Alumnae Theatre's 100th Season, and 30th New Ideas Festival

I am extremely excited to share that I am directing the world premiere of Ciarán Myers' new play Sweet Mama and the Salty Muffins as part of the New Ideas Festival at Alumnae Theatre. 

More on the play later...but before that, the festival are looking for volunteers! Alumnae are now in their 100th season, fuelled by members and volunteers, bringing new work to the stage. 

Stage Managers review this link  

Actors review this link for auditions
Rehearsals will begin January 30th and thereafter for the productions March 7-25. There are a plethora of ages, genders, types, etc to audition for across staged readings of longer works in development, and full productions, so plenty for actors to chew on. This is a non-union opportunity, but a great group of people. All auditions are for all plays, actors are grouped by age and gender so that directors can sit in on the groups relevant for their casting needs.

I am specifically looking for a female performer over 30 (really anywhere over 30 works, if it is the right person!) for a demanding one-hander that will be in full production. 


review. Blink's Garden - Fat Blue productions @ Toronto Fringe (KIDS VENUE)

Blink's Garden is a charming and compelling story about a young girl's efforts to build a community. Performed primarily by children (with support from their adults) the show presents a lovely story about what happens when we feel "the grass is greener on the other side" and the lessons we learn. The story is told through music and song, which is beautifully rendered live on stage by a trio of musicians, with the whole cast singing beautiful harmonies. The staging is playful and lacks polish, but that is the essence of its charm; it is clearly several families coming together to tell a wonderful story. 

The Winnipeg-based company are here for their first Toronto Fringe, and this should definitely make your list for young theatre-goers; it will spark some great conversation with them afterward (which, after all, is the point of theatre!). Winnipeg readers, watch for them at Winnipeg Fringe, too! 

Check out their Facebook page for all remaining show dates and times in Winnipeg & Toronto.