Issue 10, 2017/2018 Season | September 19, 2017
For Those About to Rock...
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 our tantalizing tease of the titular Hedwig and the Angry Inch:
Presenting Broadleaf Theatre's The Chemical Valley Project
For one night only, Hart House Theatre and U of T Spotlight are pleased to present the Broadleaf Theatre’s production of The Chemical Valley, featuring the talents of of recent U of T and Drama Festival alumni.

When: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017 9:15 pm
Where: Hart House Debates Room
Tickets: Pay What You Will at the door

The Chemical Valley Project is an innovative documentary-theatre solo-performance that investigates Canada’s energy infrastructure and the role of all Canadians in reconciliation. The show focuses on the efforts of the Aamjiwnaang land defenders Vanessa Gray and Lindsay Gray to protect their community’s land, air and water against the negative impacts of Canada’s petrochemical industry. Created by U of T alumni and Broadleaf Theatre’s Julia Howman and Kevin Matthew Wong – and performed by Kevin Matthew Wong – the show incorporates a unique blend of documentary footage, projection design and miniature object puppetry. As Canada continues to celebrate its 150th birthday, The Chemical Valley Project questions the foundations of 21st century Canada in light of ongoing environmental racism and the experiences of indigenous people. More here >>
Auditions Abound
Hart House Theatre is now accepting submissions for

By Arthur Miller
Directed by Michael Rubinstein

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, October 16, 2017 - early submissions are encouraged.
Non-union (ACTRA or Equity), Non-paying

Those contacted for auditions will be seen the week of October 23, with callbacks on October 29. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen. Part-time rehearsals begin November 12.
Performance run: Jan. 19-Feb. 3, 2018

Please send headshots, resumes to auditions@harthousetheatre.ca.

For more information on audition requirements, visit our Get Involved page here >>
U of T Spotlight Workshops
U of T Spotlight is an initiative to enhance the engagement of students from all three campuses in theatre activities outside of the classroom. 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.

Audition Workshop
When: September 26, 2017. 7-9 pm
Where: Hart House Theatre Lobby
Facilitator: Carly Chamberlain
About: Whether you’re a new face on the scene looking to wow directors, or an experienced theatre artist who wants to hone their audition skills, join National Theatre School grad and veteran Hart House Theatre director Carly Chamberlain and learn how put your best foot forward.

More information and links to register here >>

Costume and Wardrobe Workshop
When: October 3, 2017. 7-9 pm
Where: Hart House Theatre Chorus Dressing Room
Facilitator: Jennifer Jakob
About: Join Hart House Theatre’s Head of Wardrobe, Jennifer Jakob, on a practical and creative rundown Costuming and Wardrobe for Theatre. Learn the basics of what a wardrobe job looks like in a theatre space, plumb the depths of Hart House Theatre’s stock, and explore the creative range of possibilities in being a costume designer.

More information and links to register here >>

Theatre Criticism Workshop - with Glenn Sumi
When: October 4, 2017. 7-9 pm
Where: South Sitting Room, Hart House
Facilitator: Glenn Sumi
About: Glenn Sumi, U of T Alum and editor of the Film and Stage sections of NOW, generously joins us for his famed workshop on the do’s and don’ts of Theatre Criticism. Learn how to watch and review live theatre from the Toronto’s expert. This workshop is an excellent skill-builder for budding journalists, campus arts writers, and anyone looking to try on a new critical lens for their writing style.

More information and links to register here >>
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