HART HOUSE THEATRE UPDATE

Issue 13, 2017/2018 Season | October 31, 2017
Building a Bee
For each of our productions, our resident Videographer, Shashwat Sharma captures footage from the design and build of the show. These teasers show a little of the theatre's underbelly and the organized chaos of a production build, as well as give a glimpse into what's going to be presented on stage. Here's how we are building the upcoming "Bee":
Contest for Tickets
Spelling Bee
Do you think you know our spellers? You've seen a few of their faces on our stage before. You could WIN tickets to see opening night on Nov. 10!

Reply to this message with the names and previous appearances of returning cast members, to be entered to WIN tickets to see opening night!

Please note: the tickets will be good for the opening night performance (Fri., Nov. 10, 8 pm) only and cannot be transferred to another date.

Need a hint? Read all about the cast here >>
U of T Spotlight - upcoming events
U of T Spotlight is an initiative to enhance the engagement of students from all three campuses in theatre activities outside of the classroom.

Play Reading
The Play Reading Series aims to provide current students with opportunities to engage with their favourite dramatic works, as well as new creations written by their peers.
When: November 3, 2017, 7-11 pm
Where: Bickersteth Room, Hart House
About: Join UofT Spotlight for a staged reading of last year’s Playwriting Competition winner The Little Chinese Cloud (and the storm that came before), written by Vivian Xie. This award-winning play will be performed in an effort to continue the development of this show, with professional feedback to be provided by Toronto dramaturg, Andrew Cheng. Light refreshments will be provided. More info. here >>

Workshops
The Workshops Series is designed to facilitate an intimate environment where students from any level of experience can learn theatrical skills from a leader’s experience. Please note: U of T Spotlight Workshops are only open to currently enrolled U of T students.

Playwriting Workshop
When: November 3, 2017, 7-9 pm
Where: Bickersteth Room, Hart House
Facilitator: Maria Meindl
About: WALK THE WALK: A character’s walk can say so much – if you know what to look for. Through an awareness-based movement lesson, you will discover ways to “walk the walk” of your characters. These tools can help you create new characters, gain insights into your characters’ motivations, even make plot decisions. The workshop will include time for free writing and some improvisation. More information and links to register here >>

Stage Combat Workshop
When: November 19, 2017, 1-4 pm
Where: Activities Room, Hart House
Facilitator: Nate Bitton
About: A general overview of Stage Combat exercises from Toronto’s own Nate Bitton, an experienced Fight/Movement Director, Actor, and Theatre Creator. This workshop will include hand-to-hand combat, review of fight safety, and more. Participants of all levels are welcome, and are encouraged to bring water and wear comfortable clothes they are able to move in. More info. and links to register here >>

Stage Management 1
When: November 21, 2017, 7-9:30 pm
Where: Administrative Offices, Hart House Theatre
Facilitator: A professional stage manager
About: Stage Management 1 will include a general overview of stage management skills and practices. It will explore book work protocols on festival-type shows, accepted professional SM practices, and give participants of all experience ranges, the tools to take on an SM role in future. Participants possess any level of experience, but the facilitator has requested that they disclose their interest focus and level of experience when they register so that he may tailor the workshop to that need. More information and links to register here >>
Audition call
Hart House Theatre is now accepting submissions for

By William Shakespeare
Directed by James Wallis

Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, November 9, 2017 - early submissions are encouraged. Non-union (ACTRA or Equity), non-paying

Those contacted for auditions will be seen the week of November 13, with callbacks on November 20. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen. Part-time rehearsals will begin in January.
Performance run: March 2-10, 2018

Please send headshots, resumes to auditions@harthousetheatre.ca. Be sure to include TITUS SUBMISSION in your email subject line.

For more information on audition requirements, visit our Get Involved page here >>
Fund the Future for the Festival
Hart House Theatre is pleased to host the Sears Drama Festival each year. If you can, please give to support and sustain this work which has been pivotal in creating many shining starts in the performing arts.

Secure the future of the Sears Drama Festival!
News broke in August that the Sears Festivals lost their main source of funding, thus putting an end to festivals that are part of Canadian theatre's DNA. The reaction from students, parents, teachers, and their local communities was swift and devastating.

Here is your chance to make a difference!

In September, the Stratford Festival pledged to make a contribution. We are pleased to announce their support in the form of a $5,000 matching gift if we make our campaign goal!" These beloved local Drama Festivals are essential to drama programs in Ontario, BC and the Atlantic provinces. They provide opportunities for thousands of high school students to convene every year to share ideas, attend training workshops and, most of all, create new friendships and solidify artistic bonds.

While the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) and the IATSE have joined forces to help secure the presentation of the 2018 edition of the Drama Festival, this edition cannot happen without you. Kids around the country are already hard at work putting on compelling plays, and right now, each community needs to step up.

More information and opportunities to give here>>
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Seniors: $17
Students: $15
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Season Subscriptions
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