A little Q & A with Adam Paolozza a propos le Double…
Please be patient as we make the transition and construct our new website. And stay tuned for news about upcoming productions and tours!
For presenters interested in information about our production The Double please contact our touring agent Tammy Fox and The Collection agency For photos and press clippings visit The Double page on this site
Logo by Lacey Creighton
TheatreRUN began as an ensemble of five friends together in 2003 after we all graduated from Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. The original members have all since settled in their respective home countries. I have been using the name TheatreRUN since about 2007-08 to represent my own creative work and I feel now that it is time to move forward, cut all symbolic ties to the past and shed an old skin for a new one.
The time has come to create a new identity and new name to reflect more accurately where I am as a person and as an artist. The moment is now.
So, we’re having a party at the Theatre Centre to announce our new name Friday, November 29th.
It’s a way for me to thank all of you who have supported TheatreRUN, celebrate all our past achievements and toast to the future of the new company…what will it be called?!
Please join us for the party from 8pm onwards.
8pm @ Theatre Centre Pop-Up 1095 Queen St West Toronto, ON
Hope to see you there!
In an effort to provide affordable tickets for our longest standing fans we’ve got a great promo happening next Saturday November 9th
Here’s the latest rave reviews for The Double
“thrilling…ingenious…fast-moving, funny and psychologically complex. NNNN’s”
“That was me laughing out loud…I love to laugh at the theatre.”
“Technically, he (Paolozza), is a marvel…and so is his production. Haunting, hilarious…”
“The Double is a one of a kind experience, a whimsical adaptation that restores my faith in the theatre and its magic.”
The Double runs till November 24th at the Tarragon Extra Space
For tickets call: 416-531-1827 Tarragon Box Office
This Fall we’ve got a hit show running, we’re throwing a party to change our name and we’re offering a great workshop with Ravi Jain.
Our acclaimed, Dora award-winning production of The Double is up and running at Tarragon theatre tillNovember 24th – and Tarragon is offering a great 25% discount if you mention receiving a Double post card…
Here’s what the critics are saying this time around:
“The Double’s exceptionally clever script borrows heavily from Charlie Chaplin […] evoking a sense of timelessness, fate and the surreal that provides a perfect backdrop for this entertaining exploration of identity crisis. 5 *’s”
“…brilliant…dazzling…an engrossing, funny-sad study of a man slipping further and further from reality. I’d rush and get a ticket on the double. 3/4 *’s”
“…builds to a comedic frenzy and you feel, like Golyadkin, that reality is slipping through your fingers. Solid, zany fun!”
“Someone beside me whispered the name Chaplin. It’s no mistake to think of The Double in the same league as those icons. They create characters that are very different from us, like nothing we’ve seen before. At the same time, in the hands of great performers like Charlie, Groucho or the three men in The Double, there is something intrinsic, identifiable and universal we can all identify with. It’s rare and remarkable […] Seating is limited, so make plans to see The Double on the double!”
“The music, in collaboration with the phenomenally inventive lighting design by Andre du Toit, make for a sensational sensory experience.”
Book tickets HERE now before it’s too late (and don’t forget to mention that 25% discount!)
The Double runs until November 24th at the Tarragon Extra Space. ClickHERE for all the details.
Follow us on twitter for updates at @adampaolozza and for some unconventional medical advice from our in-house German Doctor @DocRutenspitz
Here’s a video preview, as well.
Name Change Launch Party Nov. 29
We’re throwing a party!
Because we’re changing out name!
Our launch party is thisNovember 29th (mark your calendars) at the Theatre Centre Pop Up from 8pm on.
The Actor/Creator & The Ensemble workshop
New Workshop with Ravi Jain and Adam Paolozza December 2-6, 2013
The Actor/Creator and the Ensemble
5 Day Intensive Workshop
What does it mean to be an actor/creator?
These are questions that we encounter all the time from theatre artists who are frustrated with conventional processes and yearn for something more. Artists who wish to create their own work collaboratively but haven’t been exposed to the practical skills involved in such a feat.
Our pedagogy is based on the Lecoq training, however, it is a little known fact that 50% of the training at Lecoq is self-directed creation. We will re-create these conditions during this workshop.
We are proposing a 5 Day intensive workshop focusing on developing skills that are practically useful in the creative process
We will focus on:
actor training – based on movement technique and improvisation (how does the actor/creator move and play in the space)
This workshop is designed for performers/writers/directors of all disciplines and skill levels who wish to explore their physical presence, improve their ability to improvise and “write on their feet” and develop a healthier ensemble dynamic during the creative process.
December 2-6, 2013
Some scholarships available.
For enrolment contact Adam Paolozza email@example.com
Torontowide.com came in to film a clip of The Double last week. Here’s a sneak peek at the average morning chez Golyadkin…
We’ve begun rehearsals again for The Double at Tarragon yesterday…We open October 23rd with previews October 15-22. Check www.tarragontheatre.com/season/1314/the-double/ for more info on tickets, etc.
…that the title Midway Along The Journey Of Our Life is inspired from Dante’s Inferno? It comes from the first canto of La Divina Commedia?
Show opens on this Thursday, August 8! Get tickets here
Here’s the whole first canto:
The Divine Comedy : Inferno: Canto I
|Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura,
ché la diritta via era smarrita.Ahi quanto a dir qual era è cosa dura
esta selva selvaggia e aspra e forte
che nel pensier rinova la paura!Tant’ è amara che poco è più morte;
ma per trattar del ben ch’i’ vi trovai,
dirò de l’altre cose ch’i’ v’ho scorte.
Io non so ben ridir com’ i’ v’intrai,10
Ma poi ch’i’ fui al piè d’un colle giunto,
guardai in alto e vidi le sue spalle
Allor fu la paura un poco queta,
E come quei che con lena affannata,
così l’animo mio, ch’ancor fuggiva,
Poi ch’èi posato un poco il corpo lasso,
Ed ecco, quasi al cominciar de l’erta,
e non mi si partia dinanzi al volto,
Temp’ era dal principio del mattino,
mosse di prima quelle cose belle;40
l’ora del tempo e la dolce stagione;
Questi parea che contra me venisse
Ed una lupa, che di tutte brame
questa mi porse tanto di gravezza
E qual è quei che volontieri acquista,
tal mi fece la bestia sanza pace,
Mentre ch’i’ rovinava in basso loco,
Quando vidi costui nel gran diserto,
Rispuosemi: «Non omo, omo già fui,
Nacqui sub Iulio, ancor che fosse tardi,70
Poeta fui, e cantai di quel giusto
Ma tu perché ritorni a tanta noia?
«Or se’ tu quel Virgilio e quella fonte
«O de li altri poeti onore e lume,
Tu se’ lo mio maestro e ’l mio autore,
Vedi la bestia per cu’ io mi volsi;
«A te convien tenere altro vïaggio»,
ché questa bestia, per la qual tu gride,
e ha natura sì malvagia e ria,
Molti son li animali a cui s’ammoglia,100
Questi non ciberà terra né peltro,
Di quella umile Italia fia salute
Questi la caccerà per ogne villa,
Ond’ io per lo tuo me’ penso e discerno
ove udirai le disperate strida,
e vederai color che son contenti
A le quai poi se tu vorrai salire,
ché quello imperador che là sù regna,
In tutte parti impera e quivi regge;
E io a lui: «Poeta, io ti richeggio130
che tu mi meni là dov’ or dicesti,
Allor si mosse, e io li tenni dietro.
|Midway upon the journey of our life
I found myself within a forest dark,
For the straightforward pathway had been lost.Ah me! how hard a thing it is to say
What was this forest savage, rough, and stern,
Which in the very thought renews the fear.So bitter is it, death is little more;
But of the good to treat, which there I found,
Speak will I of the other things I saw there.
I cannot well repeat how there I entered,10
But after I had reached a mountain’s foot,
Upward I looked, and I beheld its shoulders,
Then was the fear a little quieted
And even as he, who, with distressful breath,
So did my soul, that still was fleeing onward,
After my weary body I had rested,
And lo! almost where the ascent began,
And never moved she from before my face,
The time was the beginning of the morning,
At first in motion set those beauteous things;40
The hour of time, and the delicious season;
He seemed as if against me he were coming
And a she-wolf, that with all hungerings
She brought upon me so much heaviness,
And as he is who willingly acquires,
E’en such made me that beast withouten peace,
While I was rushing downward to the lowland,
When I beheld him in the desert vast,
He answered me: “Not man; man once I was,
‘Sub Julio’ was I born, though it was late,70
A poet was I, and I sang that just
But thou, why goest thou back to such annoyance?
“Now, art thou that Virgilius and that fountain
“O, of the other poets honour and light,
Thou art my master, and my author thou,
Behold the beast, for which I have turned back;
“Thee it behoves to take another road,”
Because this beast, at which thou criest out,
And has a nature so malign and ruthless,
Many the animals with whom she weds,100
He shall not feed on either earth or pelf,
Of that low Italy shall he be the saviour,
Through every city shall he hunt her down,
Therefore I think and judge it for thy best
Where thou shalt hear the desperate lamentations,
And thou shalt see those who contented are
To whom, then, if thou wishest to ascend,
Because that Emperor, who reigns above,
He governs everywhere, and there he reigns;
And I to him: “Poet, I thee entreat,130
Thou wouldst conduct me there where thou hast said,
Then he moved on, and I behind him followed.