MECCA Results 12/29/2010
About a month late, but no worries. We are THRILLLED to congratulate Benoît Brunet-Poirier on winning the MECCA for Best Sound Design!

Here is the full list of the 2009-2010 winners:

Best Production: Haunted Hillbilly (SideMart Theatrical Grocery)
Best Actor: Chip Chuipka for A Line in the Sand
Best Actress: Glenda Braganza for A Line in the Sand
Best Director: Andrew Shaver for Haunted Hillbilly
Best Text (tie): Amy Lee Lavoie for Rabbit, Rabbit; Joanna Nutter for My Pregnant Brother
Best Ensemble: My Christmas in New York  (Le Nouveau Théâtre Sainte-Catherine)
Best Visiting Production: Icaro by Daniele Finzi Pasca
Best Set Design: Lara Kaluza for A Line in the Sand
Best Costume Design: Catherine Allan, Holly Gauthier-Frankel, and Paul Van Dyck for Miss Sugarpuss Must Die
Best Lighting: Eric Mongerson for Swan Song of Maria
Best Sound: Benoit Brunet-Poirier for 4.48 Psychosis
Revelation Award: Amy Lee Lavoie
Myron Galloway Award for Distinction: Annabel Soutar / Porte Parole
We are thrilled to announce that we have received MECCA nominations for 4.48 Psychosis!

The MECCAs are the Montreal English Critic's Circle Awards. 

Our nominations include:

Best Director: Liz Truchanowicz
Best Actress: Stéphanie Breton
Best Lighting Design: David Magladry
Best Sound Design: Benoît Brunet-Poirier

The ceremony will be held Monday, November 29th.

Congratulations to all nominated!
ArtHotel 08/29/2010
theatre in actu is thrilled to have been asked to participate in this year's ArtHotel!  Come check out our silent, yet decidedly creepy exploration of what happens in hotel rooms in the time between guests. Ours shows begin at 9:30pm.

Check it out on Facebook or here's the info about the event:

Arthouse is expanding and taking its choose your own adventure theatre experience downtown to Espresso Hotel for one night only.  This time around boasts sixteen theatre based performance pieces, two films, two experimental film/performance pieces, one dance piece, the work of one author, one musician, three visual artists and more!  Each of the shows is staged in a different space from hotel rooms, to the pool, even the parking garage.  Each show is performed in repetition throughout the night so the audience can experience as many or as few shows as they like, choosing their own experience.   

Arthotel will feature the work of: Ryan Hurl, Sarah Quinn, Spare Change Productions, Sheep in Fog, Allison McMaster, Keith Waterfield, Scott Humphery, Liz Neale, Kick the Pricks, Joanne Madeley, Richard Ballon, Jacinthe Connor, surprise performance, Callahan Connor, Brainbow Limb, George Simone, Emily Quaile, Numina Theatre Company with Vincent Legros, theatre in actu , Syngja and Mehrnaz.  It’s a microcosm of independent theatre in Montreal!  

Arthotel happens Friday, September 3rd
Espresso Hotel, 1005 Guy, Montreal, QC 
Doors at 7:30PM, performances begin at 8:00. 
Tickets are $15
Reservations are recommended 514.357.2658. 

Thanks to the wonderful people at YES Montreal for a great Art Expo!

We had a great time and thanks to everyone for stopping by to chat about theatre and what we do! We'll get photos up soon!

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We are proud to announce that we will be presenting an excerpt of 4.48 Psychosis at the YES Montreal Art Expo showcasing the work and talent of 40 top emerging artists.

Come by, chat, mingle and check out the city's up and coming artists. There will be live presentations - music, dance, and theatre and kiosks featuring visual artists and works available for purchase.

Thursday, March 4, 2010
6:30pm-9pm (we're at 7pm)
Just for Laughs Museum
2111 St-Laurent (metro St-Laurent)
Admission is FREE
RSVP Here!
Congratulations to Stephanie Breton for her MECCA nomination for Best Actress for her role of Sugar in foundWave's production of Trout Stanley.

Check out the rest of the nominations for the 2008-2009 season 
NEWS Feed! 02/24/2010
Welcome to the theatre In Actu blog! We'll be posting new and up-to-date info about our company and productions. We welcome your comments and/or questions.