Project Description

Toronto Workshop Productions

Stage Manager for the North American premiere of Something in the Air (“Lo Que Está En El Aire”) politically charged chilean play about missing persons by Carlos Cerda and the The Ictus Theatre Collective (Teatro ICTUS de Santiago) translated by Lina De Guevara for Toronto Workshop Productions, 12 Alexander Street, Toronto in 1988

Directed by Robert Rooney.  Stage Managed by Toby Simkin.

STARRING Paulina Abarca; Ramiro PuertaAgata Pilitowska

Toronto Workshop Productions (TWP),  in Toronto, Ontario, was founded by George Luscombe in 1959. The professional company was the result of the amalgamation of ‘Basya Hunter’s Arts Club Theatre’ and Luscombe’s own ‘Workshop Productions’.  The theatre built in 1967 was a 300-seat auditorium from a converted tram-shed off Yonge Street. In the late 80s, Robert Rooney replaced Luscombe as artistic director. The theatre space is now the home of Buddies in Bad Times. The company’s archives are at the L.W. Conolly Theatre Archives of the University of Guelph, Ontario.

Please note that the art used in the above poster is representative based on memory of the original poster, which unfortunately has been lost in time.  If you have better artwork for this production please contact me.

Something In The Air (1988 Toronto) [Photo] Paulina Abarca and Ramiro Puerta