Posts tagged ‘FIdel Gastro’

June 14, 2013

Fringe Fundraiser, Canadian Rep, Cahoots and Saying No

Toronto Fringe Kitchen Party last night, and the back room of CSI Annex got all spiffed up and so did we. Amazing food by Fidel Gastro, adorable entertainment by Liza Live! super cool auction items and 70+ guests. Fantastically fun evening congrats to the Fringe on having something that was just the right amount of elegant, and just the right amount of Fringe.

Very pleased to be working with Canadian Rep Theatre now, we’re doing a little online presence, a little social media, so take a wander over to their Facebook page and give us a like so we can start sharing  a little content with you.

Last weekend to catch the adventures of Abby is Cahoots’ production of Sister Mary’s a Dyke?! over at the Aki Studios. Off you go!

Wandering around Facebook the other day (like you do) and a friend had posted this amazing article – Creative People Say No.  Love this:

Time is the raw material of creation. Wipe away the magic and myth of creating and all that remains is work: the work of becoming expert through study and practice, the work of finding solutions to problems and problems with those solutions, the work of trial and error, the work of thinking and perfecting, the work of creating. Creating consumes. It is all day, every day. It knows neither weekends nor vacations. It is not when we feel like it. It is habit, compulsion, obsession, vocation. The common thread that links creators is how they spend their time. No matter what you read, no matter what they claim, nearly all creators spend nearly all their time on the work of creation. There are few overnight successes and many up-all-night successes.

I’m out of the office next week so rather than leave you blog-post-less, I’ve combed the archives for useful posts people really liked at the time and those will be going up instead – enjoy!


June 4, 2013

Dora Nominees and Fundraisers and Plays

SMADpromoRegentDora Mavor Moore press conference yesterday to announce the nominees! so very pleased to see so many clients represented – Proud, Whipping Man, 4.48 Psychosis, Laws of Motion, Dumbwaiter, DeChardin Project – congratulations!

Click here to download the list of nominees.

Spent the evening at a cocktail reception for the Toronto Arts Foundation Awards finalists – I nominated one of my favourite companies, Expect Theatre and am so pleased they’re in the final round.

Saw this article on Blog TO the other day and I am extremely impressed – GREAT concept for a  hospital fundraiser!

Speaking of fundraisers, all of you who swore up and down you  would be attending the Fringe Festival fundraiser – it’s NEXT WEEK! In ten days people will be savouring a delicious tasting menu courtesy Fidel Gastro AND learning about what they’re eating, AND drinking sexy one of a kind vodka based cocktails, AND eating cupcakes AND bidding on cool auction prizes AND dancing to DJ Ricky. And if you buy a ticket, you too can be one of those well fed, well informed, well libated prize winning dancing fools. And if not – well….

Dumbwaiter (four Dora noms yesterday!)  has added two shows to their run, so visit their website for details.

And Sister Mary’s a Dyke?! is moving and grooving along and has some amazing ticket deals – take a wander to the Cahoots site for more info and then take a wander over to Aki Stuido to see what all the fuss is about!


May 3, 2013

Announcing the Fringe Kitchen Party!

The annual Fringe Fundraiser is upon us! Announcing the FRINGE KITCHEN PARTY!

June 13th at 6:00pm at the Centre for Social Innovation (720 Bathurst St.).
Hosted by MATT BASILE, popular FIDEL GASTRO chef and star of television’s Rebel without a Kitchen, the evening will feature a specially designed four-course meal created, shared and explained by Basile. It’s dinner – with a touch of theatre, and plenty of drinks!
At 9pm the after party begins! Bid on silent auction items, enjoy entertainment and DJ RICKY BIONIX and after dinner, hit the dance floor!

Fringe Kitchen Party: Dinner (6:00pm) (including four-course meal and drinks): $95*
Matt Basile will present each course while sharing insight about building a successful career in the food industry coming from the fringe; from his food truck to his new restaurant that recently opened on Queen St. W.

Fringe Kitchen Party: After-Hours Tickets (from 9 p.m., two drink tickets, dancing): $25

to purchase single tickets, visit
To book a table, please contact Kelly Straughan at 416.966.1062 ext 10 or

Kitchen Party Invite-page-001

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