November 11, 2009 by thenextstage
The NOW! Organization was founded in 2006, and it “…bridges people from diverse backgrounds to sculpt innovative, holistic solutions toward social, environmental, and economic sustainability”. And further: “We implement interdisciplinary grassroots programs to creatively inspire, engage, and empower youth, pique ideas and discussions, promote interdisciplinary, holistic thinking and problem solving, and spark action.”
So essentially it’s a youth organization on sustainability run entirely by youth volunteers, who last year established a playwriting competition for aspiring theatreists between the ages of 14 – 26 (split into 2 categories: 14 – 18 and 19 – 26). The winning playwrights receive:
This is the second annual competition, information on the two winners from last year’s inaugural competition is available here.
On-line submissions will begin in December, giving aspiring writers lots of time to prepare.
Best of luck to all entrants, I sincerely hope the craft sticks with you, and we’ll be hearing much more from you in the future.
Dear Indie Theatre Friends,
Buddies’ annual fundraising auction is next Thurs, Nov 26. The INDIE PRODUCER’S PACKAGE is back this year with loads of print advertising from NOW and Xtra, graphic design by Jakcreative.com (Buddies amazing designer), promo video design from Loud Lady, Poster/flyer printing from Fine Print, plus a one-night Buddies Cabaret rental – everything an indie theatre producer needs. It’s Buddies’ most sought-after Auction package and it goes for a steal every year so come slug it out with the ‘who’s-who’ of Toronto indie theatre scene – all while supporting a great cause! Join us at 7pm for a delicious complimentary Steam Whistle beer (or two) and preview the goods up for bid. The live auction starts at 8pm sharp and tickets are only $10.
Catalogue is now online.
I hope to see you there
An Auction in Support of Buddies
Contemporary Art. Cultural Adventures. Cool Stuff.
CATALOGUE NOW ONLINE: http://artsexy.ca/show.cfm?id=491
Visual Art Curators Sholem Krishtalka, Stephanie Rogerson and Ryan G. Hinds
Hosted by Keith Cole with special guest stars
Auctioneer Charlene Nero
Thursday November 26, 2009
Preview 7pm, Live Auction at 8pm Sharp
Buddies is proud to unveil its annual fundraising auction – reimagined. This year you’ll find the sexy standards you’ve come to expect along with a curated line-up of contemporary art by Toronto’s hottest established and emerging artists. ArtAttack is a chance for art collectors to catch fresh new work and for cultural trailblazers to take home coveted design treasures and enchanting excursions at a steal – all while supporting Canada’s home for Queer Culture.
Buddies has put itself in the skilled hands of three curators, Sholem Krishtalka, Stephanie Rogerson and Ryan G. Hinds, who will infuse the auction with new life. They have scoured the city for hot, smart, contemporary art that reflects Buddies’ mandate to challenge assumptions and push boundaries. ArtAttack includes both new and established artists who are making exciting contributions to Toronto’s art scene such as Chris Ablett, Liss Platt, Shannon Taylor, Kevin Charlie, Tanja-Tiziana, Amy Lockhart, Chris Curreri, Robyn Cumming, Oliver Husain, Cecilia Berkovic and David Grenier.
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents
Nov 26, 2009, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street, Toronto. Box Office 416-975-8555
Preview 7pm, Live 8pm, $10
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ArtAttack is generously sponsored by our Queer Media Partner Xtra and by The Fine Print Copy Shop, Incredible Printing, Steam Whistle Brewery, Sassafraz, hogtownprintco.wordpress.com. O’Connor Gallery, GayGuideToronto and Akimbo. Graphic Design by Jakcreative.com, Cover Art “Bash Back” by Stephanie Rogerson will be up for bidding.
The application forms for the 2010 SummerWorks Theatre Festival are now online.
We are pleased to announce that this year we will be accepting 75 minute applications as well as 60 minute applications.
Applications for both local and national series can be found at:
Local: Monday, February 1st
National Series: Friday, January 1st