Sock 'n' Buskin Theatre Company
- 1 History
- 2 Recent shows
- 3 Other Productions
- 4 External links
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.
- The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Director: Matt Hertendy
- Bonnie & Clyde (musical) music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black and a book by Ivan Menchell. Director: Madison Jolliffe
- The Mouse That Roared by Christopher Sergel. Director: Kevin Nimmock
- The Zoo Story by Edward Albee Director: Duncan Chalmers
- It's What Dr. Jenkins Would Have Wanted by Matt Hertendy. Director: Jeremy Piamonte
- Rent by Jonathan Larson. Director: Geoff Burnside
- A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. Director: Andrew Rouble.
- The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O'Brien. Director: Geoff Burnside
- Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare. Director: Dave Dawson
- Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Director: Matt Minter
- This Is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan. Director: Iain Moggach
- Yerma by Federico García Lorca. Director: Kathleen Frost
- Company by George Furth and Stephen Sondheim director: Dave Dawson
- Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. Director: Dave Dawson
- Evil Dead: The Musical by George Reinblatt,Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla,and Melissa Morris. Directors: Matt Minter and Lisa Bishop-Spencer
- Othella by William Shakespeare. Director: David Ross Whiteley
- R.U.R by Karel Čapek. Director: Don Fex
- Bat Boy: The Musical by Laurence O'Keefe and Brian Flemming. Director: Dave Dawson
- A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. Director Don Fex Producer: Chris McIlveen
- Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet. Director: Matt Minter. Producer: Adrian Di Lullo.
- What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton. Director: David Whiteley. Producers: Adrian Di Lullo and Chris McIlveen
- 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.
- The Trojan Women by Euripides, translated/adapted by Gwendolyn MacEwen. Director: David Whiteley. Producers: Ray Besharah and Laura Hall.
- Baby with the Bathwater, by Christopher Durang. Director: Adam Smith. Producer: Darran Fernandez.
- How to Save the Day by Matthew Domville. Director: Matthew Domville. Producer: Meaghan Harding. (at the Ottawa Fringe Festival)
- 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
- Women of Manhattan by John Patrick Shanley. Director: Dave Dawson.
- Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Director: David Whiteley. Producer: Carly Ray
- Moo by Sally Clark. Director: Brent Rouleau. Producer: Joel Bernbaum
- The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O'Brien. Director: Lisa Bishop. Producer: Angie Chiang
- Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare. Director: Brent Rouleau.
- Seven Stories by Morris Paynch. Director: Dave Dawson.
- Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Director: Lisa Bishop.
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.
The 2004-2005 season saw Sock 'n' Buskin produce a show, How to Save the Day for the Ottawa Fringe Festival.