Category Behind the Scenes

We recently sat down with two of Bard’s Riotous Youth to discuss their experience in the Bard Education program and what they learned this summer.

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Did you know that our Company Members do their own stage makeup for each performance?

Read More about MAC Tips & Tricks with a ‘60s twist!

Recently, Global BC community reporter Michael Newman visited the Bard Village

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Our 2018 BMO Mainstage productions, As You Like It and Macbeth, are filled with an array of choreographed pieces — from dance sequences, to wrestling moves and sword fighting.

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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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Have you ever wondered how an actor prepares themselves for a performance? Or what goes on behind the set when an actor steps off the stage, only to reappear a few seconds later dressed as a completely different character?

Read More about Behind the Scenes of Merchant Part 2: Kate Besworth Transforms from Solania to Beatrice

Drew Facey, Costume Designer for The Merchant of Venice, shares the images he used for inspiration to create the wardrobe of three characters in the play – Antonio, Bassanio and Portia.

Read More about Behind the Scenes of Merchant Part 1: Drew Facey’s Italian Inspirations

Every play at our Festival comes with its own onstage world, dreamed up and made real by Bard’s gifted designers and their teams. They amaze…

Read More about Props Talk – and a Sheepish New Contest!

Every season, one of the first big projects for our Marketing Department is creating advance artwork for each of our plays.

Read More about Behind the Scenes: Shooting our Much Ado About Nothing Image