about the mcmaster thespian company

The McMaster Thespian Company is a not-for-profit theatre organization specializing in developing and performing classical plays, including (but not limited to) scripts and pieces from the classical Grecian, Elizabethan, and Victorian eras. MTC provides opportunities for students interested in performing, technical theatre, and production, and creates an inclusive forum for artists and technicians to develop and showcase their skills and talents. In the process, we cultivate theatrical performances that touch on a variety of social issues, bring theatre's origins and earliest pieces to life, and highlight the importance of live theatre at McMaster and in our surrounding community. The 2017-2018 school year marks MTC's 15th season.

Our current company is composed of actors, crew members, and production team members that come from different faculties and backgrounds. Among our members, we encourage artistic and technical development within the diverse areas of theatre and provide an environment where our company members can explore classical theatre outside of academic study.

Past Shows

2016 - 2017

     Macbeth - William Shakespeare 
     Directed by Dylan Duarte and Hassan Elawad

2015 - 2016

     The Comedy of Errors - William Shakespeare 
     Directed by Danny Johnston and Carissa Kaye

2014 - 2015

     Romeo & Juliet - William Shakespeare 
     Directed by Andrea Pohlmann

2013 - 2014

     La Ronde - Arthur Schnitzler
     Directed by Brian Morton

     Three Sisters - Anton Chekhov
Directed by Bahar Orang

2012 - 2013

     Medea - Euripides
     Directed by Chris Vergara

     The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
Directed by Jenn Helsey

2011 - 2012

     The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
     Directed by Thomas Ciolfi and Andrea Pohlmann

     Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
Directed by Cliff Murphy

2010 - 2011

     A Servant of Two Masters - Carlo Goldoni
     Directed by Patrick Higdon

     Othello - William Shakespeare
Directed by Monica Cairney

2009 - 2010

     The Wicked World -  W.S. Gilbert
     Directed by Patrick Higdon and Ryan Miller

     The Winter's Tale - William Shakespeare
Directed by Michael Anania

2008 - 2009

     An Ideal Husband -  Oscar Wilde
     Directed by Chris Aruffo and Kris Hopper

    Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
Directed by Erika Arseneau and A.J. Haygarth

2007 - 2008

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern -  W.S. Gilbert
     Directed by Meredith Heyland

    Scapin - Molière
Directed by Caitlin Aruffo

    Macbeth - William Shakespeare
Directed by Kerri Bojman and Graham Jenner

2006 - 2007

    Love's Labour's Lost -  William Shakespeare
     Directed by Stephanie Yantsis

    Oedipus Rex - Sophocles
Directed by Angela Schwartz

    As You Like It - William Shakespeare
Directed by Stephanie Davidson

2005 - 2006

   The Importance of Being Earnest -  Oscar Wilde
     Directed by Kait MacMurray

2004 - 2005

     Romeo & Juliet -  William Shakespeare
     Directed by Stephanie Davidson

2003 - 2004

    A Midsummer Night's Dream -  William Shakespeare
     Directed by Stephanie Davidson