What to expect in the new year for shows and programming:
It is a joy and a privilege to bring our productions into schools across the continent and engage students in important conversations around the challenges and realities they face in their lives and in their communities. Our season is nearly sold out, but there are a few dates available for certain regions for both ‘Outside’ (January – March) and ‘Head À Tête’ (March – May).
Outside Touring: January 17 – March 8. Our Dora Award Nominated show is on the road and headed even further out. We are excited to be showcasing the play in schools and theatres in the United States. We will be taking this performance into theatres on the following dates:
Head à Tête Touring: March 18 – May 3. A play we have been producing since the early days of Roseneath, but with brand new design and a fresh take on this timeless bilingual tale. We are hosting previews of this play on Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm (RSVP HERE).
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For this weeks’ blog entry, we caught up with Daniel Krolik (Dib) to hear what his first Northern trek on a Roseneath tour was like. From wonderful audience members to snow in May to Finnish pancakes, it sounds like it’s been an adventure!
Daniel Krolik – Dob
What a week! From Toronto to Orillia to Sudbury to Lively to Blind River to Elliot Lake to Sault Ste Marie to Thunder Bay, and then on to Red Lake tomorrow bright and early. The show is at a great place right now. We’ve settled into the routine of performing so the jangled nerves of the first couple of weeks have settled, but the touring schedule and new and different audiences have kept our work alive and fresh. Our show at Elliot Lake was particularly special: the brakes on our van sputtered out on our way to Central Avenue Public School. As we waited for a tow truck, we were unsure if we could make it on time for our performance. The school was incredibly gracious and accommodating, and waited for us until our vehicle was brought to the school on a raised flatbed, with actors and stage management intact! Students and teachers alike reached out to make sure the show went on. One of the teachers even made an emergency breakfast run for us at the local Tim’s! There was such an incredible outpouring of goodwill and support that it made that afternoon’s show especially satisfying.
Thunder Bay has been great so far – despite the snow that creeped up on us on our drive north :). All those Facebook pictures of our friends having sunny picnics in Toronto didn’t exactly help things either. Not to fear, by our second day there the cold was gone and we were treated to some beautiful weather. We also treated ourselves to some Finnish pancakes for breakfast this morning at the legendary Hoito House. I am so happy to be on team Dib and Dob, and I can’t wait to get back to performing the show later this week.
Snow in May in Northern Ontario. Dib and Dob and the Journey Home 2013.
Finnish Pancakes in Thunder Bay. L to R: Daniel Krolik and Sandi Becker.
Since it’s the cast and crew of Dib and Dob and the Journey Home’sfirst week on the road, we asked them to fill us in on how the first couple days have gone.
Setting up for a promo video shoot of Dib & Dob and the Journey Home. Set design by Karyn McCallum.
Day 1, Morning: After a fantastically exciting and brisk two weeks of rehearsal with Director Andrew Lamb, and the addition of character exploration through mask-work guided masterfully by Teodoro Dragonieri, the Dib & Dobcast and crew were delighted to have our first performance at Lord Roberts Public School. Colin Doyle (Dob) and Daniel Krolik (Dib) along with Sandi Becker (Stage Manager) and James Kendal (Tree Monster & Technical Director), had a wonderful and enthusiastically received first performance at a school for this run.
Film shoot all set up and ready to go! Dib & Dob and the Journey Home. Set design by Karyn McCallum.
The “fleur control-room” for Dib & Dob and the Journey Home
Day 1, Afternoon:
After an urgent and delicious pause for lunch at a Queen East charcuterie, the cast and crew had another splendid show presented to the lovely hosts at Morse Street Public School in Toronto.
Cast and crew of Dib & Dob and the Journey Home recharge between shows on the first day of tour. L to R: Sandi Becker and Daniel Krolik.
First marquee Day 1 of tour for Dib & Dob and the Journey Home
Stay tuned to our blog for more stories and photos from the road in the next few weeks!