Third Wall Theatre Company

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Third Wall is a not-for-profit, indie theatre company based in Ottawa, whose mandate is "To Engage in the Present Through the Classics". Since 2001, Third Wall has offered Ottawa audiences over 30 productions, including co-productions and special presentations. James Richardson is the Artistic Director since 2001. Third Wall is a registered charity.

MOST RECENT WORK

Woyzeck's Head, directed and adapted by James Richardson from Georg Buchner's Woyzeck; featuring Kristina Watt, Andrew Moore and Katie Bunting. Designed by Graham Price and Sarah Waghorn. Stage Managed by Laurie Shannon. Presented by the TACTICS Series. Nominated for 3 Prix Rideau Awards, including Outstanding Production and Outstanding Design.

Vision

TWT strives to be a company dedicated to creating bold and vital productions of the classics and classics-to-be, by discovering the universality and relevancy in the great works. Since its inception it has had a unshakable dedication to the development of Ottawa theatre and its artists.

History

It all started in 2001 with Artistic Director James Richardson and then Communications Director Ryan Anderson. Together they quickly established the company as a leading force in the growth of Ottawa theatre. It was the first company outside of the GCTC and NAC to receive the Capital Critics Award for best professional production in 2005. Since then, the company has gone on to receive many more awards for its productions. In 2012, the company launched its youth wing, in partnership with 100 Watt Productions, Third Wall Academy (TWA) "where young actors let their acting take flight!"

Mission

With the mandate to "Engage in the Present Through The Classics", Third Wall aims to offer inventive and unique professional productions. TWT is supportive of all the arts in Ottawa, and believes that in order to foster a positive environment for cultural growth in the city, artists and companies must work together for mutual gains.

Since its roots, TWT has always been proud of the high calibre of the artists they have worked with. Their philosophy: surround yourself with the best and you are bound to create magic.

The People

Board

George Stonyk - Chair

Russell Johnston - Vice Chair

Patricia Parulekar - Secretary/Treasurer

James Richardson

Staff & Volunteers

James Richardson - Artistic Director - james@thirdwall.com

Kristina Watt - Director of TWA

Arden Usin - General Manager - office@thirdwall.com

Resident Artist Company

Katie Bunting, Todd Duckworth, Mary Ellis, John Koensgen, Rebecca Miller, Andrew Moore, Emily Pearlman, Graham Price, Sarah Waghorn & Kristina Watt.​

Partner Company

100 Watt Productions: Innocent Anarchy, 100Watt.org

Awards

BLACKBIRD:

2011 Best Production - Capital Critics Awards

2011 Best Female Performance - Kristina Watt - Prix Rideau Awards

EXIT THE KING:

2011 Best Actor - Andy Massingham - Capital Critics Awards

2011 Best Actor - Andy Massingham - Prix Rideau Awards

2011 Best Emerging Artist - Katie Bunting - Prix Rideau Awards

EMPIRE BUILDERS:

2009 Best Director - Joel Beddows - Capital Critics Awards

2009 Best Designer - Lynn Cox - Capital Critics Awards

2008 Best Production - Prix Rideau Awards

2008 Best Director - Joel Beddows - Prix Rideau Awards

2008 Best Lx Designer - Lynn Cox - Prix Rideau Awards

2008 Best Costume Designer - Angela Hache - Prix Rideau Awards

TOP GIRLS:

2007 Best Female Performance - Kristina Watt - Prix Rideau Awards

2007 Best Lighting Design - Rebecca Miller - Prix Rideau Awards

GREEK:

2005 Best Production - Capital Critics Awards

AN ADULT EVENING OF SHEL SILVERSTEIN

2003 Best Comedy - Ottawa Fringe Festival

GREEK (Remounted by Repercussion Theatre)

2007 Best Production - Prix Rideau Awards

2007 Best Director - Kevin Orr - Prix Rideau Awards

Production History

PRODUCTIONS & their DIRECTORS

2001-02

The Importance of Being Earnest - James Richardson

Julius Caesar-Andrew Alexander

The Dumb Waiter - Graham Price

2002-03

Murder In The Cathedral - James Richardson

The Seagull - Alan Jeans

Brothers Menaechmus - David Whiteley

An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein - Graham Price & James Richardson

2003-04

Mother Courage & Her Children - James Richardson

Miss Julie- Margo McDonald

The Misanthrope - David Whiteley

2004-05

The Real Inspector Hound - Charles McFarland

Greek - Kevin Orr

Everyman - James Richardson

2005-06

Dangerous Liaisons - Charles McFarland

Chairs - James Richardson

Medea- Janet Irwin

2006-07

Dr. Faustus - Charles McFarland

Betrayal - Natalie Joy Quesnel

She Stoops To Conquer - Todd Duckworth

2007-08

Top Girls - Charles McFarland

Empire Builders - Joel Beddows

Tartuffe - James Richardson

2008-09

Look Back In Anger - Kevin Orr

Peer Gynt - James Richardson

Henry V - Charles McFarland

2009-10

Old Times - James Richardson

As You Like It - Charles McFarland

2010-11

Blackbird - Mary Ellis

Antigone - James Richardson

Exit The King - James Richardson

2011-12

The Empty Space Series

2012-13

God of Carnage - Ross Manson of Volcano Theatre

Empty Space Series

The Prince of Denmark (TWA) - James Richardson

2013-14

The Dumb Waiter - Todd Duckworth

Empty Space Series

Eclipse (TWA) - James Richardson

2014-15

The Grandfathers (TWA) - James Richardson

Participated in the development of PARTICLE with 100 Watt Productions

External Links & Source Material

Website: Third Wall

Twitter: @thirdwall

Facebook: Third Wall Theatre Company


Name:Third Wall Theatre Company
Location:Ottawa
Category:Non-Profit Company
Latitude:45.305715
Longitude:-75.629758