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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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Countdown to our NOT another TIFF party Fundrasier

DAY #1 counting the days to the LambLion Fundraiser!

Today we are featuring our incredible venue! Sophie Ann Rooney's RAWacting studio located upstairs at 428 Dundas St W, in Toronto's Chinatown. 

One of Toronto's top acting coaches Sophie Ann Rooney, teaches the Strasberg Method as well as influences from her years teaching and training in Europe's most reputable establishments. An award winning filmmaker, Sophie is a sought after director with a feature film, a documentary and a play currently in the works. In addition to being one of the city's top training studios, the RAW acting studio has quickly become and in demand location for casting sessions, self tapes, showcases and industry events.  

Sophie's RAW studio is a hidden gem for Toronto artists. The space is warm and inviting and the work that comes out of Sophie's students is exactly as advertised, RAW and magical. Sophie has built a family of exciting artists that live up to the reputation of what being a RAW actor is; "In the moment, RAW artists who act from the heart". You can read what some actors have to say about working with Sophie here.

And now to announce the GRAND PRIZE of the evening!

Sophie has generously donated a spot in her Thursday Scene Study Class, worth $460.00!!! One lucky winner will get 8 weeks of intense training that will bring things out of his/her artist that they didn't know was there! 

Each ticket purchased to the event will be put into this GRAND PRIZE draw... So even if you can't attend the event, with the purchase of a ticket you can help support LambLion and get the chance to win this incredible prize.

You can purchase tickets here

To see more about Sophie Ann Rooney's RAW studio click here

To keep up with Sophie and RAW be sure to follow on Twitter;

@RAWacting @SophieAnnRooney

 

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