'S PLAY 

THE BACCHAE

THE TEMPEST

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

HAMLET

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

2013-14

SEASON

MACBETH

1996 INAUGURAL YEAR

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY PROGRAM HISTORY

The Seven Cree Virtues

2019

Macbeth

2004-06, 2013-15

Alice in Wonderland

2015

The Wizard of Oz

2014

The Coming of the Kings

2010

Much Ado About Nothing

1999, 2008, 2010

King Lear

2007 & 2009

Hamlet

2005 & 2006

The Taming of the Shrew

2000

A Cree Cymbeline

2017

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

1996, 1999, 2001, 2003-06,  2009-14 

Oliver!

2014

A Christmas Carol

2012 & 2013

A Child's Christmas in Wales

2010

Romeo and Juliet

2007-08, 2011-12

Rock Around the Block

2006

The Frogs

2005

The Bacchae

1999 & 2000

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

1998

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