The Players

The Such Stuff Players were formed in 2008 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to give a group of children and youth the opportunity to stage a full-fledged Shakespearean production. Since then they have staged a number of shortened, original text, Shakespearean plays, from the ridiculous comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Comedy of Errors, and Twelfth Night to some of the Bard’s more serious works, The Tempest and Henry V.

The actors of Such Stuff Players range in age from 3-18 years. Working independently and under the guidance of amazing mentors, they are also learning to contribute to all aspects of a professional production, including costume design, set design, fight choreography, stage management, and advertising.

The cast has used the skills gained over the years to not only improve each successive show, but to branch out into the greater Winnipeg theatre community. Various cast members, both past and present, are founding members of the theatre companies Knavish Hedgehog Productions and Fretful Porpentine Productions. As well, many of the performers have earned parts with MTC, MTYP, Manitoba Opera, and local independent films, in addition to pursuing their own artistic creations in indie film, dance, and music.

Such Stuff Players - Shakespeare's Henry V - April 2013 - Cast

Such Stuff Players – Shakespeare’s Henry V – April 2013 – Cast

Such Stuff Players - Shakespeare's Henry V - April 2014 - Amazing Production Crew Mentors

Such Stuff Players – Shakespeare’s Henry V – April 2014 – Amazing Production Crew Mentors

2 thoughts on “The Players

  1. Kirsten says:

    Hello, I am a homeschooling mom of an 11 year old and very interested in your troupe. Is it possible to join without being part of the learning centre and how would one get information on both the learning centre and your troupe. I would love to hear from you. Kirsten

  2. ssadmin says:

    Hi Kirsten,
    I apologize for not catching your comment earlier, the Such Stuff Players are just starting up for the 2013/2014 season.

    I am afraid that Such Stuff is an integral part of the Learning Centre and we are currently at maximum capacity. The group originally started as a handful of families who met together for a chess club. Both the Learning Centre and the theatre troupe grew out of that.

    We would be most interested in helping other parents who would like to start their own groups, if you might find that helpful. You can email us directly at wpglearningcentre at gmail dot com.

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