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My dream of becoming an Artistic Director of a professional theatre company came true in January, 2019 when the Board of Directors of Shakespeare in the Ruins (SIR) offered me the position to lead Manitoba’s leading Classical theatre.

Performing outdoor Shakespeare in the ruins of the St Norbert Monastery in promenade style (the audience moves with the actors through different locations at the park), SIR has a unique and highly dynamic, physical way of approaching the Bard. They were also the first company to hire me straight out of university, back in 2007, to play Bassanio in their acclaimed production of The Merchant of Venice.

Below are some more pictures of the site, and some HAMLET related posts - my directorial debut with the company! MORE info on SIR can be found on the website shakespeareintheruins.com !

My notes for the SIR 2019 Spring newsletter!

My notes for the SIR 2019 Spring newsletter!

Heather Russell-Smith as Hamlet in my production for SIR.

Heather Russell-Smith as Hamlet in my production for SIR.

SIR’s outgoing Artistic Director Michelle Boulet, Board Chair Scott Erickson (looking a LOT like Shakespeare) and yours truly, at the Spring 2019 Shakespeare in the Ruins AGM.

SIR’s outgoing Artistic Director Michelle Boulet, Board Chair Scott Erickson (looking a LOT like Shakespeare) and yours truly, at the Spring 2019 Shakespeare in the Ruins AGM.

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The ruins are indeed a pretty magical place to make the Bard live…

The ruins are indeed a pretty magical place to make the Bard live…