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April 2nd Line-Up: THR33Fest Part 2

This Sunday April 2nd brings back…

THR33Fest!

The number 3

Here’s how it works:
Each of these three writers started a script, then handed it off. The next person wrote a few more pages. Then handed it off. By the end, they had created three complete short scripts written in part by three different human beings!

This week’s three fest scripts are:
Mary Moore’s Cooking, South Field, and What to do in a Drought.

Written by: Chantal Cadeny, Jamie Johnson, and Ted DeMarsh.

Plus the second installment of Some Kind of Happy by Scott White and Peter Fenton.

As well as musical guest: Shawn Clark

Shawn Clark, man in colorful coat

Shawn William Clarke has long been a sideman with acts like the gypsy-folk collective Olenka and the Autumn Lovers and Arts & Crafts recording artist Timber Timbre. But a few years ago, the Toronto musician branched out to pursue a solo career, putting himself squarely in the spotlight. His debut album “Like Birds Too Tired To Fly” was called “one of the best Canadian albums of 2010” by Snobs Music blog and now has a follow up, Clarke’s sophomore album, “William”.

http://www.shawnwilliamclarke.com/bio/

What? When? Where? and How?

Actors should arrive to sign up at 7:00 pm with the show to start at 8:00 pm. Our home is The Social Capital, located at 154 Danforth Avenue. It’s above the Black Swan Tavern just east of Broadview station on the Danforth.

How can you get involved?

Join our writing group for more encouragement, camaraderie, wisdom, and shared get-down-to-business writing time. We’d love to help you get new scripts ready to be shared at the Cold Reads… and beyond.

Show up to read a role, laugh/cry/applaud/listen as an audience member, join our writing group, and submit your writing at torontocoldreads@gmail.com–everyone is welcome!

March 26 Line-up

Spring is here… but the “Cold” in Cold Reads only means they are new scripts, you know?

"Spring is coming soon" with birds and flowers on a tree with snow

Scripts by the following playwrights and/or screenwriters will be featured at this Sunday’s Cold Reads:

  • All Quiet Along the Niagara by Dave Healey
  • Kill Woman by Judith Johns Fiore
  • The Westerners by David Ralph
  • Writer’s Challenge by Donald Carr

As well as musical guest: Abigail Lapell

Abigail Langel with guitar, black and white

Toronto’s Abigail Lapell draws freely from folk-roots, indie and punk rock traditions. She received the 2016 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award from the Ontario Arts Council, and NOW Toronto called her a “musician to watch” in 2017. Lapell has toured across North America, Europe and the U.K., performing on vocals, piano, harmonica and finger style guitar. Hide Nor Hair, her sophomore CD/LP, is out now via Coax Records.

https://www.abigaillapell.com/home

What? When? Where? and How?

Actors should arrive to sign up at 7:00 pm with the show to start at 8:00 pm. Our home is The Social Capital, located at 154 Danforth Avenue. It’s above the Black Swan Tavern just east of Broadview station on the Danforth.

How can you get involved?

Join our writing group for more encouragement, camaraderie, wisdom, and shared get-down-to-business writing time. We’d love to help you get new scripts ready to be shared at the Cold Reads… and beyond.

Show up to read a role, laugh/cry/applaud/listen as an audience member, join our writing group, and submit your writing at torontocoldreads@gmail.com–everyone is welcome!

Musical Guest for March 5th: The Young Novelists

The Toronto Cold Reads are getting MUSICAL!

young novelists, folk band man and woman

Welcome the Young Novelists!

They are known for their beautiful harmonies and songs culled from their small-town roots. After the release of their second full-length album, ‘made us strangers’, they’ve been touring Canada and the US relentlessly, earning accolades wherever they go. They were recognized as Emerging Artist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, won the Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition at the Connecticut Folk Festival, and were recently named finalists at the NewSong Music Competition.

And they will be bringing their music to the Toronto Cold Reads on March 5th.

7:30 p.m. casting, 8:30 p.m. show–note the time change!