Grab your headphones and favourite pair of shoes! 5 mini-plays, produced with binaural recording, music and sound effects, bring to life the hidden, hilarious world of Scadding Court. This immersive audio play bursts open the box of radio drama. Armed with a map and some helpful guides, come explore the world of Dundas and Bathurst.
Featuring stories by:
Leah Cherniak, Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah, Maggie Huculak,
Anand Rajaram, Jenny Salisbury and Stephon Smith
Directed by Jennifer Brewin and Alex Bulmer
Sound Designed by John Gzowski
July 5 – 14, 2019
at Scadding Court Community Centre
707 Dundas Street West, Toronto ON, M5T 2W6
as part of The Toronto Fringe Festival
Welcome Chelsea Mohler and Faith Shur as our Walker and Friend for our second weekend. July 12-14!!
July 5, 2 pm & 4 pm
July 6, 2 pm & 4 pm
July 7, 2 pm & 4 pm
July 12, 2 pm & 4 pm
July 13, 2 pm & 4 pm
July 14, 2 pm & 4 pm
Advance tickets can be purchased starting June 7th, 2019 via phone at (416) 966-1062 or online at The Toronto Fringe.
We are raising funds to support this brand new venture! It’s a show that costs money, but that money goes directly to the artists. This campaign will
Pay the artists
Equip our company with the technology to share Scadding with audiences
Reach out to new audiences, especially those in the blind community.
Give $100 or more, and we will name a character after you!
The campaign is online at Canada Helps.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jennifer Brewin is a multi-award winning artist and creator. She specializes in the creation and development of new work, with an emphasis on large-scale, outdoor performance. She has created new plays for British Columbia’s Caravan Farm Theatre, the National Arts Centre English Theatre in collaboration with Ottawa’s Experimental Farm, Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works, and at the Canadian National Memorial in Vimy, France, to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Jennifer has directed premiers of works by Martha Ross, Haley McGee, Natasha Greenblatt, Martin Julien, Colin Heath, Sean Dixon and Michele Riml. She has directed at theatres across Canada, including the NAC English Theatre, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Green Thumb Theatre, Thousand Islands Playhouse, and Festival Players. She co authored and directed a number of collective creations including, The Public Servant (CommonBoots/GCTC), A Night in the Woods (Caravan Farm Theatre), The Great Frost of 1608 (with Peter Hinton/National Arts Centre) and The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls (various).
Alex Bulmer is an award-winning actor, writer, director and ukulele player. Originally from Puslinch Township Ontario, Alex ran away initially to Quebec then Toronto then London UK in search of art, love and life. She found it all and lost some too. Her over 25 years in the arts have earned acclaim for work in radio, theatre, film, television and even a recent best actor award at the Moscow International Disability Film Festival (Bolshoe Spasiba!). She has worked with companies including Nightwood, Buddies in Bad Times, Theatre Centre, CBC, The National Arts Centre, Red Dress Productions, Harbourfront Centre, The Royal Court Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, BBC and The London 2012 Olympics.
Maggie Huculak has been performing on Canadian stages for 35 years. Theatrical credits include The Flood Thereafter (CanStage), Six Essential Questions (Factory Theatre), the national/international tour of Half Life, Toute Comme Elle and Divisidero (Necessary Angel), Antigone, Travesties, A Christmas Carol and The Wild Duck (Soulpepper); The Woman in White (Theatre Aquarius), Age of Arousal (Nightwood), 4:48 Psychosis (Summerworks); The Clean House, The Glass Menagerie, Elizabeth Rex,and The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon (Globe Theatre).TV/film: series recurring: Puppets Who Kill, Wind at My Back, The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, Eric’s World, and Queer as Folk. Ms. Huculak narrated dramatizations of Michael Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion and The English Patient for CBC radio, and was the sole narrator of the epic CBC documentary series Canada: A People’s History. She is a six-time Dora nominee, receiving a Dora award for Mein (co-author) and a Chalmer’s award for Betrayal (co-author).
Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah is an Afro-Caribbean, Toronto based actor, writer, producer, comedian and chef. Living her life at a multitude of intersections has motivated Khadijah’s efforts to create meaningful and socially relevant work that is reflective of our social landscape. Notable credits include The Book of Negroes for audio recordings, Lila in Kat Sandler’s Bang Bang, Laertes in Ravi Jain’s The Prince Hamlet , Claudette in How Black Mothers Say I Love You for the stage, American Gods, What We Do In The Shadows, Workin Moms, and Designated Survivor for television. Check out what else Khadijah is up to next on IG @dijyro and Twitter @dijyroberts.
Anand Rajaram is an actor, writer, director, puppeteer, mask performer, teacher and performance artist. He has worked with numerous theatre companies in Toronto including Videocabaret, Tarragon Theatre, Factory Theatre, Corpus, Stratford, Second City, CanStage and Outside the March. Selected film credits include: Fare Trade, Odd Squad, Men With Brooms, Suits, Beeba Boys. Voice: Panelist on CBC’s Because News, Terrific Trucks, Cat In The Hat, Far Cry 4 and Primal. Anand is a Dora Mavor Moore award winner (Mustard;Tarragon Theatre) and is a four-time nominee. He has a B.A in Theatre from the University of Waterloo.
Leah Cherniak is an award winning director and writer. She is the Co-Founder with Martha Ross of Theatre Columbus (now Common Boots Theatre) in Toronto and studied theatre at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She is currently a Resident Artist at Soulpepper and an Associate Director of the Soulpepper Academy. Leah has a substantial teaching career spanning the past 25 years. Among many workshops and classes, she primarily teaches an intensive clown course for The Ryerson Theatre Acting Program (since 2002) and is an Instructor of Directing at The University of Toronto. Every year Leah works for The Bata Museum Shoe Project, coaching women who write and perform their stories of immigration to Toronto. Leah has directed for a number of Canadian theatres including: National Arts Centre, Theatre Columbus, Tarragon Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre, The Blyth Theatre Festival and the Saidye Bronfman Centre in Montreal.
John Gzowski is a musician of many interests. Some were instilled by studying with Alexina Louie, James Tenney, Ann Southam and Trichi Sankaran. Originally studying classical guitar, John switched to electric after developing a taste for rock and jazz. He played in many groups in the Queen Street scene in Toronto in the 80’s, most notably the Garbagemen. He has performed in folk festivals across the country and his work in New Music includes playing with Hemispheres for over 6 years, concerts with New Music Concerts and the Canadian Electronic Ensemble. John’s theatre work has won him 6 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, with over a dozen more nominations. His work has been seen in over 200 productions, across the country, with companies like the Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Luminato, National Arts Centre, Mirvish, CanStage, Soulpepper, Tarragon and Factory Theatre. For dance, he has written for Dancemakers, Kaeja D’dance, Hanna Kiel, Gadfly and Julia Aplin, using acoustic instruments, electronics, bicycle bells, homemade instruments, found sound and multi speaker systems. His installation pieces have been shown at the AGO, Nuit Blanche and New Adventures in Sound Art.
Jenny Salisbury is a director, producer, and dramaturge, who specializes in mentoring and supporting new playwrights and theatre collectives. She has worked with Common Boots Theatre, Canadian Stage, Harbourfront Centre, DanCap Productions, among others, and has premiered new work across Canada and at over 20 festivals including SummerWorks, undercurrents, SpringWorks, the Toronto, Ottawa, and Hamilton Fringe, Nuit Rose, the Rosemary Branch Theatre (UK), and the L-fest, (UK). Jenny holds an MA in Text and Performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and King’s College, London, and is a graduate of the joint acting program at Sheridan College and the University of Toronto.
Stephon Shaquille Smith is a 22 year old, Jamaican-Canadian actor, writer, rapper, musician, songwriter, and sound designer. Stephon completed his final year of theatre school in May 2019 at Humber College. During which, he performed in productions called “U.R.U” directed by Marie-Beath Badian, and “The Sycorax Brood” directed by Varrick Grimes. Having just finished school, Stephon plans to further immerse himself into the local theatre and film community and work towards expanding his knowledge and experience outside Canada.