Each summer, over 10,000 audience members gather in local parks to enjoy live theatre under the stars. We tour to over 24 locations across Québec and into Ontario, and at each location, our team assembles and strikes the set on the day of the performance. Our innovative and original productions of classical plays reflect the cultural diversity of Montreal and include a creative team of at least 50% women. The show brings together established and emerging theatre professionals.
Launched in 2016, Words with Will is Repercussion Theatre’s ongoing play development series that supports new plays by contemporary Canadian writers. These plays are inspired by and/or talk back to Shakespeare in some way, and allow audiences to engage with the work at various stages of the process. These new works complement our Shakespeare-in-the-Park programming.
Since 2014, Repercussion has worked with Geordie Productions to create and animate workshops for young people before our Shakespeare-in-the-Park performances. These workshops introduce participants to the playful poetry of Shakespeare through fun exercises, ultimately culminating in a chance to interact with the performers of that night’s show!
We hold workshops for professionals each year, and can also organize workshops for school groups. We engage participants in exercises that explore Shakespeare’s language in a playful and accessible way.
Between 2011-2019, Repercussion regularly partnered with McGill University’s IPLAI (Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas) and the Early Modern Conversions project in various ways.
In 2015/16 Repercussion’s Amanda Kellock animated pre- and post- show discussions when the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts brought the Globe-on-Screen to Montreal. Shakespeare’s Globe is a reconstruction of the theatre in which Shakespeare actually worked, and offers a rare glimpse into the world for which Shakespeare originally wrote. The Globe on Screen is an initiative that allows audiences around the world to enjoy these critically-acclaimed productions from the comfort of a cinema seat.
Click here for a list of our Shakespeare-in-the-Park productions and other projects over the years