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Meet Our “Fontanelle”

24 May

Next in our behind-the-scenes video series for #LearTO: actor Eve Wylden, who will be playing Fontanelle. Check out the video and donate today!

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New Facebook Page!

23 May

We’re moving! We’re migrating away from our Facebook group page to our brand new fan page! Give us a ‘like’ to stay up to date on #LearTO and all things Soup Can!

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Meet Our “Gravedigger’s Boy/Ghost”

17 May

Next in our behind-the-scenes video series for #LearTO: actor Kwaku Okyere, who will be playing The Gravedigger’s Boy/The Ghost. Check out the video and donate today!

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Meet Our Scenographer

10 May

Next in our behind-the-scenes video series for #LearTO: scenographer Claire Hill (scenographer on our 2015 workshop production of HERETIC, and part of the design team for the immersive theatre experience Hogtown for its upcoming remount this summer ). Check out the video and donate today!

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Meet Our “Cordelia”

3 May

Here is our second video in our behind-the-scenes video series for #LearTO: actor Heather Marie Annis (half of the Dora Award-winning clown duo Morro and Jasp, and Charlotte Corday in our 2011 production of MARAT/SADE), who will be playing Cordelia. Check out the video and donate today!

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Meet Our “Lear”

27 Apr

Our crowd-funding campaign with the Kingdom Collective for Edward Bond’s LEAR is off to a great start! Within the first week, we received support from 16 backers and have raised almost $1,200! Our $100 and $150 donation levels each have only one spot left! We still have a long way to go, but we are thrilled by the response and support we have received thus far. Thank you to all our donors!

As this campaign continues, every week we will be releasing a new behind-the-scenes video from the artists involved, info on the production and our community partners, and more. Here is our first video in this series: actor Thomas Gough (who played Creon in our 2012 production of ANTIGONE) who will be playing Lear. Check out the video and donate today!

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Our Biggest Fundraiser for Our Biggest Project to Date!

19 Apr

We are working with the Kingdom Collective, a new independent theatre collective in Toronto, to produce Edward Bond‘s LEAR: a bold and epic re-imagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear that, in our current social climate, is more relevant now than ever. Over the next three months, our goal will be to raise $15,000 so we can put this production on its feet in the way it deserves to be done. The scale of our vision matches the epic nature of this piece.

Lear Vertical ImageAlready on board is a cast of highly talented and respected established and emerging actors in the independent theatre community – including Thomas Gough (Soup Can, Single Thread, Storefront, safeword, Theatre By The Bay), Dora Award-winner Heather Marie Annis (Morro and Jasp), Kwaku Okyere (Canadian Rep Theatre, Hart House), Eve Wylden (Pandemic Theatre, The Red Light District, 4th Line Theatre), and Kate Wernerburg (Elizabeth-Darcy, Shakespeare BASH’D, Theatre New Brunswick) – and a production team of celebrated indie artists – including our own Sarah Thorpe (Heretic) and Justin Haigh (Love is a Poverty You Can Sell), Melanie Hrymak (Headstrong Collective, Licking Knives), Claire Hill (safeword, Single Thread, Theatre Brouhaha), Monty Martin (Elephants Collective, Digital Media Lab), Katherine Belyea (MYOpera, COC, Angelwalk Theatre), and Randy Lee (Fly By Night Theatre, Soup Can).

We have some fantastic perks lined up for donors to this fundraiser, including free tickets to such Toronto theatre companies as Theatre Passe MurailleCahoots Theatre CompanyNightwood TheatreBuddies in Bad Times Theatre, and the Tarragon Theatrean opportunity for you to be featured in the video projections shot for and used in the show, opportunities to support theatre students and youth interested in the arts, and much more!

Please take a moment to visit our fundraising page and promotional video below for all the details on the show and our team, and connect with us on social media with the hashtag #LearTO.

We look forward to having your support!

Promotional Video by LD Photo and Video

 

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The Threepenny Opera In Concert!

30 Aug

We’re kicking off the month of Halloween with the perfect piece and our favourite musical, the inspiration for our Love is a Poverty You Can Sell cabarets, an in-concert version of The Threepenny Opera: full of crime, greed, lust, dark humour, and biting social commentary against the backdrop of 19th century London’s seedy underworld, with a haunting score in this, Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s most famous collaboration!

But wait… there’s more!

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Scott Garland (2016 Dora Award Nominee for Three Men in a Boat), Christian Jeffries (from our Love is a Poverty You Can Sell cabarets), and Sarah Thorpe (Soup Can co-founder, MyTheatre’s 2015 Fan Favourite Award winner for Heretic), under the baton of our musical director Pratik Gandhi (resident conductor at Toy Piano Composers), who helmed the music on our productions of Circle Jerk, A Hand of Bridge, Marat/Sade, and Love is a Poverty You Can Sell I and II.

One Day Only! But there will be 3 performances!
Sunday October 2nd
4pm, 6:30pm, and 9pm
at the Monarch Tavern – 12 Clinton St

Tickets are only $13, available to buy in advance or cash only at the door. This concert is part of our 2016 fundraising initiatives. Thank you in advance for supporting indie theatre!”

Stay tuned to our website and social media for updates, and see you on October 2nd!

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Spring Break Cabaret and Fundraiser!

16 Feb

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Tired of those grey skies and it getting dark by five o’clock? Shake off the winter blahs with our Spring Break Cabaret and Fundraiser!

On March 10, join us at The Steady Cafe & Bar for a rocking night of music, comedy, burlesque, and side show feats! Take home some freebies! Make bids on some sweet swag in our silent auction! Soak up some sun and have beach-themed fun!

Featuring the epic talents of:

What do you get for just showing up? A gift bag of goodies including:

  • a Ticket to #Hashtag‘s March 16 show!
  • a $10 Voucher from Paintlounge!
  • a Coupon from Panago Pizza!
  • A Promo Code for a Discount off your FIRST Uber ride! (If you’ve used Uber before, give it to a friend who hasn’t!)

What else do we have?

  • $1 Pizza Slices! Snacks!
  • Gift Bags of Candy!
  • Delicious Drinks from the Steady Bar!

And don’t miss out on our epic silent auction! You can take home some sweet prizes like:

Where & When & How Much

Thursday March 10
The Steady Cafe & Bar – 1051 Bloor St W
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm

Tickets are only $10 online (no service fees!) or $12 at the door (cash only). Order advance tickets here!

Share

Share the event on social media with hashtag #SpringBreakCab
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Groups/SoupCanTheatre
Twitter & Instagram: @soupcantheatre

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Congratulations to Sarah Thorpe!

2 Jan

HERETIC Stills by LD (5)We are thrilled to announce that Soup Can’s own Sarah Thorpe has been nominated for a My Entertainment World Award in the category of ‘Outstanding Solo Performance’ for her moving portrayal of Joan of Arc in this year’s production of Heretic! Congratulations to Sarah and all the other nominees!

Winners are partly determined based on feedback from the public, so if you saw the show and would like to put in a good word, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section of the nominee page, or via My Entertainment World’s Facebook page or Twitter using the hashtag #MyTheatreAwards.

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