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We’ve changed our name!

Dear friends and fans, TheatreRUN has officially changed our name to Bad New Days performing arts.

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

A clip of The Double from came in to film a clip of The Double last week. Here’s a sneak peek at the average morning chez Golyadkin…

Interview with Adam Paolozza on Artsmania

Earlier this month I had a great sit down chat with Anita Malhotra from Artsmania. Here’s a link to the interview

And we had a our first preview last night. We have six more to go before we open Wednesday October 23rd at the Tarragon. 


Midway opens soon – 1 audience at a time so book early

photo and design by lacey creighton

photo and design by lacey creighton 

Midway Along The Journey Of Our Life >>Summerworks

TheatreRUN is proud to co-produce Midway Along The Journey Of Our Life, a new piece by Italian theatre artist Daniele Bartolini.

photo by lacey creighton

photo by lacey creighton

Daniele Bartolini is a founding member of D.L.T. Teatro in Florence, Italy, a company known for work that is political, sensually immersive and challenging to traditional audience/performer relationships. Daniele was last seen in Toronto in TheatreRUN’s Shostakovich, Or Three Days In Red,

Joining Daniele is an international production team made of Danya Buonastella (Toronto), and two other founding members of D.L.T. Teatro: Chiara Fontanella (Florence) and Matteo Ciardi (Florence). 

About the Show: 

Designed for one spectator at a time, the piece proposes to transform the audience into performer: you are asked to put on a costume and to embark on a journey as the protagonist of a mysterious story. You are led through the alleyways of Toronto which transform into an urban labyrinth, populated by ambiguous characters. You are guided by a voice, which helps (and playfully confuses) you, as you search for the solution to this enigmatic game.

As this piece is for one audience member at a time we are urging people to book early. Below are showtimes and a link to tickets.

Enjoy! Grazie! 

  • Thursday August 8,2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 10:30pm
  • Friday August 9, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 10:30pm
  • Saturday August 10, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 10:30pm
  • Sunday August 11, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 10:30pm
  • Monday August 12, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm
  • Wednesday August 14, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 10:30pm
  • Thursday August 15, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 10:30pm
  • Friday August 16, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 10:30pm
  • Saturday August 17, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 10:30pm
  • Sunday 18, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm

HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF PREVIOUS D.L.T. Teatro creations from Italy:



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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

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

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

We’re baaaaack

SPENT returns to the Young Centre this week!!!

Ravi Jain and Adam Paolozza

Ravi Jain and Adam Paolozza

After winning a Dora award and playing to sold out houses in Edinburgh, Mumbai and NYC SPENT opens this Tuesday February 12 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts for a limited run of 6 performances.
Get tickets HERE

“A wonderful combination of incisive satire and sharp physical comedy… Paolozza and Jain are impeccable!”
– John Kaplan, NOW Magazine

“After SPENT everything else might just seem a little boring… A rare phenomenon in English speaking Canada… I kid you not, what this company has achieved is important.”
– Alvina Ruprecht, CBC Ottawa

Theatre Smith-Gilmour, Why Not Theatre and TheatreRUN in Association with the Young Centre for the Performing Arts present


SPENT is a fast paced, satirical commentary on the greed that caused the financial crisis. Conjuring the madness of the 2008 economic downturn, the comedic duo Jain and Paolozza spare no one, impersonating suicidal traders, the BBC world news, those who lost everything and especially the CEO bastards that took your money! Inspired by the techniques of silent film where humour, slapstick and pathos come together in the most imaginative way, SPENT will make you think and make you laugh… all the way to the bank.

Written by Dean Gilmour, Michele Smith, Adam Paolozza and Ravi Jain

Directed by Dean Gilmour and Michele Smith

Featuring Adam Paolozza and Ravi Jain

Intro To Lecoq Workshop October 16-20, 2012

Intro To Lecoq Training 
with Adam Paolozza of TheatreRUN

Curious about the Lecoq School? Ever wondered how the training works?

This unique, 5 day workshop offers students an intensive introduction to Lecoq training.

During each session we will focus on the following areas:

The Moving Body: Using physical exercises and exploring Mime-based technique students will improve rhythm, balance and develop powerful tools for gestural expression.

The Body in Play: Students will develop their acting muscles through various games, improvisations exploring the dramatic territories of Commedia dell’arte, Clown (Beckett), Tragedy (Shakespeare) and Melodrama (Chekhov).
We will also explore the Neutral Mask, using leather masks made by Amleto Sartori

The Lecoq pedagogy explores the powerful link between emotion, expression and movement.

‘Tout bouge’ – Jacques Lecoq.

This is a unique opportunity for performers, directors, writers or choreographers of all skill levels, who are interested discovering the underlying laws of theatre and how the body, gesture and the theatrical space express passion.

WHEN: October 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 from 10am-3pm

WHERE: Zuke Studios, 1581 Dupont Street (in the Junction, just West of Symington). 

FEE: $200
20% discount for all union members OR if you sign up on or before before September 30th


Contact Adam Paolozza for more details:

Adam Paolozza is an award winning performer, director and teacher. He is artistic director of TheatreRUN (Spent, Artaud: un portrait en décomposition, The Double) and Urjo Kareda resident at the Tarragon Theatre. He’s a graduate of École Jacques Lecoq and studied mime with the Decroux company Intrepido and commedia dell’arte with Théâtre de Complicité’s Marcello Magni.
He has taught workshops in Lecoq based training all over Canada, in the USA, Europe and Asia.

Sunny Interview with Adam

Sunny, the official SummerWorks mascot, interviewed Artaud co-creator and performer Adam Paolozza about the upcoming show…there was, however, a slight communication problem…

Some Texts by ARTAUD

ImageDark Poet 

Dark Poet, a maid’s breast
Haunts you,
Embittered poet, life seethes
And life burns,
And the sky reabsorbs itself in rain,
Your pen scratches at the heart of life.

Forest, forest, alive with your eyes,
On multiple pinions;
With storm-bound hair,
The poets mount horses, dogs.

Eyes fume, tongues stir,
The heavens surge into our senses
Like blue mother’s milk;
Women, harsh vinegar hearts,
I hang suspended from your mouths.

Umbilical Limbo 1926
Translated by Victor Corti


“The Theatre of Cruelty has been created in order to restore to the theatre a passionate and convulsive conception of life, and it is in this sense of violent rigour and extreme condensation of scenic elements that the cruelty on which it is based must be understood. This cruelty, which will be bloody when necessary but not systematically so, can thus be identified with a kind of severe moral purity which is not afraid to pay life the price it must be paid.”

– Antonin Artaud, The Theatre of Cruelty

“All writing is pigshit. People who leave the obscure and try to define whatever it is that goes on in their heads, are pigs…. Those for whom certain words have meaning, and certain manners of being; those who are so fussy; those for whom emotions are classifiable, and who quibble over some degree or other of their hilarious classifications; those who still believe in ‘terms,’ those who brandish whatever ideologies belong to the hierarchy of the times, who talk of contemporary currents of thought; those who still believe in some orientation of the spirit, those who follow paths, who drop names, who fill books with screaming headlines …are the worst kind of pigs. “

-Antonin Artaud, Umbilical Limbo