Trafalgar 24 performers announced

On March 8, these twelve people will lock themselves in a castle to rehearse six entirely new plays for performance in just eight hours

All the castle’s a stage as Driftwood Theatre kicks off its 25th season with the most unique site-specific theatre event around, TRAFALGAR 24. Over the course of one day, 24 theatre artists from across Ontario will descend upon Trafalgar Castle to write, rehearse and perform six new plays set within the rooms, halls, nooks and crannies of Whitby’s very own 19th century castle.

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Bringing together a cast that blends award-winning artists with the finest emerging talent, Driftwood Theatre is thrilled to announce this year’s Trafalgar 24 performers.

Guiding the evening’s audience through six original plays created exclusively for Trafalgar 24 are Belinda Corpuz (Prairie Nurse, Factory Theatre/Thousand Islands Playhouse; The Wager, Theatre Gargantua), Sarah Deller (Love and Information, Canadian Stage), Oliver Dennis (Rose, Animal Farm, A Delicate Balance, Soulpepper Theatre), Andrea Houssin (Seminar, Mirvish/RMTC; The Pirates of Penzance, Thousand Islands Playhouse), Megan Miles (Rosalynde, Driftwood Theatre; Hamlet, Shakespeare Bash’d), Dan Mousseau (Innocence Lost: The Steve Truscott Story, It’s A Wonderful Life, Soulpepper), Rose Napoli (Grace, Crow’s/Nightwood; Taming of the Shrew, SLSF), Andy Pogson (The Odyssey, Macbeth, Driftwood Theatre), Anand Rajaram (Mustard, Tarragon Theatre; The Complete 150, Soulpepper Theatre), Jamie Robinson (Risky Phil, YPT; Gas Girls, New Harlem Productions), Neta J. Rose (The Penelopiad, Hart House; Twelfth Night, Foxtail Theatre UK), and Hillary Warden (Harun, In Arms Productions).

TRAFALGAR 24 is Durham Region’s most unforgettable annual theatre event where twenty-four artists receive a scant 24-hours to write, rehearse and perform six site-specific plays in Whitby’s beautiful 19th century castle. At TRAFALGAR 24 the audience is right on top of the action as each of the 10-minute scripts play out around them in locations throughout the castle. TRAFALGAR 24 audience members play a vital role of their own, helping to select on winning playwright to receive a five-week paid summer residency with Driftwood Theatre to develop their work.

Previously announced participating playwrights are Wallis Caldoza, Matt Hertendy, Rebecca Ostroff, Polly Phokeev, Hannah Rittner, and Melissa Taylor.

As Driftwood’s signature gala event of the season, TRAFALGAR 24 raises $20,000 annually in support of theatre for everyone in Ontario – no matter where you live or how much money you have in your pockets. It is a sumptuous affair featuring both a wine & cheese and dessert buffet, and a silent auction with some of the best deals around in entertainment, electronics, services and art.

For the first time, the TRAFALGAR 24 will feature a special pre-event online auction, allowing people everywhere to make bids on a curated selection of ten spectacular auction packages. The TRAFALGAR 24 online auction is now live and runs to March 8.   

TRAFALGAR 24 is proudly supported by leading partners RBC Foundation (RBC Emerging Artists Project), Deighton Associates (Castle Sponsor) and HMA The BENEFITS People (Reception Sponsor). Driftwood Theatre is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.


Driftwood Theatre Group presents

TRAFALGAR 24

Friday, March 8, 2019

Trafalgar Castle, 401 Reynolds Street, Whitby, ON

Doors/Silent Auction start: 6:30pm.

Performances begin: 7:30pm.

Tickets: $65 (General Admission), $25 (for guests 25 and under).

For tickets and information: www.driftwoodtheatre.com/see/trafalgar24/

Trafalgar 24 Family Day Discount

In celebration of Family Day, Driftwood Theatre is offering a 20% DISCOUNT ON GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS to TRAFALGAR 24 for 24 hours.

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Trafalgar 24, Driftwood Theatre’s epic play-creation event set within the halls, rooms, nooks and crannies of Whitby’s very own 19th century castle, is the perfect gift for theatre-lovers everywhere.

Guests are treated to not one but two fabulous receptions (wine & cheese and dessert), a groovy silent auction with something for everyone, and six entirely original short plays created in under 24 hours by 24 theatre playwrights, directors and actors.

No Trafalgar 24 event is ever quite the same! What stories lurk inside the halls of Trafalgar Castle? Join us on March 8, 2019 to find out!

Family Day Discount Tickets are only $52 (plus order fee of $3.19) for a 24-hour period (see what we did there?) starting at 1pm on Family Day, Monday February 18. After that, prices go back up to $65. And don’t forget our 25/4/25 tickets are always $25 (plus $1.84 order fee) for guests 25 and under.

Trafalgar 24 playwrights announced

Driftwood Theatre launches its 25th season with another adrenaline-fueled visit to Whitby’s Trafalgar Castle for a festival of site-specific plays created in 24 hours.

All the castle’s a stage as Driftwood Theatre kicks off its 25th season with the most unique site-specific theatre event around, TRAFALGAR 24. Over the course of one day, 24 theatre artists from across Ontario will descend upon Trafalgar Castle to write, rehearse and perform six new plays set within the rooms, halls, nooks and crannies of Whitby’s very own 19th century castle.

Supporting the work of emerging playwrights from across Ontario, Driftwood is thrilled to announce this year’s six participating playwrights.

Locked together in the castle overnight beginning on March 7 to each write a new short play are Lindsay, Ontario playwright Wallis Caldoza (Armen Avanessian & Enemies #3: Corresponding with ghosts, Volksbühne Berlin), Ottawa, Ontario playwright Matt Hertendy (Swedish Furniture , TACTICS; Rideshares & Rope Swings, Two Kind Boys), and Toronto-based playwrights Rebecca Ostroff (Stella, upcoming Scripted Toronto Festival), Polly Phokeev (The Mess, Mikaela Davies and Pollly Phokeev Productions; Seams, Seams Collective/SummerWorks), Hannah Rittner (The Unbelievers, LACE Productions/SummerWorks 2016; Estate, LunaSea Theatre/Neptune Theatre, 2013), and Melissa Taylor (Eating, re:PLAY; The Oldest Trick in the Book ,Theatre SKAM + Short Short Play Festival).

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TRAFALGAR 24 is Durham Region’s most unforgettable annual theatre event where twenty-four artists receive a scant 24-hours to write, rehearse and perform six site-specific plays in Whitby’s beautiful 19th century castle. At TRAFALGAR 24 the audience is right on top of the action as each of the 10-minute scripts play out around them in locations throughout the castle. TRAFALGAR 24 audience members play a vital role of their own, helping to select on winning playwright to receive a five-week paid summer residency with Driftwood Theatre to develop their work.

As Driftwood’s signature gala event of the season, TRAFALGAR 24 raises $20,000 annually in support of theatre for everyone in Ontario – no matter where you live or how much money you have in your pockets. It is a sumptuous affair featuring both a wine & cheese and dessert buffet, and a silent auction with some of the best deals around in entertainment, electronics, services and art.

For the first time, the TRAFALGAR 24 will feature a special pre-event online auction, allowing people everywhere to make bids on a curated selection of ten spectacular auction packages. The TRAFALGAR 24 online auction will go live on February 28 and run to March 8.   

TRAFALGAR 24 is proudly supported by leading partners RBC Foundation (RBC Emerging Artists Project), Deighton Associates (Castle Sponsor) and HMA The BENEFITS People (Reception Sponsor). Driftwood Theatre is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.


Driftwood Theatre Group presents

TRAFALGAR 24

Friday, March 8, 2019

Trafalgar Castle, 401 Reynolds Street, Whitby, ON

Doors/Silent Auction start: 6:30pm.

Performances begin: 7:30pm.

Tickets: $65 (General Admission), $25 (for guests 25 and under).

For tickets and information: www.driftwoodtheatre.com/see/trafalgar24/

 

Job Posting: Front of House & Customer Service Manager

Driftwood Theatre’s is looking for a front of house/customer service manager for its 2019 Bard’s Bus Tour season

The Bard’s Bus Tour is an annual summer Ontario tradition, this year celebrating 25 years of touring to outdoor venues.

The Front of House/Customer Service Manager is responsible for delivering safe, orderly, timely and enjoyable theatre experiences for Driftwood’s audiences, community partners, volunteers, donors and company members.

The Front of House/Customer Service Manager is responsible for managing onsite relationships with partners in each community; preparing, setting up and running box office, seating and concessions at each performance; supervising  summer student and volunteer assistants; maintaining financial and attendance records for performances and outreach activities; handling online and in-person banking while on tour and participating in the daily set-up and strike of the performance site.

The successful candidate will have: at least two years of related work experience including client/customer service and some degree of management; a high degree of professionalism and time management skills; cash-handling experience; a full class G driver’s license with clean driving abstract and experience driving large vehicles (Ford E350 chassis or equivalent); the ability to communicate effectively and work productively with artists, theatrical staff and volunteers; capacity for lifting and carrying supplies and equipment; and most importantly will demonstrate grace under pressure.

Driftwood Theatre is dedicated to reflecting Canada’s rich diversity on and off stage in all of its work. Equity-seeking individuals of all backgrounds regardless of age, ethno-cultural identity or gender are encouraged to apply.

Contract dates: June 24 – August 25, 2019. (First and last weeks part-time.)

Salary: $700/week + per diems during overnight touring

Candidates are invited to make application by sending a brief cover letter and resume (as one pdf file) by email to General Manager, Lee Bolton (lbolton@driftwoodtheatre.com).

Application deadline: February 15, 2019