Monday, June 15, 2015

Such news!

Toronto skyline from my Mimico neighbourhood

The City of Toronto Arts Council "Cultural Hotspot" project shines a spotlight on Etobicoke from May through October 2015.  The Mimico-based (south Etobicoke) Sirius Theatrical Company is participating in the event with their project My Lakeshore - My Home running from October 1 - 4, 2015.  It will feature stories about life in the Lakeshore and Etobicoke through music, song, spoken word, rap, dance, video, theatrical scenes and more. As the audience follows the action along Lake Shore Blvd. W. from Mimico to New Toronto, performance pieces will “pop up” in the most unexpected places.


You will never guess what cozily-clad classic movie blogger's submission has been accepted as part of the Festival.  My three scene "playette" (12-15 minutes) is entitled At the Park and traces the loving relationship of a man, his daughter, and granddaughter through the years. 

There will be no living with me!


 

12 comments:

  1. Huzzah for the playwright! So wish I could be in the audience. I'm sure your play's terrific. Let us know how it fares. Take photos. And sign autographs. Practice your signature. From many miles away, I will practice yelling, "Author! Author!"

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    1. I'm very excited. The group workshopped some ideas and it was a great kick hearing real actors having a go at the thing. The Director wrote me that: "We very much enjoyed it and I can see lovely possibilities for performance."

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  2. Attagirl! I'm sure your 'playette' will knock 'em dead.

    BTW, how do you pronounce Etobicoke?

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    1. Thanks.

      EE-TOE-BEE-CO. It is from an Algonquin or Mississauga word that means forest. My 'hood, MIMICO means "land of the carrier pigeon" - the poor things are extinct.

      October will be here soon enough, but I'm anxious about seeing the whole thing come together.

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  3. Congratulations, Pat. I don't blame you for feeling proud.

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    1. Thanks a lot. I tried to strike a nonchalant attitude, but it really means a lot to me.

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  4. "The Director wrote me that: 'We very much enjoyed it and I can see lovely possibilities for performance.'"

    Oh, yeah, baby.

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  5. Lovely news. Congratulations!!!

    Best wishes,
    Laura

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  6. How cool! If I were in the area I would attend I love things like this! Us Theater folks gotta stick together! Congrats!
    Ps if you continue writing and need a dramaturg drop me a line-- that's one of my two day jobs

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    1. Thanks! It's good to know people who know what they are doing. I appreciate the support.

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