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Driftwood Theatre’s 2017 Bard’s Bus Tour is looking for scenic, costume and sound designers for its production of William Shakespeare’s Othello

Are you up for the challenge of designing a production which fluidly incorporates the unique quality of over 20 Ontario communities in order to challenge audiences to reconsider the world in which they live? Imagine epic, site-specific theatre with Ontario’s greatest outdoor spaces as powerful backdrops, where every performance is unique to each particular community.

The Bard’s Bus Tour is an annual summer Ontario tradition, touring to outdoor venues in over 25 communities for 22 years.

In 2017, Driftwood Theatre will unpack Shakespeare’s great tragedy Othello, exploring cultural tokenism and stereotypes, and the experience of people of colour through the lens of one of Canada’s most important historical peacekeeping events - the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus in which Canadian peacekeepers took part.

Driftwood Theatre is dedicated to reflecting Canada’s rich diversity on and off stage in all of its work. Diverse artists of all backgrounds regardless of age, disability, ethno-cultural identity or gender are encouraged to apply.

Rehearsals for Othello will begin in June 2017 in Toronto, with public performances between July 7 – August 6, 2017.

Scenic, Costume and Sound Designers are invited to make application by sending a brief cover letter and resume (as one pdf file) by email to Artistic Director, Jeremy Smith (

Application deadline: February 22, 2017

Posted by: Driftwood Theatre Group
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