April 28, 2013
It’s May starting this week, and The Charge of the Expormidable Moose is opening on the 10th – small house, large cast, amazing show, so best get your tickets soon! After that we have The Dumbwaiter at Odyssey Studios and MidLife Crisis at the Cameron and Sister Mary’s a Dyke?! at Aki Studios.
And there’s a great group show on at Pentimento through May 25th.
And The Shape of Rex for a week at the Royal in June.
And it’s the ninth anniversary of the mad craft shoppe and a show and sale at the Press Club to celebrate.
And the War of 1812 at the Young Centre is an incredible piece of theatre as always, I said after seeing it that only VideoCab and Mac Fyfe could send me home with a wildly inappropriate crush on Captain James Fitzgibbon.
And Simple Damned Device played a furious set of rhythm and bruise at Lee’s Palace last night.
Nothing to do in this city? Try harder.
About last week:
Sunday Roundup on a Monday
What’s YOUR link to the TAPA Audience Project?
Website changes, Some Participant feedback, the War of 1812
Next week is a busy one with a marketing and PR seminar for Fringe participants, and chaperoning one of the fantastic classes from Mowat as they venture into Hot Docs territory (that’s on too. Hot Docs. I repeat – try harder) and voicework for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards and I’m looking forward to it all.
Supposed to be gorgeous out today, so this is an early post so we can all get out and enjoy it sooner than later.
Image: A Nick Cave Song by A. Shay Hahn, 10x12inches,acrylic on canvas, framed, at the Press Club in April/May
April 25, 2013
Lisa and I spent a couple of days updating the website, including a more specific contact form. We’re pleased with it.
There’s also the addition of a page called “Things Fringe” – I get a great deal of info on the Toronto Fringe year-round but especially coming up to January and July – usually items like lottery announcements, job opps, etc – I normally post them in the blog section but it made sense to me for them to have their own permanent space. We’ll see how it goes.
Got an email about participant feedback in the Funding Opportunities round tables a little while ago:
Thank you for your contribution at the consultations on arts and cultural investment in the City. Together with the Toronto Arts Council, we have now held four public consultations in each part of the City. We’ve also heard from the film and screen-based industry sector, the fashion and design sector, and the museums and heritage sector. We’ve listened to over 300 people give their suggestions on what should be the principles and priorities for new investment, and what kind impact this support will have on themselves, their organizations, their communities and the city a whole. As well, we have had over 800 responses to our online survey. This process has again confirmed what a vibrant, creative, and entrepreneurial community we serve. The survey will remain open until April 30th, and we encourage you to complete it and circulate it to your networks if you have not done so already.
A draft summary of the findings was attached. Here it is.
Off to the Young Centre tonight to see VideoCab’s The War of 1812 – super excited. It will be interesting to see them outside of where I always see them – the back room of the Cameron House. Stunning reviews so far, both media and people. Will keep you posted!
Photo by Michael Cooper.