The Reviews are in – Call and Response

Posted on Aug 7, 2010

Robin Hood has been running for three nights now and it’s off to a great start.  We had a really stacked opening night with more reviewers and artistic directors than we’ve ever had. PRESSURE! In the interest of preserving transparency I am going to post links to all of the reviews we receive, not just […]

12 Angry Men – What our artistic associate has been up to

Posted on Aug 6, 2010

In ITSAZOO news unrelated to Robin Hood… Cameron Anderson, ITSAZOO’s Artistic Associate, is starring in Hardline Theatre’s production of 12 Angry Men at Dreamlife Studios.  Here’s what Cam has to say about his newest artistic endeavour: I’m playing Juror #12 in Hardline Production’s 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose, adapted from the 1957 film of the […]

Opening night!

Posted on Aug 5, 2010

Robin Hood opens tonight!  It was awesome last night to have our first show in front of an audience. It was a really supportive crowd and we all learned a lot about the show from having it in front of an audience.  With a promenade play the connection with the audience is what makes the […]

Ladies and Gentlemen Mr. Kyle Sutherland

Posted on Aug 4, 2010

Tomorrow is the Robin Hood preview. We’ve spent the past few days doing tech and dress rehearsals. A big part of this has been hauling many set pieces up and down a giant hill. This has brought our awesome set designer Kyle Sutherland to mind. Kyle Sutherland is ITSAZOO’s newest Designer in Residence.  He designs […]

Dana Gee Video Preview

Posted on Aug 1, 2010

The opening of Robin Hood is less than a week away so that means that all of the previews are going to be coming out this week.  Today we had an article in the province http://www.theprovince.com/Robin+Hood+Tents/3348598/story.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQHJkKMvoi4 And a video preview on DGTV with Dana Gee [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQHJkKMvoi4&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1]

Now I’m not so concerned

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

When we first went into rehearsals for Robin Hood I was concerned with my interpretation of the police. In the show, they’re essentially depicted (with the exception of one do-gooder) as robotic bullies who just follow orders. They lack sensitivity when it comes to dealing with the social problems that plague our society and don’t […]

Epic Battles

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

If you ask me one of the best things about the story of Robin Hood is the epic battles. This has been an awesome challenge for us with our modern adaptation.  We’ve taken the anachronistic approach and  have sword fights, a knife versus taser fight, a quarterstaff battle and much more.  This past weekend we […]

The Great Outdoors

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

This weekend Robin Hood moved in to Queen Elizabeth Park after several weeks of rehearsals at the Carousel Theatre studios.  Moving a promenade show in to a park is an awesome process that involves taking the perfectly crafted scenes that were blocked in a nice quiet studio, ripping them apart and reassembling them to suit […]

Garbage Bag Chic

Posted on Jul 8, 2010

As I write this I am very excited.  I have recently made a fantastic discovery.  Her name is Ren.  She’s a young designer who came out of the blue and is making my Robin Hood directorial  dreams a reality.  The aesthetic concept for the show is garbage bag chic (thank you to The City for […]

Robin Hood – Poster Sneak Peek

Posted on Jul 6, 2010

The posters for our irreverent and modern adaptation of Robin Hood are being printed and posted this week.  Rachale Cavanagh, our awesome poster/flyer designer, modified an image taken by Devon Taylor featuring Chris Wilson as Robin Hood (he’s not actually playing Robin Hood in the show though.  Chris Cook is playing Robin Hood in the […]

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