The Passionate Players Program is a joint initiative between Outside the March and Convergence Theatre. We work with a dedicated group of theatre lovers looking to get up out of the audience and take centre stage. All of the performers involved with the project are non-professional actors who want the opportunity to be trained and directed by a team of Toronto’s leading theatre artists. The participants receive training in voice, movement, character work, and script analysis. Through their training, rehearsal process, and public performances, participants experience what it is like to be immersed in the world of professional theatre.
Now enrolling participants for:
A re-exploration of scenes from Outside the March’s TomorrowLoveTM and Convergence Theatre’s AutoShow
written by Rosamund Small
A series of intimate duets that imagine the future of romantic connection. Navigate your way through an infinity of possible futures, in which innovations in technology grant physical transformation, time and space travel, immortality, the extraction of the human soul, and a fridge that expands to hold infinite groceries—all in the name of love. TomorrowLoveTM received its world premiere from Outside the March in 2016, when it was named by the CBC as “one of the year’s top cultural moments”.
written by Marie Beath Badian, Alex Dault, Alan Dilworth, Brenden Gall, John Lazarus, Jason Mitchell, Rick Roberts & Erin Shields
Through the voices of a number of playwrights, AutoShow explores the many ways in which we experience cars, from the inspiring ideal that is advertised, to the blunt reality of metal and gasoline, with each play evoking a voyeuristic intensity. AutoShow was Convergence Theatre’s inaugural production, premiering at the 2006 Toronto Fringe, when it was named one of the “top ten productions of the year” by NOW Magazine.
Program Runs July 3 – 16, 2017
*Rehearsal schedule can be somewhat flexible based on advanced notice of conflicts. But ALL participants MUST BE AVAILABLE for performances on July 14th, 15th, and 16th.
THIS IS A BENEFIT PRODUCTION!
Participation Fee: $600 (+HST).
All proceeds will go towards supporting the future work of Outside the March and Convergence Theatre.
For more information and to request an audition, please e-mail Katherine Devlin Rosenfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org
Passionate Players Production History
2015 – Our Town, Thornton Wilder
2014 – A Midwinter’s Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare adapted by Julie Tepperman
2013 – The Lady from Maxim’s, Georges Feydeau adapted by Julie Tepperman