MONDAY NIGHTS and BLOODY FAMILY Highlight 2014 Programming at The Theatre Centre

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MONDAY NIGHTS and BLOODY FAMILY Highlight 2014 Programming at The Theatre Centre

To celebrate the first six months in their permanent home, The Theatre Centre today revealed 2014 programming highlights. Two productions developed in residency will animate the live arts hub and incubator: 6th Man Collective's immersive basketball experience, Monday Nights, and Philip McKee and Tanja Jacobs' interpretation of a classic Greek tragedy, Bloody Family.

Development of new artists and their work has always been an integral part of The Theatre Centre's mandate, whether it's through providing space, subsidy or mentorship within the cultural sector. Since opening their permanent home, The Theatre Centre is delighted to be able to highlight a selection of their residency partnerships through programming.

"We're constantly working with artists at different points of project development in their relationship with The Theatre Centre," said Franco Boni, general & artistic director. "By working with artists and groups in residency, we can provide them with funding and mentorship to nurture ideas still in infancy. Our new space means we're able to further that support by giving them a stage for their work."

Created and performed by 6th Man Collective, the interactive basketball performance, Monday Nights, tips off Sept. 5 and runs until Sept. 20. In the summer of 2008, five guys came to the basketball court at Queen's Quay and Bathurst. Religiously, every Monday night, they stayed until the lights turned off. Now, audiences will meet these guys on the court at The Theatre Centre, to join in their basketball bromance. With opportunities to join the team and show off your best slam dunk, or to just watch, everyone is welcome.

Next is Bloody Family (Sept. 26 to Oct. 5), a story of a family ripped apart by idealism. Philip McKee and Tanja Jacobs' personal and volatile adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy The Oresteia is an experimental work that contrasts compassion with necessity, and examines the birth and failure of justice. A father kills his daughter for honour, a wife kills her husband for revenge, and a son kills his mother for justice.

Full details about The Theatre Centre's upcoming programming will be announced at a special opening night party for Monday Nights on Monday, Sept. 8 at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for Bloody Family and Monday Nights are on sale now at The Theatre Centre box office (1115 Queen St. W), online at www.theatrecentre.org, or by phone 416-538-0988. To RVSP for the Monday Nights opening night performance and party, please contact Rebecca Shoalts at rebecca@rockitpromo.com or 416.656.0707 ext. 104.

Monday Nights
Venue: Main Hall; The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen St. W.)
Dates: Sept. 5 to 20; Opening and media night: Monday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets on sale: Tickets $30 ($25 for Artsworkers, Seniors and Students), at www.theatrecentre.org or by calling 416-538-0988
Presented by 6th Man Collective and The Theatre Centre
Created and performed by Byron Abalos, Colin Doyle, Darrel Gamotin, Richard Lee and Jeff Yung
Developed in residency at The Theatre Centre

In the summer of 2008, five guys came to the basketball court at Queen's Quay and Bathurst. Religiously, every Monday night, they stayed until the lights turned off. They didn't come to watch. They didn't come to pray. They came to play. Monday Nights is an immersive and interactive theatrical performance. It's a basketball bromance. Choose to watch or play, everyone is welcome!

Bloody Family
Venue: Main Hall; The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen St. W.)
Dates: Sept. 26 to Oct. 5; Opening and media night: Saturday, Sept. 27, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets on sale: Tickets $30 ($25 for Artsworkers, Seniors and Students), at www.theatrecentre.org or by calling 416-538-0988
September 26 to October 5, 2014
Presented by Philip McKee + Tanja Jacobs and The Theatre Centre
Created by Philip McKee and Tanja Jacobs, in collaboration with Rose Plotek and Ishan Davé
Developed in residency at The Theatre Centre

Bloody Family is the story of a family ripped apart by idealism. A father kills his daughter for honour. A wife kills her husband for revenge. A son kills his mother for justice. Bloody Family a personal and volatile adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy The Oresteia. It is an experimental work that contrasts compassion with necessity, and examines the birth and failure of Justice.

About The Theatre Centre: The Theatre Centre is a nationally recognized live-arts incubator that serves as a research and development hub for the cultural sector. We provide artists with infrastructure and resources to make their art - from idea to production. The Theatre Centre is committed to new work and new ways of working. We are a public space, open and accessible to the people of our community, where citizens can imagine, debate, celebrate, protest, unite and be responsible for inventing the future.

Pictured: #TeamRed, Byron Abalos, takes on #TeamGreen, Jeff Yung, in Monday Nights

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