Friday, 11 April 2014

Ontario Off Stage

by Brandon Moore, Communications Coordinator

Behind The Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres
Floyd Collins at Talk Is Free Theatre
Krystin Pellerin, Kevin McNulty, Daren A. Herbert,
Michael Torontow, Katey Wright
Photo by David Cooper
  • Talk Is Free Theatre in Barrie was facing a challenging opening for Floyd Collins: their shipping company failed to deliver the sets, costumes and props.  But the show is opening tonight with slight modifications.
  • The Ottawa Fringe will host a winter festival at Arts Court as “undercurrents: theatre below the mainstream” crosses town from Hintonburg to Downtown Rideau.  undercurrent is Ottawa’s winter festival of independent theatre showcasing the best indie theatre from Ottawa and across the country.
  • With much sadness, we share the news of the death of Anne Wilson of Woodstock.  Anne was "a card-carrying member" of Theatre Ontario from the beginning, a former chair of our Board of Directors, and a past recipient of the Michael Spence Award for Contribution to Community Theatre.  I had the pleasure of meeting Anne back in 1999 - I was Theatre Ontario Festival Stage Manager that year, she was the Stage Manager of Woodstock Little Theatre's acclaimed production of Orphans.  She and her team received an Adjudicator's Award for a memorable intermission transformation of the set that garnered tremendous applause when the curtains opened for the second act of the show.  She was one-of-a-kind.
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We’re off next Friday for the Easter long weekend—but this column returns on April 25

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