PREPARING FOR SPRING

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Alumnae Theatre, Toronto, Canada. Photo by Burke Campbell

 

My short play, The Red Lacquered Box, is one of 16 short works that will go on in March 2017 at the New Ideas Festival. Broken into groups, the various plays will be performed over a three week period at the Alumnae Theatre. Cold readings went on this past week, so the playrights and directors could hear the works spoken. Casting will take place later.

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The 16 works  were picked from over 200 submissions, from Canada and the United States. The Alumnae staff has worked tirelessly to introduce playwrights to directors, and have sent out a call for actors to participate in the upcoming auditions.

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The New Ideas Festival is an incredibly complex enterprise. For me, it’s an opportunity to meet a huge number of theatre artists and also have a lot of fun.

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The Alumnae Theatre is a gorgeous theatre, created out of a refurbished fire station, a Toronto landmark.

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I took a few snapshots the night my play was read. If you’d like to come to my play as well as all the others, you should book your tickets now.

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Celebrities often drop by, but they shun my camera. What can I say?

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http://www.alumnaetheatre.com/new-ideas-festival-2017.html

All photos by Burke Campbell.

 

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About Burke Campbell

Photographer, Writer, Journalist, Dramatist.
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One Response to PREPARING FOR SPRING

  1. Reblogged this on The Alumnae Theatre Company's Blog and commented:
    Playwright Burke Campbell (New Ideas Festival 2017 – Week Two) gives his impression of the pre-audition Cold Reads in December Auditions finished on Sunday Jan 8; the Festival runs March 8-26.

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