Off The Leash is born of an idea, an inspiration and a philosophy: that sometimes it’s necessary to get ‘off the leash’ to get something done.
Off The Leash produces theatre, film, the written word, photographs, events. Off The Leash was founded in 2009 by Jeremy Webb.
Take a stroll around the site to learn more about OTL’s shows, media activities and services. From event production and hosting, to full-blown theatrical production OTL has something for everyone.
Off The Leash Creative partnered with WillPower Theatre to present a season of four plays in the Neptune Scotiabank Studio Theatre in 2014-2015.
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Shakespeare On Trial
Shakespeare On Trial is hitting the road again, in November 2015, for two weeks. The show is touring to Nova Scotia schools and theatres.
After more than 500 performances, the originators of the roles in Shakespeare On Trial, Simon Henderson and Jeremy Webb are stepping aside in the Fall of 2015. Future tours of the long-running play will feature the talents of two new actors:
Jeff Schwager as ‘Bill Shakespeare’ and David Rossetti as ‘Shakespeare’s Characters.’
As part of their inaugural tour, the new cast will be presenting Shakespeare On Trial for three performances only at The Waiting Room, a cool venue on Halifax’s Almon St. The poster is below.
Tickets are on sale now: www.tickethalifax.com
Writer/Producer Jeremy Webb says “Simon and I have had years of fun with this play. I wish those two younger, thinner, better-looking idiots a great run. They’ll be great.”
The new cast will take over in the Fall of 2015 as the show gets booked for school shows and theatre tours. Rossetti will play Iago, Hamlet, Macbeth and Juliet. As Shakespeare, Schwager will have to convince the audience/jury that he’s not out-of-date and dull.
Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Jeremy Webb has been playing his one-man version of Dickens’ classic since 2003 (over 500 shows) and is excited to announce that the actor taking over the role is no stranger to the show.
“Rhys Bevan John was there with me at the very beginning, as part of the original crew. He operated puppets in the show for at least 3-4 years, along with Bill Wood.”
Bevan John will take over the show in December 2015 at the end of a busy year that started with Neptune’s hit comedy The 39 Steps.
“Rhys has the perfect combination of comedic skill, theatricality and all the physical theatre ability anyone could wish for for this play, ” says Webb. “He’s also toured so much. He knows this gig. He’ll be way too good.”
The Christmas Carol CD is now available to purchase as a downloadable file!
Just click on the CD Baby link.
Off The Leash wins touring award
September 30, 2014 | Initiated in 1998, Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) sponsors a series of awards to recognize excellence and achievement in the field of live performance touring and presentation. They are awarded during APA’s flagship event Contact East.
The Contact East Awards of Excellence celebrate the growth of the industry and recognize the accomplishments of presenters and performers who comprise the touring sector in Atlantic Canada. The Contact East Awards Committee is composed of presenters, performers, sector funders, and supporters, will review all nominations, and may, at its discretion, identify additional nominees in any of the categories. The jury may also decide not to bestow an award in any given year.
Touring Performers Award
To recognize performers whose professionalism and cooperative spirit enhance their relationship with presenters, such as cooperation in performance promotion, technical facilitation, contract fulfillment, or service above and beyond contractual agreements, either presented or self-presented.
WINNER: Off The Leash Creative
Thanks to the whole Off The Leash crew for making this happen: Sylvia Bell, Jessica Lewis, Simon Henderson, Stacy Smith, Martha Irving, Alexis Milligan, Jamie Bradley, Jeff Schwager, Susan Stackhouse and ALL the people who have taken our shows further and further.
Thanks to the venue staff and presenters, to every crew person and to the audiences for watching.
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Call Off The Leash: 902 492 0444