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. Masks will be required for both DEAD ACCOUNTS and MENDING FENCES. 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.”
We’re very pleased to tell you about the lineup for the current full season.
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:t the present time, masks are still required. Watch the website for COVID requirements as the season progresses.
Our fifth and final live play of the season, MENDING FENCES, opens on April 28 and runs until May 20, 2023 Click on image below to find out more (including tickets):
Village Players is now auditioning for the final play in our Winter 2023 Online Season of directed Zoom readings of plays by local playwrights:
Written by Charles Hayter
Directed by Bridget Jankowski, with Meg Gibson
Produced by Bill Hammond
To find out more, click on image below :
September 29, 2022
Keep your theatre thriving
Things are brighter, but we still need your help!
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.
Interested in directing an online (ZOOM) play for 2022-23? Click on image for details ⇓
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:
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) recipient
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…
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:
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
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)
FOCUS ON VOLUNTEERS
Click on photo to learn more…