Monthly Archives: December 2012
2012 – Year in Review:
This past year started with our successful run of the dora award winning The Double. We went on to tour our international hit SPENT to NYC, to present our French creation Artaud: un portrait en décomposition at Summerworks and to create new work with Why Not Theatre, Fixt Point Theatre and Ahuri Theatre.
Artistic Director Adam Paolozza is now halfway through his Urjo Kareda Residency at the Tarragon Theatre. He assisted Richard Rose on the hit revival of No Great Mischief, featuring R.H. Thomson and David Fox. Adam’s currently writing a new play as part of the Tarragon’s playwriting unit and assisting Morris Panych on The Amorous Adventures of Anatol, opening January 10th at the Tarragon. Also as part of Adam’s Residence TheatreRUN will be developing The Double in March during a three week Workspace at Tarragon.
2013 What’s ahead:
Shostakovich @ RHUBARB
We’re continuing our experimentation with music and gesture with a new creation, Shostakovich, 3 Days In Red. The Piece will be presented as part of the Rhubarb Festival at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre from February 27th to March 3rd at 8:30pm. This is a silent drama featuring a live string quartet. The piece is somewhere between dance and theatre, focusing on the body in stress and the anxiety of living in an oppressive political regime. We have a chorus of 4 actors who play The Husband and 1 actress who plays The Wife. The piece is directed and choreographed by Adam Paolozza with musical direction and arrangements by Sam Sholdice. Cast details to follow soon.
“I reflected that if I die someday then it’s hardly likely anyone will write a work dedicated to my memory. So I decided to write one myself. You could even write on the cover: ‘Dedicated to the memory of the composer of this quartet”
– Shostakovich on writing the 8th String Quartet
Here’s a link to listen to Shostakovich’s 8th
SPENT @ YOUNG CENTRE
SPENT returns to the Young Centre for the Performing Arts for a limited engagement in February and March 2013!!! Dates, times and ticket prices to follow!
Here are some press highlights we garnered from the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh:
Selected as Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe
Selected as Best of the Fest (top 5 shows of the Fringe) by List Magazine
“Ravi Jain and Adam Paolozza, the Vladimir and Estragon of Bay Street lead us through the existential lows and mystical highs of financial life…an extraordinary hour of physical theatre”
“The unbelievably fast transitions between accents and mannerisms is just one element among many which demonstrate that this is a well-polished piece which deserves the awards and acclaim is it receiving.”
A physically swift and comically ingenious deconstruction of what it has felt like to be tossed about by the economic tsunami. Ravi Jain and Adam Poalozza from inhabit a vault-load of characters all with city-slick timing.
-Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph ****
The Double tours to Kitchener @ MTSpace
In April we will be touring our hit show The Double to the MTSpace theatre in Kitchener. Stay tuned for more details.
…And in May 2013 we’re working on a new project with Ravi Jain and Dan Watson!
Thanks to all of the great collaborators we’ve worked with this year and thanks to Tarragon Theatre, The Young Centre for the Performing arts, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts