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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!

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!

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!

Spring Finale April 24th Line-Up

April 24th Line-up

Come read brand new scripts & celebrate new work for theatre, television & film at the Social Capital Theatre with the Toronto Cold Reads!

Come celebrate the end of the Spring 2016 season before the summer break.

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

  • Alexandra Lean with CHANTELLE’S VOICE
  • Joel Fishbane with OUTLAWS
  • Jamie Johnson with FAUST
  • Jarrett Rusnak with CLANDESTINE
  • Brianna Love with ROAD TRIP

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!

April 17th Line-Up

April 17th Line-up

Come read brand new scripts & celebrate new work for theatre, television & film at the Social Capital Theatre with the Toronto Cold Reads!

Only ONE Cold Reads left after this for Spring 2016.

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

  • Patrick de Sousa Lahey with SINGLES’ REVOLT
  • Meghan Lightle with TOP SHELF
  • Eric Ojero with ON CREATIVITY
  • David Straus with FREIGHTER 629
  • and Writer’s Challenge by Tim Cadeny

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 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!