Directed by: Joel MillerMetachroma Theatre presents Richard III
with the generous support of the Segal Centre
A play by William Shakespeare
INTRODUCING METACHROMA THEATRE
Featuring one of world literature’s most insidious and manipulative characters, Richard III is a powerful piece, as horrifying as it is fascinating. William Shakespeare’s classic and timeless tragedy journeys through the psyche of one man who will stop at nothing to serve his ambition. Defined by appearance and demonized by society, Richard is ever the outsider. In a whirlwind of horrible deeds and unspeakable acts, Richard fights to claim his position as monarch at all costs.
September 19th, 2012 is pay what you can (preview show)
September 24th, 2012 is a 2 for 1
Message from Metachroma Theatre
Metachroma Theatre addresses the under-representation of visible minority actors in Canadian Theatre, challenging current perceptions by telling stories with a diverse cast in order to normalize the presence of these artists on stage.
In 2010, Montreal-based actors Tamara Brown, Lucinda Davis, Mike Payette, and Warona Setshwaelo came together to discuss the nature of hiring practices in Canadian theatre in relation to artists of colour. As performers who have had the opportunity to engage with companies all over the province and the country, the shocking realization came that there is little to no opportunity for more than one or two actors of colour to share the stage at the same time. This knowledge raised the instigating question, “Wherein lies the opportunity for many actors of colour to be allowed to perform in mainstream theatre without the guise of adaptation?”
We came to the conclusion that something would not be done without us instigating change.
Metachroma was officially formed in the latter part of 2010 when additional company members Quincy Armorer, Glenda Braganza, Julie Tamiko Manning, and Jamie Robinson joined the team.
Quincy Armorer, Glenda Braganza, Tamara Brown, Lucinda Davis, Julie Tamiko Manning, Mike Payette, Jamie Robinson and Warona Setshwaelo.
Support for the 2012-2013 Studio season is provided by