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Soulpepper Theatre Company set to take Manhattan

The artistic director of the Soulpepper Theatre Company, Albert Schultz, details his ambitious plan to take 60 Canadian actors, directors and technicians to an off-Broadway theatre, where they will perform 10 Canadian plays for discriminating New York audiences.
Albert Schultz is the artistic director of Soulpepper Theatre Company. (Sian Richards)

It is ironic that one of this country's most successful theatre companies will spend Canada's 150th birthday away from home.
But Soulpepper's artistic director, Albert Schultz, has a grand plan to showcase Canadian talent by taking 12 shows and more than sixty artists to New York City's 42nd Street.
Soulpepper's first international tour will be a month long.
Mr. Schultz and his crew have rented an entire off-Broadway theatre, with five stages, for award-winning productions that include Kim's Convenience, Crash, Spoon River and Of Human Bondage.

Click 'listen' above to Michael's interview with Albert Schultz. 


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