Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Letter from an Audience member in Kitchener

The Double closed in Kitchener at the MT Space last weekend. In three short days we transformed a black rehearsal hall into a theatre and were met by extraordinary audiences. Here’s a note from an audience member who saw the show on closing night:

“Dear MT Space,

I just wanted to write and thank you for the amazing entertainment we received last Saturday with the final performance of The Double.

When my wife and I moved to KW a few years ago, one of our concerns was the possibility that a city of this size might not offer us the kind of cultural opportunities that can be found in major cities. While this is true to some degree, organizations like MT Space have allowed us to enjoy first rate theatre within walking distance. We were both incredibly impressed with all aspects of the show – the writing, the acting and the technical aspects were all great. My wife commented that the “ventriloquism” scene in particular was absolutely brilliant both in conception and delivery, and I couldn’t agree more.

My only regret is that I didn’t stand during the applause. I hate to think of all the mediocre performances I’ve been pressured into standing for at large, expensive theatres, and yet on Saturday, when I felt the actors truly deserved a standing ovation, I wasn’t brave enough to give them one. If you could pass along my apologies for that mistake to TheatreRUN, I’d appreciate it.

Thanks again. I look forward to seeing more from you in the future, especially at the Impact festival this fall.

Best,
Jonathan”

We want to give many thanks to The Double team, to Majdi and everyone as MT Space and to Richard Rose and Andrea Romaldi at the Tarragon theatre for their continued support of the project. Stay tuned for more Double news closer to the Fall.

Here’s a look at how it all came together:

Andre du Toit during hang and focus

Andre du Toit during hang and focus

Andre Du Toit Focusing

Andre Du Toit Focusing

The final result

The final result

Arif and Norah

Arif and Norah

 

 

 

LECOQ>STANISLAVSKI>MASH-UP 3 Day Workshop

LECOQ>STANISLAVSKI>MASH-UP

A 3 Day Experimental Acting Workshop with TheatreRUN’s

Adam Paolozza

lecoq_stanislavski

There are many well-worn clichés surrounding Lecoq and Stanislavski’s training methods: Lecoq actors are great movers but cannot speak or emote, while actors trained in the naturalistic way have great depth but little technique. Lecoq actors exaggerate too much, they’re all surface. Actors using Stanislavski’s methods are too small, it’s all on the inside.
One could say Lecoq taught the way of Body while Stanislavski the way of the Heart. 
If you ask me this is bullshit. Pure BS.

All great acting is physical, mental and emotional. Both Lecoq and Stanislavski looked at the Body, the Mind and the Heart. They were both looking deeper towards a holistic technique for the actor. They both asked, What does it mean to be onstage?

Q: How do we get beyond the prejudice and clichés surrounding Lecoq and Stanislavski and find an approach that brings them together?

A: A Mash-Up between these two theatrical giants of the 20th Century.

A Mash-Up is when you blend two previously existing things (usually songs) and seamlessly transform them into something new.
Transformation is the key here: by taking key concepts from Stanislavski and reinterpreting them through key exercises by Lecoq we want to transform the process and open up new possibilities for actor training.
We want to take ole’ Jacques and Constantin and mix’em up, mash’em together and see what happens.

This workshop will consist of 3 intensive days of exploration including:
*movement work
*scene study
*mask work
*improvisation
*text work 

This workshop is suitable for all performers who are curious, wish to experiment and take their existing craft further.

LECOQ>STANISLAVSKI>MASH-UP

A 3 Day Experimental Acting Workshop with TheatreRUN’s Adam Paolozza

JUNE 19, 20, 21st, 2013
11am-4pm Daily
@ Zuke Studios 
1581 Dupont Street 
(In the Junction – just West of Symington)

$150 + HST ($169) 
($50 deposit required to hold your spot)
*Discount available for all union members*
Some scholarships available

Contact Adam at theatrerun.ensemble(at)gmail.com to sign up or for more info.

DoubleDouble in Kitchener April 11-13

Our hit show The Double is playing four shows at Majdi Bou-Matar’s MT Space Theatre in Kitchener from Wednesday April 11 to Saturday April 13th!

Follow the progress of the show on twitter @adampaolozza

poster by lacey creighton

poster by lacey creighton

Date(s): 
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 – 8:00 pm
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 – 8:00 pm
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 – 2:00 pm
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 – 8:00 pm

Box Office Information

Tickets: 
General Admission: $20 (HST incl.) / Students & Seniors: $15 (HST incl.) / eyeGO for High School students: $5 (HST incl.)
Box Office Email: 
Box Office Phone: 
519-585-7763