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YES Montreal Workshops

By: yesmontreal

Here is a list of great workshops offered by YES Montreal catered to artists in any form of art dedicated to help them market themselves, boost their digital presence, and more! Here is the full list: www.yesmontreal.ca/

 

City of Montreal finds a buyer for Snowdon Theatre

By: globalnews.ca

The Snowdon Theatre is finally sold to a fair bidder, and its fate might change- or not. “The Snowdon Theatre will soon have a new owner. Global News has learned that there have been several bids to buy the building from the City of Montreal, but the landmark could have an entirely new vocation. “It looks like we have a bidder who will pay a fair price,” Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough councillor Marvin Rotrand said. “ Read more

 

Job Posting: MAI

Le MAI est actuellement à la recherche de d’une coordonnatrice ou d’un coordonnateur du programme d’accompagnement ainsi que d’une coordonnatrice ou d’un coordonnateur aux activités.

 

National News

Bridging The Gap: Are Online Relationships The Future Of Theatre Production?

By: huffingtonpost.ca

“ Making an original theatre piece from scratch is hard enough, but to design a set and add creative elements when your designers are spread out around the world is, well, a real accomplishment. For the past two weeks, Too Close to the Sun theatre company has been in a production residency at The Banff Centre putting the finishing touches on their newest solo show, The Bluebird Mechanicals. It’s the first time that co-devisors (and husband and wife) Talya Rubin and Nick James have been in the same room with sound designer, Hayley Forward, and video artist, Sam James, since the project was conceived over two years ago.” Read more

 

Toronto: Soulpepper announces “The Complete 150” – a new satirical audio drama by Jason Sherman

By: stage-door

“Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, today announced the release of The Complete 150, a new, free, satirical audio drama written by Jason Sherman, directed by Wernham-West Director of Audio Programming Gregory J. Sinclair, and performed by the Soulpepper ensemble and special guests. The 16-episode series will be posted over the next eight weeks every Tuesday and Friday until Canada Day, with the premiere episode available for download as of 10 a.m. on May 9, at Soulpepper.ca/complete150.” Read more

 

International News

A ‘robust’ Broadway season leads to Tony nods for 25 shows

By: semissourian.com

“ A year after falling head-over-heels for a musical about Alexander Hamilton, the Broadway community threw its arms open at the 2017 Tony Award nominations, handing out nods to 25 shows in a season notable for its range.” Read more

 

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Sets Broadway Dates

By: variety.com

‘ “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the West End smash that extends the uber-popular “Harry Potter” franchise to the stage, has officially made a date with Broadway, setting its opening night for late April 2018. “Harry Potter,” which earned raves in London and won a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards, is anticipated to prove equally successful on Broadway, where the industry is betting it becomes an attention-getting, galvanizing hit.’  Read more

 

Letter to the Editor: Compensation Isn’t a Competition

By: americantheatre.org

“ I am writing in response to “How Theatre Work Adds Up” by Diep Tran (Feb. ’17). I was drawn to your compensation-themed issue, in part because of my former life as a LORT [League of Resident Theatres] manager, and especially because of my work with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), which day in and day out is about ensuring artists get paid.” Read more

 

Mobile phones ruining the theatre? Blame the middle aged, Sherlock star says

By: telegraph.co

“ It is the absolute blight of the modern theatre: the flashing lights and relentless ringing of a mobile phone piercing the stalls. But critics should not be too hasty to blame the younger generation, one actor has warned, as he claims the culprits are in fact the middle-aged. Andrew Scott, star of BBC Sherlock and Hamlet at the Almeida Theatre, has said young fans are unfairly blamed for disrupting the theatre, being written off as “savages” without evidence.” Read more

 

Britney Spears In Talks To Make Broadway Musical

By: forbes.com

“ Britney might be coming to Broadway. As the “Princess of Pop” prepares to close her popular residency show in Las Vegas, her managers, Larry Rudolph and Adam Leber, have started to explore bringing her chart-topping songs to Broadway.  They met with theatre veteran Jerry Mitchell to discuss turning her music catalog into a full-fledged theatrical production.” Read more

 

Filmmaker Michael Moore Brings His Political Satire to Broadway

By: 95kqds.com

“ Provocative documentary maker Michael Moore is bringing politics to Broadway with a one-man show billed as “guaranteed to take audiences on a ride through the United States of Insanity.”” Read more

 

Marisa Tomei and Sarah Ruhl On Bringing a New Kind of Love to the Theater

By: theatermania

‘Bring new sexual relationships to the stage with a play by the incredible Sarah Ruhl. “ “I think a lot of people are in the closet about being polyamorous,” the playwright Sarah Ruhl says. “I had a friend who said, ‘Oh, I loved the play so much that I sent another person to it,’ and that person said, ‘Did you send me because you know I’m in a polyamorous relationship? I thought you handpicked it for me.'” In How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, which ends its run at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater this weekend, Ruhl explores the concept of polyamory (an open sexual relationship within a group of three or more individuals). But the dark comedy, which features a cast headed by Oscar winner Marisa Tomei, is more than just about what happens when two ordinary couples are entranced by the members of what one of the characters calls a “triad.” In Ruhl’s own words, it’s about “making your love bigger.”‘ Read more

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