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TCDS Presents: “The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee”

March 20th, 2015 | Posted by drama_julia in Shows | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on TCDS Presents: “The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee”)

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Dates: Wednesday March 18th – Friday March 20th at 8:00 pm;                         Saturday, March 21st at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Location: George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six spellers, one dream… TO WIN the Putnam County Spelling Bee. Join the TCDS for a musical experience of 6 young children entered into a spelling bee, presided over by a neurotic vice principle and past winner. Moving in and out of reality, the audience is taken on a journey of hysterical self discovery of each participant. Each performance promises to be unique, featuring audience volunteer spellers, improv and who knows, maybe divine intervention as well. Join us for a musical experience you will NOT forget.

Admission: $12 Students & Seniors, $20 Adults

Tickets are available from U of T Tix online (http://uofttix.ca/view.php?id=1134), over the phone (416-978-8849) or in person at the Box Office (basement of Hart House across from Sammys)

TCDS Presents: The Third Story

November 16th, 2014 | Posted by drama_julia in Shows | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on TCDS Presents: The Third Story)

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                      Dates: Wednesday, November 19th – Saturday, November  22nd, at 8:00 pm

Location: George Ignatieff Theatre (15 Devonshire Place)

Admission: Student&Senior: $10 | Adult: $15                                                                    purchase tickets at: http://www.uofttix.ca/view.php?id=1132

The Third Story, written in 2008 by American playwright and actor Charles Busch, is equal parts surreal comedy, family drama, and film pastiche. In the 1940’s, in a quaint Nebraskan home, hardboiled and out of luck screenwriter Peg tries to convince her burnout son Drew to collaborate on one last screenplay. At the same time, the film in their imagination unfolds before us. Part film noir and part sci-fi schlock, the story eventually becomes a genre-confused romp with gangsters, zombies, clones, and the kitchen sink. All the while, we become privy to a third story; the Russian fairly tale that Peg would tell Drew as a child. As the other stories development, this tale of a shy princess and vulnerable witch becomes more and more familiar. Inspired by the story, and by their own lives, Peg and Drew try their best to finish the movie and to mend their fractured relationship.

 

The UC Follies Theatre Company Presents: Woyzeck

August 22nd, 2014 | Posted by drama_julia in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on The UC Follies Theatre Company Presents: Woyzeck)

WOYZECK: AN EXAMINATION ON MENTAL HEALTH

Directed by Jane Smythe
Written by Georg Büchner, trans. Victor Price

To kick off the their season of exploring identity performance, the UC Follies presents Woyzeck, by German playwright Georg Büchner, translated by Victor Price. Woyzeck is the influential story of a distraught soldier oppressed by his class and social conditions. Written in 1836 but performed in 1913, Woyzeck offers layering commentaries on the fragile human psyche and the inadequacy of clinical trials. In order to make money to support his wife, Marie, Woyzeck performs jobs for his Captain as well as taking part in a torturous medical experiment for the Doctor. As part of the experiment, Woyzeck is forced to eat nothing but peas. We witness his escalation to a desperate attempt to hold onto his mind.

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“Produced by the UC Follies in the historical outdoor venue of the University College Quadrangle, Woyzeck is set during ‘outdoor time’ at a 1960s mental health institution, a time when such health care was on the breach of modernity. It will be presented by a 5 part, all female ensemble putting on a play for their visiting loved ones. Using movement and different mediums of art, Georg Büchner’s play raises relevant concerns of the harsh and cyclical reality of mental illness and its effect on arts workers. The emphasis of such central themes seek to lift the stigma that surrounds mental health in a modern age.” Jane Smythe, Director.



Show Dates:

September 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm
September 25, 26, 27 at 7:30pm

University College Quadrangle- 15 King’s College Circle (Middle of UC Building)
Toronto, Ontario

Buy Tickets

Tickets: $10 students | $15 adults | Group bookings also available!
Recommended for age 16+ | Approximately 60 minutes

Media Contact: Dorcas Chiu | 416-436-0726 | ucfollies.exec@gmail.com |

For more about the UC Follies Theatre Company, visit ucfolliestheatre.ca

UC Follies Exec Positions Open

April 11th, 2014 | Posted by drama_julia in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on UC Follies Exec Positions Open)

The University College is looking to hire for the following Executive UC Follies positions (descriptions listed underneath):

1. Artistic Producer

a. Oversee all operations of the company and ensure it is fulfilling its mandates.
b. Oversee all financial matters of the company
c. Acts as signing officer of the company
d. Ensure the quality of all productions meets the standards of the company under the discretion of the Artistic Producer
e. Works to expand the company and promote its growth and development
f. Assists other executives and subsidiary production teams with any tasks required to ensure a successful production
g. Along with the other executives, puts together a viable season (financially and artistically)
h. Act as a liaison with the company and the University College Literary and Athletics Society
i. Keep accurate financial records and ensuring that the UC Follies is staying within their budget.

2. Production Manager

a. Oversees management for all subsidiary productions
b. Assists subsidiary productions with staffing their production teams
c. Conducts regularly scheduled meetings with subsidiary production teams to get updates on progress of productions; if productions are lacking in any one area, Production Manager ensures problems are taken care of
d. Acts as signing officer for the company
e. Responsible for booking rehearsal space for rehearsals

In order for your application to be considered you will be required to:

Email a copy of your Resume and Cover Letter to president@uclit.ca

Submit a completed application form with 20 signatures from current UC Follies Members (Members may support more than one applicant)

***All applications are due at the end of Monday, April 21st, 2014 in the UCLit Office (Located in the Junior Common Room)

Application Form: Follies Hiring Form

***For more information on the UC Follies Theatre Company,

Email: ucfollies.exec@gmail.com or visit http://www.ucfollies.org/

 

The UC Follies Executive Team Applications

March 11th, 2014 | Posted by drama_julia in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on The UC Follies Executive Team Applications)

Title: UC Follies Executive Team Applications
Link out: Click here
Description: UC FOLLIES EXECUTIVE TEAM APPLICATION

DEADLINE: Monday, March 24 at 11:59 pm

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: (descriptions of each position listed below):
i. Artistic Director (1)
ii. Executive Producer (1)
iii. Production Manager (1)
iv. Media and Marketing Manager (2)
v. Head of Costume and Props (2)
vi. Technical Director (1)
vii. Fundraising and Sponsorship Director (1)
viii. Sketch Comedy Directors (2)
ix. Webmaster (1)

TO APPLY: Please send in a resume and a cover letter to ucfollies.producer@gmail.com outlining why you are interested in the position and why you feel you are qualified for the position. Please include the title of the position(s) for which you are applying in the subject line – you may apply for more than one. Please note that the UC Follies Theatre Company strives to provide an environment in which individuals can foster their skills in these positions, therefore you do not need specific experience with these positions to apply for them – rather we are looking for individuals to make connections with leadership positions they have held in the past so they can bring these skills to our team. *If you would like to apply for more than one position, you may send in one artistic resume, but one cover letter per position is required.

UC FOLLIES EXECUTIVE TEAM DESCRIPTIONS
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i. Artistic Director (1) + ii. Executive Producer (1)
*These positions could be merged into Artistic Producer if the Selection Committee thought it was best to take this route.
-Oversee all operations of the company and ensures it is fulfilling its mandates
-Oversee all financial matters of the company
-Act as signing officers of the company
-Ensure the quality of all productions meets the artistic and professional standards of the company
-Work to expand the company and promote its growth and development
-Assist other executives and subsidiary production teams with any tasks required to ensure a successful production
-Along with the other executives, puts together a viable season (financially and artistically)
-Act as liaisons with the company and the University College Literary and Athletics Society
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iii. Production Manager (1)
-Oversees management for all subsidiary productions
-Assists subsidiary productions with staffing their production teams
-Conducts regularly scheduled meetings with subsidiary production teams to get updates on progress of productions; if productions are lacking in any one area, Production Manager ensures problems are taken care of
-Acts as signing officer for the company
-Responsible for booking rehearsal space for rehearsals
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iv. Media and Marketing Manager (2)
-Responsible for orchestrating all promotional material including posters, programs, press releases
-Responsible for contacting media outlets to promote shows and events
-Responsible for maintenance of website, Facebook, Twitter and other representations of the company in the media.
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v. Head of Costumes and Props (2)
-Responsible for archiving all current costumes and props owned by the company
-Responsible for ensuring there is no excessive purchasing of costumes or props and minimizing crossover between productions
-Oversees costume and prop designs for each production and ensures viability
-Assists in costumes and props for each production
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vi. Technical Director and Head Builder (2)
-Responsible for cataloguing all available set, lighting, and sound equipment owned by the company
-Responsible for ensuring each production is adequately staffed for set, lighting, and sound
-Oversees set design and construction for each production to ensure safety and artistic integrity
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vii. Fundraising and Sponsorship Director (1)
-Responsible for organizing pub nights, cabarets, and other events to raise money for the company
-Responsible for applying for sponsorships and grants
-Organizes advertising for programs, posters, lobby displays, etc. to raise funds for the company
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viii. Sketch Comedy Directors (2)
-Responsible for general direction of the Sketch Comedy Troupe
-Acts as head writer for troupe
-Acts as head director for sketches
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ix. Webmaster (1)
-Responsible for general maintenance of the UC Follies website
-Acts as a liaison between the Executive and the website to ensure the Company is being presented fittingly
Start Date: 2014-03-11
End Date: 2014-03-24

3rd Annual Drama Coalition Awards

March 4th, 2014 | Posted by drama_julia in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on 3rd Annual Drama Coalition Awards)

Title: 3rd Annual Drama Coalition Awards
Location: Hart House
Link out: Click here
Description: The Drama Coalition invites the entire University of Toronto Theatre Community for a night of celebrating all of the incredible work that has occurred throughout the 2013-2014 season. If you have worked on any U of T show in any capacity for the 2013 – 2014 season, you are invited to attend!

The Coalition Exec and a group of College/Campus Theatre representatives have attended all of the participating societies’ shows and will be highlighting the “best of the best” in this awards show/party.

The ceremony will take place in a room at Hart House that is to be determined.

There will be a bar, light refreshments, and a big, fun after party at another location to be announced…

Nominations will be released on Sunday March 30th, 2014 in the late evening.

This is a semi-formal event so although we invite you to dress in whatever makes you feel comfortable, please keep in mind the spirit of the event.

Start Time: 08:00 pm
Date: 2014-04-04

Meet the Drama Coalition of 2014!

February 25th, 2014 | Posted by drama_julia in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Meet the Drama Coalition of 2014!)

Meet the Drama Coalition Exec and Reps of 2014!

From Left to Right                                                                                                                         Top Row: Nicole Bazzocchi (SMC Rep), Kate Uniacke (SMC Rep), Victoria Beales (Hart House Players Rep), Ben Murchison (VCDS Rep), Spencer MacEachern (Coalition Adviser), Coco Lee (Coalition Awards Night Coordinator)

Bottom Row: Kevin Wong (TCDS Rep), Lindsay Mayer (VCDS Rep), Aarti Venugopal (Hart House Players Rep), Vicotria McEwan (President), Deborah Lim (UC Follies Rep), Julia Crocco (Communications)

We’re a fun bunch!!

Photo Credit: Scott Gorman

Absent: Sophia Zarsky (Coalition Awards Night Coordinator), Meng Lim (Drama Festival Coordinator), Laura Philips (UC Follies Rep), Jesse Watts & Asshna Dudical Thakkar (UTSC Reps),  Davin Allan & Laura McCallum (UTM Reps), Alex Howard (Vice-President), Grace Bueler (Secretary)

The Second Annual Drama Coalition Awards

March 25th, 2013 | Posted by drama_julia in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on The Second Annual Drama Coalition Awards)
You are cordially invited to the Second Annual Drama Coalition Awards!

Our Academy, composed of a representative from each College and Campus Dramatic society, has been attending all of the productions that have been performed throughout the school year. On April 5th, we will be awarding the
achievements of our Dramatic Community!

… The night will include will include awards from the year,  the Drama Festival award winners and the Hart House Players Playwriting Contest Winners.

Location: Hart House Debates Room

To celebrate in style, the Dress Code will be Semi-Formal (NO DENIM!):
cocktail dress/skirt or dress pants and blouse for women
suit/dress pants/jacket for men

We will also have free food and a cash bar!

If you were involved with ANY of the shows this year we encourage you to come out and support your peers/nominees from your drama society or group!!

Nominations will be announced a few days prior to the awards, our categories include:
– Best Production
– Best Actor
– Best Actor in a Musical
– Best Actress
– Best Actress in a Musical
– Best Supporting Actor
– Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
– Best Supporting Actress
– Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
– Best Scenic Design
– Best Director
– Best Costume Design
– Technical Achievement
– 3 Awards of Merit

So come on out and celebrate the last day of classes with a night honouring the entertainment of the past year!

ACTORS NEEDED ASAP!!

January 20th, 2013 | Posted by drama_julia in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on ACTORS NEEDED ASAP!!)

***ATTENTION ALL ACTORS!!!***
SMAC is looking for actors IMMEDIATELY for both of their one-act plays for the drama festival!!!!

If interested, please e-mail arts@smcsu.com ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seize this opportunity and help secure SMAC’s well-deserved place in the Drama Festival!!!

The 21st Annual U of T Drama Festival 2013

January 17th, 2013 | Posted by drama_julia in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on The 21st Annual U of T Drama Festival 2013)

It’s that time of year again!  The U of T Drama Festival is an exciting showcase of  student theatrical talent! Come on out for our 4 night festival, which features student written one-act plays from the 7  U of T Dramatic Societies!!! This year the festival will be adjudicated by Derek Boyes, an Associate Artist of the Soulpepper Theatre Company. Watch as these outstanding students give it their all and compete for awards such as Best Production and Best Original Script!

Date: February 13th-16th at 7:30 p.m each night

Location: Hart House Theatre (7 Hart House Circle)

Admission: Students & Seniors: $10    Adults: $12

Tickets are now available at UofTtix at their Hart House Office or online:http://www.uofttix.ca/view.php?id=960

Here is our  line-up for the Festival:

Wednesday, February 13
1)Earth: A Survivor’s Guide to All Things Agricultural- New Faces
2)BP- Drama Club UTM
3)It Could Be Worse- SMAC

Thursday, February 14
1)The DL-15 Incident- SMAC
2)Marianne, Are You Asleep?- Drama Club UTM
3)Slay the Dragon- UC Follies

Friday, February 15
1)In This Life- Hart House Players
2)Flapjacks- (TCDS
3)The Café Play- New Faces

Saturday, February 16
1)Shazam, or Schism on, Eternity- VCDS
2)The Gully- Drama Club UTM

The festival will end with the presentation of awards on the 16th.

Come on out for 4 nights of entertainment and support U of T’s aspiring artists!