Welcome to Village Players

October 1, 2020

donations "village players" "village players donations" "bloor west village players"We at the Village miss seeing you and hope that you are all keeping well and safe in these challenging times.

We thought you might like to know what has been happening at the Village while we have all been in lockdown during the last six months.

As you know, the immediate future for live performances is uncertain. The Board has made the difficult decision to set aside what we had been working on for the 2020/2021 season until 2021/2022.  We hope to produce an alternative season of plays for what we can make of THIS season with small casts, simple sets and no intermission — and ones that will make you laugh. We think everyone is looking forward to when we can do that again, together. As soon as we have a plan, we will announce it by email and on this website.

Theatre does not exist without an audience, which makes you the most vital part of our community. Without you there would be no Village Players. Your support over the years, for which we are so grateful, has shown us that the Village is important to you. Now, we need you more than ever.

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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…

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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 (acress in a leading role), Rob Candy (adjudicator’s award), Samantha De Vries (sound design), David Nicholson (lighting design)

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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

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Corey Fuchs and Livia Pravato-Fuchs

6 thoughts on “Welcome to Village Players

  1. I have a rotary phone that I am getting rid of. I am asking if this is something your props dept would like to have? Not an very old one.

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  2. Hi there …during these Covit times it gives Us all a time to reflect. With me I thought about being among the founding members of what was the Bloor west Village Players. I believe that it was 1973/74 and we performed in the basement of the Public Libray on Annette Street east of Keele.
    Are you folks the same company? Have you really been going all this time?
    At the time I was truly material after and the founder was a guy named Joe Calarco?
    Anyhow just reminiscing and thought that( would ask.
    Cheers
    Terry Lord
    Hamilton Ont.

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