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Hello Theatre Collingwood Friends

What are you doing Saturday, September 26th?
Hopefully listening to some great music with us!

We are so excited to announce the start of our Under the Sky Porchside Series! Join Theatre Collingwood as we take advantage of some great Collingwood porches and bring to you wonderful talent that you can enjoy safely “porchside”. Our first porchside event will in the backyard of David & Anita Hearn located at 288 Beech St., Collingwood. On their porch will be the amazing Chris Tsujiuchi and (ART) Asian Riffing Trio! Separately, they are 3 prominent powers. Together, they unite to form 1 superpower! Colin Asuncion (he was also a star on The Great Canadian Baking Show), Kevin Wong and Chris Tsujiuchi. Tickets are $30 each. BYO (bring your own) lawn chair, blanket, picnic, etc. Showtime is 6pm. Tickets are limited so that we can keep people socially distanced (but of course you can sit with your “bubble mates”). The boys will entertain from the porch. We would like to thank The Musical Stage Company in Toronto, who have had great success with this idea in Toronto and have given us their approval to try it in Collingwood! Funds raised will greatly support Theatre Collingwood during this unprecedented time. Check out the video from the Asian Riffing Trio Toronto porch concerts, and stay tuned for our announcement of more Under The Sky Porchside events! Call 705-445-2200 for tickets.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Sunday In The Vineyard With George, event! This sold out afternoon was a total success! Here are a view photos of the festivities (thank you Dave West and mycollingwood.ca).
How do you feel about attending outdoor, socially distanced events? Would you attend? How do you feel about “virtual” shows that you could stream online at home? Would you pay to support such shows? What if we were to present a Christmas show on line for you and your “bubble” to enjoy? If socially distanced, would you consider an indoor show where only 50 people could attend, perhaps in a church? At Theatre Collingwood we are working hard to program entertainment for you and would love your feedback. Please email us HERE and let us know how you feel.
At our 2019 Gala we “auctioned off” Chef Daniel Angus from Langdon Hall to come to cook in your home. These are photos from the event held in the Anderson house recently!
Theatre Collingwood has moved our offices to 150 St. Paul St., Suite 201, Collingwood. We are delighted with our new office and look forward to welcoming you! Thank you to Katherine Huycke for making our hall sign for us, and Marie Rounding for being one of our first visitors!
DO YOU KNOW A STUDENT OR NEW GRADUATE WHO WOULD LIKE A PART TIME JOB THEY CAN DO FROM HOME OR WHEN AWAY AT SCHOOL? They can live anywhere in Ontario to qualify!

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT THEATRE COLLINGWOOD

Theatre Collingwood Social Media Ambassador
Theatre Collingwood would like to thank the 2020 Ontario Government Summer Student Experience Program for granting us funding to hire a college or university student, or recent grad for a contract position. Due to the pandemic situation the program has been extended and the student can fulfill their hours up until the end of December, 2020. They may also work remotely.

Working closely with the Theatre Collingwood Executive Director and Box Office Manager, the Social Media Ambassador will develop arts related content for our website and social media, as well as for the CACE website. They will be responsible for identifying opportunities to learn about and promote diversity and inclusion in the arts and specifically within our organization, in the programming we do, and in our youth programs. They will also help us to promote Ontario’s many talented artists. We are looking for someone with a passion for theatre and a keen interest in social media.

This position includes 246.5 hours @ $15/hr and must be completed by December 31st, 2020. Much of the work will be done remotely, although training for the job can occur in the Theatre Collingwood office if you wish. Please contact Anne Raciunas at anne@theatrecollingwood.ca for more information. Emailed resumes will be accepted until September 16th, 2020. Interviews will be done on ZOOM. Please help us to spread the word. This is a great opportunity for a young person!
This Wednesday, September 16th at 7pm, I will be interviewing Kristin Nunes from The Circus Company and David Nairns from Theatre Orangeville on our Facebook Live show THE STAGE DOOR. Join us at 7pm for some interesting behind the scenes chat! You can find the link on the Simcoe Street Theatre Facebook page, as well as the Theatre Collingwood Facebook page.
There is no doubt that this has been a very difficult year for everyone.Theatre companies will probably be the last to return to normal. I want to thank everyone who has made a donation to us to help to keep Theatre Collingwood going. You are truly all STARS and we appreciate you more than we can express.

If you still have tickets as a credit at Theatre Collingwood please consider calling the office to turn them into a tax receiptable donation. We really need everyone’s help during this time when we cannot present our regular programming.
THEATRE COLLINGWOOD WILL BE BACK
AFTER A BRIEF INTERMISSION!
HERE’S SOME GREAT PERFORMANCES FOR YOU TO ENJOY ONLINE:

James Taylor singing The Lonesome Road
2:25 min.

Many may know that I have a deep rooted love for James Taylor. Here he is singing The Lonesome Road a capella with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Beautiful!

Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven

TVO Docs 52:13 min.


Author and wilderness photographer Joanie and Gary McGuffin and art historian Michael Burtch set out to find the actual locations in northern Ontario that inspired the legendary Group Of Seven and some of their most iconic works of art. The film weaves the paintings and fascinating stories of these artists with the modern-day journey, taking viewers through some of Canada's most stunning landscapes.
In Conversation with Maggie Smith

15:50 min.


I LOVE Dame Maggie Smith. In 2017 she talked to Mark Lawson about why her character should be killed off of Downton Abbey and why she was considered "too common" to appear in plays at school!

Invictus

6:00 min.


For the first time ever, musicians from The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, The Juilliard School, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City Ballet Orchestra, and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra have come together for an anthem for this unique moment in time. “Invictus” was commissioned by the Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts. Watch and listen to this stirring new composition by Anthony Barfield for a 15-piece brass ensemble.
Have a wonderful week, stay healthy, and look for more exciting programming coming soon!

And please remember to wear your mask! Together we will beat this!

Thank you!

Erica

Erica Angus
Executive Director, Theatre Collingwood