THE BIG GAME by Tennessee Williams - WORLD PREMIER - MAY 2012

WORLD PREMIER presented in the inaugural program of The Playwright Project - May 2012

WAIT UNTIL DARK by Fredrick Knott - JAN 2013

Inaugural production at the Storefront Theatre. Directed by Benjamin Blais. Featuring: Tyrone Savage, Daylem Mcleod, David Tompa, Brenhan McKibben, Claire Armstrong and Jonas Widdifeild

EIGENGRAU by Penelope Skinner - NOV 2012

Presented at The Lower Ossignton Theatre Directed by David Tompa Featuring: Jeff Irving, Helen Johns, Kristian Bruun, Claire Armstrong

THE FATAL GAZOGENE by George Bernard Shaw - AUG 2012

Presented at The Campbell House Museum DIRECTOR: Brenhan McKibben CAST: Lorna Wright, Kendall Wright, David Reale, David Tompa, Kat Germain

COCKFIGHT by Kat Sandler - JUNE 2014

Powerhouse Toronto indie companies, ROTC & Theatre Brouhaha team-up to stage this wild show! Featuring: Benjamin Blais, Brenhan McKibben, Jacob Ehman, David Tompa and Caroline Toal.

AFTER MISS JULIE by Patrick Marber - NOV 2013

Directed by David Ferry Featuring : Claire Armstrong, Christopher Morris and Amy Keating. **2014 Best Actress Dora Award winner - Claire Armstrong **2014 Best Director Dora Nomination - David Ferry

Directed by Mac Fyfe. Featuring: Joe Dinicol, Benjamin Blais, David Tompa, Cyrus Faird, Ryan Hollyman, Andrew Craig & Alex Furber **2010 Best Actor Dora Nomination - Cyrus Faird

THIS COMMING MONDAY AUG 11th…join us!

ON STAGE NOW

MON AUG 11th - FREE ADMISSION!!

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Every month, Sing for your Supper gives playwrights and actors–even those with little to no experience–a chance to meet each other, share ideas and workshop new scripts before an audience, on the fly and outside conventional theatre venues.

All are welcome to participate. FREE ADMISSION

Script submissions will be selected by our
incomparable host Danny Pagett (Theatre Brouhaha. )
along side indie theatre instigators,
Brenhan McKibben (ROTC, DownStage, Storefront Theatre) and
Benjamin Blais (ROTC, Theatre Brouhaha, Storefront Theatre).

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION : MAY 31, 2014

The scripts will then receive a live workshop by Toronto talent on a first come first serve basis.

SIGN UP FOR PERFORMANCE OPENS AT 7pm
Hopeful performers are asked to arrive one hour prior the 8 pm curtain. This allows everyone enough time to get acquainted with the script and introduce themselves to one and other in a very casual, collaborative and creative environment. This cold reading series is also a unique opportunity for writers to have their work read in a new light, with no pressure or
expectations.

Patrons are then encouraged to interact with the writers, actors, fellow audience members and guest moderators from the Toronto theatre community where they can then discuss, face to face, what they experienced.

Powerhouse Toronto indie companies team-up to stage a Cockfight!

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COCKFIGHT

Written + Directed by Kat Sandler

Red One Theatre teams up with hit playwright Kat Sandler and Theatre Brouhaha to present a dark, sexy dramedy about family, survival, toughness, dreaming big, and a fighting rooster.

Playing June 12th – June 29th at
THE STOREFRONT THEATRE
(955 Bloor Street West)

Featuring:

Benjamin Blais
Jakob Ehman
Brenhan McKibbon
Caroline Toal
& David Tompa

Cockfight tells the story of the Chiavetti brothers: three hard-luck foster kids who have grown up to be adult rabble-rousers. Charlie (Brenhan McKibbon - Wait until Dark, Shrew, Howie the Rookie) has got a broken heart, August (Jakob Ehman - 2014 Dora Nominations for Donors, Minotaur) has a crush at work, and Mike (Benjamin Blais -Tape, Mojo, Shrew) has a scheme: he’s bought a fighting rooster and is convinced he and his brothers can have the good life if he can train it to fight the same way he trained his brothers. Things get complicated when August’s work crush, the thrill-seeking, though seemingly innocent Ingrid (Caroline Toal -We Are The Bomb, Firebrand) accidentally ends up with the brothers’ collateral…and the dangerous psychopath (David Tompa - Wait Until Dark, Mojo, Laws of Motion) who sold them the rooster comes looking for it. There are schemes, betrayals, secrets and lies, before the brothers land at a cataclysmic conclusion that will test their family, their resolve and each other more than they ever thought possible.

 

Kat Sandler (Help Yourself, Delicacy, We Are The Bomb, Rock, Sucker) writes and directs a cast and crew composed of Red One and Theatre Brouhaha veterans (including Red One artistic director Benjamin Blais) in a script that combines the gritty, relevant, and fast styles of both companies. The result is a fantastic blending of two of Toronto’s most prolific indie theatre company’s strengths and passions in a show that is not to be missed. Cockfight  comes hot off Red One Theatre’s banner year; including 2014 Dora Award Nominated hit After Miss Julie(Outstanding Direction — David Ferry, Outstanding Performance, Female — Claire Armstrong).

 

Cockfight  opens June 12th at the newly renovated Storefront Theatre at 955 Bloor Street West. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets available at www.SecureASeat.com and at the door

CONTRACTIONS on stage from May 8th – May 25th

The Red One Theatre Collective is proud to present Mike Bartlett’s thrilling dark comedy CONTRACTIONS as part of their 2014 spring season at The Storefront Theatre.

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Canadian theatre veteran and internationally acclaimed director Jeannette Lambermont-­Morey (Stratford Festival: Pride and Prejudice, Henry V & The Miracle Worker, CanStage: Twelfth Night – Dora nomination, Juilliard School,NYC: A Midsummer Nights Dream) directs multiple award winning British playwright Mike Bartlett’s (Cock, Olivier Award winner, Bull: 2013 Best New Play – National Theatre Awards) comedy about the fine line between work and play, in which the audience is invited to be part of the meeting.

Featuring electrifying performances by Christopher Plummer Award-winning actor Catherine McNally (Citadel Theatre’s The Penelopiad; Can Stage’s A Winter’s Tale; Tarragon’s The Orphan Muses, Dora Nomination), and fresh newcomer Harmonie Tower (Single Thread Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing; Paper Plaid Theatre’s We Few They Many and 52 Pieces). With designs from our critically acclaimed team: set and costume by Claire Hill (Safeword Theatre’s Turtleneck, Donors; Theatre By the Bay’s Nine Mile Portage; Single Thread Theatre’s Firebrand); sound design by Dimitar Pentche (“Shakespeare at the Park” festival of Dallas, Texas; Bristol Shakespeare Festival; Bulgarian ASKEER award-winner); and lighting by Melissa Joakim (Red One Theatre’s Wait until Dark, Pvt. Wars, Fool 4 Love, SHREW), this production promises to have you on the edge of your seat.

The Red One Theatre Collective strives to produce an immediate and visceral theatrical experience while fostering professional working relationships between emerging and established Canadian artists.  The Storefront Theatre is a multi-disciplinary hub dedicated to the support of  independent talent. This new venue promises to provide a program of live entertainment throughout 2014.

CONTRACTIONS

by Mike Bartlett

May 8th – May 25th

Thurs- Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm

Storefront Theatre

955 Bloor Street West

$19.99

For more information, to schedule an interview, or to receive a press pass to this event please contact

www.REDONETHEATRE.com

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SPRING FLING GALA – Friday April 18th

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Thanks to the generosity and commitment of so many supporters, The Storefront Theatre has undergone flood restoration and is back with many new improvements! Come join us for a rocking good time at the Spring Fling, as we take the opportunity to say thank for the wonderful support of our contributors. We will also be announcing our exciting plans for the rest of the year at The Storefront.
DOORS 8pm
SHOWTIME 9pm
FREE ADMISSION
The evening’s festivities will feature a stellar line-up of live music, including:
Kelly McCormack
Harrison Thomas
Jason O’Brien
Steven McCarthy
Chris DePaul
Claire Armstrong
Andy Perun
Danny Pagett
Claire Burns
Gaby Grice
Tyrone Savage
Andy Trithardt
Brandon Crone
Stephanie Seaton
Jeff Giles
Rebecca Perry
Quinton Naughton
Chris BladesWe look forward to seeing you there!

With love,
The Storefront Theatre

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AUDITION CALL – THE SKRIKER

Holding auditions for Red One Theatre Collective’s production of Caryl Churchill’s

THE SKRIKER.

Directed by Daniel Pagett

To be performed Oct. 20- Nov 9 2014
Rehearsals starting late august/early sept.

This will be an equity co-op.

Compensation: Profit share.

Actors will be given sides to prepare. TEXT IS CHALLENGING.

This is a general call. All types welcome to audition.

please email submissions to
skrikerauditions@outlook.com

with headshot and resume attached.

Submission deadline is Friday April 18

SING FOR YOUR SUPPER 3.3 – MON MARCH 10th

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On the first Monday of every month, Sing for your Supper gives playwrights and actors–even those with little to no experience–a chance to meet each other, share ideas and workshop new scripts before an audience, on the fly and outside conventional theatre venues.

All are welcome to participate. FREE ADMISSION

Script submissions will be selected by our
incomparable host Danny Pagett (Theatre Brouhaha. )
along side indie theatre instigators,
Brenhan McKibben (ROTC, DownStage, Storefront Theatre) and
Benjamin Blais (ROTC, Theatre Brouhaha, Storefront Theatre).

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION : MARCH 8th, 2014

The scripts will then receive a live workshop by Toronto talent on a first come first serve basis.

SIGN UP FOR PERFORMANCE OPENS AT 7pm
Hopeful performers are asked to arrive one hour prior the 8 pm curtain. This allows everyone enough time to get acquainted with the script and introduce themselves to one and other in a very casual, collaborative and creative environment. This cold reading series is also a unique opportunity for writers to have their work read in a new light, with no pressure or
expectations.

Patrons are then encouraged to interact with the writers, actors, fellow audience members and guest moderators from the Toronto theatre community where they can then discuss, face to face, what they experienced.

FLOODING OF THE SHREW

ATTENTION – SHREW IS BACK UP AND RUNNING

SHREW has found a new home, thanks to the generous folks at Theatre Passe Muraille!

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

All bookings will continue to be conducted through www.secureaseat.com.  We look forward to seeing you at the show!

STOREFRONT RELIEF FUND

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Unfortunately, the Storefront Theatre suffered a flood earlier this week, due to the recent rise in temperature, snow melting, and bursting water mains. We are working on getting everything back in order as soon as possible! If you would like to donate to the Storefront Theatre Flooding Recovery Fund, please click on the link below, your help is much appreciated!

 


 

 

SHREW OPENS THIS SATURDAY FEB 15th

JOIN US AFTER THE SHOW FOR OUR OPENING NIGHT GALA

and meet the cast and crew behind this hilarious hootenanny!

The 2014 season starts with a bang this FEBRUARY at The Storefront Theatre

The beautiful and gentle Bianca has no shortage of admirers, but her mother insists that she will not marry until her older sister, Katharina, is betrothed. The only problem is that Katharina is the wildest, loudest, maddest shrew in the Klondike. It’s a low-down showdown with honky-tonk, puppetry, slapstick, and Vaudeville charm, and one of these gunslingers will either go broke or strike gold.

In his directorial debut, rising Stratford Festival star and RedOne Theatre veteran Tyrone Savage gathers together Toronto’s premier emerging talents for the first time in this one-of-a-kind production.

Featuring:
Benjamin Blais as Petruchio
Tim Fitzgerald Walker as Grumio/Pedant
Kelly Penner as Bianca
Daniel Briere as Lucentio
Jeff Hanson as Vincentio
John Fleming as Tranio
Andrij Perun as Hortensio
Karen Knox as Kate
James Wallis as Biondello
Claire Burns as Baptista
Harrison Thomas as Curtis 
and Brenhan Mckibben as Gremio

Stage Manager: Heather Bellingham
Lighting Design: Melissa Jokim
Production Manager: Suzie Balogh
Senic Designer: Stacey-Lee Turner 

SHREW
by William Shakespeare
February 15th – March 2nd, 2014
8pm (Sunday PWYC Matinees – 2pm)
The Storefront Theatre
955 Bloor Street West – $19.99 
Advance tickets available @ www.secureaseat.com

AFTER MISS JULIE continues to sweep the 2013 Critics Choice Awards.

Thank you Toronto!

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After Miss Julie image #1NATIONAL POST – Top 12 0f 2013

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2014/01/05/robert-cushmans-12-best-plays-of-2013/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

NOW MAGAZINE – Top 10 0f 2013

http://www.nowtoronto.com/stage/story.cfm?content=196039

STAGEDOOR.COM – Best of 2013

http://www.stage-door.com/Theatre/Current_Reviews/Entries/2014/1/1_Best_Productions_of_2013.html

3rd ANNUAL K.E.T.S. AWARD Winner

Lynn Slokin & Paula Citron

http://www.slotkinletter.com/site/?p=2370