A behind-the-scenes look at the Shaw Festival, one of North America’s longest-running, most distinctive and exciting theatre experiences.

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Dialect coach Laurann Brown helps Corrine Koslo prepare for two very different roles—Midwesterner Lola for Come Back, Little Sheba and a Swedish maid. Laurann describes the dialect challenges the actors face each season as they take on multiple roles simultaneously.
Watch actors Julia Course and Kevin McGarry rehearse a scene from Come Back, Little Sheba and discuss what it's like to be part of the Shaw Festival's celebrated ensemble company.
The Shaw Festival's head of scenic art, Gwyneth Stark, demonstrates painting techniques including how to “distress” wood for the set of Come Back, Little Sheba so it looks suitably old and weathered.
The Shaw Festival's lighting director Kevin Lamotte, head of construction John Vanidour and head of props Wayne Reierson discuss the challenges of lighting Hedda Gabler and the construction of a working stove for a dramatic scene in the play.
Tour the Shaw Festival's props and costume warehouse with head of props Wayne Reierson and head of wardrobe Tanya Apostolidis.
A glimpse of some of the education programs offered at the Shaw Festival, including a look at how an actor prepares for a performance as ensemble member Elodie Gillett demonstrates her daily makeup, hair and wardrobe rituals.
International Shaw Society President Leonard Conolly, Executive Director Elaine Calder, former Artistic Director Christopher Newton and current Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell discuss the evolving mandate of the Shaw Festival.

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