The Foster Festival is proud to announce the line-up for the 2019 season, which will once again feature two World Premieres written by Norm Foster, highlighted by the Festival’s first-ever original musical, co-written with long-time collaborator Steve Thomas.
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The Foster Festival closes its third season with the world premiere of Renovations for Six, one the funniest and most ingenious plays by Canada’s most produced playwright I have yet seen.
On Friday, ahead of the world première of Foster's latest play, Come Down From Up River, St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik presented the acclaimed Canadian playwright with the Key to the City.
Artistic Director Patricia Vanstone wins Established Artist Award at 2018 City of St. Catharines Arts Awards
The arts community came together Monday evening to celebrate their own at the annual City of St. Catharines Arts Awards. Artistic Director Patricia Vanstone wins the 2018 Established Artist Award!
Norm Foster is hard at work writing his next two World Premieres for The Foster Festival's 2018 Season!
Lunenburg keeps up the high artistic standards of design, acting and direction that have characterized all the plays so far at the Foster Festival. Foster has created three complex roles and they have each been ideally cast. Peter Krantz and Catherine McGregor, both longtime veterans of the Shaw Festival, are not appearing at that Festival this year. Instead, they are making their Foster Festival debuts as Charlie and Iris.
The Norm Foster Theatre Festival, the only theatre festival in the world devoted to a Canadian playwright, has opened its second season with the world premiere of Foster’s Screwball Comedy. Screwball Comedy may be atypical of Norm Foster’s usual style but it provides a fantastic showcase for four talented actors and provides one of the best translations of screwball movies to the stage.
The Foster Festival announces Wise Guys Charity Fund as Lead Sponsor for the Festival’s Local Heroes initiative!
The Foster Festival was joined by Wise Guys Charity Fund on June 6th to receive a major donation to launch the Festival’s newest charitable initiative, inspired by CompassionateSTC.
Foster Festival Artistic Director Patricia Vanstone and Executive Director Emily Oriold were On Target with Penny Wolfgang this past weekend in Buffalo, NY to talk about The Foster Festival and all there is to discover in the heart of Niagara!
Congratulations to The Foster Festival's Co-Founder and Executive Director Emily Oriold for being named as a recipient of this year's Business Link 40 Under Forty Business Achievement Award here in Niagara!
Congratulations to The Foster Festival's Co-Founder and Executive Director Emily Oriold for being nominated for the 2017 Niagara 40 Under Forty Business Achievement Award!
Foster Festival Board Member, Rosemary Hale, was recently celebrated as an Arts Champion and honoured with an International Women's Day Award at the 16th Annual International Women's Day Luncheon in St. Catharines.
Canadian TV stars and Shaw Festival veterans will join The Foster Festival for its second season in St. Catharines. In casting announced by artistic director Patricia Vanstone, real-life husband and wife Booth Savage and Janet-Laine Green will star in Norm Foster’s bittersweet romance Old Love, opening in July.
The Foster Festival applauds playwright Norm Foster’s induction as an Officer of the Order of Canada
The Foster Festival applauds the appointment of Canadian playwright Norm Foster as an Officer of the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honour in the nation.
Cogeco TV Niagara's The Source was there when The Foster Festival announced their 2017 Summer Season on October 26, 2016.
The last play of the the first season of the Norm Foster Theatre Festival is the playwright’s own Halfway There. The Foster Festival is the first-ever theatre festival devoted to the work not only of a Canadian playwright, but of a living Canadian playwright.
The new Norm Foster Festival, the first festival ever to showcase a Canadian playwright’s work, continues from strength to strength. For the second of its three shows, the Festival has chosen one of Foster’s most popular plays of plays of the 1990s – Here on the Flight Path from 1997. It’s a strong production in acting, design and direction, sure to please Foster’s legions of fans and to make converts of newcomers.
An event of major importance in Canadian theatre history is happening this year in St. Catharines, Ontario. There the first theatre festival ever dedicated to a Canadian playwright has started – a playwright who is not only Canadian but still living and writing. The first of the three plays at the Foster Festival is On a First Name Basis from 2013, starring Foster himself. Foster is often called the Canadian Neil Simon because he has written so many popular comedies. Yet, First Name shows the