Monthly Archives: August 2009

TheatreRUN’s exciting fall season

TheatreRUN has a busy season lined up, full of irreverent laughter and tragic pathos.
Check here often for all the details on our upcoming productions, projects-in-development and workshops.

We hope to see you there!

In Development


by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Translated by Coleen MacPherson and Adam Paolozza

We’re proud to present the Canadian and English language premier of Pasolini’s contemporary re-telling of the Oresteia myth.


is a poetic, tragic meditation on democracy, consumerism and the struggle for real social change. The piece is a dynamic re-telling of a classic story performed by an all star cast of some of the most exciting emerging Canadian theatre artists in the Toronto scene.

Featuring Dan Watson, Ravi Jain, Kimwun Perehinec, Lisa Marie Diliberto, Erin Shields, Rebecca Singh, Miranda Calderon, Dean Gilmour and Michele Smith.

Directed by Adam Paolozza and adapted/dramaturged by Coleen MacPherson

Pylade is a continuation of TheatreRUN’s experimentation with adapting and re-imagining poetic text for the modern stage. It also marks our first foray into using a contemporary Greek Chorus.

Tickets : PWYC (suggested donation of $10 and all proceeds go to further development of the show)
To Reserve call (416) 454-3208 or e-mail or at the door

When : September 20 @ 5pm

Where : The Children’s Peace Theatre www.childrenspeacetheatre.org305 Dawes Road Toronto, Ontario
(Subway stop “Main St” station. Then take the 23 Dawes Road bus North to the Peace Theatre)

Pylade has been developed with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Video Cabaret Theatre and the Children’s Peace Theatre.


Pylade September 20

Pylade September 20

In Production


Devised and Created by Michele Smith, Dean Gilmour, Ravi Jain and Adam Paolozza

Presented in collaboration with Theatre Smith-Gilmour and Theatre Why Not.

A comedy about climbing and falling off the corporate ladder

“This is a great show! Inventive, physical, funny, virtuosic and somewhat sly. It’s unabashed physical theatre done with a mixture of simplicity and sophistication. Ravi and Adam are the real thing.”
-Leah Cherniak, clown teacher and former Artistic Director of Theatre Columbus

“I was delighted by Spent, a great way to spend 40 minutes in a black box and come out feeling richer, not spent. Witty, subversive, “cocasse” – I hope there is more where that came from.”
-Matthew Jocelyn, Artistic Director of the Canadian Stage Company

“You don’t want to miss this show!”
-Franco Boni, Artistic Director of the Theatre Centre

When : October 8-25

Where: The Factory Studio Theatre 125 Bathurst St. Toronto, ON

When : Tuesdays to Saturdays @ 8pm with PWYC Sundays @ 2:30pm

Tickets : $15-$25 (with Discounts for groups, artists, students and seniors)
Call (416) 504-9971 or visit or at the door

SPENT at the Factory Studio Theatre October 8-25, 2009

SPENT at the Factory Studio Theatre October 8-25, 2009

The Raven at Lab Cab

Look out for a special Halloween presentation of our “chamber-mime” inspired adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s Gothic poem.

Co-created with Why Not Theatre and Coleen MacPherson.

The Raven Halloween 2009

The Raven Halloween 2009


Of the Comic and the Tragic

Sunday September 20

This special workshop is being held in conjunction with our work-in-progress showing of Pylade.
In it we will explore the delicate balance between what makes us weep and what makes us laugh.
We’ll be employing an intense, non-psychological approach to interpreting classical texts by Samuel Beckett and from Greek tragedy focusing on movement, rhythm, spacial awareness and improvisation.

See our WORKSHOPS page for all the details.

Silent Film/Slapstick Workshop at St.Andrew’s College


Adam Paolozza will be leading the students in an exploration of slapstick and physical comedy in the tradition of the silent film greats such as Chaplin and Keaton

And stay tuned to our website for info on upcoming workshops in our Being Funny series, including a joint workshop with Theatre Smith-Gilmour and Theatre Why Not.

The Future

We have many exciting projects planned for the new year, as well…here’s a little teaser :

February 2010
Adam Paolozza will be taking the stage with Theatre Smith-Gilmour in Grimm Too at the Factory Studio Theatre

March 2010
We take our 2008 creation Artaud: un portrait en décomposition to the next level with a development residency and new, multi-media performance at Le LABO

Since 2003 TheatreRUN has been creating imaginative, intelligent and challenging theatre…thank you to all of those who have ran alongside us, supporting us from the beginning !