#176 – Bri Proke & Bryce Hodgson: Grand Canyon
Poised to join the ranks of Toronto’s favourite indie theatre spots, Blood Pact Theatre, in association with The Storefront Arts Initiative, announces the Grand Opening of a brand-new venue: GRAND CANYON. Located in the lively Junction neighbourhood, GRAND CANYON will serve as a new vibrant hub for multidisciplinary artists to play, explore and share.
GRAND CANYON is owned and operated by Blood Pact Theatre’sBri Proke and Bryce Hodgson, who have been praised as “excellent storytellers bringing unique, fresh voices to the Canadian theatre scene” (NOW Magazine). The Storefront Arts Initiative continues as a collaborating company to several indie productions after being suddenly forced to shutter the doors of its flagship space in 2017. The partnership between Blood Pact and Storefront Arts is a tried-and-tested recipe for success, with the two companies having partnered on such hits as Kill Your Parents in Viking, Alberta(Storefront Theatre, 2016), and After Wrestling (Factory Theatre, 2017). The partnership gained praise from critics and audiences alike, with NOW Magazine stating, “Toronto is the lucky site of the world premiere of this collaboration between these young, vibrant indie companies”. Blood Pact Theatre most recently won over our cold dead hearts with graveyard comedy No Clowns Allowed (Assembly Theatre, 2018), and also shot their first feature film, Shark Week (written and directed by Proke, starring Hodgson) which is due to hit the festival circuit later this year.
Blood Pact Theatre is committed to providing accessible, inventive, and original work to the community. By opening GRAND CANYON, Blood Pact is extending this effort to provide a safe space for artists to create and collaborate. This versatile ex-mechanic spot boasts high ceilings and ample space to fit artists of all kinds. GRAND CANYON can be rented as a theatre performance venue, movie theatre, concert hall, rehearsal space, workshop venue, pop-up shop, bathtub; you name it, we’re ready to accommodate it.
GRAND CANYON will open its doors to the public on Saturday, April 06, 2019 with a Grand Opening Fête! This is a FREE EVENT and open invitation to the entire community to meet, mingle, and pitch their ideas while enjoying live music and libations. GRAND CANYON is proud to present special performances by indie rock cuties Sundae, and a late-night dance party with DJ Valeroo!
Join us for this special milestone in the Toronto indie theatre community!
Grand Opening Fête!
Saturday, April 06, 2019
Doors at 8:00pm
2 Osler St (Dundas & Dupont, NW corner)
This is a FREE event!