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.
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:
Following on the heels of our successful Artaud Symposium in August held in conjunction with our SummerWorks production we’re hosting a second Artaud Symposium. Again, we will be discussing the legacy of Antonin Artaud and his influence on contemporary thought and theatre practice.
**YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE ATTENDED THE FIST SYMPOSIUM TO ATTEND THIS ONE.**
The even will be held at the Tarragon Theatre, October 29th at 6pm.
Joining host Adam Paolozza as panelists will be Guillermo Verdecchia (playwright, actor director), Tatiana Jennings (director), Aaron Rotbard (psychotherapist) and some other special guests.
Here’s how it works: Adam has given all the panelists a selection of readings on Artaud. These readings will serve to generate a select few talking points. Each member of the panel will have a chance to respond to each talking point in turn and then we will open up the floor to a less formal discussion where panelists can respond to each other, ask questions and/or throw the floor open to the audience to ask questions.
If you’re interested in coming please RSVP Adam Paolozza at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have an idea of numbers.
If you’d like to do your homework and read the selection of Artaud texts ahead of time we can also send you a pdf file with them.
Send all requests to the same email@example.com address.
We are happy to announce that Adam Paolozza, Artistic Director of TheatreRUN, has been selected as next year’s Urjo Kareda resident artist at the Tarragon Theatre.
The Urjo Kareda Residency Grant supports the training and artistic residency of an emerging theatre artist each season at Tarragon Theatre. The successful applicant will spend twenty weeks at Tarragon Theatre pursuing his/her own training and artistic goals by working in collaboration with professional artists in his/her chosen field(s) of interest.
Adam will be working along side some of Canada’s greatest theatre artists including Richard Rose, and he will also be developing his own work during the residency.
Stay tuned for more info.