Roseneath Theatre

We can all agree that our mission to inspire young people with the professional shows we take into schools and camp programming in our community is incredibly important - BUT, below, we offer these specific points which drive our day-to-day efforts for you to consider, points we hope will earn your support of this campaign.

Since our earliest days, Roseneath has endeavoured with a high degree of success to create new theatrical works of the highest quality (as evidence, look to our over 50 Dora Award Nominations). Shows anchored in subject matter that resonates with young people, presented in a dynamic inspiring fashion and never talking down to our audience.

Think of us like that family member or co-worker who excels at finding the absolute best gifts, the one you want to get your name in the Holiday Exchange. Like that family member or co-worker, Roseneath regularly lands upon real gems. Shows such as OutsideLa Maleta (The Suitcase), Ladies and Gentlemen Boys and Girls, and Spirit Horse. Seminal and timeless works that are now presented regularly as part of our repertoire. We work with both established and up and coming playwrights, continually focused on unearthing brand new hits for our audience.

Every year we offer up shows for Elementary and High School students, sometimes presented in theatres, but more often we hop in the Roseneath vans and travel directly to schools. That's where our heart lies. And to that end, we share our second point-of-Pride...

Though we're a small staff, we have an impressive reach. Every year our plays are shared with approximately 100,000 young people, throughout Ontario, Canada and the United States. We are the first professional theatre company to have visited every school district in Ontario, from the Niagara region to the northern-most tips of the Province. Further to that, the theatre we produce is offered to schools at a low-cost that averages out to less than $3 per student. The work our company offers is vital to those teachers who, despite constrained budgets, make every effort to engage young people in live theatre.

Our Family Programs are getting to be a popular draw for our local community in the heart of downtown Toronto. For the past few seasons, we have been offering Summer Camps, March Break Camps, and P.A. Day Camps to students in our area. We have expanded this programming to include Saturday afternoon programming. We offer scholarships and always leave space for families in need. Supporting Roseneath grants us the ability to hire top quality educators as our counsellors and coordinators and allows us to widen our scholarship reach to more families.

So, in effect, any funds you offer to Roseneath Theatre will support artistic excellence offered at a low cost, and will play to thousands upon thousands of students. We hope that we can count on your support.

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