Just in case you`re the kind of person who likes to get into the nitty gritty of a topic, below is the complete list of the 176 nominees. Luke warm off the presses, directly copied and pasted from the release. For those of you who just want the highlights, there’s a press release for that too! It’s in the post above.
by Sam Mooney
It’s been years since I went to a poetry reading. Tonight I went to the Griffin Poetry Prize Readings. Elaine, who came with me, had never been to one.
I can’t even remember where I read about the Griffin Prize or about the readings by the poets shortlisted for the awards but I remember thinking that it really wouldn’t be that different than a playwright reading a play. A performance.
Press Release from Cahoots Theatre Projects:
The Board of Directors of Cahoots Theatre Projects is pleased to announce that Nina Lee Aquino has been appointed as Artistic Director effective September 8, 2009. Board President Colette Johnson-Vosberg says, "We are ecstatic to have Nina take over the reins. She is someone who can build on Cahoots’ successes, and has the vision to take us to new and exciting places."
By Megan Mooney
So, having a baby rocks! Really. I love it. But it has elements I don’t like, for instance, the fact that I don’t get to see nearly as much theatre as I’d like to.
In light of that, I figured I’d let you know what I’m sad to be missing out on this weekend.
So, yesterday saw the 2009 version of the Harold Awards. It’s the place where independent theatre folks get recognized in a light-hearted, but heart-warming way.
Winning comes with a price – the current winners plan next year’s Harolds and choose the winners, but it’s a pretty fun price.
This year’s winners were:
By Crystal Wood
This past Saturday, I got into bed with a bunch of strangers.
No, it’s not what you’re thinking. I just happened to be in the audience of draft89 theatre collective’s new work, John/Yoko Bed Piece. The play recreates the 1969 bed-in for peace staged by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and with the intimate setting and throw pillow seats, the audience really was in on the experience.
From the press release:
Join us June 4th when Toronto’s only ten-minute play festival, InspiraTO, kicks off its 4th season with 10 exciting new plays by a diverse array of playwrights. Playing until June 13th at the Lorraine Kimsa Studio Theatre, InspiraTO gives Torontonians the chance to experience the growing genre of ten-minute plays.
By Ryan Oakley
(ed. note: This is a repost of the original article because WordPress apparently ate the original.)
Before I attended the East Side Players’ adaptation of Waiting in the Wings my editor told me that community theatre doesn’t get enough reviews. After ten minutes of watching the play, I could understood why: It’s very hard.
The cast, who were mainly older ladies, looked like they were having fun. There was no pretention, no high-flown stupidity disguised as vile philosophy and no monologues from some rich beatnik in a turtleneck. It just seemed like decent people having a genuinely good time.
This completely dulled my spite. And I need my spite. Without it, I’m simply one of you.
By Dana Lacey
We ain’t terrorists was a one-night-only Second City show featuring two stand-out stand-up acts by Canuck comedians Ali Rizvi and Dave Merheje. It’s a lighthearted (and dirty) look at North America’s post 9/11 us-against-them attitude. Continue reading We ain't terrorists – Second City