Playground: Festival of New Work

Playground: Festival of New Work

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019 in Events, JM Drama, Registry Events | 0 comments

JM Drama Alumni

presents

Playground: Festival of New Work

 

From June 2-9, 2019, Playground: Festival of New Work will feature short medium works/excerpts by emerging artists from the Waterloo Region and surrounding area.

Submissions are now being accepted from all theatre and performance creators looking to present their fresh concepts on the stage. Whether your project is performance ready, or needs some shaping to come off the page and be experienced by an audience, whether it is text based or a performance experiment, Playground is a new theatre community platform where you can present your next exciting idea.

We love to work with first timers, as much as we enjoy supporting all emerging and established artists. By submitting to our festival, you will join a community of local theatre and performance makers. Our invitation extends to musicians, choreographers, designers, filmmakers, animators, and new media artists who are looking for opportunities to present in harmony with theatre and performance arts.  Our festival team is looking to adapt as best as possible to your creation needs, and is willing to look for opportunities to support works outside of the traditional theatre setting. Please join us, especially if what excites you most is the chance to workshop and produce at the region’s most popular venue: The Registry Theatre!

 


How To Submit

 

In the spirit of playing and grounding, we are recruiting short-medium projects that deliver brevity of storytelling, and where our available resources can best compliment the work. We ask that you submit a maximum 20-page excerpt or project proposal. Please note that all submissions need to be at least at the first-draft stage, and by no means need to be polished. All works that are accepted into our festival will have access to technical and creative support from the festival team for revisions and development in the months leading up to the festival.

For those who are outlining a proposal, please give us a clear idea of what your technical and personnel needs are, as well as what kind of environment you envision your work in. The more you can describe in detail, the better. Please provide any applicable supporting materials, including: images, examples, and samples of previous work.

Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2018.  Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and can be sent via email to info@registrytheatre.com; please include your name and contact information with your submission.

Creators selected for further development will be invited to join a Writer’s Circle that will meet four times from November 2018 through February 2019 to share work, develop ideas, and become part of the production planning team. Works might be produced, read before an audience, or shared in whatever way is of most benefit to the work, and within the means of the overall project.

If you have any questions, you can contact Sam Varteniuk, Artistic Director at 519-745-6565 x 1.

 


 

Our official call for directors, stage managers, designers, and performers will be released separately – please feel free to express your interest in these opportunities with your submission.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Elora Chamber Winds

Elora Chamber Winds

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019 in Classics at the Registry, Events, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

presents

Elora Chamber Winds

Brahms by Arrangement

Johannes Brahms idolized Joseph Haydn. His variations on a theme by Haydn was based upon Haydn’s Saint Anthony Chorale. Plus Brahms’ Quartet in G minor. All arranged for woodwind quintet and piano.

Les Allt ~ Flute
Jim Mason ~ Oboe
Pater Shackleton ~ Clarinet
Ian Hopkin ~ Bassoon
Derek Conrad ~ Horn
plus special guest pianist


Sunday June 2
3 pm

Tickets:
$28 Adult / $25 Senior

6 concert series pass:
$140 Adult / $120 Senior

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Valdy

Valdy

Posted by on May 4, 2019 in Events, Folk Night, Registry Events | 0 comments

Old Chestnuts Song Circle

and

The Registry Theatre

present

 

Valdy

 

Valdy has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for well over 40 years. He’s a singer, guitarist, and songwriter, noted for his live performances. He last played Folk Night in April 2012, and at Kitchener’s Bluesfest a couple of years ago. Remembered best for Play Me a Rock and Roll Song and Renaissance, Valdy has sold almost half a million copies of his 19 albums, has two JUNO Awards – Folk Singer of the Year, and Folk Entertainer of the Year. One of Canada’s most influential songwriters, Valdy’s his songs have been recorded by numerous artists, including Quincy Jones, and John Kay of Steppenwolf. A Canadian music icon returns to Folk Night for our annual Merrick Jarrett concert.

 

For more info visit the Folk Night website!

 


 

Saturday May 4

8 pm

Tickets: $22 in advance, $25 at the door

 

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Don Thompson & Reg Schwager

Don Thompson & Reg Schwager

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in Events, Jazz at the Registry, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

presents

Don Thompson & Reg Schwager with Penderecki String Quartet

Piano & Guitar plus Strings

                       

Don Thompson and Reg Schwager are mainstays of the Canadian jazz scene. Both accomplished band leaders and soloists, they are also consummate sidemen. Don’s bass, vibes, and piano are jazz folklore, and Reg’s “tasteful elaborations of the changes seem to end all too soon”. Halifax Chronicle
Although both have written and arranged for jazz orchestras, in this world premiere, Don writes for piano, guitar, and string ensemble. Special guests, the Penderecki String Quartet are one of Canada’s most accomplished and adventurous ensembles. This concert is a musical marriage made in heaven.


Friday May 3

8 pm

Tickets: $30

5-Concert Series Pass: $125

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Vampyr

Vampyr

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Events, Registry Events, VOC Silent Film Harmonic | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

Presents

Vampyr

With Live Soundtrack by VOC Silent Film Harmonic

Carl Dreyer’s 1932 waking nightmare journey into the paranormal. A vampire hunter, an evil doctor, two daughters, and a vampire on the loose.


Thursday May 2
8 pm

Tickets: $18, $12 at the door with a Food Bank donation, $5 eyeGO

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SPIN

SPIN

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Events, Registry Events, Theatre at The Registry | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

presents

SPIN

written and performed by Evalyn Parry

a tour-de-force performance celebrating the Bicycle

One part documentary and another part musical activism, Spin is inspired in part by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry, the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1895. parry spins a fascinating web of stories that travel from 19th-century women’s emancipation to 21st-century consumer culture, peeling back layers of history to reveal a surprising and contemporary heart to her theme of liberation.

A vintage bicycle, hooked up to simple electronics and suspended in a mechanic’s stand, is played – from fenders to spokes to vinyl seat, from whirling pedals to bells – by percussionist Brad Hart, providing a captivating sonic accompaniment to parry’s songs and monologues. Staged by award-winning director Ruth Madoc-Jones, with stunning visual projections by acclaimed designer Beth Kates, this unique show has delighted audiences across the continent.


Wednesday April 24, 7:30 pm

Tickets: $25, $20 Student/Senior

Theatre @ The Registry Series Pass (3 shows: Sea Sick, Suitcase, SPIN): $60, $45 Student/Senior

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