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IN DEVELOPMENT: BOOM X, the 1970-1995 follow-up to BOOM

Posted on: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Kidoons' Rick Miller is very excited to have jumped into BOOM X, the “GenX” follow-up to our hit show BOOM. It’s the second in a trilogy of solo multimedia performances,...

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BOOM's design team wins a SATAward in Saskatoon!

Posted on: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Congrats to BOOM's David Leclerc and Bruno Matte for the SATAward for Outstanding Lighting Design, given by the Saskatoon theatre community, and sponsored by On The Boards...

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BOOM opens in Saskatoon

Posted on: Thursday, August 10, 2017

"An inventive, brilliantly executed piece of theatrical art... Miller takes the one-man show to places it’s never been" (Star Phoenix review) Rick Miller's BOOM is back on...

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3 Betty Mitchell Awards nominations for BOOM

Posted on: Thursday, July 13, 2017

After our sold-out run of BOOM at Theatre Calgary in October of 2016, the Kidoons/WYRD Productions team was delighted to hear that the show has received 3 Betty Mitchell...

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Asolo Rep to present World Premiere of JUNGLE BOOK

Posted on: Friday, June 30, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com: "Asolo Repertory Theatre announces its final production of its 2017-18 season: the world premiere of JUNGLE BOOK, a boldly re-imagined family friendly...

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Meet Serafín Falcón, as Captain Nemo

Posted on: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Serafín Falcón plays Nemo, the architect and builder of the Nautilus in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, until July 1 at Asolo Repertory Theatre. Where are you...

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A Nautilus Leak! Dr. Emily Hall of MOTE, on Coral Reef Ecosystems

Posted on: Thursday, June 22, 2017

This new episode in our "Nautilus Leaks" series was created in partnership with MOTE Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, in Sarasota, Florida. The Nautilus is rounding the...

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"Their steampunk spectacle is dazzling, hypnotic, immersive and very, very clever." - Sarasota Observer

Posted on: Monday, June 19, 2017

Multimedia, multisensory adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic immerses audiences in an oceanic experience. by: Marty Fugate June 17, 2017 Rick Miller and Craig Francis’...

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Saturday, June 17th Family Day at Asolo Repertory Theatre

Posted on: Friday, June 16, 2017

2pm performance with pre- and post-show activities Pre-show activities begin at 12:30pm Explorations of marine life, ecology, and storytelling fill the lobby, in...

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Meet Marcel Jeannin, as Ned Land

Posted on: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Marcel Jeannin plays the tough, freedom-loving harpoonist in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, June 7 - July 1 at Asolo Repertory Theatre. Where are you from?...

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"Take the plunge!" - Broadway World

Posted on: Sunday, June 11, 2017

The staged version of TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA is a playful theatrical adaptation of Jules Verne's 1954 classic movie by the same title. Jules Verne is...

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"Beautiful... Feels like a graphic novel come to life" - Bradenton Herald

Posted on: Saturday, June 10, 2017

When the show begins at 7 p.m., you’re asked to leave your cell phone on and the play starts with an actor taking a selfie with the audience, you know from the get-go that...

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BOOM celebrates performance #300 at Thousand Islands Playhouse!

Posted on: Friday, June 9, 2017

The Kidoons/WYRD Production, created, directed and performed by Rick Miller, reached its 300th show on Tuesday, June 7th, after only 2 1/2 years on tour across Canada. The...

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Meet Suzy Jane Hunt, as Professor Aronnax

Posted on: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Suzy Jane Hunt plays the brave and intelligent Professor Aronnax in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, June 7 - July 1 at Asolo Repertory Theatre. Where are you from?...

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Great article in Bradenton Herald

Posted on: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Great article in Bradenton Herald about our Kidoons Network production at Asolo Repertory Theatre - Preview June 8th and opening night Friday June 9th!

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Meet Brendan McMahon, as Jules

Posted on: Monday, June 5, 2017

Brendan McMahon plays the storyteller Jules, who takes us on a journey into his own version of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, June 7 - July 1 at Asolo Repertory...

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The Cast Rehearses for Asolo Rep!

Posted on: Friday, June 2, 2017

The brilliant cast of the show: Serafín Falcón, Suzy Jane Hunt, Marcel Jeannin and Brendan McMahon, rehearse their roles for the June 7 Florida Premiere at Asolo Repertory...

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Craig Francis and Rick Miller visit Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota to Prepare The Show!

Posted on: Friday, June 2, 2017

Co-creators Rick Miller and Craig Francis met the amazing team in Sarasota for the Florida premiere of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea! The production by Kidoons and...

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20K in FLA! Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea @ Asolo Rep Theatre

Posted on: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Preview article in Herald-Tribune Our touring production of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea is about to get its Florida premiere, with a 4-week run at Asolo Repertory...

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BOOM Springs Across Canada

Posted on: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

After 300 + Canadian shows in 2015-16, Rick Miller's BOOM is back on the road. We played Banff on March 11, Charlottetown on Mar 31, and now we head to Sudbury (April 7-8),...

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World Water Day: WATCH 3 new Nautilus Leaks

Posted on: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy World Water Day! We're celebrating March 22 with 3 new Nautilus Leaks episodes for your family and classroom, as 3 renowned scientists – Imogen Coe, Don Mavinic, and...

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Rick and Craig's Excellent APAP Adventures!

Posted on: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

We came, we saw, we sold our shows! Craig Francis and Rick Miller, the creative directors of Kidoons, spent Jan 6-9 2017 at the APAP Conference in New York City's Midtown...

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Kidoons Onstage at APAP!

Posted on: Friday, December 23, 2016

Kidoons and WYRD Productions will be at APAP January 7-9 in New York with 3 amazing shows for any Performing Arts Centre: an award-winning solo show, a sensational family...

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Live from New York: Rave Reviews for 20Kshow's Off-Broadway debut!

Posted on: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The reviews from NY are pouring in... Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, co-created by Kidoons' Craig Francis and Rick Miller, is an Off-Broadway hit! “MAGICAL! A...

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"MAGICAL!... JAW-DROPPING!..." (NY Times review for Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea)

Posted on: Monday, October 3, 2016

"Theatergoers, there’s no need to pack scuba gear or even a snorkel mask to plunge into the ocean deep. In Craig Francis and Rick Miller’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under...

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BOOM wins Sterling Award in Edmonton.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

In a lovely cap to 2015-16, where BOOM toured across Canada for 251 performances, Kidoons/WYRD were proud to accept a Sterling Award in Edmonton for Best Multimedia Design....

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The New Victory Theater season in New York to open with Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea!

Posted on: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Via Season Press Release by THE NEW VICTORY THEATER: New York, NY (June 7, 2016) – Astonishing sea creatures! A spectacular submarine! Plunge deep into the pages of Jules...

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4 weeks of BOOM in Winnipeg's RMTC

Posted on: Friday, April 29, 2016

BOOM, the most presented new work in Canada, ends its 2015-2016 season at Winnipeg's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, with a 4-week stint from April 28 - May 21 2016. By end...

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Happy Earth Day! We're #Rooting4Trees

Posted on: Friday, April 22, 2016

April 22nd is Earth Day! This is the third year that Kidoons has worked with Earth Day Canada on its Ecokids educational program and campaigns. This year, our own Chatterer...

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A Nautilus Leak! Jules gets a World Water Day message from the "New Atlanteans"

Posted on: Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This new episode in our "Nautilus Leaks" series was created to celebrate World Water Day, March 22nd 2016. Action-figure Jules introduces fellow "New Atlanteans" from...

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea soars in London!

Posted on: Saturday, March 12, 2016

"GRIPPING! One of the most visually engaging and creatively dynamic presentations to grace the stage in ages!" - Jay Menard, The Beat Magazine - London Free Press preview...

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BOOM at the NAC in Ottawa, Feb 24-Mar 12

Posted on: Sunday, February 28, 2016

BOOM's 16-month Canadian mega-tour moves to Ottawa, with a 3-week run at the National Arts Centre, from Feb 24 - Mar 12 2016. After stints in Toronto, London, Victoria,...

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WATCH: A Nautilus Leak! Hal Whitehead on Whales and Ocean Sounds

Posted on: Thursday, February 4, 2016

This new episode in our "Nautilus Leaks" series was created in partnership with the Whitehead Lab of Cetacean Research at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS....

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BOOM Reviews and Stories from Vancouver

Posted on: Sunday, January 24, 2016

The reviews are in for BOOM's 5 week run in Vancouver, at PuSh/Arts Club (Granville Island stage), to Feb 13 2016. “A MIRACULOUS mirage… solo tour-de-force. Miller is a...

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WATCH: A Nautilus Leak! Dr. Eva Pip on Water Quality and Plastic Bottles

Posted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

This new episode in our "Nautilus Leaks" series was created in partnership with the Dr. Eva Pip and the University of Winnipeg in Winnipeg, MB. From the library of the...

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BOOM coming soon to Montreal!

Posted on: Sunday, January 17, 2016

BOOM, the most presented new work in Canada, explodes into the Segal Centre from March 20th - April 10th, 2016. After runs in Toronto, London, Victoria, Edmonton,...

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BOOM in Vancouver, Jan 14-Feb 13 2016.

Posted on: Sunday, January 10, 2016

BOOM kicks off 2016 with a 5-week run at PuSh/Arts Club (Granville Island stage), Jan 14-Feb 13 2016. After 2015 runs in Toronto, London, Victoria, Edmonton, Whitehorse,...

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WATCH: A Nautilus Leak! Professor Boris Worm and Ocean Ecosystems

Posted on: Friday, December 18, 2015

This new episode in our "Nautilus Leaks" series was created in partnership with the Worm Lab (Department of Biology) at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. From the...

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BOOM in Halifax!

Posted on: Thursday, October 22, 2015

After big runs in Victoria and Edmonton (with a whip through Whitehorse), the Kidoons/WYRD multimedia show BOOM heads to the other Canadian coast. Rick Miller's previous...

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Kidoons is in Whitehorse, Yukon!

Posted on: Saturday, October 17, 2015

We had an amazing time Thanksgiving week in Whitehorse. Kidoons and WYRD Productions' BOOM played 3 shows at the Yukon Arts Centre, with standing ovations for Rick Miller!...

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Citadel's 50th anniversary kicks off with a BOOM!

Posted on: Thursday, September 24, 2015

Rick Miller and his Kidoons/WYRD team are delighted to be in Edmonton for the launch of the 50th anniversary season at The Citadel Theatre. For the next 3 weeks, we'll be...

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Raves for BOOM at the Belfry!

Posted on: Saturday, August 8, 2015

"Nothing short of brilliant! Miller — working with a terrific team — has managed to meld theatre and technology in an exciting, innovative manner that delights and, on...

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BOOM opens The Belfry's 40th Anniversary Season

Posted on: Thursday, August 6, 2015

Kidoons and WYRD Productions' hit show BOOM kicks off its big 2015-16 Canadian tour with a 3-week run at The Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC. This is the first show in the...

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Rave reviews for 20Kshow world premiere!

Posted on: Sunday, July 12, 2015

"OUTSTANDING! An entertaining two acts of multimedia magic! If you want an adventure on the high seas with all the high tech trimmings, then take the family to Miller’s...

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WATCH: “Sunken Treasures” Jerry Muskrat and Captain Nemo at the Shipwrecks of the Hamilton and Scourge

Posted on: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Jerry Muskrat drifts from Hamilton to Saint-Catharines and finds he is above a Canadian National Historic site. At the bottom of Lake Ontario is the shipwreck sites of the...

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5 Days to World Premiere!

Posted on: Monday, July 6, 2015

TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA WILL BE THE FIRST WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE Commissioned by PANAMANIA, The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Arts and Culture...

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Meet the Characters: Ned Land

Posted on: Saturday, July 4, 2015

NED LAND is a harpoonist from Montreal, who joins the crew of the ship The Abraham Lincoln in the hopes of slaying the mysterious monster that has been attacking ships all...

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BOOM en français au Carrefour à QC!

Posted on: Saturday, May 30, 2015

BOOM, the most popular new show in Canada, premiered in French at Le Carrefour International de Théâtre, Quebec City's premiere arts festival. May 28-30 2015. Read the...

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Tickets now on sale for 20K World Premiere! Rick Miller to guest star as Captain Nemo!

Posted on: Friday, May 8, 2015

Don't miss Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea's World Premiere, July 11-15 2015 at Daniels Spectrum in Toronto. 5 shows only! Limited seating, so order your tickets...

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Montreal student contest winner's drawing turned into a Battery Hero guest star on Kidoons​

Posted on: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The world has a new superhero, one who promotes battery recycling and prevents batteries from filling up our landfills. The hero’s name is ‘Battery Bob’, and he was created...

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Congratulations to our EARTH DAY Battery Hero Winner Demetrios!

Posted on: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

This Earth Day, think about how you can reduce waste, like recycling your dead batteries. We were thrilled to receive over 750 design submissions for the "EcoKids Battery...

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Loading into the Rotary Centre Kelowna: BOOM hits the BC Interior Thurs. March 5!

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2015

We were thrilled with the standing ovations at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver, and now after a sunny drive through super, natural British Columbia we are preparing...

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BOOM kicks-off its BC Tour at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver

Posted on: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

See @Rick Miller in the KDOONS / WYRD Production BOOM on a 4-city British Columbia tour of its touring version. For arts lovers in West Vancouver, Vernon, Kelowna, and...

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WATCH: Rick Miller on Canada AM for BOOM

Posted on: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Rick Miller stopped by the studio of Canada AM to perform some bits of BOOM, his new solo show presented by Mirvish at the Panasonic Theatre Toronto Jan 15 - Feb 1 WATCH...

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20K workshop at La Caserne (Quebec City)

Posted on: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

After two weeks of intensive work at Robert Lepage's La Caserne in Quebec City, the 20K Collective presented a workshop performance of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea...

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Have We Forgotten Yet? play readings Nov 11-15 for Remembrance Day

Posted on: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

20Kshow co-creator Craig Francis will be performing in a live stage reading of an important Canadian play "The Refugee Hotel" Nov. 12th. It is one of a 6-play reading...

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WATCH: Audiences react to workshop performance of "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea"

Posted on: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This April, creators Rick Miller and Craig Francis held a public performance workshop of their new theatrical production Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. The invited...

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38 years ago: John Lennon apologizes for saying The Beatles are "Bigger Than Jesus"

Posted on: Thursday, August 14, 2014

It was March, 1966 when John Lennon said, "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue about that; I’m right and I’ll be proved right. We’re more...

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Rick Miller co-hosts "We Are Pan Am" one-year countdown

Posted on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 11-12 2014: 20K co-creator Rick Miller joins co-hosts Amanda Martinez and Nicole Brooks to launch the official one year countdown to the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am...

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Behind The Scenes: Richard Feren

Posted on: Friday, July 11, 2014

Richard Feren : Sound Design Richard has been creating music and sound scores for Canadian theatre, dance and film since 1992. He also composes his own music and his first...

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Behind The Scenes: Itai Erdal

Posted on: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Itai Erdal : Lighting Designer Itai has designed over 150 shows for theatre and dance companies in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Tel Aviv, Berlin, London and New York....

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NASA: West Antarctic Ice Sheet Melt Has Begun And Is Unstoppable

Posted on: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an...

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20K Collective saw "Mission Blue" at the Hot Docs Film Festival!

Posted on: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Last night I accompanied passionate water issues activist and Sci-Fi author Kaz Lefave to the Hot Docs premiere of Mission Blue. Mission Blue is a film about...

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20K collective workshop week 2: Wed April 23

Posted on: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

We have been preparing the stage design. The idea is that the stage is a "machine" like the Nautilus itself - a mix of high-tech and craftsmanship.  There will be real...

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Earth Day Canada in Toronto

Posted on: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spotted in the lobby of TO VIC office tower in Toronto yesterday on the way back from workshopping the production of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. Congratulations...

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20K team gearing up for its first invited workshop presentation!

Posted on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Week 2 of a two-week Toronto workshop for 20K (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea). The incredible team of creators are trying to pull it all together for the 100 or so...

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Rick Miller and Équipe Verte GEC - Earth Day

Posted on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Since I will be in rehearsal for the 20K Project on Earth Day (how fitting!), the Équipe Verte GEC decided this year to move some of our Earth Day activities to April...

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20K collective workshop week 2: Happy Easter Monday

Posted on: Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter Monday! Lots of work being done with our incredible creative team and talented actors to create something innvative and visually unique for 2015. 1) Is this...

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PANAMANIA: new photos

Posted on: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We just received these photos of the great press conference for PANAMANIA at El Catrin. 1) Deborah Knight, President of the Kiwanis Club of Toronto (www.torontokiwanis.ca)...

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20K collective workshop week 1: Tuesday

Posted on: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Today was Toronto's last gasp at an icy blast: woke up to a full on snowstorm!  And the parka is back in Montréal... 2) Assistant Costume and Set Designer Jung-Hye Kim...

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20K collective workshop week 1: Monday

Posted on: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

1) Craig Francis here, doing some rewriting on the play after our actors' read-through... while lights being hung above my head! 2) Assistant Director Andrea Sartison has...

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Rick hosts PANAMANIA launch, announces commission of 20K show!

Posted on: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

After a late night hosting the Glenn Gould Prize at Rideau Hall, Rick flew back to Toronto to host the morning launch of PANAMANIA, the Arts & Culture Program of the...

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Panamania to blend arts with sport at Pan Am Games

Posted on: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

By: Joel Eastwood Staff Reporter, Published on Tue Apr 01 2014 The Toronto Star   The organizers of Panamania hope to make next summer’s Pan Am Games as much about arts and...

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Panamania – the Pan Am Games’ culture festival – will bring 27 arts projects to Toronto in 2015

Posted on: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

World premieres from Robert Lepage, Veronica Tennant and Vancouver’s Electric Company Theatre will be a part of Panamania, a 35-day arts and culture festival set to...

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Robert Lepage, Veronica Tennant to show new Pan Am Games works

Posted on: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Canadian artists among dozens commissioned for arts and culture festival in 2015 Canadian theatre icon Robert Lepage and dancer-turned-filmmaker Veronica Tennant will...

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WATER DOCS @ School Recognition Day March 26th

Posted on: Friday, March 28, 2014

Several schools in the Greater Toronto area are visiting the Water Docs Film Festival at the Art Gallery of Ontario to follow up on #worldwaterday and see some inspiring...

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Rick Miller hosts Gordon Foundation's premiere of "Cold Amazon" at Water Docs Festival

Posted on: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Water Docs Film Festival has invited Rick Miller to be the emcee host of the opening night premiere of "Cold Amazon: The Mackenzie River Basin" on March 21st!  Stan...

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Nautilus Leaks is part of the Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea project

Posted on: Saturday, March 1, 2014

KDOONS and WYRD Productions are re-imagining the classic story "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea" for a new generation, in a web series, educational modules, and a...

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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Montreal

Posted on: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Cheers to Sustainability student Victor Lam and the whole Montreal team of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. We enjoyed every minute of it, and now the Lachine Canal in...

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