The Free Will Players Guild creates professional, contemporary, innovative productions of the works of William Shakespeare that are accessible to most audiences, regardless of age, ability, education, or income levels, while also developing new audiences and mentoring theatre professionals of the future.
We are taking the time during the cancellation of the 2020 Festival due to Covid-19 to review our organization's structure and practices, especially when it comes to reflecting the diversity of Edmonton. Keep an eye on this space to see announcements of some of the exciting initiatives including opportunities for theatre artists with a new mentorship program.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is Treaty No. 6 territory and a traditional meeting ground and home of the First Nations, including both the treaty signatories – Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stony and Cree-Iroquois – as well as other Indigenous peoples who did not sign the treaty, such as the Blackfoot and Métis, who occupied this land. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, create and perform on this territory.