Saturday, September 25, 2010
Ladies and Gentleman, we are thrilled to announce that the Book of Judith has begun its second life. We have received two excellent pieces of news. The first was an invite from the DaDaFest in the U.K. We will be performing the show twice. Once in Glasgow on Wednesday, November 17th at the Hamilton Townhouse and on Sunday, November 21st at the Sefton Palm House in Liverpool.
We've also received a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for an Ontario Tour of the show--and will be doing a workshop presentation of the newest incarnation of The Book of Judith on Sunday, October 3rd in St.Catherines, Ontario at the Market Square start at 6:00 (see press release below)
Sarah Garton Stanley and I recently travelled to London, England, where we joined forces with Alex Bulmer and did three days of script workshop together in preparation for a continued workshop back in Toronto.
We've been workshopping the piece with some invited members of the original choir back to help us in this next step, as well as Composer, Andrew Penner and Musical Director, Nick Carpenter (from Montreal!) and Wanda Fitzgerald stepping into the role of Pippa (formerly Alex) for this workshop. We're all very excited, and the show has gotten even stronger than it was before.... with some changes to the music, and some changes in the Book!
left to right: Andrew, Steve, Frank, Mark, Kazumi, Emily
left to right: Frank, Mark, Kazumi, Emily, Gwyn, Irena
left to right: Gwyn, Irena, Lesley, Erin, Nick
Stay tuned for more info as it comes our and your way ... because more is coming ... oh yes oh yes.
For Immediate Release: September 20, 2010
For more info contact: email@example.com
The Self Conscious Theatre Company, in association with The Theatre Centre and The Essential Collective Theatre present a workshop presentation of: THE BOOK OF JUDITH
September 20, 2010 – After a sold-out two-week run in downtown Toronto in May 2009, the acclaimed production, The Book of Judith, is preparing an upcoming tour of Ontario and the U.K. Self Conscious Theatre Company, in association with The Theatre Centre and Essential Collective Theatre, are pleased to present a workshop presentation of this very exciting piece of theatre.
“This is not the world I would have designed” – Judith Snow
Performed in St. Catharines’ Market Square, The Book of Judith, created by Michael Rubenfeld and Sarah Garton Stanley, is a musical play about a self-annointed preacher man who is passionately driven to change the lives of others. After a chance meeting with a quadriplegic woman named Judith Snow, theatre artist Matthew Goldberg (Michael Rubenfeld) believes he has “seen the light”. With the help of his director, Shauna Coupland (Sarah Garton Stanley), and her best friend, disabled artist, Pippa McLaren (Wanda Fitzgerald), Matthew has managed to coral a fully integrated group of choristers with and without disability, to help him tell, for the first time, his inspirational, maniacal and deeply suspect tale of Judith Snow. The Book of Judith takes us from innocence to ignorance and through to the other side – a truer place of transformation.
The Book of Judith
Created by Michael Rubenfeld and Sarah Garton Stanley
Directed by Sarah Garton Stanley
Music Composed by Andrew Penner
Musical Direction by Nick Carpenter
Performed by Michael Rubenfeld, Sarah Garton Stanley, Wanda Fitzgerald, The Book of Judith Choir (Gwyneth Baillie, Erin Brandenburg, Mark Brose, Lesley Dowey, Frank G. Hull, Irena Kagansky, Emily Scheer, Steve Schwabl, and Kazumi Tsuruoka) and featuring Judith Snow.
Sunday, October 3rd. 6:00 pm
St. Catharines Market Square (corner of King & James)
For tickets: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
* This is a FREE workshop presentation of the work.
For more info: www.bookofjudithplay.blogspot.com
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