HART HOUSE THEATRE UPDATE

Issue 20, 2017/2018 Season | February 13, 2018
Titus Andronicus is in rehearsals
And the hits keep coming...quite literally! Titus Andronicus provides a lot for fight choreographers to work with. Not to give too much away, but Fight Choreographer Nate Bitton and the team of actors working on this production are creating one-on-one fights, large scale group battles and finding ways to depict some truly gruesome stuff. They have fun doing it, though, as this video represents. Titus Andronicus takes the stage for a limited run: March 2-10, 2018. More here >>
And the winners are....
Last week, Hart House Theatre and the Drama Coalition presented the creative work of students through the 26th annual U of T Drama Festival. Adjudicated by theatre practitioner and U of T professor, Jill Carter, the festival culminated in an awards ceremony which celebrated the efforts and accomplishments of performers, directors, playwrights and production teams. For a full list of the winners, visit here >>
Best Production
President's Award for Best Production: The Rhythm Method / Independent – Friends From High School
Best Performance
Donald Sutherland Award for Best Performance: Joanne Perez of Raining Petals / St. Michael’s College Troubadours
Playwriting
Robertson Davies Playwriting Award: Emily Powers of  Tinsel Town Bartleby / Victoria College Drama Society
Learn from an award-winning playwright, Cliff Cardinal
Cliff Cardinal
Play Writing workshop with Cliff Cardinal
This workshop will focus on helping participants to develop the dramatic idea by gaining a sense of how writing for live performance is different from other types of creative writing. Combining formal lecture, reading and analysis of example plays, in-class creative writing exercises, and workshopping of participants' writing, we'll explore dramatic situation, conflict, character, dialogue, and plot, and share strategies for creating written work that can function as the basis for a performance by actors. Particular focus will be given to shorter forms like the 10 Minute Play and the One Act, as these commonly feature in contests and festivals for student and emerging playwrights, and are often used by more experienced writers to develop material and explore ideas for longer plays.

This 5-session class begins Monday, March 5. To register, click here >>

About the Instructor
Cliff Cardinal’s first play  Stitch , debuted in SummerWorks 2011, winning both The Spotlight Award for Performance, as well as Theatre Passe Muraille’s Emerging Artist Award for the script’s notable artistic impression. For his solo piece  Huff , Cardinal won the Buddies in Bad Times Vanguard Award for Risk and Innovation at SummerWorks 2012 and The RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwright Award. In 2015, Native Earth Performing Arts re-mounted  Huff  in the Aki theatre space in Toronto. For this production, Cardinal was recognized with two Dora Mavor Moore Awards in the independent category. (Outstanding Performance – Male; Outstanding New Play.) Huff  has completed two National Tours including presentations at The Push International Performing Arts Festival, The Magnetic North Theatre Festival and the High Performance Rodeo, and closed the studio season at the National Arts Centre in May 2014.
Cliff graduated from the playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada.
Guest Production - Hairspray: The Broadway Musical
From the producer: St. Michael's College Troubadours presents this family-friendly show filled with laughter, romance and insight into the racial tensions of Baltimore in 1962. Hairspray tells the story of the lovable teen Tracy Turnblad whose biggest dream is to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show". When her dreams come true, Tracy is transformed from a social outcast into a sudden star. Filled with fun, colors and the gusto to follow your heart, this musical will have you dancing in the aisles and following your dreams!

On stage this weekend only, February 15 -17, 2018. Tickets and more information here >>
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Adults: $28
Seniors: $17
Students: $15
$12 student tickets every Wed night! 
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