The Competition is Fierce… brace yourself Vancouver – new

The Competition is Fierce… brace yourself Vancouver – new

Posted on Jan 19, 2015

A guest blog post by Roanne Ward When Sarah Kane’s Blasted premiered in London in 1995 the critics raged, people vomited (literally) and it was instantly panned as a failure. The rawness and reality of Kane’s writing was too much for the audience. Fast-forward 18 years and Blasted is a contemporary classic. As writer Sebastien […]

Auditions – The Competition is Fierce

Posted on Jul 31, 2014

The Competition is Fierce Auditions The Competition is Fierce a new play by Sebastien Archibald produced by ITSAZOO Productions – directed by Chelsea Haberlin. Rehearsals begin February 10 and the run is from March 3-22. Actors must also be available for a workshop September 15-19. Must be comfortable with partial nudity. Both Equity and non-Equity […]

Rock N’ Roll was Dropped Like a Bomb

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

One of the best things about the time and location in which Mojo is set ,1958 London, is the music. Rock n’ Roll was sweeping across America and London was riding that wave.  Chuck Berry sang ‘Hail, hail, rock and roll, deliver me from the days of old’ and that’s exactly what was happening.  Rock’n’roll was dropped like […]

Meet the Studly Dudes in Mojo

Posted on Jul 24, 2012

We are into our second week of rehearsals for Mojo and it’s shaping up to be a pretty wicked show if I do say so myself.  You may have seen our trailer and noticed all of the attractive, talented guys in the show and wondered to yourself ‘who are all these studly dudes?’.  Here’s your […]

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Posted on Jul 5, 2012

For the past five years we have been very lucky to have free storage and rehearsal space in the basement of Avenue Florists on the North Shore.  Because we had so much space we have been able to hang on to every costume and prop from the past five years. Sadly the flower shop was […]

Happy Holidays From The ZooCrew!

Posted on Dec 5, 2011

  Thank you for your support of ITSAZOO!  This has been by far our busiest and most successful year to date and we have generous donors like you to thank for that. We began our season by presenting Death of a Clown at the University of Victoria.  Then in the spring we took Chairs: A […]

And That’s a Wrap Folks

Posted on Nov 2, 2011

ITSAZOO is wrapping up 9 months of consistent productions. Chairs: A Parable on tour, Bridge Mix, Chairs at The Neanderthal Festival, Stay Away From My Boat @$$hole at the Fringe and then Debts. It has been a VERY busy time. We feel super proud of what we’ve accomplished. We’ve grown as artists and as a […]

Up and Running!

Posted on Oct 21, 2011

After a fantastic night of 2 sold out opening night performances followed by too many celebratory drinksDebts is officially up and running. And tickets are selling super fast! Here are some of the fantastic shots that were taken at the dress rehearsal by Adam Fedyck. I think they look like they’re from a movie. If you’re […]

The Week before Opening

Posted on Oct 15, 2011

There is nothing quite like the rush a week before opening, especially on a site specific show. This is when problem solving becomes the term of the day. Things that should be simple never seem to work quite right and things that you never thought could work somehow fall in to place. There is always […]

The Haughty Mr. Poe

Posted on Oct 8, 2011

A guest blog post by Mr. Mack Gordon, Playwright and Director for Debts When approaching the stories of Edgar Allan Poe for adaptation, I came across a frequent stumbling block. His tales are rich in atmosphere and dense with theme but often have little to no narrative action. The Telltale Heart mostly revolves around a man explaining […]

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