Thank you so very much to ALL who supported this year’s Twelve Days Christmas Lottery (we know you’ve been waiting most patiently) on the Twelfth Day of Christmas, not to be daunted by further threat of power outage, we shook, tumbled and stirred our many entries aaaaaand…
Congratulations to our 2013 Twelve Days Christmas Lottery Winner Audrey Clarke, with lucky ticket number 0521.
Our winning-ticket-selector was none other than Twelve Days organizational veteran and outgoing General Manager, Patrick Foran. Patrick made an enormous contribution to the NWTP in 2012/13 and was excellent as the Duke of Hastings in Richard III. Pat won’t be far away though, now full-time as GM with Artistic Fraud of NL. Don’t miss AF’s upcoming revival of Oil and Water – March 13-16 on the mainstage at LSPU Hall in St. John’s!
Special thanks to everyone at The Rocket Bakery & Cafe for kindly hosting our draw.
(Oh! And that’s me – Marie Jones, Company Manager – with the, er, stirring stick.)
We’re sure looking forward to 2014. But first, The New World Theatre Project has fantastic prizes up for grabs in this year’s Twelve Days of Christmas ticket lottery – a dozen ways to make your season just a little bit brighter.
Tantalizing 2013 prizes include a tasting menu for two including wine-pairings at Raymond’s, Gift Certificates for Sound Salon Spa and Pier One, A night at Cupids Haven, tickets to Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland’s Oil and Water, Newman Sound in concert…the list continues!
Tickets are on sale from the NWTP Team (Jerry Dick, Krista Ryan, Laura Barron, Joey Donnelly, Don-E Coady, Karen Rehner, Shauna Akerman, Courtney Brown, Marie Jones and Patrick Foran) or a NWTP Supporter near you. Alternatively, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 709-722-NWTP and we’ll connect you with your chances to win! We have it on authority that 12 Days Tickets add pizzazz to Holiday occasions – if you’d like to support NWTP by selling tickets, we’d be thrilled to hear from you. Twelve Days tickets make great stocking-stuffers, while helping to make unforgettable encounters with the performing arts in Cupids possible.
Winner to be drawn January 6th, 2014!
Another great weekend of theatre in Cupids!
Friday Aug 9, Othello at 6pm
Saturday Aug 10, Othello at 2pm, Variety Show at 6pm
Sunday Aug 11, Song of the Mermaid at 2pm, Othello at 6pm
Check out Song of the Mermaid on NTV’s Backstage pass:
Buy your tickets online: http://nwtp.eventbrite.ca/
This week in Cupids we are very excited to present a staged reading of William Shakespeare’s political tragedy, Richard III. This show will be on for two nights only (August 3rd & 4th at 6pm) and tickets are limited so book soon!
Previews for Othello will continue this week with a 6pm performance on August 2nd!
We hope to see you this week in Cupids!
A Message from the Artistic Director
On behalf of New World Theatre Project, I am particularly proud to welcome the one-woman Othello project to our line-up this summer. Alan Dilworth and Courtney Brown have undertaken an awe-inspiring challenge in reconceiving Shakespeare’s famous tragedy as a story told by a single actor. The fact that this performer is a woman is even more interesting, given the overwhelming predominance of male characters in the play!
2013 is a season in which New World is embracing the process of development. We are taking a closer look at what goes into the preparation of a piece of theatre, from inception to presentation. One of the interesting questions that we are constantly asking ourselves is, when is it ready? What does it mean to be ready? Live theatre is always growing, expanding, and becoming fuller and richer. When a show leaves the rehearsal hall, it begins a new journey with the audience. This is heart and soul of live theatre.
This summer the one-woman Othello project is beginning a long journey that will eventually take it far beyond our stage in Cupids. We are privileged to be part of its first incarnation. The show is still very much “in rehearsal” as it finds its relationship with a live audience, where creative decisions can be made and new relationships explored.
For this reason we have chosen to forego the formality of an “opening night” with its attendant implication of ‘finishedness’, opting instead to keep the process alive and flowing through an extended preview period (if we must give it a conventional label). You are an important part of that experience, and we thank you very sincerely for your generosity in being part of that process.
In fact, if you would like to contribute a comment or suggestion after seeing the show, I invite you to contact me personally at email@example.com.
So now, I invite you to sit back and enjoy the experience as Courtney Brown takes you to another world… in more ways than one! I say, “Bravo” to Courtney, Alan, and indeed to all of you!
Othello: A One Woman Show (Preview)
July 27th at 2pm & July 28th at 6pm
The Queen of Paradise’s Garden (Puppet Show)
July 28th at 2pm
New World Theatre Project opens 2013 season on July 20
Led by Artistic Director Jeannette Lambermont-Morey, Co-Artistic Director Greg Malone, and Artistic Associate Courtney Brown, New World Theatre Project opens its 2013 season with The Marmaduke Whittington Festival, a renaissance-style fair, named in honour of one of Cupids’ first English visitors. Featuring local artists and artisans, the day will culminate in a performance by The Once, back by popular demand.
New World’s open-air, Elizabethan-style theatre presents two of Shakespeare’s tragedies this season: a staged reading of Richard III, and an inventive, one-woman tour de force performance ofOthello. Along with these international theatre classics, the company presents two local stories: Andy Jones’ The Queen of Paradise’s Garden, and Jamie Skidmore’s Song of the Mermaid. New World is also encouraging broad community involvement this year, offering a masterclass series, two variety shows, and a festival day.
See the schedule here
NWTP is inviting submissions from community groups and solo artists to be part of one of our variety entertainment shows (Dates: July 20, 27 and August 10, 2013). We welcome proposals from musicians and bands (unplugged), comedians and storytellers, clowns, dancers, magicians, etc. If selected, you will be offered an honorarium payment, and a chance to promote your act.
For more information, please contact Pat Foran, General Manager, at 709-722-6987 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New World Theatre Project is inviting applications from local artists and craftspeople to set up stalls on the grounds as part of our Marmaduke Whittington Festival day.
Location: Cupids Haven, Burnt Head Loop, Cupids, NL beside the New World Stage.
This is an opportunity to show your work, and sell your wares, and all profits are your own. Cost to set up a stall is $25. And we ask that you provide your own table, stall, or installation method. The festival day runs from noon to 8pm.
The Marmaduke Whittington Festival marks the opening of the 2013 New World Theatre Project Season. Performances on the mainstage include the opening of The Tiring House: the world of an Elizabethan sound artist at 2:00pm
and a concert by The Once at 6pm
, as well as wandering minstrels and peddlars, food vendors, storytellers, etc.
For more information, please contact Pat Foran, General Manager, at 709-722-6987 email@example.com.
Opportunity for Level I, II, III student
Box Office / Front of House for the NEW WORLD THEATRE PROJECT
New World Theatre Project is hiring! We are seeking an eager, responsible LEVEL I, II or III student to work PART TIME (25 hours / wk for 5 weeks) in our Box Office / Front of House in Cupids, NL.
Box Office staff members are responsible for point of sale transactions for theatre tickets for all events at the New World Theatre Project stage in Cupids, NL.
Preferred Skills/Attributes: Experience in dealing with the public of all ages; upbeat, enthusiastic attitude in public relations; ability to enforce ticketing procedures and regulations and communicate the same to the public; ability to work independently without much direct supervision; reports to the General Manager on box office sales, operates point of sale terminal and handles cash.
This position is in Cupids, NL and the successful candidate resides in that community or in the surrounding area (Cupids, Brigus, Clarke’s Beach, South River, Bay Roberts, etc.)
- Great attitude when dealing with public
- Comfortable working outside
- Strong Math skills
- Strong iPhone / iPad skills
- Responsible, Courteous, Punctual
- Has an interest in the Performing Arts
To Apply, send you resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday July 12 @ 5pm
This position is funded by a grant from the Dept. Advanced Education and Skills