Welcome to Village Players

Audiences benefit from our updated AC and ventilation to bring in fresh air from outside, with UVC purification (designed for hospitals) to kill viruses in the air.  See below for a link to our single-page Covid safety plan for patrons.

As an audience member said:

“It is so nice to be in an actual theatre again. And I felt perfectly safe with all the precautions you’ve taken. Lovely show.”


2022-23 SEASON!

We’re very pleased to tell you about the lineup for the current full season. 
For details about 2022-2023 season SUBSCRIPTIONS, click HERE. 

For a full copy of the 2022-23 season BROCHURE, click HERE.

For more information on the 2022-23 season SHOWS, click on image below:

Watch the website for COVID requirements as the season progresses."Village Players" "Bloor West Village Players" "Village Playhouse" "Runnymede theatre" theatre theater "community theatre" "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" "Neil Simon" "Silver Dagger" "David French" "The Fighting Days" "Wendy Lill" "Dead Accounts" "Theresa Rebeck" "Mending Fences" "Norm Foster"

 


SILVER DAGGER by David French

Our second show of the season opens November 11. Click on image to find out more about the play, with a link to tickets:"Village Players" "Bloor West Village Players" "Village Playhouse" "Runnymede theatre" theatre theater "community theatre" "Silver Dagger" "David French" "D. Jay Elektra" cast "Deena Baltman" "Lawrie Carruthers" "Alex Stamp" "Audrey Amar" "Gavin Magrath" "Grace Emily Miller"

 


September 29, 2022

Keep your theatre thriving

Things are brighter, but we still need your help!

 

donations "village players" "village players donations"Your financial help and moral support have been key factors in our survival during these last 2 plus years. But we are very aware that variations of the COVID virus are still with us, and that we are not completely free of the constraints that it has brought to our lives. And so, our 3rd fundraising campaign begins, with a goal of $50,000. Your support is crucial if we are to continue to produce quality theatre at a modest cost to the community.


Our third live play of the season – THE FIGHTING DAYS by Wendy Lill – has now been cast.  Click on image below for details about the show:"Village Players" "Bloor West Village Players" "Village Playhouse" "Runnymede theatre" theatre theater "community theatre" "The Fighting Days" "Wendy Lill" "Valary Cook"


The audition notice has now been posted for our fourth live play of the season: DEAD ACCOUNTS. Click on image below to find out more:"Village Players" "Bloor West Village Players" "Village Playhouse" "Runnymede theatre" theatre theater "community theatre" "Dead Accounts" "Theresa Rebeck" "Cliona Kenny"


Our next PWYC Zoom show is AIRPORT TALES by Carol Libman. Click on image below to find out more:

"Village Players" "Bloor West Village Players" "Village Playhouse" "Runnymede theatre" theatre theater "community theatre" "Airport Tales" "Carol Libman" "Morris Jacobs" online zoom

 


Interested in directing an online (ZOOM) play for 2022-23?  Click on image for details ⇓online-directors-wanted


"Village Players" "Bloor West Village Players" "Village Playhouse" "Runnymede theatre" theatre theater "community theatre" covid-19 "safety plan"

Bloor West Village Players has updated its COVID-19 Safety Plans for our ongoing live theatre.

For the August 18, 2022 single-page plan for our patrons, click here —–> PATRON safety plan

For the August 18, 2022 single-page plan for our volunteers, click here —–> VOLUNTEER safety plan

As ever, the safety of our patrons and volunteers is our prime concern. We will be taking every possible action to achieve that, going above and beyond government guidelines where we think necessary. Please keep checking back to see our updates.


For great local businesses that support Bloor West Village Playhouse, click on this icon: "Village Players" "Bloor West Village Players" "Village Playhouse" "Runnymede theatre" theatre theater "community theatre" sponsors restaurants bars cafe advertizers

We also wish to thank Multimedia Consulting Inc. for their sponsorship in these difficult times.


December 15, 2020

In the first year of the pandemic we gave away volunteer-made cloth face masks with a Village logo decal to our patrons and volunteers. Here’s a composite photo with some happy (and masked) recipientMaskComposite-FINALsmall


Audience
The importance of our audience, by Serbian artist Dusan Petricic.


In the meantime, have a look at some of our past seasons. Just click on one of the images below, and read more about that season and all the plays in it…"Village Players" "Bloor West Village Players" "Village Playhouse" "Runnymede theatre" theatre theater "community theatre" "2021-22 season" "The 39 Steps" "The Impossibility of Now" "Love Letters" "Gloria's Guy""Village Players" "Bloor West Village Players" "Village Playhouse" "Runnymede theatre" theatre theater "community theatre"

"village playhouse toronto" “village playhouse” "village players" "bloor west" theatre theater Runnymede “Glass Menagerie” “Tennessee Williams” “Victoria Shepherd” “Murder Weapon” “Brian Clemens” “Jennifer Monteith” “Stag And Doe” “Mark Crawford” “Meg Gibson” “Good People” “David Lindsay-Abaire” “Cliona Kenny” “Mending Fences” “Norm Foster” “Nicole Arends”"village playhouse toronto" “village playhouse” "village players" "bloor west" theatre theater Runnymede "Crimes of the Heart:" "Beth Henley" "Ken Stern" "Unnecessary Farce" "Paul Slade Smith" "Katherine Bignell-Jones" "Moonlight and Magnolias" "Ron Hutchison" "Mike Hiller" "Late Company" "Jordan Tannahill" "Valary Cook" "Anybody for Murder" "Brian Clemons" "Anne Harper"

NEWS, April 5, 2020

Village Players’ Good People took part in the 2020 ACT-CO Festival, and earned 9 nominations. Congratulations to:

1. Male in a supporting role: Matthew Taylor
2. Female in a supporting role: Alyssa Quart
3. Female in a supporting role: Chantel McDonald
4. Props design: JD Joute
5. Costume design: Anne Harper
6. Sound design: Samantha DeVries
7. Female in a leading role: Renée Cullen
8. Stage manager: Bridget Jankowski
9. Production (drama): Good People


NEWS, May 20, 2019

Village Player’s Late Company played a single performance at the Theatre Ontario Festival, 2019, and was awarded the following:

Awards:
1. Outstanding Director: Valary Cook
2. Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role: Lydia Kiselyk as Debra
3. Special Adjudicator Award for prop coordination – food: Susan Poole, ASM

Honourable Mentions:
1. Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role: Andrew Horbatuik as Bill
2. Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role: Dylan Mills-Capote as Curtis
3. Outstanding Visual Presentation

Congratulations to everyone who helped put this amazing play together.


NEWS, April 7, 2019:

Village Players’ production of LATE COMPANY won best drama at the ACT-CO gala last night and will remount the play at the Theatre Ontario Festival in Richmond Hill May 15. We’ll be posting how to buy tickets as soon as we find out.

Theresa Arneaud won for best drama set design and we had 5 other nominations:
Valary Cook (director), Lydia Kiselyk (actress in a leading role), Rob Candy (adjudicator’s award), Samantha De Vries (sound design), David Nicholson (lighting design)

"village playhouse toronto" “village playhouse” "village players" "bloor west" theatre theater Runnymede "Late Company" "Jordan Tannahill" "Valary Cook" "Lydia Kiselyk" "Rob Candy" "Andrea Lyons" "Andrew Horbatuik" " Dylan Mills" "Anne Harper"
The Village Players contingent, with THEAs. (Fred Dus, David Nicholson, Andrew Horbatiuk, Lydia Kiselyk, Dylan Mills-Capote, Valary Cook, Susan Poole, Theresa Arneaud, Anne Harper, Rob Candy – photo by Jennifer Monteith)

FOCUS ON VOLUNTEERS

Click on photo to learn more…

"Village Players" "Bloor West Village Players" "Village Playhouse" "Runnymede theatre" theatre theater "community theatre" "Debbie Krulicki" "Aaron Marcus" ACT-CO "ACT-CO President's Award"