Informal Upright

A Theatre Collective

We Crossed the Ocean by Pen!

Such a wonderful time the Informal Upright crew had last night at the IRL Festival's "Crossing the Ocean by Pen" panel discussion. It was a great turnout in spite of the inclement weather, and we couldn't be happier with the conversations and discussions throughout the evening.

 The Panel - from left to right: Karen MacLeod, Leigh Cooney, Ciarán Myers, Paddy Gillard-Bentley, Michael Higgins, Michael Kelly Cavan, and Host, Dr. Kieran Bonner. 

The Panel - from left to right: Karen MacLeod, Leigh Cooney, Ciarán Myers, Paddy Gillard-Bentley, Michael Higgins, Michael Kelly Cavan, and Host, Dr. Kieran Bonner. 

A special thank you goes out to Sue Nally for orchestrating the Festival and for using the evening's panel discussion as a way of raising money to support a production of Grosse Ile set for this time 2018. That's right, folks! We're shooting for the moon and taking the stars with us into 2018 and we can't wait to show you what Ciarán and the rest of us at Informal Upright have come up with.

 The Informal Upright Crew - from left to right: Sukhpreet Sangha, Ciarán Myers, and Shawn DeSouza-Coelho

The Informal Upright Crew - from left to right: Sukhpreet Sangha, Ciarán Myers, and Shawn DeSouza-Coelho

Here at Informal Upright, we're hard at work on getting our launch event together and we've got our next episode of Informalities in the works, so there's lots to stay tuned for, lots we're excited to share with you.

On another note!

Our Associate Director, Shawn DeSouza-Coelho has recently begun a fundraising initiative for an art installation called The PoeTree, or a place of emotional exchange between strangers. The premise is simple: set up in Trinity Bellwoods Park, the tree offers a place for strangers to share the written word and themselves with one another, one poem at a time.

 Concept Drawing of The PoeTree!

Concept Drawing of The PoeTree!

Here at Informal Upright we're all about community and this project is right up our alley. So, click the link and read all about it. Donate if you can! Every little bit helps.

Informally yours,

The Informal Upright Crew