Posts tagged ‘National Theatre of the World’

November 4, 2013

record breaking improv and #artsdayTO

Saw this courtesy Naomi Snieckus and NTOW is a favourite of mine so here’s a PSA for them.
Attention Toronto Improvisers! NTOW is putting together a core cast of improv stars for a record breaking attempt at a 54-hour non-stop improvised comedy soap opera.
It’s part of IMPULSE, a new international improv festival we are running in association with Soulpepper Theatre. The Soap-a-thon will start at 3pm on Friday December 13th and finish at 9pm on Sunday December 15th at The Young Centre For The Performing Arts in the Distillery. Half of the proceeds will go to charity.
We’re going to need a core cast of lunatics to do the ENTIRE run. We’ll also need people to do big chunks of time and of course we’ll need volunteers to help run this sucker! Who’s in?  Email  info@thenationaltheatreoftheworld.com with the subject: “Impulse Soap Cast” or “Impulse Soap Volunteer”.

justthebeginning-page-0#artsdayTO: Fantastic blog post from Meaghan Davis over at Volcano:

Earlier this year, City Hall committed to reach a $25 per capita funding level for Toronto artists by 2017. IT’S UP TO US – artists, arts workers, students, and patrons – to make sure they follow through on that promise!

On Friday, November 8, TAPA and the Friends of the Arts Network will converge on City Hall for the 4th Annual Arts Day at the City. Show Toronto Councillors just how important their support is to our community by getting involved today: here’s what you can do

May 30, 2012

Scriptease and a PSA re Edward Bond and Artists

The past two days have been all about funding apps and funding sources and cash flow and it’s been a very – numbery – 48 hours.

For a break I went to see National Theatre of The World’s Scriptease! NTOTW are three of the best comedian/improvisers I know – Naomi , Ron and Matt. The premise behind Scriptease is that they’ve gotten several well known playwrights to pen the first two pages of a script – they cold read those pages and improvise the rest of the show. Last night Michael Healey was on deck as playwright, and we were treated to a play called “Report”, featuring Lena a bureaucrat, Steve the CIA agent and Oleg, the Minister of the Interior of Khazakstan. A great time – they’re running all week with more plays and wrights so you should definitely check it out.

It’s in the Backspace at Passe Muraille, so seating is limited. If you call to find out if there are tickets still available, just buy them when you’re on the phone, instead of being like crabby guy last night who apparently called in the afternoon and had a fit when he got there last night and it was sold out. That’s how it works in theatre, folks.  In fact, I think that’s how it works in capitalism.

The Edward Bond Festival has a great event for artists to take part in  – two great events, actually – a hands-on text workshop with acclaimed Stratford text coach and teacher Ian Watson, and a once in a lifetime chance to sit in on two rehearsal sessions with Edward Bond, director David Jansen and a team of actors as they wrestle with Bond’s play Have I None. Click here for details and registering. Like the show above space is limited, so best get on that. Don`t be crabby guy.

Over and out for today!

 

 

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