Friday, November 14, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
We are pleased to tell you that:
- We have 2 new Bare Oaks Players members in the cast (Judy and Lise)
- We have a young new naturist from Toronto (Chantelle)
- We have new content to work on and present: 3 new monologues!
Reserve Saturday January 24th, 2015 in your calendar for a Bare Bistro and Bare Oaks Players 'benefit' rehearsal presentation of The Vagina Monologues 2015.
Ticket sales will commence soon. Standby for details.
All profits from TVM 2015 will be donated as per the official rules of the VDAY organization. Our chosen local beneficiary is YRAP again this year, York Region Abuse Program.
Yes, Bare Necessities has asked SBITS Productions to also run theatre workshops during the 4 "At Sea days", during our voyage.
In association with Bare Oaks Players, SBITS Productions we will be offering 4 theatre workshops for the passengers.
Bare Oaks Players – Preparing for Season 2 (2014-2015)
I know it sounds like it is far away but for a theatre group, a lot of the work happens behind the scene.
Selecting a play or plays to present, is one of the most challenging task in theatre productions. You have to make sure that the audience will enjoy the content and that your troupe has the capability to deliver a professional, polished production.
This is where we call for your input. We need ideas from you on plays to produce.
Send us a quick note with play or plays that you feel we should read and potential perform this season.
Any thespian or audience member is welcome to submit plays for the reading committee. So, do delay, email us at email@example.com
We would like to firm up our Playbill for 2014/2015 by early April 2015, giving us sufficient time to request permission(s) to perform.
Keep a few things in mind.
- Production length should be kept to 90 minutes or less
- Royalty cost can be prohibitive. Big shows, Current shows playing, Classics, can yield extremely high royalty fees.
- Known authors versus local talent will also inflation cost/production
Check out the Bare Oaks calendar. It already contains our Poetry dates.
Ramona will be hosting the Poetry events this year, in association with the Bare Bistro.
We are looking at offering a special "P" for your palette at each event. For example, it could be Poetry and Poutine. How about Poetry and Pizza or Perogies or….
I think you get the idea. Again, share some of your thoughts.
Our dates are: May 31, June 21, July 19 and August 30, 2015.
Open auditions coming soon for MMRP
What is MMRP? It stands for A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer.
It is a collection of 50 monologues written by various authors/artists and promoted by the VDAY organization – Eve Ensler.
Many of the pieces are written by men and are to be 'read' by men.
Standby for open auditions. No acting experience required.
Monday, August 25, 2014
We closed our Inaugural One Act Evening on August 23rd, 2014 to a "standing room only" audience. What else could a newly formed artistic troupe want.
For those of you who had a chance to get a ticket to one of our 4 performances, thank you very much for supporting us. Without an audience, we are just delivering lines to the void.
We did try to accommodate as many audience members as possible but did not want to 'crowd' the place. We even added a 4th performance at 6pm on August 16th.
A HUGE thank you to cast and crew and Bare Oaks members that contributed in so many different aspects of our artistic delivery.
- 6 more risers to augment our stage (elevated) space
- 10 flats including 2 doors and 2 windows
- Curtains for the entire Outback
- A clean area in the storage space to facilitate a dressing room and furniture, props, storage for the actors and backstage crew
- 6 Blackout curtains to mask the backstage area
- Several risers to facilitate staging and backstage navigation
- An ecosystem a passionate thespians and artist that want to participate in our next season
We continue to offer musical talent at the Bare Bistro and will be seeking new talent in the coming season. Please let us know if you are interested or if you know of someone.
We have completed the auditions for the upcoming VDAY 2015 TVM presentation and the result of our final cast member selection should be made by early September 2014. Standby for details.
Poetry and BBQ - August 31, 2014 @ 1:00pm
Don't miss our next Poetry event on August 31st, 2014.
Access the Bare Oaks calendar of events for details and flyer.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Audition is by appointment only. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a time.
You need to present a short monologue that is not from TVM.
We will then ask for various readings from last year's TVM script.
We anticipate your audition to take 15-20 minutes.
There will be a panel of Bare Oaks Players members present during the auditions and making the final casting decision. It is worthwhile noting that the directors' vision is to complete the cast with a younger woman, if possible.
Auditions will be held at Lot 124 Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Three (3) one-act plays are currently in rehearsal stage and based on what I have seen to-date, it’s going to be GREAT!
All 3 plays will be presented together, as a package of One Acts. We have confirmed the performances dates for August 2014.
Reserve your tickets today!
What will be presented and how long is each play?
The first one act play is entitled “Post-Its” written by Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman. Duration: Approx. 15 minutes
The authors refer to this lovely piece as Notes on a Marriage and will be performed by Judy M. and Gary A.It will be followed by “Nude on the Beach” written by Martin E. Williams and Johnna Adams. Duration: Approx. 15 minutes
A play setting which delivers a strong message about relationships and will be performed by Royce N. and Suzy B.We will then have a 20-30 minute intermission in order to prepare the stage for the final production, “Visitor from Forest Hills” written by Neil Simon.
Duration: Approx. 30 minutes.
For those thespians out there, this is an extract from Plaza Suite (A full 4 Act play).
A wedding preparation so farcical, it WILL make you laugh. The leads roles will be performed by Steve M. and Joy T.
Performance datesAugust 9th, August 16th and August 23rd.Starts at 8:00pm at the Outback – Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park.Reserved seats only.$5/person for 3 one act plays. What a deal for an hour of entertainment!Maximum capacity: 40 seats
Hurry, call Bare Oaks at 905-473-6060 to reserve your seat or email us at email@example.com
We will also have some set design (albeit basic) to enhance your viewing pleasure.
Looking forward to seeing you in the audience.
We are getting very close with the final design. Until we have confirmed the font, dimensions and converting it using more sophisticated software (matrix based), we will use this one.
Wow. Our event of June 22nd, 2014 was so well received, that we were asked to arrange another Poetry gathering.
Well, it is set for Sunday July 27th @ 3:00pm. This time, rather than a lunch Potluck, we will have a Tea Poetry Afternoon.
Check out the Bare Oaks calendar for details.
Other events evolving with Bare Oaks Players
Dine and Listen
In association with the Bare Bistro, we are now featuring musical talent.
We have someone lined up for this summer, a contemporary singer-songwriter Jesse Elliot.
Jesse Elliot will be performing every Saturday (with the exception of Saturday July 5th, 2014) at the Bare Bistro from 6pm to 8pm.
Some members have mentioned their ‘ink’ling to put pen to paper and write something, possibly a play to be performed next season (2015-2016).
Some members have already started writing pieces and are looking for a platform to help them or simply enhance their writing experience.
On Saturday July 12th, a gathering of writers will take place in the Clubhouse meeting room from 1:00pm-2:30pm.
One of the projects that we have started, is a Dinner Theatre Murder Mystery script, that we hope to present sometime in our next season 2015-2016.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Several months ago, we published a tentative playbill format for this first full season. Due to lack of membership at this time, we have decided to limit our commitments to three (3) one act plays, to be presented sometime in July/August 2014.
We continue to hold open auditions and readings of several plays that our members have put forward.
We are still looking for volunteer actors.
Open readings/auditions will be held on:
Saturday May 17th – 3:30pm to 5:00pm (Lot 124)
Sunday May 18th – 3:30pm to 5pm (Lot 124)
Please come. No obligations. Reading out loud is a lot of fun. Try it.
BIG NEWS and thank you to Bare Necessities!
Our final commitment for this season is another presentation of TVM (The Vagina Monologues) using the 2015 V-Day script (to be published).
We will be holding auditions for female naturist actors who are interested in participating in this upcoming production.
Unlike the open auditions, this one will be by appointment only and must entail some preparation by the actor. A panel of Bare Oaks Players members as well as the producer, will be present.
Here are the requirements:
- Must contact Bare Oaks Players via email to book a 30 minute appointment
- Must have a 3-5 minute monologue prepared, not from TVM
- Must be prepared to commit to 1 weekly rehearsal, to be held at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park starting in Sept 2014
- Must be committed to perform Feb 12 thru Feb 21, 2015 and travel (cruise)
- Must be able to cover own expenses related to travelling to/from venue. Food and accommodation will be provided by Bare Necessities once onboard
- Must have a valid passport
- Must be a naturist
- Must be willing to sign a waiver, allowing the producer to use photos related to promoting the V-Day 2015 event
- Must be willing to prepare and participate in V-Day workshops during the 4 “at sea” days during the voyage
- If you have not guessed, the venue will be on board the Celebrity Constellation – French Virgin Islands.
Friday May 30th – 7pm to 9pm
Wednesday June 4th – 7pm to 9pm
Friday June 6th – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Call back, if required
Thank you all for your input and votes against the 7 logos published.
Based on the feedback, we have modified it to include an Oak leaf and the inclusion of the Tragedy/Comedy masks, denoting that we are a theatre troupe.
A rough image is depicted below.
We are now seeking a graphic artist that can enhance the colours, image, font, dimensions, etc… and achieve end state.
If you know someone that can help, jump in.
We would like to start using it on all our material/publication, starting early June 2014.
Our wish list
We are still working on possibly merging some theatre with the Bare Bistro – as a dinner/theatre concept. If you have any ideas, please let us know.
We are still mulling the idea of running theatre workshops. Standby for more details.
Friday, April 25, 2014
We will be holding open auditions for several one act comedy plays this Sunday April 27th from 3:30 to 5pm at Suzy and Marc's located on lot 124. All welcome. For those interested but unable to attend, we will be hosting another open audition on Sunday May 4th same time, same place.
What is an open audition? It does not entail any preparation on your part. We will be reading several one act plays that are being considered and together, we will decide if it is worthwhile producing. Your interest in participating as a cast member or director will also be a decision factor. No special skills required to attend the open auditions except for your willingness to read and share your opinion. If you have one act plays that you would like us to consider for this season or future season, please let us know. Thank you.
We really want to brand our name with a logo as soon as possible. Find attached 7 possibilities based on free logo software. Please let us know which one you prefer.
If you can design one that would be better, also feel free to suggest one.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Our first Bare Oaks Players members meeting took place on Saturday March 8, 2014.
Our Playbill draft for this season was discussed.
Although only a few members showed up, we covered the agenda items and read
two plays, out loud. We had a great time and laughed a lot.
- Post-Its (Notes on a marriage) (1m,1f)
- Visitor from Forest Hills (1m,1f,2S)
We also talked about our mandate for this year and methods on how to promote the
group and augment participation. A few action items were taken away and a follow
up gathering was recommended. This will be scheduled when a bit more sun shows up.
As per the Playbill (above), our first event will be held at Bare Oaks Family Naturist
Park on Sunday June 22, 2014 at 1pm – close to the pool area – rain or shine.
Bring a pot luck item and a poem to share. Any language. Nothing sad please and no
longer than 3 minutes. We hope to see you.
Call for Directors. We are getting close to being ready for a call for auditions – which
we will most likely hold in April /May 2014. Before scheduling auditions, we need directors and plays.
If you are interested, please let us know as soon as possible.
Call for Members. We are also looking for additional help in all aspects of mounting a
production, mostly actors.
Again, please let us know if you are interested or simply subscribe to our blog to
follow our progress.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
We would like to start at 1:00pm at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park and hope to keep you busy and engaged until approximately 4:00pm.
Since we would like to be prepared, please let us know if you will be attending.
For those of you who did not have the opportunity to attend the "Undressed rehearsal" of The Vagina Monologues, I can tell you that it was well received with about 30 audience members in attendance.
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday March 8, 2014 at 1:00pm at Bare Oaks.
Suzy and Marc