Prepare For The Cliche
IT'S CRUNCH TIME!!!
IT'S CRUNCH TIME!!!
Hello everyone. My name is Romina and I'm a third year student at York University, doing a double-major in Communication Studies and Sociology. When I'm not pursuing a liberal arts degree, I spend my time surfing the web, obsessing over shows like Doctor Who, Simpsons, and Parks and Rec, and write whatever's on my mind. This is my first year at Paprika and I'm a playwright under the Mini-Mentorships program.
There’s something I’ve learned to expect when I tell somebody I’m part of the Paprika Festival, and it’s not a gasp of recognition or a bow of respect, it’s that person asking me what exactly the Paprika Festival is. It’s funny, because for a while I wasn’t sure what to tell them. It’s a lot easier to do now that I’ve got a good chunk of experience, but at first, this question left me almost as stumped as them.
The Paprika Festival’s Tenderhooks crew has quite the commute. Planes, trains, automobiles, helicopters, spaceships and Greyhounds (the racing kind) are all needed to get this bunch from their home in Ottawa to the Paprika clubhouse in Toronto. The once a month road trip doesn’t seem to slow down Hannah, Connor and Alysa. It fuels their excitement. This party of three is on a mission for artistic and creative fulfillment. From the Paprika Training days, the Toronto theatre scene and many trips to Value Village this sorority of thespians are getting their fill.
Paprika's last training day was in the cold of January12. We, the Advisory Board (or as I like to think of us, The Paprika Prom Committee), gathered the participants into groups and brought up questions such as "How can paprika improve?" How can we be not just "hot" but "hotter". Not be only in Toronto, but spread across the nation and globe, across the boundaries of age groups and even professions.
WHO: The Paprika Production 'Genesis' written by Rosamund Small and directed by Vivien Endicott-Douglas
My name is Paige and I'm in my second year at the University of Toronto, doing a double major in drama studies and cinema studies. In my spare time, I'm an intern at Theatre 20. In my spare spare time, I work an exhausting retail job selling handbags. In my spare spare spare time, I'm a member of the Paprika. To say that I am busy is an understatement. I'm a Libra, so my life is all about balance.