Posts tagged ‘Cahoots Theatre’

June 4, 2013

Dora Nominees and Fundraisers and Plays

SMADpromoRegentDora Mavor Moore press conference yesterday to announce the nominees! so very pleased to see so many clients represented – Proud, Whipping Man, 4.48 Psychosis, Laws of Motion, Dumbwaiter, DeChardin Project – congratulations!

Click here to download the list of nominees.

Spent the evening at a cocktail reception for the Toronto Arts Foundation Awards finalists – I nominated one of my favourite companies, Expect Theatre and am so pleased they’re in the final round.

Saw this article on Blog TO the other day and I am extremely impressed – GREAT concept for a  hospital fundraiser!

Speaking of fundraisers, all of you who swore up and down you  would be attending the Fringe Festival fundraiser – it’s NEXT WEEK! In ten days people will be savouring a delicious tasting menu courtesy Fidel Gastro AND learning about what they’re eating, AND drinking sexy one of a kind vodka based cocktails, AND eating cupcakes AND bidding on cool auction prizes AND dancing to DJ Ricky. And if you buy a ticket, you too can be one of those well fed, well informed, well libated prize winning dancing fools. And if not – well….

Dumbwaiter (four Dora noms yesterday!)  has added two shows to their run, so visit their website for details.

And Sister Mary’s a Dyke?! is moving and grooving along and has some amazing ticket deals – take a wander to the Cahoots site for more info and then take a wander over to Aki Stuido to see what all the fuss is about!

 

April 12, 2013

Rainy Friday

imagesWow. Pouring – it’s been all the weather out there these past couple of days. It’s a read and think kind of day. Although I must mention first off I had the pleasure of speaking to a class at Quest Alternative School this week on career options – for some reason I assumed they were in grade nine or ten – instead they were in grades seven and eight and bright and funny and smart. Joy to talk with them I have now added  Zayn Malik to my overall knowledge of One Direction, as well as Perrie Edwards, the purple haired girl from the girl version of OD he’s apparently marrying/not marrying.
Client Updates! I’m pleased to report that I’m working with two new clients Atrium Theatre for a conceptual piece based on Max Freisch‘s Mein Name sei Gantenbein, also known as A Wilderness of Mirrors. We laughed as we realized that it was a Swiss play, performed by Russian actors, with a Canadian company, in a Canadian venue, namely the Cameron House. If people ask, “what are Canadian stories?” I’d say this is one of them. Details coming, it’s in June.

Secondly I’m working with Wordsmyth Theatre on their production of The Dumbwaiter, which is a play I’m quite familiar with. That’s in late May and June.

Rehearsals began last week for The Charge of The Expormidable Moose – I was at first read through and there are some amazing actors in that piece – looking forward to it. That’s in May as well. And don’t forget Sister Mary’s a Dyke with Cahoots, who are a delight to work with as well. And of course there’s always the Fringe, with Wiggly Dolly’s production of There’s Always You.

Busy. Not insanely cult of busy for the sake of it busy, but I am liking what my clients are doing these days, they are running the full gamut of theatre.

I saw this earlier in the week and I think it’s lovely, it makes me think of the murmur project. New York City Phone Booths to be Converted to Time Machines

And over at the Creative Trust blog/website, Jini has written a great article on data and its power to tell stories. And because I always like going waaay back to find the origin of things (see 99 Twethese) I love this article as well: A Brief History of Applause.  clapping was formalized — in Western culture, at least — in the theater. “Plaudits” (the word comes from the Latin “to strike,” and also “to explode”) were the common way of ending a play. At the close of the performance, the chief actor would yell, “Valete et plaudite!” (“Goodbye and applause!”) — thus signaling to the audience, in the subtle manner preferred by centuries of thespians, that it was time to give praise. And thus turning himself into, ostensibly, one of the world’s first human applause signs.”

Stay dry. It’s almost the weekend.

 

November 29, 2012

OAC Podcasts, The Arsonists and Cahoots

The OAC has started doing program podcasts, which is VERY cool – they offer additional info on various OAC programs, interviewing the grants officers etc. I like this for many reasons. Here’s the link to Theatre Programs, and here’s the link to Compass. Go have a listen, they both feature Pat Bradley who is awesome and gives good podcast.

Saw The Arsonists last night –  loved it. Despite knowing in advance that it had gotten great reviews, and others were loving it I did NOT know there was so much music AND a band. Things that make me happy…oh, and the set was GORGEOUS. Off you go to see it, it was really full last night. I’m gonna go read my program again.

Cahoots is having a fundraiser tomorrow night, which sounds excellent. Please join us on Friday, November 30th for an exciting night of fun and games with the Cahooters. From 6pm – 11pm we will be converting the Cahoots Studio Space to a cozy hangout with chili, drinks, snacks and a large selection of boardgames to come enjoy with your friends!
Tickets are $30 (for which you will received a $20 charitable tax receipt) and space is extremely limited so please RSVP to Justine by emailing her at justine@cahoots.ca.
In the Cahootsalicious tradition we ask that you bring your own unique bowl for chili and to show off to your friends. We hope to see you there. Bring your game face!

Cahoots Theatre Company 388 Queen Street East, Unit 3, Toronto

Not much else to report today. It’s chilly out, put your hat on and find your gloves.

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