Sunday, April 10, 2005

Magnetic North & On The Verge

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to join us for Canada’s National Festival of Contemporary Canadian Theatre in English, the Magnetic North Theatre Festival, June 8th to 18th 2005 in Ottawa. Co-presented by Canada’s National Arts Centre the festival will present productions from across the country. Magnetic North productions range from the intimate to the spectacular and include some of Canada’s foremost theatre artists, Daniel Brooks, Daniel


MacIvor, Andy Jones and The Old Trout Puppet Theatre to name a few. The Magnetic North Theatre Festival is a rare opportunity to share these national gems with the country and the world. By visiting us from June 11 through the 15th inclusive, you can see all ten of the productions!

Our Magnetic Encounters Series features celebrity speakers, lunchtime panels and artist talkbacks. This year leading theatrical agent John Lambert is helping curate our ‘Industry Series’ as part of the Magnetic Encounters. Festival producers, presenters, programmers and theatre professionals from all over Canada and abroad will join us for a two-day intensive on touring theatre. June 13th and 14th.

In addition to Magnetic North productions, The National Art Centre’s On The Verge play reading series of the best of new plays from across Canada takes place June 13th-18th concurrent with the festival. 

We are able to offer our national industry guests a Magnetic Key Pass which allows you to attend ten shows as well as Magnetic Encounters and the two day Industry series for as little as $139.00. This pass is not available to the general public. In order to take advantage of this offer please visit the Industry Series on our Website, fill out the ticket order form and fax or mail to Gayle at the above co-ordinates with payment using visa or MasterCard only. Ticket preferences will be subject to availability.

Please visit our website for your ticket order form. Ticket preferences will be subject to availability. 

Please make your hotel reservations on the web at www.magneticnorthfestival.ca by May 1st to ensure a good rate. Our sponsor Westjet also offers discount available on our website.

We do hope to see you in June.

Mary Vingoe

Artistic Director

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