Buzzing Carnival receives grant from the City of Ottawa!

AWARD WINNERSWE HAVE OUTSTANDING NEWS!!!
City of Ottawa’s 2020 Diversity in the Arts Fund granted us a significant AWARD that will help us turn our Buzzing Carnival into an incredible, complex, live and really theatrical event!

We are happy beyond we can describe because it is the first grant that Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre receives from the city!

Our Buzzing Carnival have to be delayed due to current circumstances with COVID-19, but IT WILL HAPPEN and we promise that it will be even GREATER than originally planned!

“A GIRL WITH STAR EYES” WINS AWARDS!

On June 2nd 2014, our theatre with Senior Theatre Studio returned from Washington DC with two fantastic AWARDS for our show A Girl With Star Eyes: “The Best Director” (Ekaterina Vetrova) and “The Best Supporting Actor” (Misha Tsirlin)!!! International Festival of Russian-Speaking Children’s and Youth Theaters was such a beautiful highlight of the year! Congratulations to all of our young actors (Misha, Natasha, Aliza, AngelinaMark, and Sasha) for such a hard work during the year that fully paid off!  And huge thanks to the whole team: Alexander Vetrov for brilliant tech work, organizational work and huge care about every little aspect of our tour, Olga Frolova for help, support and such important public relations, and of course PARENTS who went with us to Washington, were driving us 1000km there and back, fed us, took care of everyone, and made such a great fun company!
More pictures, video and article about our trip will be coming out soon!

PRINCESS IVONA WINS THE AWARD!

We are happy to announce wonderful news that Ekaterina Vetrova’s production “Princess Ivona” by Witold Gombrowicz WON the Capital Critics Circle Award for The Best Student Production season 2012-13! We would like to take a moment to thank all of our talented actors, creative production teamand especially all the audience members who came to see the show and made this show come to life!

Princess Ivona

Written by Witold Gombrowicz Princess Ivona_Poster
Translated by Krystyna Griffith-Jones
Directed by Ekaterina Vetrova (Shestakova), MFA candidate
Unicorn Theatre
Show is recommended for mature audiences (14+)
Premire: March 5th, 2013

 Award-winning show: “The Best Student Production 2013” from the Capital Critics Circle.

“Flashes charged; lights ablaze. Models primped and polished to the utmost perfection. Welcome to the delectable world of Princess Ivona, where superficiality is craved and you dare not step a single stiletto out of place. A canon-worthy script by Witold Gombrowicz showcases Prince Philip’s absurdist revolt against the outrageous demands of his society’s norms. His personally chosen bride-to-be, Ivona, is no Cinderella in her passive, rancid and particularly bothersome actions. Though idle, Ivona singlehandedly manages to threaten the entire kingdom, which sets off an explosive downward spiral of absurd chaos. Directed by MFA candidate Ekaterina Shestakova and supervised by the remarkable Montreal-based actor-director, Peter Batakliev.”

Princess Ivona

March 5th to 9th, 2013 at 8:00pm
Princess Ivona
 by Witold Gombrowicz
Translated by Krystyna Griffith-Jones
Directed by Ekaterina Shestakova (MFA candidate)
Unicorn Theatre
Academic Hall, 133 Seraphin-Marion Private, Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa
Show is recommended for mature audiences (14+)

“Flashes charged; lights ablaze. Models primped and polished to the utmost perfection. Welcome to the delectable world of Princess Ivona, where superficiality is craved and you dare not step a single stiletto out of place. A canon-worthy script by Witold Gombrowicz showcases Prince Philip’s absurdist revolt against the outrageous demands of his society’s norms. His personally chosen bride-to-be, Ivona, is no Cinderella in her passive, rancid and particularly bothersome actions. Though idle, Ivona singlehandedly manages to threaten the entire kingdom, which sets off an explosive downward spiral of absurd chaos. Directed by MFA candidate Ekaterina Shestakova and supervised by the remarkable Montreal-based actor-director, Peter Bataklie

The Ottawa Theatre Challenge!

Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre had an outstanding opportunity to participate in Ottawa Theatre Challenge on March 26th, 2011 at National Art Center. We were proud to receive a nomination for the “Most Unbelievable Presentation of an Exquisitely Constructed Baked Bribe – EVER, AND Cutest Damn Kids”. We are very proud of our students from the Junior Theatre Studio, Aliza Itskovich and Misha Tsirlin, who performed for judges and brought us this award by doing a fantastic presentation! Judges were amazed at the incredible professionalism, acting skills and talent of our young students! Happy World Theatre Day!

May 2010 – Time for Festivals!


Conference 2010

This spring, Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre became a participant of several festivals and conferences. OUK Theatre hosted a booth and offered several theatre workshops at the Ottawa Tulip Festival, as well as participated in the Youth Conference at OCRI, and the Youth Market at 2010 Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards. Also, read a Success Story of OUK Theatre Studio published by the Summer Company, OCRI.