Mad Duck Theatre Collective

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Mad Duck Theatre Collective is a multi award nominated Vancouver, British Columbia based theatre company that has been presenting classical theatre for the modern stage.

Mad Duck in committed to exploring new and non traditional stagings, presenting women in non traditional roles and colorblind casting.

Past Productions[edit]

Member Projects between 2006-2009 have included William Shakespeare's Coriolanus and Shakespeare's R&J, based on the play by William Shakespeare. In 2001 and 2002, Non Equity Co-ops mounted productions of Not About Nightingales by Tennessee Williams and 7 Actors and a Dog do A Midsummer Night's Dream. Between 2003 and 2006, Equity Co-ops staged three Shakespeare plays: Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar and The Tempest.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Titus Andronicus
Julius Caesar

Shakespeare's R&J[edit]

  • Vancouver Courier Top Theatre Productions of 2006
  • Vancouverplays.com - Play of the Month

Jessie Richardson Award Nominations:

  • Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor - Josh Drebit
  • Outstanding Direction - Jack Paterson

Titus Andronicus[edit]

  • Vancouverplays.com - March Play of the Month Award
  • The Ray Michal Award for Outstanding Body of Work by an Emerging Director 2006 - Jack Paterson

Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards Nominations:

  • Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Jason Emanuel (Aaron)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Mike Wasko (Lucius)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Lesley Ewen (Markus)
  • Outstanding Costume Design - Moira Fentum
  • Outstanding Direction - Jack Paterson

Julius Caesar[edit]

Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards Nominations:

  • Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor - Craig Erickson (Antony)
  • Outstanding Direction - Jack Paterson

The Tempest[edit]

Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards Nominations:

Women in Shakespeare[edit]

The Tempest

Non-traditional roles played by women in Mad Duck productions

Titus Andronius:

  • Marcus Andronicus - Lesley Ewen
  • Chiron - Laura Jaszcz
  • Ǣmilius - Christina Schild

Julius Caeser:

  • Soothsayer,Decius Brutus,Pindarus - Christina Schild
  • Lucius,Cinna the Poet,Titinius - Samantha Jo Simmonds/ Kate Braidsworth
  • Strato - Teryl Rothery
  • Octavius - Robin Mooney

The Tempest:

A Midsummer Night's Dream:

Further reading[edit]

Shakespeare's R&J reviews[edit]

Titus Andronicus reviews[edit]

Julius Caesar reviews[edit]

External links[edit]