Sorry guys – we’re out of $6/hours for this semester in both studios. They got booked up in record time – way to plan in advance!
Our next subsidy levels for indie artists are:
$9/hour in the Blake Thorne Studio
$12/hour in the Neville Austin Studio
And remember, Rush and Night Owl hours are always $6. More details here.
Introducing New Creation Lab Sponsor: Blake Thorne!
Ever wonder how we are able to rent out studio space for as low as six bucks an hour? Or how we name our studio spaces? It is thanks in large part to our generous sponsors.
We are very excited to introduce our new Creation Lab sponsor, Blake Thorne. Blake came to theatre in his forties when he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. The experience, as Thorne describes it, was formative:
“It was extremely challenging, for each day I knew at some point I would be frightened out of my wits. I became attracted to fear! Fear adjusts, realigns, resets, refocuses, and re energizes ones thinking. Fear, and the subsequent relief, can change your life.”
From there, he would go on to act, produce, and co-manage a successful theatre company. He learned, rather quickly, that access to affordable rehearsal space “could make or break” a production. This is part of the reason why the Creation Lab appealed to Blake: “It is a space that can appeal to all, including underprivileged youth… To let them experience life changing revelations as I did!” A patron, a donor and past board member, Blake has been a long time supporter of the Fringe so taking on the role of Creation Lab sponsor seemed like a natural progression.
The Toronto Fringe would also like to extend a big “THANK YOU!” to our returning long time sponsor, Neville Austin, who was there from the beginning. Without the generous support of donors like Neville and Blake, we would not be able to offer our renters the most affordable rates in the city.
Night Owl Program: More $6 hours available between 10pm-8am! Details can be found here.
Rush Hours are still available for bookings within the week (starting Mondays). Rush hours are $6/hr ALWAYS, regardless of what subsidy level you fit into. Just call 416-966-1062. Phone bookings only please. We’re in the office Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm, so make sure to call during those hours.