House of Rebels Theatre prides itself on delivering high-quality theatrical experiences. As creators, we enjoy experimenting with ways in which to give the audience something that affects or shapes them, and we are constantly testing the boundaries of our chosen mediums.
The Rebels are varied in our exploration of art on stage. We've written (for ourselves and for others), we've performed (for ourselves and for others), and we've produced (mostly for our mothers). Here are examples of the staged work that we have performed.
The Resurrectionists by Ross Hammond
Produced in association with our friends at Theatre Parallax, The Resurrectionists is a story about two down-on-their-luck doctors in 19th century rural Ontario who find themselves wrapped up in the lucrative criminal world of Grave Robbing. Inspired by historical events, The Resurrectionists is a modern imagining of what a night in the life of this criminal cast. With aesthetics rooted in 19th century and language in the 21st, this dark comedy asks questions about the philosophy of being neither the good guy or the bad. It also challenges the moral perception of what it means to be human, or how one defines being "alive".
The Resurrectionists opens The 2017 Toronto International Fringe Festival at The Randolph Theatre, and you can find tickets here.
King of the Castle by Ross Hammond
King of the Castle is House of Rebels Theatre's inaugural stage play. Written by Ross Hammond, it has been in development since 2013 with the dramaturgical support of both Lucy Powis and Alanna Dunlop, and is finally making it's way to the Factory Mainspace Theatre in the summer of 2016 at the Toronto Fringe Festival.
The play is about a man named Gordon dealing with the process of growing up. To do so, he confronts his childhood imaginary friends. Gordon will come to know the deepest, darkest parts of himself as he re-visits what made him who he is.
House of Rebels would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to the success of King of the Castle, including all of our generous Fund What You Can donors as well as Barbara Andrew, our executive producer.