Necessary Angel Theatre Company
Artistic Director: Jennifer Tarver
Necessary Angel is dedicated to fully exploring the theatrical arts. We create original work that challenges assumptions and engages multiple points of view, while seeking to provoke and astonish.
Necessary Angel has been an influential and original presence on the national and international theatre scene for over 30 years. Having produced more than 50 productions, including 27 world premieres and 10 North American premieres, Necessary Angel is considered one of English Canada’s most important original creation and touring organizations. The company’s plays have been nominated for and have won numerous Governor General’s Awards for Drama, Chalmers Awards for Outstanding New Play, and countless Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
Over the years, Necessary Angel has welcomed the participation of outstanding literary icons, including Michael Ondaatje and Timothy Findley, while also developing new work with some of Canada’s leading playwrights, including Daniel MacIvor, John Mighton, Colleen Murphy, Jason Sherman, Colleen Wagner, and David Young, whose works have become acclaimed on stages around the globe.
Necessary Angel tours its work to prominent theatres and festivals across Canada and internationally. In recent years, the company has travelled to every major Canadian city and several international destinations including Edinburgh, Florence, Glasgow, Melbourne, Miami and Munich.
In 2008, Necessary Angel founded an innovative Associate Artist program, made possible by the generous gift of Judith Harris in honour of Tony Woolfson’s 60th birthday. The program allowed the company to invite visionary theatre artists Graham McLaren and Brigitte Haentjens to create theatrical work of lasting importance for national and international touring.
Produced by Necessary Angel Theatre Company
|A City||March 14th, 2017 – April 2nd, 2017|
|All But Gone||October 11th, 2016 – November 6th, 2016|
|Hedda Gabler||January 12th, 2016 – February 7th, 2016|
|It Comes in Waves||July 13th, 2015 – July 24th, 2015|
|What Makes a Man||October 5th, 2014 – November 2nd, 2014|
|4.48 Psychosis||February 11th, 2013 – February 23rd, 2013|
|This Is What Happens Next||December 1st, 2012 – December 9th, 2012|
|Divisadero: A Performance||February 8th, 2012 – February 26th, 2012|
|Hardsell||October 13th, 2011 – October 23rd, 2011|
|Bigger Than Jesus||September 29th, 2011 – October 9th, 2011|
|White Rabbit, Red Rabbit||August 5th, 2011 – August 14th, 2011|
|Tout Comme Elle (Just Like Her)||June 13th, 2011 – June 18th, 2011|
|Andromache||June 10th, 2011 – June 19th, 2011|
|Divisadero: a Performance||February 8th, 2011 – February 20th, 2011|
|This is What Happens Next||April 14th, 2010 – May 8th, 2010|
|Hamlet||November 19th, 2009 – November 29th, 2009|
|Hardsell||April 16th, 2009 – May 9th, 2009|
|Hamlet||November 20th, 2008 – November 23rd, 2008|
|The Eco Show||May 13th, 2008 – June 1st, 2008|
|The Eco Show||May 22nd, 2007 – July 25th, 2007|
|Half Life||January 8th, 2007 – February 3rd, 2007|
|Insomnia||November 7th, 2006 – November 26th, 2006|
Presented by Necessary Angel Theatre Company
|Asking For It||October 6th, 2017 – October 21st, 2017|
|Are You Okay||March 1st, 2011 – March 13th, 2011|
|Jennifer Tarver||Artistic Director|
Board of Directors