Edward Bond Festival
The focus of the Edward Bond Festival is two-fold: the investigation of the evolution of Bond's vision of drama and society throughout his body of work, and an investigation of Bond’s ‘post-Stanislavsky’ dramaturgy and practices for staging his works.
"Sheep No Wool is thrilled to collaborate with Edward Bond, Tarragon Theatre, Ryerson University, and over fifty Canadian theatre artists on this festival,” said Alan Dilworth, Artistic Director. “We are proud to present eleven encounters with Bond’s work and ideas in theatres across Toronto, at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake."
The Edward Bond Festival is a four part festival: a Symposium, an Interactive Workshop of Bond's play Have I None featuring the collaboration of Bond himself, a Reading Series, and the Epic Student Showcase: a remounting of Bond’s play The Bundle with the graduating class of Ryerson Theatre School. The festival will culminate with Wrecking Ball #13, Toronto’s political theatre cabaret.
The Festival is hosted at venues throughout downtown Toronto, including Tarragon Theatre, Ryerson University, Berkeley Street Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, The Theatre Centre and Young Peoples Theatre. Along with readings, showcases and more, the festival’s signature events will be the workshop presentation of Have I None on June 16, and The Symposium on June 17th featuring Edward Bond in discussion with British director Chris Cooper. The festival will feature numerous professional development opportunities for theatre artists to interact with Bond’s work and the playwright himself.