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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 - 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 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 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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