Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who helped make A Beautiful View a success. We’re honoured to have received Outstanding Cast at the London Fringe awards, and to have had so much support from Fringe-goers and other performers!

To those who are continuing on with the tour circuit, break legs!

Had our first run today, to an almost full house.. and here’s the first review!  :)

You can now express your desire to see A Beautiful View through facebook: or just have a good stare at our poster. Again.. huge thanks to Echo’s Visuals for the fantastic photo

emeraldsdemise:

Photographing pretty ladies in the sunshine.  <3

Miss Valerie and Miss Meghan 

Photo: Echo www.echosvisuals.ca

This is gorgeous. It’s always a pleasure working with Echo! :)

Antony Hare (who did the illustrations for our 2013 season) has an exhibit of his work at Uber Cool Stuff on Carling St until June 1. His expressive, distinctive artwork has been featured in The New Yorker, New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Vanity Fair, etc etc

“In the theatre, the tendency for centuries has been to put the actor at a remote distance, on a platform, framed, decorated, lit, painted, in high shoes — so as to help to persuade the ignorant that he is holy, that his art is sacred. Did this express reverence? Or was there behind it a fear that something would be exposed if the light were too bright, the meeting too near?”
— Peter Brook, The Empty Space
“When you come into the theatre, you have to be willing to say, “We’re all here to undergo a communion, to find out what the hell is going on in this world.” If you’re not willing to say that, what you get is entertainment instead of art, and poor entertainment at that.”
— David Mamet

Due to circumstances beyond our control we are cancelling our Fall production of Julius Caesar. We are sad to have to announce this; it is a show we were both very much looking forward to.

We want to produce quality theatre, and feel that forcing Caesar or another show into that slot would compromise this. However, we still hope to stage Caesar in the future, and we’re putting together some exciting things for next year and beyond.

For now, our Fringe show, Daniel MacIover’s A Beautiful View, opens June 8th at the Fanshawe black box theatre in Citi Plaza. We hope to see you there!

“I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged. Yet when we talk about theatre this is not quite what we mean. Red curtains, spotlights, blank verse, laughter, darkness, these are all confusedly superimposed in a messy image covered by one all-purpose word. We talk of the cinema killing the theatre, and in that phrase we refer to the theatre as it was when the cinema was born, a theatre of box office, foyer, tip-up seats, footlights, scene changes, intervals, music, as though the theatre was by very definition these and little more.”

Well, it’s the Ides of March so why not!

We’re excited to officially announce our 2013 Season.
-A Beautiful View by Daniel MacIvor, June 5-16, London Fringe Festival
-Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, September 9-21, the Arts Project

A big thanks to Antony Hare for the beautiful illustrations!

Great first rehearsal last night! This is gonna be good. Look for a stylish-as-bananas official announcement quite soon.

thereallondon:

Valerie Cotic
Actress, theatre practitioner

Our founder and co-artistic director was featured early on in The Real London project by David Redding.

thereallondon:

Valerie Cotic

Actress, theatre practitioner

Our founder and co-artistic director was featured early on in The Real London project by David Redding.

Read a script with a couple amazing actresses tonight. Production is officially under way!

justcuriouser:

Conceptual doodles.

Intrigued.