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LESS THAN ONE WEEK AWAY! October 1st Line-up

Toronto Cold Reads welcomes you back to The Social Capital on Sunday October 1st for the Fall 2017 season

We’re starting things off with another iteration of THR33FEST!

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!

October 1st scripts were written by:
Zoe Alexandra, Tim Cadney, and Scott Walker

Plus we’ll be tuning back into the latest episode of David Healey’s Flashman radio drama!

Musical guest Sabrina Soares will play at the beginning of the show and after intermission.

Woman plays guitar with text "Sabrina Soares Plan A (ep out now)"

Sabrina Soares is an Australian singer/songwriter with Brazilian folk/pop stylings, recently arrived to Toronto.

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!

Fall 2017 season begins on October 1st

Did you miss us?

Let’s pack the stage AND the seats on the opening night of our Fall 2017 season:

OCTOBER 1st!!!

The official line-up is coming soon. We’ve got some great new initiatives coming as well as the return of weekly musical guests and Thr33fest.

If you’re a writer, take a look at our submission guidelines here and submit your writing to torontocoldreads@gmail.com for consideration this season.

Our writer’s group also has weekly meet-ups to help you hone your craft and get your words on the page. Check them out here at meetup.com. After all, writing is REwriting.

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.

March 5: Toronto Cold Reads ROARS into 2017

We’re coming back at the beginning of March!

Angry lion with lamb biting its tail.

https://eatandrunthis.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/running-thrills-march-in-like-a-lion/

The Toronto Cold Reads Spring 2017 kick-off will be March 5, 2017.

Mark your calendars now. We’ll be back at The Social Capital (154 Danforth) on the first Sunday in March. 7 pm for casting, 8 pm for the show. PWYC–all contributions go back into the event and supporting new script development!

But what am I to do in February?

  • Go see a show! You never know when you’ll see a fellow TCR member in the audience, up on stage, or working behind the scenes.
  • WRITE–and send us your work. We’re still programming the upcoming season. Check out the Submissions page for guidelines on what to include.
  • Join our Writer’s Group. Weekly meet-ups to read full scripts, shut up and write, talk about the craft, and commiserate/celebrate with other writers happen all the time, even when the Toronto Cold Reads is dark. Check out the website to find out when the next one is!

September 25th Line-Up

Come check out these brand new scripts for the premiere of the Fall 2016 season.

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

  • FORERUNNERS By David Healey
  • ALL OF YOU By David Straus
  • BOOK OF DOG By Jarrett Rusnak
  • LIGHT OF DAY by Barb Scheffler
  • Writer’s Challenge: MURDER IN LONG ISLAND by Winter Rowan

Actors should arrive to sign up at 7 pm with the show to start at 8 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!

Fall 2016 Premiere: September 25th!

We’re back… Almost!

Mark your calendars for September 25th as the kick-off for the Fall 2016 Toronto Cold Reads.

We’ll be back at The Social Capital at 7 pm for casting, show at 8 pm. You’ve missed us, haven’t you?

What’s New?

  • Our writing group has been SUPER active this summer with weekly meet-ups on Thursday evenings at OPIA Studios and weekly bonfires to workshop new scripts every Saturday. Check out the new page for more details.
  • We have new submission requirements. Everyone is still welcome to submit–we just want to make sure we can read your script and contact you as easily as possible. Don’t forget the following:
    • your contact information
    • casting breakdown: how many characters? M, F, ages?
    • brief synopsis
    • 15 page excerpt! You MUST submit an excerpt to be considered. (Note: we look for scripts that will run 15-20 minutes tops–the page count is a guideline, the time frame is a hard and fast rule)

Contact torontocoldreads@gmail.com if you have any questions before the 25th.

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!

*PWYC, donations welcome–all proceeds go toward the series and the community.

February 21st Line-Up

February 21st Line-up

Welcome to the 2016 TORONTO COLD READS PREMIERE! We’re psyched to read brand new scripts & celebrate new work for theatre, television & film at the Social Capital Theatre.

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

  • Patrick De Sousa with INFERNO
  • David Straus with SIMULATIONSHIP
  • Drew Taylor with IMPROMPTU
  • David Healey with FLASHMAN
  • Katherine Andrews with JUSTINMANIA
  • And 2 Writer’s Challenges!

Actors should arrive to sign up at 7 pm with the show to start at 8 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?

Check out our new paperless green initiative. Any contributions you can make–used e-readers and tablet donations or financial donations–are much appreciated. Think about how your end-of-year and holiday donations can make 2016 greener and more sustainable at the Cold Reads.

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!

Announcing: February 21st Premiere!

Have you missed us?

The 2016 Toronto Cold Reads will officially start on February 21st!

Until then, submit your scripts to torontocoldreads@gmail.com, WRITE, ACT, watch the Super Bowl, celebrate Valentine’s Day (or write away the pain and loneliness), but don’t show up to The Social Capital until 7 pm on February 21st.

Stay tuned for announcements about the opening’s line-up and more surprises for the 2016 season.