Posts tagged ‘Obsidian Theatre’

February 8, 2013

Snow Day!!!

snowstormQuick post today as who knows how many of you are trapped somewhere in the snow.

Was at Theatre Passe Muraille last night for the opening of Shakespeare’s Nigga. I like a show where I walk in and the first thing I say is, “Oh my God, look at the set!!” Trevor Schwellnus has done it again.

Bit of background on this work – it was originally meant to be produced the same year I was working at Passe Muraille and, as happens sometimes, it didn’t happen. Sad, as I was really looking forward to it. So essentially I’ve been waiting for –  six? seven? years to see it. Joe is a great writer, I still use the example of his Born Ready as a play that touched the audience at the time and still gives me chills.

Loved this piece. Loved it. Utterly satisfying work. Brilliant stuff happening on that stage. Congrats to Obsidian Theatre and Passe Muraille and all involved. You need to go see it. Get a ticket.

Also, this is kind of cool: Call for Submissions: Seeking Independent Theatre Companies to Partner and Produce Season

918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education ( and Apuka Theatre ( are accepting proposals from Toronto-based independent theatre companies to help form a new ‘loose association’ of companies based out of 918 Bathurst that will facilitate the development and production of works and enliven the Centre. Read more…

A reminder that I’m teaching in March/April : Arts and Entertainment Administration CDAM 101 at the Chang School!  If you work in the cultural sector as an individual or as a group, Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education can help you develop entrepreneurial skills to support your creative work through a new three-course series in Arts and Entertainment Administration. The course series will provide learners with a blend of practical and theoretical instruction in a format that arts managers, potential arts managers, and individual artists will find suitable for their experience. A key aspect of instruction will be to address issues for both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

Okay get out there – or stay in, whichever and have a good Friday!


December 13, 2012

Client Shout out

Usually at the end of the year I do a touch up to my projects list, so thought since I was here, I’d update you as well. These are fantastic companies I’m working with – be prepared to hear more about them

We’ve just closed the books on our wildly successful production of Proud, and we’re continuing to work together on something.

Expect Theatre Company (we worked together for Fringe 2010) is in the 2012 Next Stage Festival with their production of Awake and I’m working with them again in marketing.

Still happily working with OCAF on social media and PR – and they’ve got an anniversary coming up in 2013!

Small Print Toronto and I are working on a communications strategy to let the world know about the amazing events they put together for small people, including my favourite, Totsapalooza.

Just signed on with Harold Green Jewish Theatre/Obsidian Theatre to do PR and communications for their upcoming production of The Whipping Man, which is an incredible script.

Working with the fine folks over at The Quickening Theatre on their spring show The DeChardin Project, and looking forward to it.

Tidying up last loose ends with Young Associates from social media strategy to a webinar Heather and I did together for ACCA

Fall production of Math Out Loud out of Vancouver!

I’ll know about two more (exciting!) by the end of the day.

Quick volunteer update – Friends of the Arts, Toronto Fringe Festival, and we had out first meeting for Artsvote 2014 yesterday. Be prepared.

I love my clients. I love working with them, and I really love the art they create. Pleasure to be working with them.


December 2, 2012

Sunday Roundup – December 2

Am pleased to report I have finally kicked this horrifying cold, and am about to begin work with two new clients: The Quickening Theatre and a co-production with Harold Green Jewish Theatre and Obsidian Theatre Company. Delighted about both.

Last week:

Fringe Lottery tonight! – so it was, and a great time was had by all with celebrity drawers, 25th anniversary announcements and a birthday!

Fringe Lottery Results and a New Poet Laureate – there they are!

OAC Podcasts, The Arsonists and Cahoots – really hoping the OAC continues with their podcasts. I think it’s a great idea.

It’s a Wonderful Toronto – NTOW am really looking forward to National Theatre of The World’s holiday show

Since it’s been so busy lately, I haven’t mentioned reading and good books as much. Here’s what I’ m currently reading: Let’s Pretend this Never Happened, Jenny Lawson ~ Alligator, Lisa Moore  ~ The Cocktail Waitress, James Cain ~ The News From Spain, Joan Wickersham ~ It Must’ve Been Something I Ate, James Steingarten.(Last one overdue at the library. Eep.)

And this is Slate’s list of Best Books of 2012. I’ve read three of them, and looked at one yesterday in the bookstore.

Also, saw this on The Charlebois Post‘s Facebook page yesterday: From December 22-28 we will be presenting the best photos of the year at CharPo-Toronto, CharPo-Montreal and CharPo-Canada (different photos on each site so check them all out). On December 29 we will announce the finalists for the first CharPR Prize (for best PR) including best photographers. On December 30, 2 runner-up photos will be presented on each site (separate from finalists). On December 31 the best photo of the year for each site will be presented. On January 1 the single Photo of The Year will be announced. Finally, on January 2, the CharPR winners will be announced including best photographer, best PR (small, medium, large and indy).
I’m going to go and look at the photos. And tham do some book balancing. Happy wet Sunday!





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