Posts by Sara Malabar

Community Updates

EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION : This work requires a great deal of thought and care. In early August 2020, SIR published a commitment to anti-racism in a message called A Shared Future. We continue to do a lot of excavating as the world grapples with the ongoing violence against Indigenous, Black and Peoples of Colour (IBPOC) and 2SLGBTQQAI+ communities. We have engaged in Reconciliation and anti-oppression training with our entire staff and Board, completing a robust 12-hour, 4-session process between October 10-31, 2020. The training was led by Seraph-Eden Boroditsky of Guided Conversations. This vital work, and these transformative conversations,
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Expanding the Canon

The first TWO episodes of our new webinar series are out! In these two sets of conversations (and there are more episodes coming!), Stratford actor-playwright Jessica B. Hill and our Artistic Director, Rodrigo Beilfuss, discuss the urgent theatrical need to expand our sense of what constitutes the ‘Classical Canon’ in the 21st century. In the first episode, Jessica introduces us to the world of her new play, ‘The Dark Lady’, which explores the relationship between poetess Emilia Bassano and William Shakespeare. ‘The Dark Lady’ is currently being developed by SIR with support from Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, the Manitoba Association
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You Are Invited to SIR’s AGM

    Wednesday, April 28th, 2020 @ 6:00pm Due to the current pandemic and in an effort to conform to social distancing measures we will be conducting this year’s AGM virtually over Zoom. SIR’s AGM is open to the public. If you would like to attend please email Keith at admin@sirmb.ca to RSVP. We are proposing some changes to our Bylaws. Proposed changes are available to download by clicking Resolution to Amend SIR Bylaws April 2021  
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World Theatre Day – Pandemic Again

Hello Friend, On March 27 we celebrated #WorldTheatreDay. Sadly, for a second time, we celebrated this special day while the vast majority of playhouses around the globe remain dark. And while the impact of the pandemic has been devastating for our sector, we have also witnessed the resilience, fierce intelligence and indomitable resourcefulness of theatre artists during this most unusual year. As we say farewell to the complicated month of March, we salute all theatre makers – in particular the freelance artists and technicians who are truly the ones responsible for creating the magic we share with our audiences. This
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SIR welcomes Sophie!

We are pleased to announce that Sophie Smith-Dostmohamed is SIR’s new Associate Artistic Director! Sophie will join us this 2021 Summer, and she will be a part of SIR for a whole year, working closely with our Artistic Director Rodrigo Beilfuss in the delivery of the 2021 season and planning for 2022. We couldn’t be more excited! This opportunity has been made possible by the generous support from the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Foundation through their Arts Leader program. “The single most important activity of Shakespeare in the Ruins is its unwavering commitment to stewarding new voices and
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We’re Hiring: General Manager

Shakespeare in the Ruins seeks candidates for the position of General Manager. We are looking for a vibrant, energetic theatre administration professional to join Shakespeare in the Ruins as its next General Manager.  This position will give you a unique opportunity to tap into many aspects of theatre management and will be an important next step in your career as an arts administrator. The General Manager is one of two senior leadership positions in the organization. It is a very hands-on position, perfect for someone looking to take an active role in all aspects of theatre production. You would be
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SIR / THÉATRE CERCLE MOLIÈRE AUDITION NOTICE: The Winter’s Tale / Le Conte D’Hiver

Shakespeare In The Ruins and Théâtre Cercle Molière are holding auditions for our bilingual 2021 Main Stage production of The Winter’s Tale. Directed by Michelle Boulet Assistant Directed by Anna-Laure Koop   Rehearsals: May 10 – June 16, 2021 (full time) Production dates: June 17 – July 03, 2021 NOTE: All actors must be bilingual (French & English)   Role to be cast: Young Shepherd (man, playing under 30) Singing an asset but not a requirement. Must be fluent in both French and English. Sides will be emailed when you book your audition. Audition Date: To be scheduled over Zoom,
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