Great Canadian Theatre Company
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Great Canadian Theatre Company Mandate
"To foster, produce and promote excellent theatre that provokes examination of Canadian life and our place in the world."
GCTC is incorporated as a non-profit organization with charitable status.
Great Canadian Theatre Company Profile
GCTC is celebrating its 38th Anniversary Season in 2011 – 2012 and we have great cause to celebrate our achievements. In that time, we have developed from five people who joined together at Carleton University with little more than an idea, to become a vibrant independent professional theatre company.
Ottawa is rich in arts organizations. Yet none is quite like the Great Canadian Theatre Company. GCTC represents a viewpoint and approach to theatre that no other arts organization in this community is exploring.
With a long history of creating theatre that is compassionate, thought provoking and immediately relevant, we produce theatre that does not prescribe a point of view, but rather encourages audience members to engage in debate and discussion.
GCTC is committed to the production of new Canadian work and artist development. We continue to commission and workshop new plays by emerging and established playwrights. We mentor emerging theatre companies through the development of new productions. And we also operate The Directors’ Unit, Masterclasses, The Playwrights' Unit and Dramaturgical internships.
GCTC is a large employer of theatre artists from artistic and technical to administrative in the Ottawa area. GCTC's facility also supports other cultural activities such as Acoustic Waves, our music series.
Last season over 30,000 people attended our shows. In describing what they like best about GCTC, our audience members often refer to the quality and variety of the plays presented, the intimacy of the theatre space, our Canadian content and our flexible subscription pass. Most importantly though, we continue to bring Canadian theatre to an ever-expanding audience: over 1000 students from local high schools, Carleton University, University of Ottawa, and Algonquin College attend GCTC productions through our student matinee program or with a student subscription.
GCTC has been expanding horizons for 35 years. We tell Canadian stories.
Location(s) of Business
1233 Wellington St. W. (at Holland),Ottawa,Ontario,K1Y 0G798c0-22c3f
Like Wolves is a dramatic black comedy about marriage, dreams, choices and finally letting go.
It’s 2011 and the Conservatives have just secured an electoral majority. With his majority in hand, the PM takes command. Enter Quebec M.P., Jisabella Lyth – a woman with a certain charm. Is she an asset or a liability to the PM’s plan?
When her family move to Edinburgh, Elsa relies on her imagination to help her find friends. She soon realizes that imagination alone isn't enough to conquer the politics of the social scene. As Elsa juggles her desire to fit in with the hope of true friendship, she finds herself along the way.
What if Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies were actually comedies? After a professor steals her thesis, Constance Ledbelly is transported into the Bard’s world, where she inadvertently sends his stories in new directions.
Following an ill-fated operation in a volatile region of Afghanistan, 4 soldiers recount different versions of the mission. Their stories reveal how the human equation – personal relationships and sexual tensions – can affect the outcome.
Join the indomitable Marg Delahunty, on her hilarious cross-country quest for truth, justice and…her illegitimate child conceived during an encounter at Montreal’s world fair – Expo ’67.
Michael is wealthy, but after a brush with death he is changed. When he decides to give away his fortune, his wife is alarmed by the prospect of a middle-class existence.
An ambitious and visually stunning work, The Edward Curtis Project creates an unlikely dialogue between Edward Curtis, a controversial photographer who documented "The vanishing Indian" in the early 1900's, and Angeline who wants to vanish herself.
Carmen Aguirre returns to GCTC with the full production of her smash hit from the 2012 undercurrents festival. Blue Box investigates Carmen Aguirre's remarkable life as an underground revolutionary in Chile.
Watch six performers strut, swing, and sing their way in and out of escapades aboard Vancouver's funniest bus. Pulling into Ottawa on their 20th anniversary tour, this Canadian success story is a fun ride for the whole family.
A black comedy with an Irish twist by the author of the hit play Stones in his Pockets.
Great Canadian Theatre Company's, The Secret Mask, tells the story of a father and son who will do almost anything not to connect, and how a funny reconciliation happened on the way to getting even.
We'll watch your kids while you watch a show!
Set in a dance studio at the local community center, Great Canadian Theatre Company's "Circle Mirror Transformation" is a bittersweet play which unveils the comedy and tragedy of our ordinary human dramas
Rudi's father was a Nazi doctor. Sarah's mother was a prisoner at Auschwitz. Both Struggle to understand and escape their inheritance. Can they possibly fall in love?
A Sleeping Dog Theatre production, written and performed by Pierre Brault.
The worlds of A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Winter's Tale collide in this entertaining holiday romp packed with humor, spectacle, music and maybe... just maybe, a little frozen dessert.
This suspenseful tale of intrigue is a puzzle for you to crack. It's like a beautiful kaleidoscope - if you hold it up to the light you will surely see some version of the truth.
We're so pleased to bring you a musical this season. This production from Picton's Festival Players was a runaway hit last summer. Amelia features a knockout performance by Ottawa actress Eliza-Jane Scott. This role was tailor made for her outstanding musical and dramatic talents.