1. What the fuck is going on? In 2012 when I was doing War Horse, this company from Scotland called Poorboy came to Toronto to do something called a Blast Shakespeare. They take over a space (in this case a small U of T theatre building), spend a day with some actors creatively ‘installing’ a […]
We’re back! Yes. Not only is this the first post to appear on this blog in more than seven years, it’s the first time all this content has been online and mobile-optimized since its domain expired more than two years ago. This is newsworthy for pretty much just one reason: the content of its “10 […]
I just learned that Charles Nolte has passed on (January 14, 2010). My condolences to his family, friends, fans, students and colleagues. I had the pleasure of interviewing Charles for this blog back in October 2007. It was easily one of the most rewarding interviews I’ve ever done. He had been on Broadway in the […]
Toronto-based web wizards Haley Fiege and Chris Averginos have put together an awesome little teaser for our upcoming show. Please turn on your speakers and check it out here.
Or I guess it did . . . right here. This is a stock image combined with a found image. Ultimately, we rejected it because we felt it sets up expectations around “slasher”, when our piece is more a study of the meat of the brain. Cool image though. The genius of Pete Aspros is […]
Thanks for stopping by. Sorry for the shortage of posts in the space. Been working on some different theatre and non-theatre projects. How the heck are you? Here’s some theatre stuff I’m thinking about: 1. The imagination gap is caused by the resource gap which is caused by the imagination gap . . . and […]
The second part of The Room’s experiment on the brain premieres at SummerWorks in Toronto. Check it out.
The story behind this Fringe postcard: “Designers are like secret weapons. Tricky to secure in low/no budget theatre but invaluable when they put their minds to it. DMeister Creative has clients like Microsoft, HP and SoftChoice (the same company that through our lead actor offered us free rehearsal space in their board room!). But where […]
The pitch: Michael is the next contestant on the newest reality TV series “Reality” – a show that takes young, good looking but incredibly troubled men out of their natural environment and forces them to face the realities of their existence. With the help of mom, a significant other, a scientific genius, a commercial about […]
Brand new theatre company. Brand new website. If you’re interested, you can also download our press release (PDF), here. It’s fun, too.
Anybody got any good Fringe Festival postcards? How about sending a jpg here with a 25- to 75-word story about why they look the way they do. We’ll run it in this space along with a link to your website if you want. Any takers?
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You know what’s amazing about the Soulpepper posters, besides everything? It’s how they take human bodies and replace the head with something that’s not a human head. It’s a simple idea that helps bring cohesion to the brand across multiple production campaigns. From the ‘night mother poster. From the Glengarry Glen Ross poster. So, what’s […]
What’s the origin story behind your theatre company – or the story about how you started your career in theatre? In a nutshell? And what affect does that origin story have on your ability to sell your work?
Crain’s New York Business magazine has published a poignant profile of New York theatre writer Leonard Jacobs that details how he’s taking his theatre blog from a part-time hobby to a full-time job: “In the six months since he lost his job as national theater editor of trade paper Back Stage, Leonard Jacobs has turned […]