DAY OF DELIGHT

Clay & Paper Theatre presents:

DAY OF DELIGHT!
A Celebration of Love, Courtship & Desire

On Sunday, June 19th 2016 from 1 to 4:30pm, Clay & Paper Theatre invites you to lush and beautiful Dufferin Grove Park for the 14th Annual Day of Delight: A Toronto celebration of Love, Courtship and Desire. Join us and some of Toronto’s most amorous artists, puppeteers, actors, clowns, circus arts performers, singers and dancers as we celebrate the themes of Love, Courtship and Desire for Place, People and Planet!

SCHEDULE
1pm – 4:30pm
Cardboardia (Kids’ Exploratorium)

1pm – 3:30pm
“Looking for Love” Treasure Hunt

1:30pm – 2:00pm
Balfolk Family & Community Dance

2:00pm – 4:30pm
Clay & Paper Theatre – Parade & Pageant of Love
Broulala – Songs of Love
Paromita Kar – Dances of Love
Philip & Lucinda – Circus of Love
Birdbone Theatre – Puppets of Love
Rutherford – Clowns of Love
Matti Palonen – Harps of Love
Akhilanda Collaborative – Mermaids of Love
Clay & Paper Theatre – A Mummers Play of Love
Maracatu Mar Aberto – FINALE – Drums of Love

Featuring Puppetry, Music, Circus Arts, Clowning, Installation, Dance and Theatre by:

– Kids get to explore a cardboard version of the Great Barrier Reef in returning favourite CARDBOARDIA
– A family friendly LOVE TREASURE HUNT throughout Dufferin Grove Park
– Folk dance workshop and all around folk party band, BALFOLK TORONTO
– Opening parade and PAGEANT OF LOVE
– THE COLOURS OF LOVE, a giant puppet and a carnival of colours , inspired by “Holi” a Hindu spring festival. (NOTE: All dry coloured powder and coloured water are water soluble.)
– Innovative accapella jazz ensemble BROULALA
– Central Asian dance mistress PAROMITA KAR peforms accompanied by musician MIKE ANKLEWICZ
– Acrobatic-comedy-kazoo duo PHILIP & LUCINDA
– A table top puppetry show by innovative Canadian puppeteers BIRDBONE THEATRE
– RUTHERFORD in “Barn-Barns for All!” A red nose love story with bananas.
– A giant harp installation built into the trees of Dufferin Grove Park by adventurous luthier and musician, MATTI PALONEN
– Mummer’s play THE RETURN OF THE GREEN MAN
– The reunion of three mermaid sisters in an aerial, movement and live music performance piece, “the way back home”
– FINALE with Toronto’s own Afro-Brazilian drumming powerhouse, MARACATU MAR ABERTO

Hosted by CLAY & PAPER THEATRE

Dufferin Grove Park
(875 Dufferin St., south of Bloor St.W. Across from the Dufferin Mall)
2:00 – 5:00pm
$10/Pay-What-You-Can
INFO: 416-708-3332
clayandpaper@sympatico.ca
www.clayandpapertheatre.org

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Call for Submissions – Too Short to Suck: Too Little Time to Die

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TOO SHORT TO SUCK: TOO LITTLE TIME TO DIE
Deadline: February 19, 2016


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Too Short to Suck is an evening dedicated to works-in-progress. The second edition of Too Short to Suck will be held March 11, 2016. This is an evening where people can perform in a low-pressure environment for an encouraging audience and experiment with new ideas.

Requirements:
– performances must be in the categories of puppetry, object theatre, street theatre or circus arts
– 250 word max description of your project
– 100 word bio or you/your group

MOST IMPORTANTLY:
It is the fervent desire of Clay & Paper Theatre to encourage people to abandon propriety, escape the mundane, astonish the innocent, and perplex the sophisticated. With this in mind, shows that are scrappy and have something to say are more exciting to us than polished shows that are vapid. If you have a show that can change the world in under 10 minutes, you’re our kinda creative rabble-rouser!

Please send your questions and/or submissions to Kristi at clay.paper.theatre@gmail.com by February 19, 2016.

Call for Submissions: W.I.P. Night!

On January 15th, 2016, Clay and Paper is hosting a Work-In-Progress Night — an entire evening dedicated to sharing new performances and projects!

This is our invitation to you to perform short, work-in-progress or experimental pieces that fall somewhere within the categories of puppetry and/or street theatre. This evening is intended to be a space where people can bring projects they have been working on, or beginning to work on, and perform in a low-pressure environment for a friendly and encouraging audience. (We are especially interested in works that vibe with the C&P thematic canon, but are welcoming of all.)

This is also an opportunity for us to gather our friends and make good use of our beautiful studio space before it gets torn down to make way for nasty condos. Let’s help 35 Strachan go out with style!

Anyone interested in performing, please e-mail Kristi White at clay.paper.theatre@gmail.com before December 20th with a short description of your proposed performance (max. 250 words).

Please feel free to spread this invitation to folks who may be interested in performing. The time allotted to each performer is 2-10 minutes (in the style of “Too Short to Suck”). We will be charging an admissions fee to non-performing audience members, which will be split amongst performers as payment.

Cranky Movie Performance and Demo!

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David Anderson in Yaroslava, Russia, 1989

A rarely seen street theatrical device, the CRANKY MOVIE will be demonstrated this WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, at the Clay & Paper Studios. The fantabulous Mister David Anderson will be putting on a performative demonstration the likes of which have nary been seen on these Toronto City streets in o’er a decade.

Join us for an evening of learning, laughing, and raucous-theatrics from one of the proper Masters in CRANKY MOVIE un-technology! David Anderson has been a street performer for over 45 years, and has graced the international common “stage” countless times throughout. Although his methods may seem mad, his insights are true.

Where: 35 Strachan Avenue
When: 6:30pm – 8pm

We even have snacks!

E-mail our Production Manager, Sandra Mannila, at sandra.clayandpaper@gmail.com to RSVP!

Miniature Theatre Workshop – Open Call!

Miniature Theatre Workshop

Hosted by Roberto Sainz De La Pena Montenegro

Wednesday, September 16th from 1-4PM

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Join us tomorrow afternoon for a workshop in miniature theatre with our visiting artist and puppeteer, Roberto. Miniature theatre, or toy theatre, was originally conceived in early 19th century Europe and quickly took hold as a popular and accessible form of home and street entertainment. In recent years it has a seen a revival amongst puppeteers and actors across Europe and the Americas, especially in Roberto’s hometown of Valparaiso, Chile. The workshop will go over the basics of design, construction, story-telling and movement.

The workshop has the capacity for 6 people. It is free and open to the public.


A little bit about Roberto…

Hailing from the puppet-enthused city of Valparaiso, Chile, he has come to Canada to share in his love of puppetry with Toronto’s own puppeteering community, and introduce to us the art of miniature theatre. He spends his days in Toronto volunteering with us at Clay and Paper, or performing his one man show, Pesadillas, in our city parks. Roberto is an actor, teacher, and puppeteer who works with Teatro Lambe Lambe in Santiago.

SUMMER SHOW Opens July 23

This summer a raft of refugee animals gets pushed out of their homes and into Dufferin Grove Park for an epic papier-mâché fight for the future of the planet in Clay and Paper Theatre’s giant puppet tale, Animal Nature.

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A neurotic Caribou poet, a storytelling flatulent Possum, a sleep deprived Grizzly with anger management issues, and a lonely Orca lost in her watery dreams, are just a few of the colourful and bold creature characters in Animal Nature. “How did we get pushed to the very edges of the earth itself?” they all demand.

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With its cast of puppet tricksters and merrymakers, Animal Nature rallies audiences to love the planet entirely, absolutely, fervently and to find the way back home together. With original and vibrant design, music, dance, and signature Clay & Paper Theatre satire and wit gone awry, Animal Nature is provocative puppetry in public space at its best.

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Directed by Clay & Paper Theatre Founder and Artistic Director David Anderson and Assistant Artistic Director, Kathryn Durst, and written by David Anderson and associate artists, Tamara Romanchuk and Anna Sapershteyn, Animal Nature features music direction by Dr.Chris Wilson, puppet sculpture by David Anderson, puppet and scenic painting by Liudmila Lipovskaya, shadow puppets by Craig Morrison, set design by Maria Wodzinska and a stellar cast of emerging professionals: Brendan Austin, Felix Beauchamp, Sam Bowen, Kathryn Allison Durst, Oriane Edwards, Cameron Grant, Laura-Lee Lewis, Jake Runeckles.

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Animal Nature runs in Dufferin Grove Park , from July 23 to August 16 (Preview July 22) @7:30pm, Wednesdays to Sundays. The performance is approximately an hour in length. Admission is Pay-What-You-Can, $10 suggested. No reservations are necessary.

VENUE: Dufferin Grove Park (875 Dufferin St., South of Bloor St. W., across from Dufferin Mall.) North of the Children’s Playground

PREVIEW PERFORMANCE: July 22, 2015 @ 7:30pm

PERFORMANCES: July 23 to August 16, 2015 (Wednesday through Sunday) @ 7:30pm

ADMISSION: Pay-What-You-Can, $10 suggested. No reservations necessary.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sandra Mannila sandra.clayandpaper@gmail.com 416.708.3332

PHOTOS: Please contact us at clayandpaper@sympatico.cproduction photos. We also welcome media photographers at all Clay & Paper Theatre events.

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