Free Biscuit Theatre

Blog of Toronto-based Theatre Company, Free Biscuit Theatre

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Fundraiser for Fringe/SummerWorks 2008!!!

Hello online world!
Thom here! FBT has been quite busy what with the shifting of the seasons and all. Our fundraiser for Toronto Fringe/SummerWorks 2008 is in the works, and will likely take place the first week of January at The Press Club in Toronto.

In other news, FBT member Mark Purvis just finished a production of Yasmina Reza's "Art" with Hope Theatre Projects in Kingston, Ontario.

There's a glowing review in the Kingston Whig-Standard, which can be reached via their website. Details below. Congrats, Mark!

FBT is also currently in talks to present scenes at a coming Academic conference on Victorian Literature.

As for the fundraiser, check back within a week. All right, Seacrest out.

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Reading with Pivotal (Arts) Theatre

Hey, everybody. Thom here. Just wanted to write a short note to say that Pivotal (Arts) Theatre Company will be presenting a 30-minute reading from my piece The Curative this coming Friday, November 9th at 8PM. There are four pieces being presented, each 30 minutes in length. We'll be at The Rhino which is located at 1249 Queen Street West. It's PWYC, but there is a suggested donation of $10 in order to support Pivotal. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Tasty Treats For All!

Hey Everybody!

It's been ages since I've posted anything, so I'll start by saying oops, once again.
Members of FBT have been up to an absolute tonne of stuff during the summer months.

Matthew completed the 3-Day Novel Contest (on live television!) over Labour Day weekend, while Steph had a piece read as part of Nightwood's Write From the Hip playwrighting group, titled Now, with Sweetness. Rebecca is being published in Ars Medica, with a story called "At the End of Breath. Mark has landed a plum role in a production of "Art" by Yasmina Reza. As for me, The Curative, a piece read at SummerWorks, will be workshopped by a company in March called Pivotal Arts.

All in all, a most productive couple of months...find links to the different projects at the bottom of the post.

Next up is writing some short monologues to present in early December. Thanks for reading, yo!



Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Hey Y'All!

Thom here. Come one come all to our brand spanking first professional reading as a company

THE CURATIVE. Our posters are above. FBT would love to see you!

This WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8TH, at 3PM, as part of the SUMMERWORKS THEATRE FESTIVAL, there will be a reading at the FACTORY STUDIO THEATRE of a new script written by myself, The Curative. The Youth Reading Series is free, although donations will be gratefully accepted. Details below. Come on out, and spread the word...we'd love to have your support!

The Curative by Thom Bryce.
Directed by Stewart Arnott.
Starring Thom Allison, Jack Grinhaus, Marjorie Chan,
and Araxi Arslanian.

Free/PWYC reading at Factory Studio Space Wednesday
August 8th, 3PM.

Synopsis: Set in the not-too-distant future, The Curative presents a world gone mad in the face of biomedicine. Cameron, Aubrey, and Nora, three twentysomething friends, are forced to examine the desires and emotions that rule their lives when a major pharmaceutical company announces a new medication that can "cure" adult homosexuality in both males and females.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Awesome news! And photos!

Hey there everybody!

Thom here at the helm of an early morning post. Well, this should have been up here earlier, but just a quick note to say...

We've been selected for a workshop with the SummerWorks Theatre Festival! That's right, our submission, titled _The Curative_, will be workshopped for four hours with professional actors and a director. Afterwards we get a reading, methinks. Rock on, FBT!!! More info about the day and time will be posted as soon as they become available.

Also, this past month FBT performed with Henry Svec at the Tranzac Club. Posted above are some photos of the event. It was H-O-T...special thanks to everyone who came and contributed to the show! Cincopadders, professional!


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Poster for tonight's show!

Show tonight!

Hey all you FBT supporters!

Free Biscuit is having a show tonight at the Tranzac Club starting at 10PM with the Boy from E.T. (AKA musician Henry Svec)!!!
It's PWYC...everybody should totally check it out! The Tranzac is located at
292 Brunswick Avenue in downtown Toronto. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Creation Workshop this Sunday!

Thom here. This SUNDAY MAY 13TH from noon to five, Free Biscuiters are gathering at the Harbourfront Community Centre in order to create and explore for our musical debut at Henry Svec's Tranzac show on June 13th! We look forward to creating and laughing, y'all, 'cause we ain't no hollaback kids. Can't wait! We're rehearsing indoors this time so we can avoid another case of this...

All together now...