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The History of the Stratford Festival



Festival Theatre
Saturday, July 13, 2024
10:30 a.m. - noon
Season Deep Dive Week

Join Stratford Festival leaders and artists for conversations about developing the 2024 season, from planning the playbill and writing the plays to executing onstage design and action.

The History of the Stratford Festival

Stratford, Ontario wasn't always a bustling theatre town. Travel back in time with us on the Festival Theatre stage as we revisit the history of the beloved Stratford Festival. Join moderatory, Maev Beaty and Festival archivists as they remember Tom Patterson, Tanya Moiseiwitsch and Tyrone Guthrie, and discover how we've gone from a tent, to today.

You will also hear from Stratford veteran and 2023 Legacy Gala Award recipient, Lucy Peacock and Birmingham Conservatory Director Janine Pearson about the joys and challenges of performing on that stage they have come to know over a collective 70 seasons of creating theatre and training artists at the Festival.

Support for The Meighen Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and the T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.

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