Temporary closure: Alta Vista


Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

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Meet the Bard with a Company of Fools

Teen Staycation

Interested in learning more about theatre? Whether you just want to get your feet wet or are thinking about going to theatre school, these workshops have something for everyone!

In this third installment in our workshop series, you will get a crash course in Shakespeare and classical text. Through games designed to make Shakespeare’s language come off the page, participants will learn to tackle Shakespeare without fear. We will explore the basics of iambic pentameter and how to make sense of a 400-year language. For Bard lovers or newbies - all are welcome!

Each session will conclude with a brief interview/Q&A with an actor who you may recognize from Ottawa’s professional stages!

For ages 13-18. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

About your Instructor - Nicholas Leno

Nicholas is the Artistic Director of a Company of Fools, an Ottawa theatre company known for its Shakespeare in the Park tour that travels to 40 communities across Eastern Ontario. His debut Fools production of Romeo + Juliet received critical acclaim for its carnival-esque take on Shakespeare’s most known tragedy. Nicholas holds a BA from Brock University and a MFA in Theatre Directing from the University of Ottawa. In 2021 he was nominated for the Ontario Arts Council’s Pauline McGibbon award as an emerging theatre director.