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 And a video preview on DGTV with Dana Gee [youtube=]

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 […]

“Fun, Friends and Fabulous”…Meet Devon Taylor

Posted on Jun 30, 2010

Devon Taylor has been with ITSAZOO from day one.  For the past few years she’s been the one behind the camera (as well as designing programs, running the bar, doing front of house and on and on).  You may recognize some of the photos she’s taken for our shows… Robin Hood 2010  Meet Devon Taylor […]

Welcome to The Zoo

Posted on Apr 7, 2010

We are the ZooCrew and this is our first ever blog post.  Welcome to our world! ITSAZOO is a theatre company that began back in 2004 when 3 theatre students at the University of Victoria produced The Zoo Story for a Theatre Festival.  It was such an awesome experience that they decided to keep going […]

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