About the Student Shows
The public performances of the graduating class represent the culmination of years of training. Everything seen on stage and all that goes on behind the scenes is created by our students under the guidance of professional guest artists.
Training at NTS is hands-on and practical, which is why it revolves around the reality of creating live performances. Collectively, NTS students create some 20 student shows each year.
Your presence as an audience member is invaluable to the progression of the students on stage and behind the scenes. It's through sharing stories with you that the magic of theatre truly comes to life.
Catastrophe et autres dramaticules (FR)
The graduating students of the French section are taking over the magnificent Ludger-Duvernay Theatre to present a series of plays by Samuel Beckett.
The Graduating Class of 2021 in Acting, Production Design and Technical Arts, and Set and Costume Design presents Indecent by Paula Vogel, directed by Mike Payette in the magnificient Ludger-Duvernay Theatre.
PIGMENTS: Digital Exhibition
Each year, 2nd-year students in Set and Costume Design present works created in the first two years of their training: costume sketches, set models, life drawings, paintings, etchings, and more! This virtual event is part of their exhibition design class. In the current situation, the exhibition has been transformed into a website, which is an equally relevant learning experience in their training.
New Words Festival: The Game
New Words Festival showcases two new plays by NTS graduating playwrights. The Game is written by Gillian Clark (Playwriting 3) and directed by Angelica Schwartz (Directing 2), performed by graduating students from the Acting program.
New words Festival: i am entitled to rest
The New Words festival showcases two new plays by NTS graduating playwrights. i am entitled to rest is written by Kalale Dalton-Lutale (Playwriting 3) and directed by Murdoch Schon (Directing 2) with the work of graduating students from the Acting program.
Krista Jackson directs the graduating students in Acting, Production Design and Technical Arts, and Set and Costume Design in Jessica Swale's humorous and feminist play Nell Gwynn.
Plays Over Days, selections from 365 Days / 365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks
Alisa Palmer, Artistic Director of the English section of NTS, directs the 2nd-year Acting students in 30 scenes of 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks.
The 2nd-year Acting students tackle a Shakespeare play directed by Danielle Irvine.
Keeping with the Green theme of the 17th edition of Nuit Blanche, the National Theatre School of Canada presents UTESSIT: an evening of performances by graduating Indigenous artists from the School’s artistic residencies and its Acting program as well as the screening of short films and documentaries to prompt discussion surrounding environmental issues and climate change.
MONUMENTAL OCCUPATION 2019
24-hour non-stop creation. 166 young artists. A bilingual theatrical event.
The Graduating Class of 2020 presents a collective creation piece directed by Arianna Bardesono (Directing, 2007) and Zach Fraser.
it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now
Murdoch Schon (Directing 2, Montreal QC) is directing it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now by Lucy Kirkwood.
The Graduating Class of 2020 presents Burning Vision by Marie Clements, directed by Mike Payette.
The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi
Angelica Schwartz (Directing 2, Winnipeg, MB) is directing The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi by Larry Tremblay
Pay What You Can
For all NTS shows, we are happy to ask you to Pay What You Can. Make an online donation today or deposit the amount of your choice in the identified boxes after the show. Don't forget to book your tickets through the Box Office of the Monument-National.
Pay What You Think design by Jean-Christophe Leblanc (Interprétation, 2019)Book your tickets!