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Last Night of the Drama Festival!

February 15th, 2014 | Posted by drama_julia in Drama Festival - (Comments Off on Last Night of the Drama Festival!)

Tonight is the Last Night of the Drama Festival! Not only do we have 3 more great shows for you, we will be having our Awards Ceremony after the shows!!! See you all there!!

Pur.Gat.Ory
UTM Drama Society                                                                                                                            By Nicholas Potter, Directed by Megan O’Kelly                                                                     Francis scours the subway station trash bin for lotto tickets, and Davey watches the trains get devoured by the dark tunnels. Aurora discovers her divine calling in the station, and André follows her, calling her divine. Francis plays with these subway intruders as they struggle to find their doors of opportunity and whether or not to open them.

They Just Didn’t See              

                                                                                                     Victoria College Drama Society (VCDS)                                 Written & Directed By Nathaniel Rose                                       Four single guys have been recently transferred to the same office branch and are trying to overcome their inability to ask out and even talk to the one woman who works there. This light comedy focuses on the somewhat tense, and awkward relationships between the four guys. It explores people’s hopes and dreams and the great lengths some go to thinking about following them, without actually taking the courage to follow them in the end.

 

A Killer Story

Hart House Players                                                                                                                         By Jake Howell, Directed by Robin Taylor Wright

The stakes are high in this dark comedy, when a group of gangsters gather to gamble their most precious assets – their stories!

Drama Fest: Day Two

February 13th, 2014 | Posted by drama_julia in Drama Festival - (Comments Off on Drama Fest: Day Two)

Day two of the Drama Fest, here’s what’s on the docket:

The Session
UC Follies                                                                                                                                               By Jane Smythe, Directed By Deborah Lim
A 21 year old woman struggles with a horrific memory from her past. She seeks to understand more about this memory channeling her 13 year old self in the process. A male character appears in her past and present doubling as her rapist and therapist. She speaks with her therapist about her trauma caused by the rape that occured when she is 13 years old and how it translates to how it effects her when she is 21 years old. These are experienced through a series of devised movement pieces and slam poetry written in conjunction and non-conjunction with this play.

 


Ark in the Inferno of Giants,Surrender Against the Earth                                          Trinity College Dramatic Society (TCDS)                                                                                        By Eli Fox, Directed by Carter West                                                                                                 In the womb of eternity lives the Obadiah family, rulers of “Obadiah’s Chicken and Cream Soda,” a company renowned for its scrumptious fried chicken as well as its totalitarian governance over Earth. Each year they host the customary charade of a waltz to anoint their new CEO. Tonight’s waltz, eternity changes. Brace yourselves kids.

 

Countdown to DramaFest: Opening Night Shows

February 10th, 2014 | Posted by drama_julia in Drama Festival - (Comments Off on Countdown to DramaFest: Opening Night Shows)

The Drama Festival is TWO DAYS AWAY!                                                                                     Check out what’s in store for opening night, this Wednesday, February 12th, beginning at 7:30!

1)Some Counterspace (UTM Drama Society)                                                                             By: Madeleine Brown, Directed By: Laura McCallum                                                                    A man and a woman make scrambled eggs. What sounds simple enough turns into a night of spattered egg, fried butter and the art of “plating” as this pair put their love of food and for each other to the test.

2)Hopscotch                                                                                                                                  St. Genesius’s Drama Society (SMC)                                                                                               Written & Directed By Michael Marshall

Hopscotch is a black comedy exploring the facets of existence and massive cockups. Comparable to ordering a winter jacket and discovering, after the fact, it comes with Nazi paraphernalia, our two unfortunates awaken to the cold light of morning and the illumination of mistakes long past – by about eight hours. Whether laughter or a deep sense of foreboding hopefully Hopscotch will evoke some sort of emotional response…perhaps, if we’re lucky.

3)The Broadleaf Plays                                                                                                       Trinity College Dramatic Society (TCDS)                                                                              Written & Directed By Kevin Wong & Nathaniel Rose                                                                  A new interactive, experimental theatre experience exploring & surrounding issues of the environment, from various Canadian perspectives.

Auditions for Hart House Players’ “A Killer Story”

January 13th, 2014 | Posted by drama_julia in Auditions | Drama Festival - (Comments Off on Auditions for Hart House Players’ “A Killer Story”)

Title: Auditions for Hart House Players’ “A Killer Story”


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Description: Hart House Players will be holding auditions for their Drama Festival Submission: “A Killer Story” written by Jake Howell, directed by HHP’s own Artistic Director, Robin Taylor Wright.
To set up an audition time, please send your availability to harthouseplayers@gmail.com. No resume or headshot necessary. Please e-mail Hart House Players by January 15th.
Please prepare a two minutes monologue for your audition. Only call-backs will consist of cold-readings. Times and location will be determined on an individual basis. Roles will be cast for 5 characters, and casting will be gender-blind.

Date: 2014-01-15

Auditions for VCDS’s “The Girl Who Just Doesn’t See”

January 6th, 2014 | Posted by drama_julia in Auditions | Drama Festival - (Comments Off on Auditions for VCDS’s “The Girl Who Just Doesn’t See”)

Title: Auditions for VCDS’s “The Girl Who Just Doesn’t See”Location: Victoria College Chapel in Old VIc
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Description: VCDS will be holding auditions for their Drama Festival Submission: “The Girl Who Just Doesn’t See” written and directed by Nathaniel Rose.

This is a one-act play about four single guys who have been recently transferred to the same office branch and are trying to overcome their inability to ask out and even talk to the one woman who works there. It is a light comedy focused on the somewhat tense, and awkward relationships between the four guys. It explores people’s hopes and dreams and the great lengths some go to thinking about following them, without actually taking the courage to follow them in the end.

Start Date: 2014-01-08
Start Time: 09:00 p.m
End Date: 2014-01-09
End Time: 11:00 p.m

Auditions for St.Genesis Drama Society’s Drama Festival Submissions

January 2nd, 2014 | Posted by drama_julia in Auditions | Drama Festival - (Comments Off on Auditions for St.Genesis Drama Society’s Drama Festival Submissions)

Title: Auditions for St.Genesis Drama Society’s Drama Festival Submissions
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Description: The St.Genesis Drama Society and the St.Michael’s College Student Union will be holding auditions for SMC’s two submissions for the 2014 U of T Drama Festival.

This year’s One Act Plays are:
1)Hopscotch:
Written and Directed by Michael Marshall.
“Hopscotch is a black comedy exploring the facets of existence and massive cockups. Comparable to ordering a winter jacket and discovering, after the fact, it comes with Nazi paraphernalia, our two unfortunates awaken to the cold light of morning and the illumination of mistakes long past – by about eight hours. Whether laughter or a deep sense of foreboding hopefully Hopscotch will evoke some sort of emotional response… perhaps, if we’re lucky.”

2) In the Days That Follow:
Written by Kate Uniacke and Directed by Maeve Sharkey.
“In the Days that Follow explores the ways the human mind can turn on itself and the lengths to which it can be pushed before it falls apart completely. Following an unknown cataclysmic event, Ava becomes the last surviving member of the human race. The play follows her as she struggles both with the ghosts of her past, and her complete decent into madness.”

Dates: Wed. January 8th- Fri. January 10th, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Brennan Hall, Room 203

Audition Info:***Please come prepared to do a cold read from either play, as selected by the Directors.**
Auditions will be walk in, no appointment necessary.

The University of Toronto Drama Festival will occur from February 12-15.
Start Date: 2014-01-08
Start Time: 06:00 p.m
End Date: 2014-01-10
End Time: 09:00 p.m