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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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Journey Down the RABBIT HOLE

Rabbit Hole is a stunning story about one families journey after the loss of their child, and we are so incredibly excited to share David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize winning story.

We have an incredible cast lined up lead by award winning director, Sophie Ann Rooney and we've decided to give you an inside look at all of the puzzle pieces that have come together to tell this story. 

Stay tuned for lots of behind the scenes information as we lead up to our opening night on January 24th! Did I mention you can get advanced tickets (for a CHEAPER price) RIGHT HERE?

We have blogs featuring each of the cast members: Courtney Deelen (Becca), Tyler McMaster (Howie), Linsdey Middleton (Izzy), Rhea Akler (Nat) and Nathan Taylor (Jason), as well as our director Sophie Ann Rooney.

You'll get the inside story of how we all fell in love with the play and what our RAW collective is all about. You'll also get a glimpse into our rehearsal process as method actors.

As the theme of this play is loss, we've decided to connect with Bereaved Families of Ontario and donate a portion of our ticket sales to them. We will have an exclusive blog about this incredible organization and how you can help raise awareness and support them. 

 We've got feature blogs for our sponsors... Smokin' Beaver Winery, Braised & Triple A, all of which have featured perks in our Indiegogo Campaign.

Did I mention we are also running an Indiegogo Campaign to help us get our show off of the ground? We have some INCREDIBLE perks that include dinner/ticket packages, exclusive opening and closing night tickets with free wine & hors d'oeuvres, and special 50/50 perks that give straight to Bereaved Families of Ontario.

 PLEASE check it out HERE and grab one of our awesome perks. 

Stay tuned for more goodness and come join us at the theatre!

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DwT PRESENTS Rabbit Hole

It's getting close to Christmas and we all know that you've got that one (or 5) people on your list that you don't know what to buy for... SO we've come up with a solution for you!

We have just launched our Indiegogo campaign to help us produce our first live theatre production in January 2017 at The Red Sandcastle Theatre. By supporting our campaign, you won't only be helping to get our production off of it's feet, but you will be spreading awareness and supporting an incredible cause.

We have decided to donate a portion of our ticket sales to Bereaved Families of Ontario. A non-profit, volunteer run, organization that supports family members who have lost loved ones. We also have some awesome perks that you can choose that will go directly towards BFO.

Please check out the video and head over the campaign link HERE

We have some incredible sponsors for the run of our show.... January 24th - February 11th. We've teamed up again with Smokin Beaver Winery to bring you a selection of Frisky Beaver Wines at intermission and after the show.

We've also teamed up with two incredible Leslieville restaurants to bring you exclusive dinner and ticket packages for our show. Triple A Toronto's top spot for Texas Style BBQ and Braised Queen Street's go-to place for modern comfort food. Be sure to check back in for exclusive blogs featuring each restaurant!

We can't wait to share this beautiful story with you, but we can't do it without your help. Please check out the campaign (in case you missed the link before, HERE IT IS AGAIN), spread the word about Bereaved Families of Ontario and know that no donation is too small. Any support you can give WILL make a difference.

THANK YOU!

We can't wait to see you at the theatre.

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NOT Another TIFF Party Wrap-Up

Now that the TIFF festivities have been over for some time now, and all of the glitter has settled we've had time to sit back and see how absolutely lucky we are to have such wonderful people in our lives. 

First of all, we must send out another HUGE thank you to all of the people to helped make this night a success. Kelsey Willmott & Sam Hachey you both dominated our social media contest and made the night run more smoothly than we could have imagined. You guys are rock stars and we're SO LUCKY to have you on the Deelen with Trouble team.

A HUGE shoutout to our sponsors Smokin' Beaver Winery for providing our Frisky Beaver trio for the evening. We got glowing reviews from our guests and have found some new Frisky Beaver fans! 

Honeybutter Desserts provided the highlight of the sweets table with the most adorably, delicious macarons and Marlene Matos-Jones created incredible, personalized cookies to showcase the hosts of the evening. I am now 5lbs heavier thanks to both of you.

Thank you to everyone who donated to our raffle table! 17 people went home with killer prizes thanks to all of you. Jessica Rose Photography, Flex & Smash Fitness, Metro Movement, Roots For Wings Healing, Robin's Healing Nest, Photo By JoH, Shop M Boutique, The Second City, Avoca Chocolates, Studio Blue, DJ D-Rock 

AND FINALLY a HUGE thank you to our co-hosts of the evening!! LambLion for sharing their stunning music with us and Sophie Ann Rooney for her incredible GRAND PRIZE and for the use of the RAW studio

The winner of the GRAND PRIZE..... a full 6-week, scene study workshop at RAW Studio's is..... (drum roll)....... Meghan Frayne!!!!  You are going to LOVE working with Sophie and welcome to the RAW family.

Here are some of the incredible photos captured throughout the night by the wonderful Nathan Taylor!!! Thank you SO much or capturing these moments 

We can't wait to see what next year's NOT Another TIFF Party will bring!

Thank you to everyone who came out to join us! Thank you to everyone who couldn't come but still bought tickets. Thank you for supporting LambLion! Because of your help, we have the resources to make their first music video amazing!

We're ready to shoot and can't wait to see you at the Norfolk County Fair on Thursday. Oct. 6th at 3:00! Join us and be a part of the action

 

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Countdown to our NOT Another TIFF Party Fundraiser

DAY #17 - TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!!!

I'm gonna keep this one SUPER short, as I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off to complete all of the finishing touches for tonight's event.

All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart for any and everyone who gave their time, their resources, their talents to make this event as incredible as it can be!

Our goal was to make this an event that our guests would love to be a part of, and we can't wait for you to join us! Come check out Sophie ann Rooney' amazing, acting space that is our home for the evening RAW studio. Come get lost listening to LambLion's soulful music. Come try Smokin' Beavers award winning Frisky Beaver Wines.

Come mix and mingle with casting directors, indie filmmakers, producers, directors, musicians, actors, CREATIVES at all stages of their careers. And you get the chance to win some pretty amazing stuff!

 

 

CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS!!!

P.S Even if you can't make it, we would still LOVE your support in funding LambLion's first music video... sooooo buy a ticket anyway. We will still put your name in the draw to WIN our grand prize. A $460.00 spot in Sophie Ann Rooney's (already close to full) Thursday Scene Study Class, for next session. I'd say that's a pretty damn good deal!

 

 

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Countdown to our NOT Another TIFF Party

DAY #16 -  I can't believe it. Tomorrow is the BIG DAY! Time has absolutely flown by. Today's blog is all about the details of tomorrow's event!

First of all, I'm so excited to announce our host for the evening, Farid Yazdani! You've probably seen him around, as he has been working like crazy! Farid is also heavily involved with ACTRA's YEAA committee and is a regular host of the increasingly popular Toronto Monologue Slam!

Farid Yazdani is an award winning Canadian actor, producer and writer. He is best know for his role on Suits (2011) and is the creator and star of Day Players.

A graduate of the School of Creative and Performing Arts in Etobicoke, he quickly began to book roles in TV, Film, and Commercials. He can be seen guest staring in shows such as Odd Squad (2014), My Babysitter's a Vampire (2011) and XIII: The Series (2011). His most recent achievements include winning the coveted Toronto Monologue Slam and producing and starring in his own film, "Day Players".

Recently signing with Bryan Misener of The Characters, one of Canada's top agencies, he can be seen on USA's Suits (2011) as the recurring character, David Green.

Be sure to follow Farid on Twitter - @Farid_Yazdani  and Instagram -  @faridyazdani and come see how hilarious he is in person, tomorrow night!

NEXT UP, we've got some details for the PRIZES!!! We have TONS of opportunities to WIN

EVERYONE who purchases a ticket will get the chance to win the GRAND PRIZE... A spot in Sophie Ann Rooney's Thursday Scene Study Class (6 weeks/next session) worth over $460.00!!!

SO even if you can't make it to the event, grab a ticket on line HERE and you will still get the chance to WIN this incredible prize. IT'S THAT EASY

 

We also have a social media contest with our official wine sponsor Smokin' Beaver Winery! Come out and enjoy Frisky Red, Frisky White or Blushing Beaver wines and let them know what you think! Use the hashtag #FriskyAtTIFF and tag @FriskyBeaver1 on Twitter or @friskybeaverwines on Instagram and you could WIN a special Smoke & Gamble reserve wine gift package!

 

Onto the list of AMAZING raffle Prizes!!!

Here's how it works. For $10, you get 10 raffle tickets to put into the raffle prizes that YOU want to win the most. Are you in the market for head shots? Increase your chances and put all of your tickets into the headshot jar. You want to try for 10 prizes, spread them out. Hey buy 20 tickets!

If you need to leave early, don't worry you can still win some of the bigger prizes.

Write your name on your ticket number and we will let you know if you win a prize that get's drawn in the evening.

 

NOW FOR THE GOODS!!!

- A mini headshot session with JESSICA ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY

- A Fitness Assessment & Personal Training session with Aniko Kaszas FLEX & SMASH FITNESS

- A 5 Class Dance Card from METRO MOVEMENT

- TWO $75 gift packages from BATH & BODY WORKS

- An Oracle Reading from ROOTS FOR WINGS HEALING

- One Reiki or one IET® session from ROBIN'S HEALING NEST

- A mini headshot session with PHOTO BY JOH

- A $50 gift certificate and a personal style consult at SHOP M BOUTIQUE 

- Two tickets from THE SECOND CITY

- A FREE demo reel from DEELEN WITH TROUBLE

- A beautiful dark chocolate sculpted shoe from AVOCA CHOCOLATES

- $25 from RAINBOW CINEMAS

- Two handmade necklaces featuring glass, gold flecked beads from DAWSON CITY YUKON

- A one on one yoga class with JULIE TESOLIN and a FREE class at STUDIO BLUE

- A Jam Session with LAMBLION

- A FREE Night of DJ services from DJ Derek D-ROCK Gilroy!!!

 

Plus FREE sweets all night, featuring cookies by Marlene Matos Jones, cupcakes by moi and stunning macarons from Honeybutter Desserts!

 

LambLion will be playing 3 musical sets at 9:15, 10:30 and 12:00 with an OPEN MIC for all of those singers out there who want to join in!

We can't wait to celebrate with you all! It's going to be one hell of a night!!!

 

 

 

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