Rais Clarke Mendes on Radio Regent, with DJ Kool Breeze’

Things Falling Apart presents:
the Session written and directed by Tien Providence
featuring Rais Clarke Mendes
at Red Sandcastle Theatre,
922 Queen Street East. (in between Logan/Carlaw) Leslieville.

Rais talks about her work in Theatre, and about the her role in the Session on Radio Regent. Take a listen. Audio begins at 3:00min

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You Are Invited to: The Session at Red Sandcastle Theatre

The Session Returns To The Red Sandcastle Theatre 

Things Falling Apart Theatre Presents: THE SESSION previews April 11th Opens April 12th runs to the 15th and continues April 19th to 22nd production run at the Red Sandcastle Theatre 922 Queen Street East at Logan.

Things Falling Apart Theatre is very excited to announce the Remount of The Session written and directed by Tien Providence (Just For A Moment St Chad’s Theatre and Things Falling Apart Theatre and Back Home Fringe Toronto) and featuring Rais Clarke-Mendes. ( Jerusalem Out The March and The Company Theatre.  The Lost Kings and Dreamgirls Vanessa Jev Productions)

 

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The Session

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​A story about lost youth, love and redemption.

Is a play written and directed by Tien Providence tells the story of a young woman Leslie- Haydn Burke (Roxanne) as she is forced to undergo a psychiatric assessment, during which she reluctantly relives her life’s journey; from leaving home after her fight with her mother to the serious crime that has led to her incarceration.

 

Dates at Red Sandcastle Theatre
April11th to the 14th at 8pm, April 15th at 2pm
April 19-21 at 8pm, April 22nd at 2pm
Tickets are (PWYC) for preview
$20.00 in advance
$25.00 at the door

Introducing Rais Clarke- Mendes

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Rais Clarke-Mendes is a young working actress.  A native of Trinidad & Tobago, she has just completed working with Out The March and The Company Theatre in their latest Toronto production, Jerusalem.

Rais began acting at an early age, first performing in the show Fame Jr in Barbados in 2012.

In 2013 and 2015 she was a member of the cast of, Once On This Island  and A Christmas Carol. Shows produced by NIST International School Theatre Department in Thailand.  She also worked in Trinidad & Tobago in 2013 playing the role of Tubtim in The King & I.

In Toronto, she played the role of an Artistic Accomplice in the afore-mentioned Jerusalem.  She also played Akeelah in The Lost King and Michelle Morris in Dreamgirls, while working for Vanessa Jev Productions.

29512987_1917990151575413_7243957630216986013_nRais is presently studying Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto.

In Toronto, she played the role of an Artistic Accomplice in the afore-mentioned Jerusalem.  She also played Akeelah in The Lost King and Michelle Morris in Dreamgirls, while working for Vanessa Jev Productions.

Rais is presently studying Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto.

Introducing Giulia D’amanzo

Things Falling Apart Theatre is pleased to introduce Giulia D’amanzo, the stage manager for our latest production, The Session written and directed by Tien Providence.

Giulia was born in Italy and after being in few amateurs productions her love for the stage brought her to London (UK).

IMG_2003There she majored in Theatre at The Bridge Theatre Training Company, where she learned acting and backstage work too. After six years in London and working as a professional actress in short films and theatre ( “The Winter’s Tale “ at The Cockpit Theatre in London), she moved  to Toronto just two months ago. She’s loving it  here, and she’s very excited to join Things Falling Apart  to help bringing this great show to life .

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Rais Clarke-Mendes at Rehearsals at Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre

Things Falling Apart Theatre Company was created in 2013 and has two productions under it belt so far.  The Session was first produced in November 2013 with Joella Crichton in the lead Role. In 2016 they Produced Just For A Moment, featuring Rais Muoi, Nawa Nicole Simon.

The company is committed to telling original stories from the African-Canadian–Caribbean Diaspora and to revisit some of the stories written by literary giants of the past.

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Things Fallings Apart is a Theatre Company that produces original works of African Canadian Caribbean writers who are looking to populate the stages of Toronto Theatres with their works.

Team:

Tien Providence: Playwright, Director:

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Tien has worked and produced theatre since moving to Ontario Canada in the 90’s.

He has worked within the Caribbean community and specifically with The St Vincent Cultural group; Writing Directing and producing many of their theatrical community projects.

During the mid nineties he worked with the Annex Theatre group directing the Play “Weeds” By Tom Zeliger for the company at the Annex Theatre.

In 1995 his monologue “Blues For My Grandfather” which he directed was a part of the Alumnae Theater’s annual New Idea’s festival.  The monologue was published by the playwright’s Union of Canada in their anthology entitled Beyond The Pale in 1996

In 1997 his play “Back Home“first edition was played on the outdoor stage an experiment for the Fringe Festival at that time.  Tien directed himself in that role.

In 1999 he became writer in Resident at the St Chad’s Theatre and his play “Just For A Moment was produced.  It was directed by Luther Hansaraj.  It ran for two months playing Thursdays to Sunday.

Earlier that year he directed his first short film as The Pickup as part of the ON The Fly Festival.  The short was shown at the Bloor Cinema.

In the next decade Tien continued doing work in the field of theatre, trying to get his work on stage.  A workshop version of The Session at that time named Roxanne was read at a Caribbean theatre festival.

A new version of his play Back Home played in the 2003 Fringe Festival at the Artword Theatre, he directed.

Malinda Francis: Producer / Video Design / Social Media/Production Coordinator

Malinda is a experience in the art includes primarily a filmmaker, editor, and radio host. http://journalsofadocuvixen.wordpress.com, which the aim is to collaborate with as many artists, musicians, djs, alternative, educators, community builders that is physically possible, in doing so telling the untold story, as well as producing Images that mobilize.

Screen Shot 2016-02-06 at 6.08.42 AMMalinda tells visual stories that derive form her experience as well tries to communicate and connect with others within her community, and independent filmmaker. She works on her own projects and various community media initiatives, the themes that she explore3s in her work are about urban living as well as migration stories. As a filmmaker, my art is embedded in my community. Media must work towards social justice, build community and create solutions to our problems.

Malinda was also part of a Theatre Collective called the Movement Project: How We Forget Here (a play in migration and memory), which was an multi-media interactive Play, where the audience is taken through customs, and through a plane ride to Toronto, on Eagle Airlines. Blog TO:  aim was to connect the Indigenous with the Diaspora.

As a filmmaker she is working on a film which is currently still in productions called The Diaspora Travels: Haiti http://thediasporatravelshaiti.wordpress.com , which investigates the barriers preventing resources from reaching those who most need them and uncovers the role that the Diasporic Haitians play in the “Reconstruction.”

As an artist she believes in creating space for stories of Black/Caribbean and African a docuvixen film logoDiaspora.  Her Blog Journals of a Docuvixen is a blog about community centred film, video and digital production and its goal is to support artists and communities to become self-sustaining and autonomous.is telling untold stories by any means necessary, and working to support artists an communities to become self- sustaining and autonomous.

Community and Media Sponsorship: Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre and Radio Regent

The company will take The Session to the Victoria Fringe in August 2018. Yes we are going out to the Pacific over on the island on the West Coast. 

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 Show Week at Red Sand Castle Theatre
922 Queen Street East
M4M 1J5 Toronto, Ontario

April11th to the 14th at 8pm, April 15th at 2pm
April 19-21 at 8pm, April 22nd at 2pm

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Tickets are (PWYC) for preview
$20.00 in advance Buy Online: Eventbrite Link to buy
$25.00 at the door
Reservation can be made by calling: 416 845 9411

For more information Check: https://thingsfallingapartevents.wordpress.com/

Media Inquiries email: thingsfallingapartevents@gmail.com or tienadpro@gmail.com

Twitter: @TFAEvents
Instagram: @thingsfallingaparttheatre
Facebook: Things Falling Apart

Stage Manager: Giulia D’Amanzo
Producer, Production Coordinator: Mali Docuvixen (a docuvixen film @mali.images.film) docuvixenfilm@gmail.com

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Red Sandcastle Theatre in Leslieville, 922 Queen Street East (in between Carlaw and Logan)

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Introducing Giulia D’amanzo

Things Falling Apart Theatre is pleased to introduce Giulia D’amanzo, the stage manager for our latest production, The Session written and directed by Tien Providence.

Giulia was born in Italy and after being in few amateurs productions her love for the stage brought her to London (UK).

IMG_2003There she majored in Theatre at The Bridge Theatre Training Company, where she learned acting and backstage work too. After six years in London and working as a professional actress in short films and theatre ( “The Winter’s Tale “ at The Cockpit Theatre in London), she moved  to Toronto just two months ago. She’s loving it  here, and she’s very excited to join Things Falling Apart  to help bringing this great show to life .

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Introducing Rais Clarke-Mendes

Things Falling Apart Theatre is pleased to introduce Rais Clarke-Mendes.She plays the lead role in our latest production, The Session written and Directed by Tien Providence.

Rais Clarke-Mendes is a young working actress.  A native of Trinidad & Tobago, she has just completed working with Out The March and The Company Theatre in their latest Toronto production, Jerusalem.

Rais began acting at an early age, first performing in the show Fame Jr in Barbados in 2012.

In 2013 and 2015 she was a member of the cast of, Once On This Island  and A Christmas Carol. Shows produced by NIST International School Theatre Department in Thailand.  She also worked in Trinidad & Tobago in 2013 playing the role of Tubtim in The King & I.

In Toronto, she played the role of an Artistic Accomplice in the afore-mentioned Jerusalem.  She also played Akeelah in The Lost King and Michelle Morris in Dreamgirls, while working for Vanessa Jev Productions.

Rais is presently studying Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto.

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Press Release: The Session

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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The Session Returns To The Red Sandcastle Theatre                                               

Things Falling Apart Theatre Presents: THE SESSION previews April 11th   

Opens April 12th runs to the 15th and continues April 19th to 22nd.

At the Red Sandcastle Theatre 922 Queen Street East at Logan.

Things Falling Apart Theatre is very excited to announce the Remount of The Session written and directed by Tien Providence (Just For A Moment St Chad’s Theatre and Things Falling Apart Theatre and Back Home Fringe Toronto) and featuring Rais Clarke-Mendes ( Jerusalem Out The March and The Company Theatre.  The Lost Kings and Dreamgirls Vanessa Jev Productions)

The company will take The Session to the Victoria Fringe in August 2018.

THE SESSION, tells the story of a young woman Leslie- Haydn Burke (Roxanne) as she is forced to undergo a psychiatric assessment, during which she reluctantly relives her life’s journey; from leaving home after her fight with her mother to the serious crime that has led to her incarceration.

Things Falling Apart Theatre Company was created in 2013 and has two productions under it belt so far.  The Session was first produced in November 2013 with Joella Crichton in the lead Role. In 2016 they Produced Just For A Moment.

The company is committed to telling original stories from the African-Canadian–Caribbean Diaspora and to revisit some of the stories written by literary giants of the past.

April11th to the 14th at 8pm, April 15th at 2pm

Tickets are (PWYC) for preview
$20.00 in advance
$25.00 at the door
Reservation can be made by calling: 416 845 9411  

For more information Check: https://thingsfallingapartevents.wordpress.com/
Media Inquiries email: thingsfallingapartevents@gmail.com or tienadpro@gmail.com

 

Auditions — Call Out

Things Falling Apart – a theatre company

We are holding auditions for our 2018 Production of The Session. Auditions @ The Tarragon Theatre 30 Bridgeman Avenue, this Saturday, February 17th 1- 4pm.

We are looking for an Actress of African Canadian Caribbean Descent to play the leading role of a the Session, to play our production in Toronto in April and also in we have been accepted into Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival in August.

The character is 19, Leslie Hayden Burke a teenager who is about to go on trail for murder, but first must undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Payment: Paid

Tien Providence- 647-238-1248

thingsfallingapartevents@gmail.com

Just For A Moment’s Final Show and Closing Reception

Today is our final show, so make sure you don’t miss the moment!

Just For a Moment

Written and directed by Tien Providence
Featuring Nawa Nicole Simon and Raïs Muoi,
Production Crew Mali Docuvixen Folasade Akintola

Tickets in advance $20 dollars
Buy your Tickets now >> http://justforamoment2016.brownpapertickets.com
or Reserve at the Door: thingsfallingapartevents@gmail.com
$25 dollars at the Door

Last Show
Sunday, March 6th 2pm
Closing Reception

At Pia Bouman Theatre
Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement
6 Noble Street, Toronto, Ontario M6K 2C6
(Queen and Dufferin)

David & Monique were once lovers who made promise to each other that were meant to be kept. Monique sure thought so. David wanted too, but also had another dream. Fifteen years later in a garden trying to find out what went wrong. Can they get back to love!

David comes to Canada to pursue a career as Painter. So during the ten day run we are having an Exhibition for Artists 4 Artists which begins on our Opening Night until Closing our Closing Reception, February 25th to March 6th. We are invite our audience to view a selection of paintings and photographs by African/Caribbean Canadian Artists in the gallery at Pia Bouman Theatre Lobby.

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The artists who were showcased:

Sharrine Francis
Sandra Brewster
Jabari Elicser Elliot
Diaspora Travels: a docuvixen film

Today is our Closing Reception for the Play as well as the Art exhibit. 
4pm

Full Information on Artists >> Link

Full Press Release: Link

Support our Go Fund Me >> Link

For More Information:
https://thingsfallingapartevents.wordpress.com/

Email:
thingsfallingapartevents@gmail.com

Facebook Page: Things Falling Apart

Facebook Event Link: Just For A Moment

Media contact: Tien Providence: tienadpro@gmail.com 647 238 1248 And/ Or Malinda Francis thingsfallingapartevents@gmail.com or directly at docuvixenfilm@gmail.com

This is our Final Weekend!!!

This is our final weekend make sure you don’t miss the moment.

Just For a Moment

Written and directed by Tien Providence
Featuring Nawa Nicole Simon and Raïs Muoi,
Production Crew Mali Docuvixen Folasade Akintola
Buy your Tickets now >> http://justforamoment2016.brownpapertickets.com

Last 2 shows
Saturday, March 5th 8pm
Sunday, March 6th 2pm
Closing Reception

At Pia Bouman Theatre
Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement
6 Noble Street, Toronto, Ontario M6K 2C6
(Queen and Dufferin)

 

David & Monique were once lovers who made promise to each other that were meant to be kept. Monique sure thought so. David wanted too, but also had another dream. Fifteen years later in a garden trying to find out what went wrong. Can they get back to love!

David comes to Canada to pursue a career as Painter. So during the ten day run we are having an Exhibition for Artists 3 Artists which begins on our Opening Night until Closing our Closing Reception, February 25th to March 6th. We are invite our audience to view a selection of paintings and photographs by African/Caribbean Canadian Artists in the gallery at Pia Bouman Theatre Lobby.

The artists who will be showcased are:

Sharrine Francis
Sandra Brewster
Jabari Elicser Elliot
Diaspora Travels: a docuvixen film

Full Information on Artists >> Link

Full Press Release: Link

Support our Go Fund Me >> Link

For More Information:
https://thingsfallingapartevents.wordpress.com/

Email:
thingsfallingapartevents@gmail.com

Facebook Page: Things Falling Apart

Facebook Event Link: Just For A Moment

Brown Paper Tickets:
http://justforamoment2016.brownpapertickets.com/

Media contact: Tien Providence: tienadpro@gmail.com 647 238 1248 And/ Or Malinda Francis thingsfallingapartevents@gmail.com or directly at docuvixenfilm@gmail.com

Show Dates and Times.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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THE PRODUCTION RUN IS of Just For A Moment UNDERWAY.

SHOW DATES AND TIMES

Thursday, February 25th 8pm
Friday, February 26th 8pm
Saturday, February 27th 8pm
Sunday, February 28th 2pm
Tuesday, March 1st, 8pm
Wednesday, March 2nd, 8pm
Thursday, March 3rd, 8pm
Friday, March 4th, 8pm
Saturday, March 5th, 8pm
Sunday, March 6th, 2pm
Closing Reception Play/Artshow 4pm Lobby Gallery

$20 dollars in advance
$25 at the door

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