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Play Please Remove if Inappropriate [17 Jun 2009|02:49pm]


 The play by Santo Cervello and Grace Lebecka

"The Sacred Prostitute"
to explore exciting new possibilities for creating fresh models of femininity in the society.
Please join us on June 20th at The Metropolitan United Church
56 Queen St. East, Toronto
at 7:30pm
and on July 25th at the Bloor Street United Church
 300 Bloor St. West, Toronto
at 7:30pm

Buy Now On Line or Call: 416 245-3871
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Petition [04 Sep 2008|09:36am]

[ mood | angry ]


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Come be a zombie! [22 Aug 2008|12:22pm]

Hi folks,
I'm working on an awesome TV show called A Shadow Shall Fall (link points toward the facebook page), filming in and around the KW area over the summer. This coming Sunday, as well as next Saturday, we are looking for as many bodies as possible to be zombie extras.

If you're interested in being a zombie, show up at 9 am on Sunday, August 24th, at 1356 Queen's Blvd, Kitchener, where we'll make you into a zombie! We provide the makeup, and you get to wear whatever you'd like. (Keep in mind that all bare skin will be covered in makeup.)

Bring snacks, drinks, and an umbrella (we might get some rain =P)...

If you'd like more info, feel free to reply to this post, or send an email to fbnassf at gmail dot com.

(x-posted a few places)
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Bill C-61 [13 Jun 2008|09:53am]

For those of you who may not be aware, Minister of Industry, Jim Prentice, is trying to put through a bill that would severely restrict Canadian consumer privileges when it comes to copyright material. It is basically a version of the disruptive American DCMA, as opposed to being any sort of "Made in Canada" approach.

This bill, made with an extreme lack of public consultation, means ordinary consumer practises, such as unlocking cell phones and copying the contents of purchased DVDs for use in video iPod, would be made illegal. This bill also negatively impacts our Canadian filmmakers, musicians, artists, creators, and even anyone who uses a P2P file-sharing network.

I strongly urge you all to take action against this bill and instead fight for a Canadian solution, as opposed to laws that, in some cases, would be more restrictive than those in the United States.

The website Copyright for Canadians provides information and a simple, straightforward form you can use to send a pre-written e-mail, that you can edit, if you so choose, to your Member of Parliament.

For more information on Bill C-61, you can visit the following:
-Copyright for Canadians is a website with further information and a simple form you can use to e-mail your Member of Parliament

-A CBC article on the proposed bill

-The blog of Michael Geist, a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law

-The official text of Bill C-61

I sincerely hope everyone takes action on this and writes their Member of Parliament, urging them to speak up against this bill and push for a Canadian solution to a Canadian issue, not the imported American failure that Jim Prentice is advocating.
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Need Help Finding Plays [03 Oct 2007|12:46pm]

So, I need some help.

I've been reading and reading and reading plays, trying to find something I'd like to direct, something that speaks to me. I'm hoping that you all can give me some suggestions for plays or playwrights you know that perhaps would be good to check out.

This is what I'm looking for:

* Full-length production
* Minimum of 5 cast members
* Something that has obvious place for theatrical conventions (i.e. not just straightforward story. There are opportunities for theatrical elements, like stylized dialogue or movement) (e.g. the woman's role in Saucy Jack by Sharon Pollock; some elements of Caryl Churchill's work)
* Strong and in-your-face; invigorates or grabs an audience (e.g. the harsh look at relationships in Closer by Patrick Marber)

I'm open to any themes, issues, etc. Even if you know of something that really speaks to you, but doesn't necessarily stick to the things I've outlined, suggest it anyway.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


(posted to actorsguild, canadian_actors, and theatrepeople.
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Filmmaking Seminar - early bird special and registration info [27 Sep 2007|08:59pm]

Want to be a filmmaker?

Seminar on Tuesday, October 16 (featuring guest speaker Cameron Bailey)

Palmerston Library (on Palmerston, just north of Bloor), in Toronto.

Announcing an early bird special: register and pay before 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 9, and pay only $15!

To register, send an e-mail to Sarah Brebner (Operations Manager) at: sarah.fantasyworldwide@gmail.com, with "Seminar Registration" in the subject line, and payment can be sent to the office at Fantasy Worldwide.

Cheques can be made payable to: Fantasy Worldwide

The address is:

Seminar at Fantasy Worldwide
37 Langford Ave.
Toronto, On.
M4J 3E4

For more information, reply to this post or e-mail sarah.fantasyworldwide@gmail.com
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Want to be a filmmaker? [26 Sep 2007|11:19pm]

Our seminar is open to everyone, and will be of particular interest to filmmaking students and anyone looking to get into filmmaking.

Topics covered will be of interest to those involved with all types of films, from genre to mainstream.

Featuring guest speaker Cameron Bailey!

Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival Seminar 2007

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Place: Palmerston Library (in the theatre space)
Library is on Palmerston, just north of Bloor.

5:30-5:40pm: Introduction of seminar speakers and welcome

5:40-6:10pm: Digital vs. Film (speaker TBA)

6:10-6:30pm Janice MacNeil (sound editor)

*** break for coffee, casual discussion ***

6:50:-7:10pm: Sunny Widerman (personal tax advisor, specializing in self-employment income)

7:10-7:30pm: William Huffman (associate director, Toronto Arts Council)

7:30-7:50pm: Jeanne Stromberg (producer)

7:50-8:10pm: Cameron Bailey (writer, broadcaster and film programmer)

8:10-8:30pm: Q&A with all seminar speakers

*** student discount available!

Regular: $20, Students $18

To register, send an e-mail (with "Seminar Attendee" in the subject line) to: sarah.fantasyworldwide@gmail.com

Details on payment options coming soon!

You can either post questions here, or e-mail Sarah Brebner (Operations Manager at the Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival), at: sarah.fantasyworldwide@gmail.com

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[26 Sep 2007|03:36pm]

Is anyone here involved in any of the Nuit Blanche pieces? There's tonnes of queer content: church street is getting shut down, I'm doing this:

Nuit Blanche, Zone B, site #20: The END OF THE PARTY party, by Ryan G. Hinds, Will Munro, and Ina Unt InaCollapse )

If you're involved give everyone a heads up!
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[07 Sep 2007|02:11am]

tons of amazing people you probably know are involved in this show
365 Days/365 Play by Suzann Lori-ParksCollapse )

PWYC, tonight til thursday
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[23 Jul 2007|01:45pm]

This cabaret show is happening tonight at Goodhandy's....ryan g. hinds, dave deveau, nicole bond, Forte gay men's chorus, Adam Garnet Jones' Cloudbreaker,a silent auction, and Mathew Romantini Trust that we'll fierce it up!!!!!

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Playwriting Group -- update [31 Mar 2007|08:55pm]

Just a quick update that we're still in the process of forming a playwriting critique/discussion group for the Toronto area. It's going a little slow at the moment, but hey, we're a busy bunch. If you want to keep up with things and be alerted when we do meet again (and I promise, we will meet again), join our Yahoo group at:

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[01 Mar 2007|04:10pm]

hey guys.  I need some help - I don't have a good childrens monologue and I'm up for some children theatre soon... I can't find anything I like!  Or anything to make last long enough for a monologue/audition.  Most children's theater is al short for their attention spans!  LOL.
So any suggestions?  They say Children's Theatre or Family friendly.  

I tried anne of green gables but the version I picked up is apparently not the musical I did! so I am trying to find the alternate/more popular version of that too in hopes I can use my age old fall back Anne.

Thanks for advice and feedback!

(x posted sorry for the multiple posts!)
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New to the Community [16 Feb 2007|01:41pm]

Hi Everyone :)

I just recently quit my job to make time to audition as much as possible in hopes that I will land a full-time acting gig. I will be moving from Victoria to Vancouver sometime mid-March and am wondering if anyone has advice.

Any/all advice is welcome :)

My myspace is probably the most informative place about me.

So, HI ;)
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Hello, new and needing advice. [11 Feb 2007|12:54pm]

Hi folks, can anyone out there help me? I'm looking to find a good acting school in Vancouver that will give me training and qualifications to a recognised indusrty standard. Where's the best place to apply for actor training? I live in the UK but plan to emigrate in the next couple of years and would like to look into acting as a career, but with the cost of education rising very steeply in England and my emigration plans, I thought it would be best to wait until I have already moved over to Canada.

Any advice would be most welcome and greatly appreciated. :)
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[10 Feb 2007|07:14pm]

I am hosting headlining the Theatre Best/Before fundraiser tomorrow night at the Gladstone.... 'twill be the fiercest! from the e-vite:

Featuring a great silent auction and fabulous musical guests:

Joan Smith (www.myspace.com/theachieversachieve)
Simon Vallee (www.simonvallee.com)
Andrea Caswell
Jameson Eakin (www.myspace.com/jamiesonmeakin)

Time: Doors at 6:30, show 7 til 12
Tickets: $10 at the door

Theatre Best/Before is a Toronto-based theatre company dedicated to exploring the lesser-known works of well-known playwrights and providing a forum for emerging Canadian artists through play-readings and new play development.

For more info visit us at:
www.facebook.com (Group name: Theatre Best/Before)

or email: theatrebestbefore@gmail.com
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Hi there! [02 Feb 2007|12:45am]

I am a new promotional company. I have only entered the market, and I am looking to expand my roster of reliable, good-looking, friendly, outgoing young people who would be willing to be on a stand-by for a possible call. I will be paying around $15/hour minimum 4 hours work (99% of the time it would be more than 4 hours). If you are interested, let's get in touch. I would need your headshots and contact information.
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[23 Oct 2006|11:50pm]

Hi all,

This is something that I'm co-organizing, and since it's of interest to actors in Toronto and anyone interested in the arts, plus the fact that this is coming up in just a few days, I figured I'd post the info (I've also cross-posted to freelance_to and gtafilmmakers):

Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival to Hold Seminar:

After opening to great acclaim in November 2005, The Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival is shaping up this year to being bigger and better than ever; more than forty films – shorts, features and documentaries - will be screened over the weekend of October 27-29, 2006.

In addition to the regular schedule of films, Fantasy Worldwide is expanding its events to include a seminar on the festival’s opening night:

Industry experts – authors and filmmakers alike – will sit on the panel to discuss the fantasy genre, its relevance and growing popularity, and their own work within the field.

This is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with professionals working in a broad range of media within the sci-fi and fantasy genres. Audience members will have a chance to ask questions after the general discussion, and will get a sneek peek at behind-the-scenes stories of some films being screened at the festival (the producer and lead actor of Sidekick, for example, will be on the panel).

While open to everyone, the seminar will be especially of interest to film, writing and animation students and those looking to start a creative career in sci-fi or fantasy. And at a student rate of $5 per ticket (general admission $8), it will be an invaluable opportunity to learn from the best.

But of course, whether you’re a fan or looking to pursue this as a career, there will be something for everyone.

Date: Friday, October 27
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Place: Innis Town Hall (University of Toronto campus)
Tickets: $8 general, $5 students

For a complete list of panellists, and for the line-up of films being screened at the festival, check out the website at: www.fantasyworldwide.com
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Toronto Actresses!!! [15 Aug 2006|11:57am]

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Looking for a hostess for my new television series premiering in October, thought I'd put a quick shout out on good ol' livejournal as well.

You need to be comfortable in front of the camera and able to conduct interviews and approach strangers.

Female. (living in or around TORONTO, ONT.)

And be alright with getting into conventions for free and other neat little perks. =)

This is a PAID position.

The show focuses on eastern pop cultural influence in canada from anime to gadgets, horror movies, cosplayers, martial arts, candy, fashion, etc.

There will be much room for your creative input as well!!!

If you are interested or want more details please write me back or email me directly at:

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[20 Jun 2006|01:17pm]

I'm selling a pair of character shoes I bought for dance lessons, as I've graduated into the proper shoes for the course now.

Character Shoes

Angelo Luzio, black leather shoe - $65
  • Soles slightly worn.
  • In excellent condition. Insoles & heel in perfect shape.
  • 1.5" heel.
  • Size 9.5 women's.
  • Only 4 months old
  • (these are $80 brand new from Malabar)

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Shipping is extra and will be determined upon agreement to purchase, if you are outside of the Toronto area.
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