Posts tagged ‘fu-GEN theatre’

May 19, 2013

Sunday Roundup – May 19

What a – week. SO much going on in the theatre world with One Little Goat continuing to get amazing reviews for The Charge of the Expormidable Moose, The Dumbwaiter opening at Odyssey Studio, Sister Mary’s a Dyke gearing up to preview on the 25th of May, and Atrium Theatre bringing us Midlife Crisis, inspired by M.Frisch’s novel Gantenbein for three nights at the top of June.

No post tomorrow – it’s a holiday.  But I think Tuesday will bring the second post in what I feel like could be a sad, sad series entitled “Dear Rob.

A Play Reading and The Harold Awards!

What You’ve Got is What I Need

Infographics and an Article or Two. Maybe three.

To add to our content today, our intrepid Communications Coordinator Lisa has created the post below from a discussion we had on the Queen car westbound. I like the look of all these folks – they’ve been a pleasure to work with, and we’ll work together again.

When I arrived at 288 Queen Street for the Sister Mary production meeting, I didn’t expect to know anyone but Sue in the room. I left realizing just how small the Toronto theatre scene is. Here is a quick visual for some (this is in no way complete) of the connections we’ve had between shows at Sue Edworthy Arts Planning.

 It seems that every time I meet a new person in the theatre world I soon find that I know of their work, or have worked with someone they’ve worked with, or am friends with their friends. People often complain about this becoming claustrophobic or ‘incestuous’, but the reality is: people who do good work continue to work together.

 Reputations and relationships matter, and even in a city of 2.615 million people, amid competition and the feeling of anonymity, communities arise. Like-minded people come together to create. Talent is rewarded and shared and I think it’s important to keep this in mind… both as a warning and as a celebration.

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March 11, 2013

Laws of Motion, World Theatre Day, Mission Paradox

The producers of Laws of Motion will be on Stage Left at 11 to make a show announcement – tune in if you can, or watch the FB event page for more details.

World Theatre Day is coming up. Are you celebrating? By doing what? I’m doing some work with PACT this year to try and get the word a little more out about World Theatre Day and we’ll be coming up with some simple things you can do to create a bit of buzz, a bit of recognition. The internationals do it well, the US does it well, we all shared the John Malcovich link last time, perhaps we can have a national focus this year. CAn’t do it without your help, so instead of suddenly remembering at two in the afternoon, or saying, “Um, happy world theatre day?” awkwardly to a friend – Stay tuned.

Finally yet another absolutely true post from Mission Paradox

Never ask a question if you aren’t willing to accept AND act upon the answer. This is a particularly relevant set of criteria for those of us in the arts.  Let me explain why through a recent conversation.  A few details have been changed:

Organization:  We want to know what our audience thinks about our work.

Me:  What if they come back and say they loved that big, splashy, expensive performance of Swan Lake you did?  What if they want to see more of that?

Organization:  We can’t afford to do more of that, plus it would go against our mission.

Me:  So don’t ask.

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Today is about shopping for press kit stuff for Ching Chong Chinaman, and press releases going out, and tonight back to Ryerson to teach  more marketing stuff. We’re starting social media next week. Onward, into the day!

March 5, 2013

School is in Session + We’ve Got Video!

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CDAM -101 started last night and marketing for the arts is in full swing. We’ve got a group of twenty students who run the artistic gamut from filmmakers to theatre artists to arts administrators to visual artists and they all seem to be quite bright and funny and excited to be there and I am really looking forward to it.

Then I came home and continued the paperwork. Anyone who knows me knows I am not a fan of paperwork (although this time is is the set up process and it is worth it.)

I am an official Ryerson instructor now, I am a member of CUPE Local 3904, Unit 2 and I have an ID and an email address and soon I will have a plastic card that gives me privileges to get in and out of rooms. It’s all quite exciting.

Videos for Tuesday!

We’ve got client videos, first of all a great little video interview with Chris Stanton who’s directed Laws of Motion, currently playing at the Jam Factory above Merchants of Green Coffee in Leslieville. I’m going tonight to see it, and you should check it out as well – stellar review from Mooney on Theatre. Sidebar laugh – Chris and I have never worked together in all the time we’ve travelled in the same theatre world circles, and suddenly WHAM! We’re one three shows together in five weeks.

Next video – promo shot for fu-GEN’s Ching Chong Chinaman which is a fantastic little piece. Saying the phrase “Ching Chong Chinaman” is guaranteed to get you an odd look, not including the one on your own face. Watch and see.



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