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Theatres in Ontario: Union Theatre, Grand Theatre, Ontario, Pinnacle Playhouse, Sudbury Theatre Centre, John Thornton Theatre

Theatres in Ontario: Union Theatre, Grand Theatre, Ontario, Pinnacle Playhouse, Sudbury Theatre Centre, John Thornton Theatre

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Chapters: Union Theatre, Grand Theatre, Ontario, Pinnacle Playhouse, Sudbury Theatre Centre, John Thornton Theatre, Backstage Capitol Theatre, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, Rose Theatre, Brampton, Caledonia Opera House, River Run Centre. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 39. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Union Theatre was a theatre in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada that existed from 1989 to 1996. The theatre was established by local theatre artists in 1989. It served as an arts collective serving local and regional theatre, visual arts and musical artists with a focus on helping emerging artists find a place to showcase their talents. The space was primarily a performance space "black box" style theatre but often played host to a variety of performance and installation works. As a "collective" the space was run by a revolving membership of artists, some of whom have gone on to open larger, more main-stream theatres in Canada, including Robert Winslow, one of the space's founding members who in 1991 started Fourth Line Theatre in Millbrook, Ontario. The Union Theatre was located at 188 1/2 Hunter Street West in a space rumoured to have been an old undertakers facility (this was the inspiration for the weekly semi-improvised show The Coffin Factory). A group of local theatre artists, including Robert Winslow, Trent University professor Ian McLachlan and members of Theatre Trent, along with other performance artists banded together to continue the work they had done in various Peterborough performance endeavors. One stated aim was finding a permanent home for Winslow's company East City Productions which originally made its home in Peterborough's Market Hall Theatre, the home of the Artspace art gallery. In a Peterborough Examiner article in July 2005, Winslow remini...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=15711601