Meet the Mannequins

It’s Bard behind the scenes – your chance to peek into our offices at the BMO Theatre Centre during our off-season.

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The time to start thinking about holiday gifts is upon us, and as Shakespeare wrote in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, “They do not love that do not show their love.”

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What on the Beach?

For the past few seasons, Bard has been working with the digital team at Murray Paterson Marketing Group (MPMG) to tell our unique story and share our productions with the city (and further afield). We’re so proud to work with this industry leader, which just picked up the Best PR Firm in Vancouver award (Georgia Straight, 2017 BEST OF VANCOUVER Awards) for the third year in a row.

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For our last Pivot Questionnaire of our 2017 Company member series, we interview Carmela Sison, who plays Shylock's daughter Jessica in The Merchant of Venice …

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Adele stars as the spirited Sylvia on stage in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Saleria, the lewd friend of Antonio’s and Bassanio’s in The Merchant of Venice. Here, she ruminates on her distaste for car honking.

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Laara Sadiq, known in our 28th season as the devious blonde bombshell Dona Johnna in Much Ado About Nothing and honest Camillo in The Winter’s Tale, gives us a glimpse of the woman behind the wig.

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Kaitlin Williams makes her Bard debut this season with characters Margaret, one of Hero’s ladies-in-waiting, in Much Ado About Nothing and love-struck Perdita in The Winter’s Tale. Here, she reveals her turn-ons and turn-offs.

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Getting personal with Bard: our actors dish on their preferences and peeves with the Pivot Questionnaire.

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Christopher Gaze has announced the lineup for the Festival’s 2018 season, running from June 6 to September 22. The BMO Mainstage will host a joyous new production of As You Like It, set in Vancouver and filled with Beatles music; it will alternate with a powerhouse classic production of Shakespeare’s epic drama Macbeth.

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