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)
& 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
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.
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.
by Mike Bartlett
May 8th – May 25th
Thurs- Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm
955 Bloor Street West
For more information, to schedule an interview, or to receive a press pass to this event please contact
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Chris BladesWe look forward to seeing you there!
The Storefront Theatre
Holding auditions for Red One Theatre Collective’s production of Caryl Churchill’s
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
with headshot and resume attached.
Submission deadline is Friday April 18
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
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.
ATTENTION – SHREW IS BACK UP AND RUNNING
SHREW has found a new home, thanks to the generous folks at Theatre Passe Muraille!
All bookings will continue to be conducted through www.secureaseat.com. We look forward to seeing you at the show!
STOREFRONT RELIEF FUND
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!
JOIN US AFTER THE SHOW FOR OUR OPENING NIGHT GALA
and meet the cast and crew behind this hilarious hootenanny!
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.
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
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
Thank you Toronto!
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NOW MAGAZINE – Top 10 0f 2013
STAGEDOOR.COM – Best of 2013
3rd ANNUAL K.E.T.S. AWARD Winner
Lynn Slokin & Paula Citron
John Coulbourn, TORONTO SUN
Jon Kaplan, NOW MAGAZINE
“It’s the most powerful and shocking version of the story I’ve seen…the sexual chemistry between Armstrong and Morris anchors the story as the pair flirt, fight and fuck their way to a conclusion that can only be tragic. - JON KAPLAN, Now Magazine
“”Miss Julie (played by Claire Armstrong in a turn that is heartbreakingly luminescent)…John, played by with a note-perfect blend of swagger and obsequiousness by Christopher Morris…a triumphantly understated performance by Amy Keating as Christine” - JOHN COULBOURN, Toronto Sun
“After Miss Julie is a play boiling with passion, rough sex, subtle innuendo and psychological maneuvering. Director David Ferry…serves that emotion beautifully in this muscular, yet nuanced production.” - LYNN SLOTKIN, The Slotkin Letter
“”After Miss Julie was the best performance I’ve seen all year…they blew Downton Abbey out of the bloody water” -THE CHARLEBOIS POST
“It is directed here by David Ferry in a sexy, muscular production that fuses the power of Marber’s re-envisioning with the talents of his three member cast in such a way that the production manages to keep its audience on the very edges of their seats for the duration” - JOHN COULBOURN, Toronto Sun
The Red One Theatre Collective & The Storefront Theatre present:
AFTER MISS JULIE
a Version of Strindberg’s Miss Julie
by Patrick Marber
Directed by David Ferry
Claire Armstrong as Julie
Christopher Morris as John
Amy Keating as Christine
November 15 – 30
Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm / Sundays at 2pm
Tickets $20 / Tuesdays $10
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT SECUREASEAT.COM