The 2010-2011 Great Canadian Theatre Season is launched and it's latest production, Facts, is open and running. All I'm really going to say about it all is that the new season looks exciting (buy your subscription before April 30th to save on the HST!) and Facts is well-worth seeing (remember, Rush Tickets go on sale as of noon the day of the performance!). Though I'm still working on a video from the launch (I hate you, Windows Movie Maker!), I'm now almost entirely consumed with thoughts of the Rideau Awards. I've been doing a constant follow-up with media, getting a press release ready, and worrying about what to wear. This is after all THE Ottawa theatre event of the year. You've got your ticket, right?
On top of moderating English media communications and live tweeting throughout the event (follow along with the #rideauawards hashtag - conversation is currently about what to wear - I'm going to be very disappointed if @SterlingLynch doesn't follow through on his assless chaps outfit), I will also be appearing with Sanitas Playback Theatre. Normally, I would be performing with the group, however with my focus split that night, we've come to a different arrangement, albeit one that I find fits better with this year's co-lingual awards mandate.
The theatre company and I have decided that I will be co-conducting the event with Artistic Director Brie Barker and acting as a French translator throughout our segments. It is silly to assume that all francophones in attendance are fluently bilingual. In addition, many anglophones do not speak French and would require the interpretation. It will be nice to finally showcase what we've been doing for the past few months and I think Playback will add an interesting touch to the awards. I'm really excited to be introducing this "new" form of theatre to my peers.
I can't wait to see you there, but before then, the question on everyone's mind really is: what will you be wearing?