Defining Paprika After my 2 Great Years…

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… Read more »

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Tenderhooks Trip-it to Toronto

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… Read more »

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Genesis at Videofag: Criers fined $5

  WHO: The Paprika Production ‘Genesis’ written by Rosamund Small and directed by Vivien Endicott-Douglas WHAT: The First Staged Reading of the (almost) final draft of the play. WHEN: January 8th, 2013 @ 8:00pm WHERE: Videofag in Kensington Market ( http://www.videofag.com/#!about/c10fk )   If you were broke, and in need of a laugh on January 8th,… Read more »

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Spotlight On: “This Play is Like _______”

“The shadow puppets are eating me alive. But in a good way.” So begins my conversation with Glenys Robinson, Playwright and Director of the production, This Play is Like _____, which blends the seemingly innocuous elements of high school, allergies, and anime obsession with original folklore, stand-up comedy, and the above mentioned carnivorous shadow puppets…. Read more »

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Paprika $2 Clothing Sale Madness!!!

Sugar encourages a healthy amount of youth-theatre-festival-supporting

On Saturday, November 24th, we had yet another successful $2 Clothing Sale to raise money for the Paprika Festival! In the weeks leading up to the event, participants and staff of the festival, Youth Advisory Board members, and anyone else who wanted to help out ran around the city collecting clothing and piling it all… Read more »

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Thoughts on Chicago from an Emerging Artist in Toronto

     My name is Katherine and I am a theatre artist. I recently started working for Paprika as a co-facilitator for the Creator’s Unit, only a year after moving to my new home, Toronto.  I have lived in many Canadian cities, including Vancouver, Montreal and Edmonton. I have, in equal measure, both loved and… Read more »

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Starting Up Paprika 2013: 24 Hours Until First Training Day

(Month 2 of  Rosamund being Associate Director…) Now I finally know what goes on behind the very exciting closed doors of Paprika Executive meetings. The answer is scheduling, scheduling, scheduling, and then sometimes we schedule things.  We also meet the roommates/partners/families of whomever’s living room we have taken over as office space on any given… Read more »

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