Torchlight Shakespeare: Fools in Your Park!
April’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Alexandra Isenor and A Company of Fools to bring Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream to parks in the rural areas around Ottawa this summer.
“Our goal,” explains Alexandra, “is to break down barriers between people and experiencing culture and art. One big barrier is distance and location. We overcome this by bringing our our work to our audiences, and this year we want to go to four new rural communities — Merrickville, Navan, Kemptville, and Carp — bringing our total to nine parks in such communities.”
If you’d like to support this summer’s production, a fundraiser is taking place this Saturday, April 22nd — tickets are available at fools.ca. We’re told there will be trivia, “bardaoke,” dancing, a silent auction, food, games, prizes, and more.
Alexandra is a local arts manager, director, actor, and creator, and the General Manager of A Company of Fools.
Funded by Ottawa, ON (April 2017)