Posts by Sara Malabar

Thank you, Lisa!

SIR would like to congratulate and to announce the departure of General Manager Lisa Nelson-Fries, who has served the company for six successful years and is now transitioning into a career in film. Lisa brought style, verve and incredible efficiency to SIR in her role as GM, and over the course of six seasons, the company has enjoyed stability and growth under her leadership. “My tenure as General Manager of Shakespeare in the Ruins (SIR) has been both the most rewarding and most challenging job of my career,” she says. “I have always been incredibly proud to be part of
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Welcome Sara Malabar!

July 22, 2021 The Board of Directors of Shakespeare in the Ruins Inc. is thrilled to announce that we have hired Sara Malabar as our incoming General Manager. Sara brings a wealth of experience in arts management to the position, including as the Arts & Entertainment Program Manager with Pride Toronto, the Managing Director of the Studio of Received Ideas, and the General Manager of Theatre Projects Manitoba under the artistic leadership of Margo Charlton (2000-2002). Sara was also the producer of the opening and Closing Ceremonies for WorldPride, Producer for the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in Toronto, and Project Manager
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We Bring the Ruins to Your Screens!

Tickets on sale MONDAY, July 19, 2021 at 12:00 noon CST Shakespeare in the Ruins presents THE WINTER’S TALE, a digital production  Production made possible with support from Théâtre Cercle Molière. STREAMING ON DEMAND JULY 30 TO AUGUST 8 As the lonely chill of the pandemic begins to thaw, Shakespeare in the Ruins welcomes you back to the Trappist Monastery Park with their first feature film. King Leontes’s icy demeanor sets in motion this classic story of love, redemption, magic, and a pursuit by a Bear – The Winter’s Tale. Filmed on location at the Trappist Monastery Ruins Heritage Park in
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Online Community Classes!

This November, we will be offering two online classes to enrich your Shakespearean experience through our partners at McNally Robinson Booksellers. These are for everyone and anyone with an interest on the Bard.  Shakespeare, The King’s Man: Reflections on the Bard’s Final Plays  A perfect companion to the upcoming Shakespeare in the Ruins (SIR) filmed production of Macbeth, this lecture is led by SIR-veteran, Kevin Klassen. We often refer to Shakespeare as an “Elizabethan” playwright, but nearly half of his creative output happened under Queen Elizabeth’s successor, the eccentric King James. Exploring the unique historical context Shakespeare was working in toward
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Thank You: PLAY ON!

Dear friend, On behalf of all of us at SIR, THANK YOU for making Play On a huge success! With your help, we have so far raised over $3,300 in donations, and we couldn’t be happier. You have filled our spirits with Hope, and we feel highly energized to get to work and to continue to create unforgettable experiences for you. If you missed the live broadcast of Play On on April 21, worry not! We have a RECORDING AVAILABLE on our YouTube Channel, HERE. Play On was a great and much needed opportunity for us to connect with you. And
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In the Wings…

I’m not going to lie…it’s been a very challenging time since March, 2020. And being the the artistic leader of a theatre company during these many months of instability and nebulosity has been taxing on the creative soul. But oh, paradoxically, what a completely inspirational and engaging time this has been. I continue to be in awe of artists, and in particular theatre makers who – in an era of absolutely no live theatre – somehow have managed to create astonishing things, developing brilliant ideas into fruition in an ever-ending game of pivoting – exercising Jedi-like patience while the ground
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