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Artword Theatre Program 2000-2001 season

Artword Theatre, 75 Portland Street, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5V 2M9 416-408-1146

August 3 - 13, 2000: SummerWorks Theatre Festival:
200 performances, 34 companies, 4 venues including Artword Theatre

August 3, 2000: E-Merge(ncy), a dance-theatre piece devised by Rachel Gorman, "celebrates disability" by working with the alternative modes of movement of people with physical disabilities. Rachel (who is not disabled) trained as a dancer with Toronto Dance Theatre, and is currently completing a PhD in adult education at OISE. The kind of teaching she is interested is the subversive kind, associated with Paolo Friere and (in theatre) Augusto Boal. Her work with the E-Merge(ncy) collective is characteristic of what she's about - using dance and theatre to raise conciousness and remake the world.
Monday, August 14, 2000 at 8 pm (tickets $12 and $15)
Hear Here Productions presents A Summer Night Concert:: George Crumb: Madrigals; Piazzola: L'Histoire du Tango; Patti Smith: My Madrigal; Improvisations

Saturday, September 9, 2000: opening of art exhibit Subterrene by Margaret Chen 6-10 pm
installation by Margaret Chen with performance by dancer/choreographer Peter Chin at 8 pm

Artword Theatre Fall 2000 promotion special:
Season Pass, includes: St. Nicholas, Daughters of Sheherzad, Salmon Miranda, plus discounts to Nancy White Joke Box concert, Susanna Hood's Still, and In the Depths of My Palais.
September 16, 8:00 pm. Tickets $20, $15
Nancy White's Joke Box Special: Concert performance by
Nancy White, Canada's foremost songwriting satirist, accompanied by Bob Johnston (piano and backup vocals), with special guests featuring stars of the new Artword season.

September 20 to October 8, 2000
St. Nicholas by Conor McPherson
the brilliant one-man play by the author of The Weir,
starring Adam Bramble, directed by Dean Gabourie

Sundays at 8 pm,
2000: Oct 8, 15, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec 3, 2000 (no concert Oct. 22)
2001: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 25, Apr 1, 8, 22, May 6, 13, 20, 27 June 17
Eugene's Sunday Series, a weekly exploration in new music, new collaborations, new media organized and hosted by Eugene Martynec
November 26, 8 pm, Special Mainstage Concert: Geordie McDonald, percussionist, CD launch

October 17 to November 5, 2000
The Daughters of Sheherzad
Modern Times Stage Company presents a new collaborative play directed by Soheil Parsa. Ensemble: Beatriz Pizano, Michelle Polak, Yashoda Ranganathan, Gail Roberts and Dragana Varagic

 November 8-12, 2000 at 8 pm
dancer/choreographer Susanna Hood and hum present

November 14 to December 10, 2000:
A new romantic comedy with a twist of lemon
Salmon Miranda by Leah Davidson,
directed by Sarah Armstrong, produced by Artword Theatre, with Leah Davidson as Miranda, Christopher Morris as Sam

December 13-16 at 8 pm
In the Depths of My Palais
Ronald Taylor's Canboulay Dance Theatre transforms Artword into a festive Caribbean Palais, with a gallery installation by Christopher Pinheiro

December 17 at 4 pm
I'm Dreaming of a Nancy White Christmas
Nancy White, that funny lady, back by popular demand, in a seasonal concert. Fun for all.

January 10 - 27, 2001: Disco Goalie:
It's funny!
It's sexy! It's HOCKEY! Jane Miller's true story! From girl goalie to disco woman! written and performed by Jane Miller.

January 31 - February 3, 2001: Michael Trent: The Memory Show,
dancer/choreographer Michael Trent's first full-evening dance event

February 8 - March 4, 2001: Cu'fu!
Back again! The hit show that toured the country and played on BRAVO television. Hilarious and touching stories about growing up Sicilian in Hamilton. Written and performed by Charly (Calogero) Chiarelli. directed by Ronald Weihs
Ticket packages with the world premiere of Charly's new show
Mangiacake! April 5 - 29, 2001: Charly goes back to Italy and finds out he isn't as Sicilian as he thought. In fact he's a Mangiacake! Written and performed by Charly Chiarelli, directed by Ronald Weihs.
First Monday of the month at 7:30 pm: Actors' Repertory Company play reading series in the Artword Alternative Theatre from February to June 2001, pwyc

Sat, March 10, 8 & 10 pm; Sun, March 11, 6 & 9 pm; Artists Talk 7:30 - 8:30
Pleasure Dome's project: A Blueprint for Moving Images in the 21st Century.
Nine artists unveil their speculations on what role moving images might play in the new century -- nine newly completed film/ video/ cd-rom works by Roberto Ariganello, Judith Doyle, Jeremy Drummond, Linda Feesey, Helen Hill, Robert Lee, Maija Martin, Andrew J. Paterson and Ho Tam.

March 13 - 18, 2001, 1:30 pm:
March Break special for kids!

Brick Bros. Circus
by Puppetmongers Anne Powell and David Powell
The renowned Puppetmongers and their circus troupe of flying bricks!

March 15 - 17, 2001, 8:30 pm: Eryn Dace Trudell: Dancer and choreographer Eryn Dace Trudell teams with pianist Boo Watson

March 22 - April 1, 2001:
Snelling/ Reinhart: Woman as Landscape

Lin Snelling, dancer and choreographer and Michael Reinhart, designer, composer and photographer, in a multi-media performance produced by the Theatre Centre.

Previews April 3 - 4, Open April 5 - 29, 2001:
Mangiacake! World premiere of Charly Chiarelli's brand new show!
Charly goes back to Italy and finds out he isn't as Sicilian as he thought.
In fact he's a Mangiacake! Written and performed by Charly Chiarelli, directed by Ronald Weihs.

Previews May 8 - 9, Open May 10 - 27, 2001:
The Triumph of Love:
Pleiades Theatre presents a classic comedy written by Marivaux,
translated & directed by John Van Burek.
With Philippa Domville, Paul Fauteux, Allan Hawco, Ross Manson, Amy Price-Francis, Michael Spencer-Davis, Helen Taylor. Click here for
Triumph of Love postcard.

May 31 - June 2, 2001:
Claudia Moore's Moonhorse Dance Theatre presents
Small Midnight
An evening of dance solos and duets choreographed by Tedd Robinson and Claudia Moore
and performed by Fiona Drinnan, Bonnie Kim, Claudia Moore, Miko Sobreira

June 21 - July 14, 2001:
If Cows Could Fly written and performed by Allan Merovitz,
directed by Ronald Weihs, back again, in a streamlined version,
with Klezmer and Yiddish music by the Simcha Klezmer Band
(Jarl Anderson on piano and mandolin, Ronald Weihs on fiddle)

July 19 - 21, 2001: Stone Velvet, an evening of dance performed by Yvonne Ng and Robert Glumbek, choreographed by Kathleen Rea, Tedd Robinson, Learie McNicholls, Yvonne Ng

July 24 to 28, 2001: From Trinidad, Jean and Dinah...
Who have been locked away in a world famous calypso since 1956 speak their minds publicly.

Written and directed by Tony Hall, starring Rhoma Spencer and Penelope Spencer.

August 2 to 12, 2001: SummerWorks Theatre Festival