Dear Members of the Haberdashery Theatre Company, My name is Marilo Nuñez. I am an actor, producer, playwright and director from Ontario. I am writing to tell you why I think casting non-Latino/a actors in the roles of the three Latino/a characters in your production of Motherfucker With The Hat is doing more harm than good, to our theatre(s) and to our community. More harm than you may realize. Firstly, you deny trained, professional Latino/a actors from performing in plays that feature Latino/a characters in the leading roles. Plays in this country usually do not feature “people like us” in main roles, and therefore opportunities to play leading characters are few and far between. Secondly, what kind of example are you setting for younger generations of Latino/a artists who may be thinking about entering the theatre/film industry? That it is okay for non-Latino/a actors to portray Latino/a characters? You are inadvertently saying that Latino actors aren’t good enough, talented enough, or big enough names to be able to portray these characters. We are living in a time in history where you can no longer ignore that there is a huge inequity in the theatre and film industry in this country.…Read More
September 16, 2015 (Toronto, ON) - It's a virtual fact. Virtual reality devices are continuously evolving and will soon become household items. Corporations have taken notice the potency of the emerging technologies. Giants like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, Yahoo and others are dedicating significant research and development dollars to tap into the possibilities of virtual reality. Consumer devices have already hit the market and the VR enthusiast community and developers are growing to fuel demand. Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard are current offerings that are introducing VR to the masses. One of the immediate applications of Virtual Reality is the production of films for a realistic and immersive 360 degree experience.Read More
Whether you are a weathered professional, amateur and/or just a hobbist - if you or someone you know has the skills to produce short segments (up to 3 minutes), an aspiring journalist and would like to contribute we would love to hear from you. We are currently seeking part-time voluteer producers/journalists/photographers from across Canada looking to make a difference, a name for themselves and/or contribute to a vibrant and growing community here in Canada. Perks? Exposure. Making a difference in our community. Training. Most importantly, fun!