Archive | April, 2017

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!

Shot by LD Photo & Video.

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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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