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 2018-2019 school year marks MTC's 16th 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

2018 - 2019

King Lear - William Shakespeare

Directed by Carissa Kaye

2017 - 2018

Tartuffe - Molière Directed by David Jackson

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