Sock 'n' Buskin Theatre Company

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Sock ‘N’ Buskin (abbreviated to S ‘n’ B) is a student-run, community-based theatre company, located at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.


Sock ‘N’ Buskin was formed in 1943, one year after the formation of Carleton University itself. The company have performed a variety of shows in a variety of styles every year since.

A number of Sock 'N' Buskin alumni have gone on to professional careers, notably actor Dan Aykroyd and CBC radio host Alan Neal. Several professional theatre groups in Ottawa, such as the Great Canadian Theatre Company and Third Wall Theatre Company have their origins in S'N'B.

Their mainstage series traditionally consists of three plays a year: one classic (often by Shakespeare) piece, one modern (often Canadian), and one musical.

Recent shows[edit]

2014-2015 season[edit]

2013-2014 season[edit]

  • Rent by Jonathan Larson. Director: Geoff Burnside
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. Director: Andrew Rouble.

2012-2013 season[edit]

2011-2012 season[edit]

2008-2009 season[edit]

2007-2008 season[edit]

2006-2007 season[edit]

2005-2006 season[edit]

  • A Night of Ives: Four short plays by David Ives. Directors: Claudia Sicondolfo, Jason Benovoy, Colleen Kelly and Lara Gillespie. Producer: Darran Fernandez
  • Zastrozzi by George F. Walker. Director: David Whiteley. Producer: Carlie Hopper.
  • Grease by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Director: Lisa Bishop-Spencer. Producer: Laura Cummings.

2004-2005 season[edit]

2003-2004 season[edit]

  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Director: Dave Dawson Producer: Meaghan Harding
  • Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang. Directors: Heather MacDonald and Heather Moulaison Producer: Melissa Thornton
  • Tommy by The Who. Director: Lisa Bishop. Producers: Heather MacDonald and Heather Moulaison

2002-2003 season[edit]

2001-2002 season[edit]

Other past shows include A Clockwork Orange, Hair, Cabaret, Jeffrey, The Big Funk, Chess, Unidentified Human Remains, I Hate Hamlet, Antigone, and many more.

Other Productions[edit]

In addition to their mainstage, Sock n Buskin also had a second stage series (formerly the studio series) featuring independent and underground theatre in a small-scale, small-risk setting. The studio series has featured eclectic theatre styles such as French absurdism, student-written/directed pieces, and a slam poetry series entitled "This is Hip Hop". Previously, these productions took place in Sock 'n' Buskin's permanent studio space, a 50-seat black box which was also used for auditions and rehearsals. In August 2004 the studio was torn down by Carleton University in order to build an ice rink, S'n'B was given two weeks notice to remove their stuff.[1]

The 2004-2005 season saw Sock 'n' Buskin produce a show, How to Save the Day for the Ottawa Fringe Festival.

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