Monthly Archives: August 2009
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 www.factorytheatre.ca or at the door
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.
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.
We have many exciting projects planned for the new year, as well…here’s a little teaser :
Adam Paolozza will be taking the stage with Theatre Smith-Gilmour in Grimm Too at the Factory Studio Theatre
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