Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Vagina Monologues (TVM) 2015 and more

Although the peak season at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park has ended, some members of Bare Oaks Players continue their journey.SBITS Productions has been asked to produce The Vagina Monologues again this winter, to present on one of the upcoming Bare Necessities Nude cruise.
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!
We are just starting our rehearsals and I can tell you that our directors are already pushing all of us outside our comfort level.
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

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 
POETRY and "P" for our palette
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.