The May 2019 Awesome Ottawa award went to Cynthia Sugars to support The Company of Adventurers, a young people’s Shakespeare company that performs right here in Old Ottawa South.
This theatre group was founded in 2011 by Cynthia Sugars and Paul Keen, professors of English at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. In their backyard transformed into a performance space, young actors stage a full-length production of a Shakespearean play.
The students rehearse all summer, two nights a week, presenting the show on weekends in September. The company’s show for 2019 is Shakespeare’s As You Like It.
Congratulations to all involved! Watch the website www.companyofadventurers.ca to find out how to join and details about performances this fall.
Awesome Ottawa awards a $1,000 grant every month, no strings attached, to forward the interest of awesome in the universe — usually, though not always, in Ottawa.