VILLAGE PLAYERS SEASON UPDATE: REGROUP AND REPLAN!
January 14, 2022
Our friends may remember that we had planned a mini-season for the first 5 months of 2022. The first play, The Impossibility of Now (such an appropriate title!) was due to open on 21st January.
As ever, our prime concerns are the health and safety of our patrons, our members and the cast and crew of our shows. We work hard to create a safe space whilst ensuring that we follow government guidelines — and not just to the minimum.
So, we have regrouped and replanned.
. . . and decided that our mini-season will now run as follows:
The Impossibility of Now: March 11 – April 2, 2022.
The 39 Steps: April 29 – May 21, 2022.
Gloria’s Guy: TBA June or July, 2022.
To find out more about The Impossibility of Now (and how to buy tickets for new dates and what to do if you had bought tickets for previous dates) click on the poster below.
LOVE LETTERS, our first live, in-theatre show of the 2021-22 season is now over!
⇐ For more information on the show, click on the image
Here’s what some audience members thought:
- “We saw Love Letters on September 26th and thought it was wonderfully well done! A moving and beautifully executed play by both actors. Thank you!!!”
- “It is so nice to be in an actual theatre again, instead of Zooming. And I felt perfectly safe with all the precautions you’ve taken. Lovely show.”
With the comfort and safety of our patrons always on our mind, mask and proof-of-vaccination (with ID) requirements were in place and the theatre had significantly reduced capacity to allow physical distancing. Audiences benefited 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. Doors remained closed until 45 minutes before show time to prevent congestion in the lobby, and the show had no intermission.
November 4, 2021
Keep your theatre thriving
Things are brighter, but we still need your help!
Join us in our 2021/2022 fundraising campaign! We’re slowly opening, but we’re not yet at full steam. With no revenue from a subscription series this year and limited seating for some 2022 performances, we need your help more than ever.
Please join us today!
Bloor West Village Players has updated its COVID-19 Safety Plan for our return to live theatre.
For the December 18, 2021 short version for our patrons, click here —–> PATRON safety snapshot
For the December 18, 2021 short version for our volunteers, click here —–> VOLUNTEER safety snapshot
For the full Safety Plan (37 pages), click here —–> VP Safety Plan 20210829
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.
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February 24, 2021
We will open our doors again.
(Association of Community Theatres – Ontario)
December 15, 2020
This fall 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) recipients.
If anyone wants a mask, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (SASE) with postage to cover the mailing – about $1.50 – to the theatre and we’ll mail you off two.
If you have some of these logo masks already and you would like more, please send a SASE and $5 for each mask.
See mailing address here.
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 (acress 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…