Behind the Scenes Interviews: Part 2

3 Nov

With mere days until Circle Jerk opens, here are two more interviews with members of our creative team to pique your interest!

 

Justin Haigh – Writer / Director of The Session

 

Brandon Crone – Writer of Maypole Rose

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Behind the Scenes Interviews: Part 1

27 Oct

Want a glimpse into the creative process behind Circle Jerk? Have a listen to these three short interviews with members of the creative team! More interviews will be posted soon!

 

Scott Dermody – Writer / Performer of Dust Peddling: Part II

 

Wesley J. Colford – Writer of Sex and This

 

Pratik Gandhi – Music Director / Composer of What’s Bulgarian for Slut?

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Have You Seen our Sexy Team Yet?

20 Oct

In case you haven’t had a chance to check out the Circle Jerk gallery page yet, here are a selection of preview photos featuring members of our flamboyant and 100% organic creative team.

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Circle Jerk: Coming Soon!

13 Oct

Circle Jerk Postcard Front - Draft 1First off, thank you to all of you who submitted original lines of dialogue for our Circle Jerk contest this past summer! We were overwhelmed with the response we got: almost 300 lines to choose from!

We did manage to narrow it down to just four and sent our intrepid playwrights off into the wilderness to write pieces starting and ending with their assigned lines. They have all since emerged from their creative jungles with scripts in hand and are now, along with their daring creative teams, hard at work rehearsing.

We will be posting updates as we get closer to opening night (only 3 weeks away!) but in the mean time, feel free to read up on Circle Jerk, have a look at our delectable photo gallery and maybe even get your tickets early and avoid disappointment later!

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Send us your best lines!

10 Aug

Want to see your dialogue on stage? Want to jerk some playwrights around? Soup Can Theatre and safeword want your best line of original dialogue for their upcoming Fall production of ‘Circle Jerk‘: one production, four short back to back plays! Our playwrights will be forced to use selected submissions as the opening and closing lines of their works – how to get from line A to line B is what they’ll need to figure out, and in a hurry! Send your submissions to Circle.Jerk.TO@gmail.com by August 20th. If your line is selected to be included in the production, you will receive two free tickets to the show with reserved VIP seating!

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We’ve Been Nominated … Again!

3 Jan

A Hand of Bridge & No Exit 7We are thrilled to announce that we have received two nominations from My Entertainment World’s 2013 My Theatre AwardsTaylor Strande for Best Opera Performance in A Hand of Bridge, and Sarah Thorpe for Best Director for No Exit! All nominees are listed here. Voting is done by a combination of staff picks and popular vote, so share your thoughts in the comments section of the previous link, on My Entertainment World’s Facebook page or Twitter, or you can email kelly@myentertainmentworld.ca.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

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We’ve Been Nominated!

29 Nov

A Hand of Bridge & No Exit 5Back in March we presented an ambitious double bill presentation of Samuel Barber’s bite-sized opera A Hand of Bridge and Jean Paul Sartre’s existential masterpiece No Exit. We are humbled to announce that our production has been nominated for a Broadway World Award in the category of “Best Independent Theatre Production”!

The winner is determined by online voting, and we’d very much appreciate your support! To vote for us, please click here (Enter your email address at the top of the page and click “start”. You can click the “continue” button at the bottom of each page to skip forward to our category).

Voting is open until December 31st. Thank you all in advance!

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LIAPYCS2 in Living Colour!

20 Jul

We got our production photos back from our wonderful and talented friend Scarlet O’Neill (please check out her website for even more of her amazing work) and they are stunning! Here are just a few tasty samples. You can find the full set on our production’s gallery page.

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Mayor in the House!

13 Jul

Last night we had a very special guest: former Mayor David Miller (who we might add is a wonderful and enthusiastic audience member)! For those of you who have seen the show (and the story), you can imagine why having him there was ten metric tons of fun for us 🙂

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Five Stars for LIAPYCS 2!

10 Jul

Torontoist has just released their creme-de-la-creme picks of the Toronto Fringe, and sitting at the top once again is Love is a Poverty You Can Sell 2: Kisses for a Pfennig with a full five stars! Read the full review here.

Also a reminder that there are only five performances left of this remarkable show! Half of all tickets are reserved for at-the-door sales so even if you can’t buy online or by phone, you’re not out of luck!

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