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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

We advertise your show for FREE!

Sounds impossible – and slightly suspect – we know. But here’s what we’re thinking: Send us a digital version of your 2007 Toronto Fringe Festival postcard or poster, and we’ll post it here on our blog. Simple.

We get to learn more about your show, look at your awesome postcard, and everyone wins.

Please send your Fringe Festival postcards here. (Hi-resolution versions are preferable, but we’ll gladly take whatever you’ve got handy.)

Thanks a lot. We love you dearly.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Dora Award winners

Awesome to be nominated, awesome to win . . . here are the winners in the Independent theatre category for the 2007 Dora Awards:

New Play or New Musical
Bruce Alcock, Kate Alton, Rafael Barreto Rivera, Nichol, Paul Dutton, Steve MacCaffrey and Ross Manson – The Four Horsemen Project

The Four Horsemen Project – Volcano in association with Crooked Figure Dances, Factory Theatre and Global Mechanic

Kate Alton and Ross Manson – The Four Horsemen Project

Performance by a Male
Ryan Kelly – Will the Real J.T. LeRoy Please Stand Up?

Performance by a Female
Sarah Dodd – Marion Bridge

Set Design

Camellia Koo – The Sheep and the Whale

Costume Design

Robin Fisher – 36 Views

Lighting Design

Itai Erdal – The Four Horsemen Project

Sound Design/Composition

Waylen Miki – SARSical

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

11 questions: Ian Mackenzie

Praxis Theatre’s Director of Marketing and resident “10 questions” asker had the tables turned on him recently – fielding a series of theatre-related questions from Vancouver-based playwright Simon Ogden. Click here to read the interview at Ogden’s The Next Stage theatre blog.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Cooking Fire Theatre Festival is in full effect

The Cooking Fire Theatre Festival is a week-long performance extravaganza celebrating theatre, food and public space in Toronto’s Dufferin Grove Park.

Using the park’s celebrated community bake ovens, the festival combines each evening’s performance with an affordable organic meal made with fresh, local, organic ingredients. This year’s festivals hosts companies from Toronto, Halifax, Chicago and Bellingham.

What’s not to love? Please check it out if you get a chance.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Crate is site-specific at Luminato

Crate Productions is doing an “open rehearsal” of its site-specific Fort York piece this weekend at Toronto’s Fort York.

Fort York: The Play
Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9, 2007.
Toronto, Canada.
(Each of the performance’s three sections
will be presented simultaneously three times over.)
@ 8:00pm, 8:30pm and 9:00pm.
Come for one or stay for all three,
you can see them in any order.

Click here for more details and here for directions.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Workshop notice: Theatre de complicite in Toronto

The folks at Theatre de complicite are putting on a workshop here in Toronto toward the end of July. They’ve asked us to post notice of said event. Here it is:

Click through to see a full-sized version of the flyer, and for contact and application information.