A Midsummer Night’s Dream – March 11-21 (video on demand) available to view as of 8pm on March 11 until midnight on March 21 - extended by popular demand! TomorrowLove – March 19 & 20 (livestream) at 8pm.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the fairies, are at war. And when these fairies fight, the mortal world descends into chaos. The tides are rising. The seasons altering. Infectious diseases abound. The Imperial Republic of Athens has been placed under uncompromising quarantine regulations.
When Hermia’s father forbids her, on pain of death, from marrying the woman she loves, the intrepid lovers steal away into the deep, dark, dangers of the forest. And with the mischievous chaos-junkie Puck on the loose, “anything can happen in the woods.”
Meanwhile, a crew of local bumpkins have been commissioned to perform a play to celebrate the marriage of celebrity Couple Theseus (Duke of Athens) and Hippolyta (Warrior Queen of The Amazons).
This digital re-imagining of Shakespeare’s magical comedy, interrogates concepts of love, friendship, gender and power and features a superb ensemble from U of T’s CDTPS Drama 403 class.
3 Wild Fairies
4 Fierce Lovers
6 Amateur Actors in way over their head.
Rosamund Small’s bold, intimate and curious play cycle imagines future technologies and their impact—both positive and negative—on human relationships. Morphing dextrously from science-fiction to romantic comedy to family drama, the compact two character plays contained within TomorrowLove are full of heart and pack a mighty punch. In the TommorrowLove universe, anything is possible: upload your consciousness to a computer, communicate with a loved one from beyond the grave or permanently erase ex-lovers from your memory. These minimalist digital chamber pieces will highlight the considerable talents of the Drama 403 acting ensemble.
Oberon/Theseus: Prithvi Kahlon
Titania/Hippolyta: Hannah Spracklin and Lauryn Sherwood
Puck/Philostrate: Isaac Pilozo and Abigail Lewis
Lysander: Moyukh Syeed
Demetrius: Adrian Pavone
Hermia: Kimia Karachi and Hannah Waldman
Helena: Teodora Djuric and Lagan Maheshwari
Bottom: Benjamin Van Dinther
Quince: Abigail Lewis and Isaac Pilozo
Snug/Peaseblossom: Lagan Maheshwari and Teodora Djuric
Francis Flute/Egeus/Mustardseed: Eashan Sharma
Snout/Cobweb: Lauryn Sherwood and Hannah Spracklin
Starveling/Moth: Hannah Waldman and Kimia Karachi
Changeling Child: Wyatt Boland-Trowbridge
Til Skype do us Part: Benjamin Van Dinther and Hannah Spracklin
Reality Hurts (Purple Cast): Prithvi Kahlon and Teodora Djuric
Reality Hurts (Green Cast): Eashan Sharma and Abigail Lewis
Perfect: Kimia Karachi and Lagan Maheshwari
I Wrote You This Letter: Hannah Waldman and Moyukh Syeed
Production and Costume Designer – Snezana Pesic
Sound Design and Composition– Verne Good
Musical Director and Lullaby Composition – Harmony Trowbridge
Choreography – Kimia Karachi and Hannah Waldman
Digital Facilitator – Nicole Eun-Ju Bell
Digital Design Consultant – Ian Garrett
Fairy Consultant – Teodora Djuric
Dramaturgy (Gender-Focused) – Adrian Pavone
Associate Director, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Abby Esteireiro
Associate Director, Reality Hurts (TomorrowLove Purple Cast) – Adrian Pavone
Associate Director, Reality Hurts (TomorrowLove Green Cast) – Ross Slaughter
Associate Director, Perfect (TomorrowLove) – Abigail Esteireiro
Associate Director, I Wrote You This Letter (TomorrowLove) – Isaac Pilozo
Assistant Director, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Ross Slaughter
Associate Production Designer – Abby Esteireiro
Assistant Production Designer – Valeria Venturo
Assistant Production Designer – Naira Bahrami
Assistant Production Designer – Ziwei (Zoe) Wang
Assistant Costume Designer & Prop Master – Isabel Martins
Assistant Sound Design – Casey Hua
Stage Management Team – Nicole Eun-Ju Bell and Casey Hua
Lighting Consultants – Janice Fraser and Andrew Leeke
Sound Technician – Casey Hua
Manager of Theatre Operations – Ariel Martin-Smith
Technical Director – Andrew Leeke
Production Manager – Janice Fraser
CDTPS Theatre Technician – Christopher Sutherland
DRM 403 Performance Course Instructors – Dylan Trowbridge and Graham Abbey
DRM 403 Performance Course TA – Ross Slaughter
DRM 354 Design Course Instructor – Snezana Pesic
DRM 354 Design Course TA – Anna Paliy
DRM 355 Production Course Instructor – Janice Fraser
Poster Design – Dante Camarda
Dates: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – March 11-21 (video on demand) available to view as of 8pm on March 11 until midnight on March 21 - extended by popular demand! TomorrowLove – March 19 & 20 (livestream) at 8pm
Video on demand and livestream will be available on YouTube. Visit the mainstage YouTube channel.
You're invited to a Talkback/Q&A with playwright Rosamund Small
Time: March 19 following the first livestream of TomorrowLove
This event will be livestreamed on the Mainstage YouTube channel.
PLAYWRITING: Rosamund’s theatre work includes writing a classic novel adaptation for Soulpepper (Sisters, 2018), immersive dramas for the experimental company Outside the March (Vitals, 2014/ TomorrowLove, 2016), and the text for the dance-theatre hybrid project Orpheus Alive with Robert Binet and the National Ballet of Canada (2019). She has multiple Dora Awards and the Nora Epstein National Literary Award, and has been published by several small Canadian presses. Most recently, she co-wrote a drama podcast with Nicolas Billon (Saving Grace, on CBC’s Play Me Podcast).
TELEVISION: Rosamund is a story editor on CBC’s Kim’s Convenience, season five, and story editor on another yet-to-be announced CBC project that is currently in production. Previously she was junior story editor on CBC’s Workin’ Moms and story co-ordinator of CBC’s Tall Boyz.
Rosamund has an undergraduate degree from U of T in Sexual Diversity Studies and Theatre, and is a graduate of the Soulpepper Academy, a two-year master study in playwriting. She is currently Artistic Associate with Outside the March, and a part-time playwriting instructor at George Brown College.