We are thrilled to announce that Groundling has been nominated for 5 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for The Winter’s Tale:
Outstanding Direction – Graham Abbey
Outstanding Performance, Male – Tom McCamus
Outstanding Performance, Female – Lucy Peacock
Outstanding Costume Design – Michael Gianfrancesco and Jenna McCutchen.
You can also vote for the NOW Audience Choice awards here
“The new Groundling Theatre Company makes its bow with the best Shakespeare I’ve seen in Toronto”
Robert Cushman, National Post Read more
“Expert performances and direction combine with an intimate venue to make The Winter’s Tale a knockout”
Jon Kaplan, Now Magazine Read more
“The Groundling Theatre Company telling of The Winter’s Tale is not only the best rendition of that play I have ever seen, but one of the finest Shakespearean productions as well”
Retired Toronto Star critic Richard Ouzounian
Thank you to everyone who attended our inaugural production.We could not be more thrilled to have shared it with you. Those of you who missed it, we’re sorry! We will be in touch shortly about upcoming projects.
Eli and Philip Taylor
Live, original music by
Set and Lighting Design
Michael Gianfrancesco & Jenna McCutchen
1. A person who stood in the pit of an Elizabethan theatre
2. One that lives or works on or near the ground
The Will of the People: Shakespeare Re-invented
Founded in 2011 by acclaimed stage, TV and film actor Graham Abbey, Groundling Theatre Co. is a new Toronto based theatre company committed to producing imaginative, original and accessible productions of Shakespeare’s plays as well as works inspired by Shakespeare, in an effort to educate and inspire a new generation of audiences and artists.
By taking Shakespeare out of its traditional context Groundling Theatre hopes to re-examine and re-interpret the canon, allowing audiences old and new alike to relate the timeless themes contained in Shakespeare’s plays to their own world and the issues relevant to a contemporary Canadian context.
Groundling celebrated its company launch on Sunday, November 27th, 2011 at the Ignatieff Theatre, followed by a cocktail reception at Massey College, University of Toronto. See more details.