Bard Beyond the Beach

“Hearts remote, yet not asunder” – William Shakespeare

We’re not in Vanier Park but we’re still here for you! Check back often for unique new digital entertainment features, opportunities to attend exclusive virtual Member events, lively all-ages Education activities and more. NEW right now – a musical series by The Quarantettes and the last episodes of our BMO Virtual Mainstage series, If Music Be The Food Of Love and My Thoughts I’ll Character.

We love and miss our Bard family, and we hope you’ll watch this space as we keep the spirit and the heart of the Festival alive!

VIEW OUR 2020 PROGRAM

For announcements about virtual programming and other Bard news, subscribe to our E-Newletter.

SCHEDULE

SERIES ARTIST DATE
My Thoughts I’ll Character Tai Amy Grauman August 28
Nadeem Phillip September 4
Colleen Wheeler September 11
Carmen Alatorre September 18
Hiro Kanagawa & Tasha Faye Evans September 25
Ming Hudson & Austin Eckert October 2
Michael Blake (with direction by Marie Farsi) October 9
Marci T. House (with Jeff Gladstone) October 16
Tara Cheyenne Friendenberg (with Olivia C. Davies, Jasper Friedenberg Stewart, AJ Simmons & Raina von Waldenburg) October 23
If Music be the Food of Love

Andrew Wheeler, Olivia Hutt & Baraka Rahmani September 22
Munish Sharma September 29
Carly Street & Beau Dixon October 6
Ghazal Azarbad & Christopher Allen October 13
The Quarantettes Meaghan Chenosky, Mishelle Cuttler, Molly MacKinnon,
AJ Simmons, Sara Vickruck &
Sally Zori
October 26 – 30

Schedule subject to change

WATCH

THE QUARANTETTES

Brought together by the pandemic, The Quarantettes began as four friends serenading neighbours at their doorsteps and balconies in East Vancouver.

Now a group of six musicians and singers, The Quarantettes have recorded their first EP Dreaming Through Twilight – a joyful musical rendering of 5 poets’ meditations on death, the soul, and the sublime, set to original compositions for voice and instrumental ensemble.

To purchase the digital album, click here.

The Quarantettes – Making Of & The Soul’s Expression

VIEW ALL VIDEOS


IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE

Welcome to Bard’s BMO Virtual Mainstage! We’ve commissioned theatre artists from across Canada to create original Shakespeare-inspired video features, in their own voice. The second series from the BMO Virtual Mainstage is If Music Be The Food Of Love.

SERIES FINALE: EPISODE 4 – Ghazal Azarbad & Christopher Allen with “Divine Darkness”

Ghazal starred as Viola in our 2019 production of Shakespeare in Love. Both Ghazal and Christopher were cast in our 2020 Bard Company. This piece was inspired by Paradise Lost, written by Erin Shields.

VIEW ALL EPISODES


MY THOUGHTS I’LL CHARACTER

We’ve commissioned theatre artists from across Canada to create original Shakespeare-inspired video features, in their own voice. The first series from the BMO Virtual Mainstage is My Thoughts I’ll Character.

Listen to artist Tai Amy Grauman talk about her video “Dear Pete” on North by Northwest with Sheryl MacKay (skip to 1hr 18mins).

SERIES FINALE: EPISODE 9 – Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg’s “Titania in 5” with Olivia C. Davies, Jasper Friedenberg Stewart, AJ Simmons & Raina von Waldenburg.

Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg has choreographed eight productions at Bard and is also Bard’s movement coach. Tara is the Artistic Director of Tara Cheyenne Performance.

VIEW ALL EPISODES


BARD AROUND TOWN

Join Bard’s Operations Coordinator, Max Forsyth, as he searches across Vancouver to find The Bard around town.

SERIES FINALE: EPISODE 6 – Theatre History Pt. 2

Before Max can learn more about Shakespeare, he has some errands to run. Join him as he cleans the office, sneaks into the Museum of Vancouver, and meets with a very familiar face. Don’t miss watching the season finale of Bard Around Town!

VIEW ALL EPISODES


The Fairies: An Exploration of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Performance Research Program at Arts Umbrella was so looking forward to bringing the fairies of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to life in the tents at Bard this summer. Instead, choreographer Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg came together with the seven Arts Umbrella dancers you would have seen on stage to capture the essence of this Dream world, virtually.

READ

BARD SITE BLOG SERIES

1. BUILDING BARD: THE VILLAGE

Discover fun facts about Bard’s Festival site and take a virtual tour of the Village!

2. BUILDING BARD: THE DOUGLAS CAMPBELL THEATRE AND THE HOWARD FAMILY STAGE

Learn fun facts about the Douglas Campbell Theatre and the Howard Family Stage! Plus, take a closer look inside the tent.


BEHIND-THE-SCENES BLOGS

BEHIND THE TRAILERS: Q&A WITH BARD’S VIDEOGRAPHER

In this Q&A with The Art Left Creative’s Director and Cinematician, Ryan McDonald, learn about how our 2019 Season play trailers were made and the experience of filming for a theatre festival. Plus, rewatch all four amazing trailers in one place!

THE FAIRIES: AN EXPLORATION OF A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Choreographer and Bard’s Movement Coach, Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, shares her process in the making of The Fairies with seven dancers from Arts Umbrella’s Performance Research Program.


RESOURCE BLOGS

BARD’S GUIDE TO SHAKESPEARE ONLINE

Explore our guide to the best of Shakespeare, from close to home and around the world, this is a curated list of Shakespeare-related content you’ll love – from live-streamed plays to podcasts and more – all in one convenient location.

BARD AROUND TOWN: ELIZABETHAN RECIPES

In the latest episode of Bard Around Town, Max was having car trouble so couldn’t actually go around town! Instead, he was joined in the kitchen by Bard staff members Alva and Jocelyn to experiment with some Elizabethan recipes. In this blog post, you can watch the episode and follow along with the recipes.

SHOP

BARD’S ONLINE BOUTIQUE

We are excited to welcome you to our online Boutique! We invite you to discover a selection of high quality t-shirts and merchandise. New items will be added as we grow and build our virtual store. Please note that we are unable to supply all the items that you might have seen under the tents at our Festival location.

Thank you for shopping with us and for supporting Bard on the Beach!

SHOP THE BOUTIQUE

PLAY

EXPLORE AT HOME

Bard Education has created this collection of activities just for you! Discover more about Shakespeare’s plays, characters, and language and have fun while making them your own.

HOW TO EXPLORE AT HOME:
1. Click here to open Google Classrooms
2. Enter the code: fh4omn2
3. Share on social and use #bard2020 so we can see your creations!

Note: Use your Google account to access the Explore at Home resources. Don’t have one? Don’t worry it’s free and easy to set up. Questions? Please email workshops@bardonthebeach.org.