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HERstory - Meet Our Team

We are so incredibly excited to announce that we are ONLY $500 away from our funding goal!

This means that we will be able to make this documentary the best possible quality it can be AND we will also be able to pay our phenomenal creative team an honorarium for their time.

EVERY SINGLE retweet, share, like, positive comment and donation (of ANY size) brings us one step closer to our finishing line. 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who has been championing and supporting this film so far. If this teaser video inspires you please check out our CAMPAIGN HERE

MEET OUR TEAM

COURTNEY DEELEN - Producer & Director

COURTNEY DEELEN - Producer & Director

Courtney is a Toronto based actor often referred to as the sexy burnt marshmallow. She is a tough, no nonsense, lady boss with a heart of gold.  Courtney originally got into producing to create opportunities for herself to act in her dream roles and to tell the stories that were close to her heart. It turns out that she enjoyed having creative control so much that she now produces to help other emerging filmmakers bring their projects to life. HERstory is Courtney's first film that she fostered from a simple "hey I wonder if I could" idea and is thrilled to be bringing the entire piece to life. 

She lives to create stories that empower and stir up emotions in others and cant wait to showcase some of the amazing women who have inspired her throughout her life. 

You can check out her website HERE and follow her on Twitter & Instagram for some laughs.

DANIELLE THORN - Director of Photography 

DANIELLE THORN - Director of Photography 

A small-town girl with dreams of "working in the movies" makes the leap to the big city to make her dreams a reality. Upon further research of careers in film,  Danielle became fascinated by the idea of bringing your vision to life as a director, implementing that vision while inserting your own style as a cinematographer, or crafting a story through editing. A graduate of the Television and New Media Production Program at Loyalist College, she went on to create a web series called “The Four Amigos” which went on to win the 2013 BEAC Award for Best Video Web Based Production.

Danielle was an intern on the award winning web series “Out with Dad” and has since gone on to create her own project "The Creative Type". She is a freelance cinematographer, assistant camera, data management technician, editor, and assistant editor on other web series’, features and shorts, as well as corporate/commercial shoots, and music videos.

You can check out her website HERE and you can follow her on Twitter & Instagram.

MICHAEL LAING-FRASER - Camera Assist

MICHAEL LAING-FRASER - Camera Assist

Mike is an IATSE grip, currently working on ABC's Designated Survivor. He's been an A.C. and assistant editor on several independent wildlife films and has developed his creative skills shooting and editing a variety of low budget shorts and corporate projects. He is currently in pre-production for an exciting new web series, based on real events called "True Superhero" launching next spring.

He is a man of many hats... with experience lighting, rigging, editing, shooting, writing and providing all kinds of tech support. Mike is the kind of guy who strives to understand all aspects of a film set, being that person who can jump in to any position when a problem arises. 

You can follow him on Twitter HERE. 

AMANDA MATLOVICH - On Set Stills Photographer

AMANDA MATLOVICH - On Set Stills Photographer

Amanda started in product photography while still in film school and even though she had fun filming with a camera, photography was her first love. When she found on-set stills combines both of these passions, she knew she found her calling.

Amanda's equipment, coupled with her other photography experience, makes her perfect for shooting both on-set and studio quality images for promo and poster usage. Amanda has worked on some of the most exciting projects in Toronto's indie scene, including "Becoming Burlesque", "Jazz Hands" , "My Roommates an Escort" and "Mom's The Word".

You can check out her website HERE and follow her on Twitter & Instagram.

CHARLOTTE JOHNSTONE - Hair & Make Up Artist

CHARLOTTE JOHNSTONE - Hair & Make Up Artist

Charlotte Johnstone is a professional make up artist who's work travels her around the globe. She has provided stunning make-up for fashion shoots, runway shows, film, tv, weddings and personal photography sessions.

Charlotte's technical abilities leave her clients confident that they are walking out their best selves as she knows exactly how to showcase each person's unique features and style. Her incredibly infectious energy and warm personality bring an ease and comfort to set, leaving everyone that she works with feeling confident and beautiful to shine in their own skin.

She works regularly with photographer Lauren Vandenbrook of LV Imagery in order to showcase actors in their most authentic selves during their headshot sessions and also co-owns Union Weddings TO with hair stylist Johanna Hummer.

ERIC METZLOFF - Editor 

ERIC METZLOFF - Editor 

A Dean's List graduate of the Television and New Media Productions program at Loyalist College, Eric Metzloff hit the ground running when he arrived in Toronto in 2013. His love of Post Production quickly helped him gather a steady stream of clients from Chockablock Media Inc. to Serendipity Point Films.

His work has found it's way to on demand services such as Bell Fibe, and in festivals and Masterclasses around the world. A former Quality Control Operator at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group and current Ingest Coordinator at Zoomer Media Ltd, Eric is always known for staying busy and taking on new challenges. When he's not in the Edit Suite, he can be found working as a Producer on various projects such as 'The Latter' (2014), 'No Girls Allowed' (2015) and 'Viva Forever' (2017).

You can follow him here on Twitter & Instagram

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HERstory

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We are so incredibly excited to share our next project with you all!

HERstory is a short documentary about inspiring and empowering the next generation of women. We want to celebrate females of all ages, shapes, sizes, colours and backgrounds and feel that it's time for us give back and share the stories of others.

An intimate look into the lives of 25 incredible women who all have amazing stories to share. Each individual story will be featured weekly through our Instagram account and with your help, our full documentary will be shared to a viral audience in order to inspire women all around the world.

Stay tuned for future blogs showcasing our team behind the scenes and the phenomenal women who will be appearing in front of the camera.

Here's a sneak peek in the meantime 

If you would like to support our film we would greatly appreciate whatever you can offer. Please CLICK HERE to visit our GoFundMe profile. 

$5 from 100 people who believe in this project will get us a third of the way to our goal! It's that simple, but we need your help to spread the word.

Help us to honour all of the mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, nieces and best friends out there.... it's time to share HERstory.

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Out of the RABBIT HOLE - 1st Week Tickets

Out of the RABBIT HOLE - 1st Week Tickets

After an incredible opening night, we're happy to say that tickets for the first week are steadily selling and spots are still left. Make sure to grab your tickets in advance to beat the line and treat yourself to some great cookies from Marlene Matos-Jones  and wine from Frisky Beaver including their newest bottle, Cocky Cabernet.  

Advance tickets at Eventbrite

Dinner/Show packages at Indiegogo

Tickets at the door $25.

 

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Journey Down the Rabbit Hole - Toronto Artist Scotty Schafer

Today is a very special blog as we are featuring Toronto artist Scotty Schafer and his incredible donation to our show in support of Bereaved Families of Ontario

Scotty Schafer displays his immense range as an artist through his diverse collection of paintings. All over Canada and abroad, he has found great success with his solo shows.

He comes from a background of interior design and decorative arts. Infusing his natural skills from those areas into his artwork. Scotty opened his own art gallery - Schafer's Gallery - in Toronto in September 2012. It has become a well known staple in the High Park/Parkdale community.

His unique collections feature bright colours, beautiful landscapes and incredible detail. While scrolling though his artwork you're sure to go on a wild adventure of emotion. Check out his full website HERE.  

Here is just a small handful of some of my personal favourites of Scotty's work.

You can see each collection separately here...

- THE SKY COLLECTION

- THE BIRCH COLLECTION

- THE ABSTRACT COLLECTION

- THE QUEEN'S FANCY

- THE ROOSTER COLLECTION

- THE DAY OF THE DEAD COLLECTION

- THE BEACH COLLECTION

- THE AERIAL COLLECTION

We are incredibly lucky to be able to showcase Scotty's work on our set for Rabbit Hole. A piece of art is a personal expression of the artist who creates it and when you connect with a piece it becomes like a part of the family. Scotty's work is the perfect addition to our little family.

The work featured on our set during the run of the show is for sale and will be available to bring into your home after the run. Scotty has generously donated this piece so that all of proceeds go to Bereaved Families of Ontario!

Grab your tickets to the show HERE  and get an exclusive look at Scotty's work. And you can visit his art gallery HERE.

You can follow Scotty on Twitter here: @SCOTTYSCHAFER

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Journey Down the Rabbit Hole - RAWacting + Special Discount Code

RAW is a very important part of our production of Rabbit Hole... for MANY reasons. 

Raw, honest performance is what every artist strives for. Following instincts, connection, truth and electric chemistry is something that each of our featured actors have in common. And that is thanks to Rooney Actors Workshop aka RAW studios.

Owner, Sophie Ann Rooney has quickly become one of Toronto’s top acting coaches. Her scene study, on-camera and advanced Bar classes at RAW are consistently filled every session with some of Toronto's hottest talent. With new students joining the RAWactors family each session, the name RAW is become very well known throughout the industry for top working artists. More information on classes at RAW can be found HERE.

Sophie teaches the Strasberg method as well as influences from her years teaching and training in Europe’s most reputable establishments. In addition to her coaching, she is an award winning director and co-director of Sterling Theatre company. You can read more about Sophie HERE

The journey to Rabbit Hole actually began in RAW's Tuesday Night Industry class. Lindsey, Tyler and myself were all assigned scenes from the play and we instantly fell in love with story and our characters. In true Sophie fashion, we were given amazing challenges to help us get find the truth in our work.

A personal favourite was when Lindsey and I went on a "sister date" in true Izzy and Becca form! I (the Type A, control freak, older sister) dragged my wild child, younger sister out to paint pottery. Naturally, Lindsey left her purse in a coffee shop and had to run out in the middle of pottery to find it. That day proved that the characters just seemed to fit us so perfectly.

Fast forward to a year later, with two new RAW actors (Rhea & Nathan) in the mix we were getting ready to jump into rehearsals. In order to prep for a quick rehearsal process with Sophie, we took it upon ourselves to do some homework of our own. Sensory work, dates, interviews with BFO group leaders, shopping, chocolate binges and family dinners all seemed like a natural part of the process when approaching the work with like minded actors. 

Sophie has helped us develop all aspects of our relationships with each other and with the story and has given us the freedom to play. It's unlike any rehearsal process I've experienced before. Each night will be a new adventure... you may want to get multiple tickets for this one, because you'll never see the exact same show twice.

FOR TODAY ONLY use the promo code: RAWacting to get tickets for Rabbit Hole for only $15!!! Get your tickets HERE and be sure to use your promo code.

 

*** We want to say a special thank you to Sophie for opening up this wonderful space for us to hold our rehearsals in. It's been an awesome ride so far. 

 

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Journey Down the Rabbit Hole - Meet Our Sponsors - Braised

Braised Restaurant & Bar settles into Leslieville in Toronto's east end. The focus is on slow cooked comfort food, using local and seasonal products. "Raised and braised" dishes are available for lunch, dinner and brunch on weekends. A trendy spot for private parties, semi-private events and grabbing a casual bite with friends.

Their eclectic, modern decor is thanks to their connection to local artists from the GTA. You can see pieces from Mark Gleberzon, Stan Olthuis, Andrea Rinaldo and Andrea Rinaldo. It's worth popping in just to see the amazing artwork, but trust us you'll want to stay for the food. The laid back, inviting atmosphere is just one of our favourite things about this must see Toronto hotspot.

We actually met the owner Sam through his past restaurant, the Danforth hotspot Lolita's Lust. He is a huge supporter of the arts in many ways... featuring local artists and DJ's and allowing new filmmakers to take over his restaurant to shoot their first short film (cough, cough). We shot our first short film, 'How Not To Look For Love" at Lolita's and couldn't have asked for a better experience.

If you loved Lolita's as much as we did, you will truly love Braised. The food is incredible and the hospitality is on point. We are SO THRILLED to be connecting with Sam again for Rabbit Hole and can't wait to show off the exclusive pre-fix menu he has created for our show. 

To check out their full menu click HERE. To get on the VIP list for exclusive offers and for information on upcoming events, check out their website and Facebook Page. You can also follow them on Instagram HERE.

You can get DINNER & THEATRE PERKS at Braised for one person HERE!  

You can also get DINNER & THEATRE PERKS at Braised for two people HERE! 

Trust us, you don't wanna miss this awesome deal.

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Journey Down the Rabbit Hole - Meet Our Sponsors - Triple A Bar

AAA Bar is an award winning Central Texas style BBQ joint catering to adults and families alike. Check out their full website HERE!

They have 3 locations:

- Just across the street from St. James Park at 138 Adelaide St East

- 1276 Queen St East across from the Beer Store in Leslieville 

- AAA Public House just off Broadview at 598 Gerard St East in old Chinatown.

Triple A is a BBQ joint serving Dry Rub Ribs, Brisket and other traditional favourites smoked daily on our offset barrel smoker. Full menu served until midnight 7 days a week. "Mostly" Gluten Free!

Check our their signature menu:

We had the opportunity to eat at AAA just before Christmas and the food was AMAZING!!!! We tried half of the menu (no joke) and EVERYTHING was delicious. We are so incredibly excited to have them as a sponsor for the show.

To grab a theatre & dinner package to Triple A, head to our Indiegogo Campaign. We will set up the reservation for you (at your location of choice) for 6:00 and all you have to do is show up! After dinner, head to the theatre and enjoy the show.  

You can get DINNER & THEATRE PERKS at AAA for one person HERE!  

You can also get DINNER & THEATRE PERKS at AAA for two people HERE! 

Trust us, you don't wanna miss this awesome deal.

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Journey Down the Rabbit Hole - Meet our Director - Sophie Ann Rooney

“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.”
― Leo Tolstoy

Sophie Ann Rooney is an award winning filmmaker for her short film ‘Fallen Fighter’. She is also one of Toronto's top acting coaches and the owner of RAW studios where most of her classes continue to have waitlists due to their popularity. 

Sophie is Sterling Theatre Company’s Co-Founding Artistic Director; producing 27plays in just over two years. She has directed theatre in Paris, Vancouver and most recently directed ‘MACBETH’ which sold out every show.

With an all RAW cast, we are incredibly grateful to have Sophie on board. We can't wait to bring Sophie's techniques to our rehearsal process and her vision for Rabbit Hole to life. 

Director's Note for Rabbit Hole: 

When one experiences grief, one may want to escape down a rabbit hole, or feel like Alice spinning out of control tumbling to the ground. To out-live your child is one of the biggest fears as a parent, and for those who have lived it, with the range of emotion, thoughts and physical toll, it could easily be unsurmountable. This play deals with family grief but also shines a light on white prejudice and privilege.

The playwright is sending a message here, trust me. Some may argue that these characters are not the easiest to love (they could be right) we should certainly question their integrity and bigotry, especially as I am a strong believer that art should reflect the time (Donald Trump, am I right?).

However the given circumstances this family is living (the death of their child) is shared amongst a large portion of the world, therefore Rabbit Hole is a universal story that needs to be told and honoured with human sensitivity and empathy with lightness and darkness portrayed, with the heart and integrity the playwright intended which serves as a reminder for us to check our privilege no matter how hard we deem our lives. Nathan, Rhea, Lindsey, Tyler and Courtney are the perfect team to tell this story.

You can keep in touch with Sophie on Twitter:  @RAWacting & @SophieAnnRooney well as on her Instagram HERE. You can connect with her RAW Studio on Facebook HERE

To order advanced tickets (at a discounted price) check out Rabbit Hole's Eventbrite page!!!  There are 17 performances to choose from. 

If you'd like to take advantage of exclusive opening/closing night parties with complementary Frisky Beaver Wine and hors d'oeuvres, dinner/theatre packages with Braised or Triple A, behind the scenes time with the cast or would like to donate directly to Bereaved Families of Ontario please check out our Indiegogo Campaign HERE.

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Journey Down The Rabbit Hole - Meet Courtney Deelen

Courtney is a sarcastic, powerhouse, who swears like a sailor and doesn't want you to know about her sensitive side. Tough, a bit brash and slightly intimidating on the outside with a soft, vulnerable center; Sexy, burnt marshmallow is the perfect way to sum up who Courtney is and the characters she most truthfully portrays. 

A graduate of St. Clair College's Musical Theatre Performance program, Courtney began training with Matthew Harrison of The Actor's Foundry and fell in love with film and television, deciding to completely change the focus of her career path.

She now studies with Sophie Anne Rooney at her RAW Acting Studio and is incredibly excited to be working with an all RAW cast! Since working with Sophie, Courtney has reached new heights in her work and credits Sophie for helping her find her true artist. Credits include, "Suits", "Murdoch Mysteries", "Reign", 'Jazz Hands' and 'Life With John'. She is currently filming a supporting lead role in 'Becoming Burlesque'.

She was recently featured in an exclusive interview with Cinemaisseur.com. You can read the full interview with them HERE.

1. What drew you to this story? 

The relationships between the characters, is what originally drew me to the show. They’re all equally complex people and the audience meets them at an incredibly vulnerable time. You’re getting an inside look at how this particular family unit works. Everything they do to each other comes from a place of love, whether it hurts the others or not. The show is brilliantly written, and I  can't wait to tell the story.

2. Tell us a little bit about your character. 

Becca is the central character of the show. Most of the chaos revolves around her emotions as she travels through the loss of her son.

3. How are you similar/ different to your character?  

We are both very passionate and stubborn people. We want things our way, we speak our minds (holding nothing back) and we wear our hearts on our sleeves. We are different in the fact that I don’t have a child. We have both experienced significant loss though, therefore my challenge with Becca is substituting my loss for hers in order to honour her journey throughout the show. 

4. What has been the biggest challenge so far tackling the subject matter involved in the play? 

Consistently traveling into a dark mindset in order to play Becca truthfully is incredibly challenging emotionally. But knowing that I can put the weight of Becca’s sadness away at the end of a rehearsal or show, and knowing that I have the most supportive group of people around me (my cast and Sophie) keeps me safe. It’s my job to expose my heart with this character. If I don’t, then I’m not honouring those parents who are living this reality every day.

5. Why do you feel this is an important story to tell? 

I believe this is a story that everyone can relate to in some way or another. Everyone has experienced a loss. Being exposed to the experiences of others, encourages us to have empathy and a deeper understanding for one another. 

Child loss is not something that people typically want to talk about, but it is an important subject that deserves a voice. With this play, we have the perfect opportunity to speak out on this subject. Bereaved Families of Ontario is a non-profit organization that also deserves more attention. We are thrilled to use this story to help raise awareness for an organization that has supported 1000’s of people who have experienced loss in some way.

6. Do you have a favourite rehearsal memory yet? 

Most definitely when Tyler, Rhea and I got to speak with women from BFO, and to hear their stories. I could have talked with these 7 women all day long. They welcomed us with open arms. Answered questions, shared their experiences, and gave us their blessing. I will never forget this experience for the rest of my life and I will do everything in my power to honour them with our portrayl of this story.  

You can check out Courtney's IMDB page HERE and keep in touch with her on Twitter and Instagram.

To order advanced tickets (at a discounted price) check out Rabbit Hole's Eventbrite page!!!  There are 17 performances to choose from. 

If you'd like to take advantage of exclusive opening/closing night parties with complementary Frisky Beaver Wine and hors d'oeuvres, dinner/theatre packages with Braised or Triple A, behind the scenes time with the cast or would like to donate directly to Bereaved Families of Ontario please check out our Indiegogo Campaign HERE.

See you at the theatre!

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Journey Down the Rabbit Hole - Meet Nathan Taylor

Rabbit Hole is Nathan's introduction to the Toronto theatre scene! He is proud to share that he was the recipient of Sophie Ann Rooney's RAW studio scholarship for 2017 and is incredibly excited to fine tune his acting technique and push his artist to new limits while immersed in classes at RAW.

You can find Nathan behind the lens snapping photos at some of Toronto's top industry events so be sure to check out some of his amazing photography featured on his Instagram page. Nathan recently became an ACTRA Apprentice after booking an OSPA commercial, so keep an eye out for Nathan on your T.V screen. Past TV credits include “Motive and Murders” on DiscoveryID. 

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Exclusive Interview with Nathan who plays Jason.

1. What drew you to this story?

What draws me to the story of Rabbit Hole is the amount of truth that can be told within it, from the perspective of a family losing a child at a young age. It's heart wrenching material, a story that makes people feel uncomfortable but should be known and expressed because the world isn't perfect.

2. Tell me a little bit about your character.

My character is Jason Willete, a teenager about to leave his family to go off to college. He loves science and has good friends at school who care about him. A determined and caring person. 

3. How are you similar/ different to your character?

I'm similar to Jason in the way, I've been through high school, I've got good friends, I love science like him, and I care about other peoples feelings over my own, even in dire situations.

4. What has been the biggest challenge so far tackling the subject matter involved in the play?

Rabbit Hole is an important story to tell because in the world we live in now, people are told to forget about their past more often and focus on the future, but this story shows the past shapes our futures. As a family and as people, events that have happened within our lives are never forgotten, they always leave a mark that doesn't just fade away like people expect. This story shows, the time will pass but the hurt never disappears. 

5. Do you have a favourite rehearsal memory yet?

The first time reading through the play, Lindsey thought I was 15 because I put on my younger voice while reading. That was funny. Plus the food was good and we drank wine afterwards.

You can follow Nathan on Instagram HERE

To order advanced tickets (at a discounted price) check out Rabbit Hole's Eventbrite page!!!  There are 17 performances to choose from. 

If you'd like to take advantage of exclusive opening/closing night parties with complementary Frisky Beaver Wine and hors d'oeuvres, dinner/theatre packages with Braised or Triple A, behind the scenes time with the cast or would like to donate directly to Bereaved Families of Ontario please check out our Indiegogo Campaign HERE.

See you at the theatre!

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Journey Down the Rabbit Hole - Meet Tyler McMaster

Tyler McMaster is a Canadian actor originally from Vancouver. Recent credits include principal roles on "Killjoys" and "Murdoch Mysteries". He also wrote, produced, and stars in The Last Day, an ambitious short film recently featured at the Toronto International Short Film Festival. 

Selected film/tv credits include Gangland Undercover, Remedy, Lost Girl, and J.J. Abrams' Fringe. On stage, he's participated in productions of American Buffalo, 12 Angry Men, Psycho Beach Party, and WestSide Story. 

He considers his training an ongoing process of plucking and thieving techniques and experiences, as he continuously grows what works for him. In this regard, he lists Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston's path as one of his inspirations. Training with Matthew Harrison of The Actor's Foundry was a ''game changer'' for him. He currently trains with Rabbit Hole Director,  Sophie Ann Rooney at her RAW acting studio in Toronto which ''inspires daily in its artistic truth and madness.'' He credits Sophie for ‘opening doors I didn’t know existed as an artist. Her studio facilitates boundless artistic growth, egoless truth, and play”.

Exclusive interview with Tyler McMaster who plays Howie.

1. What drew you to this story?

It's universal. I love stories where I can relate to several characters on different levels. This is one of em. It evokes questions that resonate long after you read it, or see it. See it. Hey, come see it.

2. Tell me a little bit about your character.

You want to grab a pint with Howie. He's the "firm handshake, eye contact, help you move" kinda guy. He's all heart. A shit dancer but will gladly bust a move if it'll get a chuckle.

3. How are you similar/ different to your character?

I'm different than Howie when it comes to dancing. I'm a PHENOMENAL dancer. Also, I lie. Similarities include heart and empathy. We would do anything for family but could probably reach out and open up a bit more. 

4. What has been the biggest challenge so far tackling the subject matter involved in the play?

Probably letting go of  the idea that it's a subject matter that can be ''tackled''. It's so personal and ever changing. There is no ''right way'' to deal with loss so I'll try to find my truth in these beautiful words and do the story justice. 

5. Why do you feel this is an important story to tell?

Grief can have some negative and messy connotation but I think there's beauty in it. It stems from love. So, it's a story about love that also has some laughs. There's only so many cat youtube videos you can watch. Oh except for this one with a cat and a cardboard box.....ah never mind. 

6. Do you have a favourite rehearsal memory yet?

Aemon (plays my 4 year old son Danny) and I shovelling chocolate fondue into our gobs. I felt ill for 3 hours but he passed out on the car ride home. He's a lightweight.

You can check out Tyler's IMDB page HERE and see more of his work HERE on WorkBook Live.
 

To order advanced tickets (at a discounted price) check out Rabbit Hole's Eventbrite page!!!  There are 17 performances to choose from. 

If you'd like to take advantage of exclusive opening/closing night parties with complementary Frisky Beaver Wine and hors d'oeuvres, dinner/theatre packages with Braised or Triple A, behind the scenes time with the cast or would like to donate directly to Bereaved Families of Ontario please check out our Indiegogo Campaign HERE.

See you at the theatre!

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Journey Down the Rabbit Hole - Meet Lindsey Middleton

Lindsey Middleton is best known for playing Vanessa on the internationally award winning, Toronto based web series, Out With Dad. Lindsey also co-produced her own spin off series called Vanessa’s Story and recently won the 2015 IAWTV Award for Best Female Performance in a Drama for her role. 

Lindsey is also a very active member in the Toronto theatre community. A graduate of U of T Mississauga and Sheridan College's Theatre and Drama Studies Program, a co-funder of Well Fought Theatre Company and Theatre By Committee. Lindsey recently starred in Theatre By Committee’s remount of FAITH and be sure to look for her in the new IPF winning web series Squadron 86.

Lindsey has also co-created a brand new documentary web series HappyHer focused on sharing women’s stories about happiness from all over the world. To watch some exciting news about their upcoming adventure click HERE.

Exclusive Interview with Lindsey who plays Izzy. 

1. What drew you to this story? 

How it can make you laugh and cry in the same sentence, I believe that is the best story telling.

2. Tell me a little bit about your character. 

Wild Child Izzy. A bit of a "fuck up" (in her own words) and an unpredictable, wild child that I am so excited to play!

3. How are you similar/ different to your character?  

I enjoy a party as much as the next person (maybe a little bit more than the next person), but Izzy and I definitely differ in her lack of direction. I've also been very focused on what I want to accomplish, though it is good to let go and have fun. Maybe Izzy will teach me something valuable. 

4. What has been the biggest challenge so far tackling the subject matter involved in the play? 

We all want to do it justice, and if you can't do a character justice then why do it at all?

5. Why do you feel this is an important story to tell? 

I think it is important to share stories and talk about the hardships in your life. For years I believed that "loose lips sink ships", but now I'm all about sharing, learning and understanding people through their and my own stories of what makes us the people we are, whether that be the good or the bad.

6. Do you have a favourite rehearsal memory yet? 

All the dinner rehearsals. I get to eat so much in this show and rehearsal. Who doesn't like that?

You can follow Lindsey on Twitter and Instagram and check our her IMDB page HERE. Be sure to also her HappyHer adventures HERE!

 

To order advanced tickets (at a discounted price) check out Rabbit Hole's Eventbrite page!!!  There are 17 performances to choose from. 

If you'd like to take advantage of exclusive opening/closing night parties with complementary Frisky Beaver Wine and hors d'oeuvres, dinner/theatre packages with Braised or Triple A, behind the scenes time with the cast or would like to donate directly to Bereaved Families of Ontario please check out our Indiegogo Campaign HERE.  

See you at the theatre!

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