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May 21st Line-up: Thr33fest part 3

For our PENULTIMATE Cold Reads of Spring 2017 we bring you the THIRD installment of…

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 scripts were written by:
Zoe Alexander, Winter Rowan and Sheila Toller

Plus writer’s challenge by David Straus.

And musical guest Mark Martyre will be joining us as well.

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.

Finale Announcements

May 28th is the spring finale of the 2017 Toronto Cold Reads. Which means–

  1. We FEAST! Bring a dish, if you can, to contribute to the potluck.

Table covered in Thanksgiving dishes of food.

2. Past musical guests will be returning for a musical collaboration! Come hear a short MUSICAL script in addition to the amazing scripts we always perform.

3. Come with your pitch ready. The Toronto Cold Reads may pause for the summer months, but our community keeps making, attending, and supporting great writing. Want the Cold Reads crew to come see your Fringe show or Summerworks production? TELL US.

Plan ahead, invite your friends–it’s going to be a night to remember.

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!

May 7th Line-Up

If you know what’s good for you, you’ll join us at the Toronto Cold Reads this Sunday May 7th.

50s style woman holding sign "Mother Knows Best"

We will be taking a break on May 14th. Which is why your mom is telling us to all be there this Sunday.

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

  • How Long? by Simone Stock and Shawn Tanaka
  • It’s a Blast by David Healey
  • Size 7 (with Insoles) by Genevieve Adam
  • Writer’s Challenge by Eric Peterson

We’ll be back on May 21st with the third edition of Thr33fest!
Only 3 cold reads left until the fall!

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!

April 30th Line-Up

Caption this!

3 women sitting on stools Stage with man holding guitar, man in center pointing dramatically to man in plaid shirt to his right

Come see what antics are in store at April 30’s Cold Reads–only 4 more left until September!

 

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

  • Act One by Natasha Backlin
  • The Furies by Barb Scheffler
  • Gertrude by Nick Sturges
  • Writer’s Challenge by Winter Rowan

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!

April 23rd Line-Up

We’re Back!

Movie cover of We're Back--3 dinosaurs walking in a parade down New York City street

No, not like that… or will there be dinosaurs? Come on Sunday to find out!

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

  • The Birds Aflutter by Oliver Georgiou
  • Bloody Sunrise by Joanne Latimer
  • Immigrant Story by Jarrett Rusnak
  • Writer’s Challenge by Ron Fromstein

And this week’s musical guest: Jordan Paul

Young man with long hair on boardwalk in front of lake

Jordan Paul is an unstoppable force of fluid emotion. Equipped with a voice that leaves audiences breathless, his live show is a must-see. A clever songwriter and multi-instrumentalist at only 24, Paul has a ghostly style all his own. Citing Nina Simone, Dylan Thomas, Greek Mythology, and Indian Raga among his creative influences–his music is as eclectic as it is spiritually intelligent. Born in Kingston, Ontario, Paul now lives in Toronto–where he is recording his debut studio release—out on Leesta Vall Records (Brooklyn, NY) this fall. ‘Rain’ features Andrew Scott of Sloan on drums–and will be available on a limited-edition 7-inch vinyl; hand-pressed on a Sun Records era lathe.

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!

April 9th Line-up

April showers bring… stupendous scripts?!?

Yellow and blue umbrella and rain clouds

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

  • Buying the Farm by Shelley Hoffman and Stephen Sparks
  • Doula by Liane Balaban
  • Ill Conceived by Lawrence Aronovitch
  • Writer’s Challenge by Jamie Johnson

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.

REMINDER: No Toronto Cold Reads on April 16th.
Blame the Easter bunny. See you again on April 22nd!

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 12th Line-Up

It’s about to get cold again… like with the 2nd round of the 2017

TORONTO COLD READS!

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

As well as musical guest: Jeffrey Straker

Musician Jeffrey Straker head shot in armchair

Singer-songwriter-pianist Jeffery Straker performs over 100 shows per year across Canada. He’s recorded for CBC radio’s ‘Canada Live’, had a music video chart in the top 10 on Much More Music TV and has toured internationally playing pianos in places as far away as Mexico, Chile and Peru. His tour stops range from intimate house concerts to club & theatre shows and include recent sold-out concerts with Canadian Symphony Orchestras. His 2015 album “North Star Falling” climbed into the iTunes singer-songwriter top 10 charts in Canada and his next recording is scheduled for release in May 2017.

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!