This year marks the 8th birthday of Fraser Studios and the second year at our Trinity Bellwoods location at 76 Stafford. As such, I wanted to do something special. Something big...so I created the inaugural Fraser Studios Indie Theatre Season.
My vision for Fraser Studios started to come to life with the performance space but this year I'm bringing it full circle by creating a main stage for the actors that learn and work at this studio.
After being involved in the studio process of independent productions for several years, I have noticed a common thread. Indie companies are faced with a difficult challenge of gaining traction from production to production. It’s like starting at square one each time they produce a show.
My goal with this season is to give these companies an opportunity to develop their show with more time in the performance venue and alleviate many of the problems that can occur with a shorter performance run. This allows them to truly focus on the creative process. Too often our local talent runs out of gas before they get the next level of production.
Here’s to indie artists all over Toronto and to a brighter future for up and coming actors everywhere!