Ghost Light Players

Ghost Light Players provides quality theatre experiences by students and professionals in training, with an emphasis on learning and mentorship.

IMPORTANT ANOUNCEMENT

Beloved cast, crew, and supporters,

            We hope this comes as more of a surprise to you than anything, but we regret to let you know that effective immediately, Ghost Light Players will no longer be producing Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. This decision comes after several months of trying to fix a system that was no longer working for the company. By the end of next week the company expects to dissolve completely.

Ghost Light Players was committed to creating quality theatre experiences for students and professionals in training. A big part of the reason my fellow colleagues and I started this company way back in the second semester of our first year was because we wanted to see some quality community theatre here at Ryerson, unlike what I had found before, as well as try our hand at putting into practice what we learn in the classroom here at Ryerson and FCAD, however, it was always quality that was and remained our biggest motivating factor. This year, so far, has unfolded far below our standards and expectations for several reasons, some of which were in our control and many of which were not, and we are sorry that you experienced that with us.

For those of you who were with us for Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening especially, we had aimed to recreate and improve on that experience, and regret that that did not happen. We are so grateful for your returning and commitment, and each one of your names is burned into our hearts as individuals. We are very proud to have accomplished what we did with that production and everyone involved should be too for putting up a very successful show!

Those who are interested in continuing with the project may still however. The director of the show, Piotr Mrugacz, has taken on the endeavor and he may be contacted at piotr.mrugacz(a)ryerson(.)ca for further information. Should you wish to join him in this project, we wish you all the best!

Thank you so much to each and every person who supported us in our lifetime.

 

                                                            Yours,

                                                                        Ghost Light Players Executive Team

Announcing our 2018/2019 Season!

Ghost Light Players is very excited to not only be announcing our next show, but rather our next season! This year we will be presenting Arthur Miller's classic play, The Crucible alongside DEIMOS X PHOBOS produced by Alex Flack and choreographed by Near and Far Productions.

Both of these shows deal with fears and distructive forces that come from both within and without us. They explore themes such as identity and self, the power of the mind and of the word, and so much more.

The Crucible will run at the George Ignatiaff Theatre at 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto from February 7th to 9th at 8:00pm as well as a 2:00p matinee performance on the 9th. DEIMOS X PHOBOS times and locations will be announced shortly so stay tuned!

 

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What Even Is This?

Community theatre has become a dirty word. Bleh! We don't like it. It's not so much that we don't like the thing itself, we love it obviously, but the feelings and preconceptions that come with that phrase are things like bad acting, and people being relegated to playing Tree #3 in the name of inclusion etc. At Ghost Light Players (GLP), we don't think that has to be the case at all.

Excuse my reiteration of our mandate, but we are here to create and facilitate quality theatre experiences for students and professionals in training. We've added a bit of an extension to that by also beginning to also focus on mentorship and learning. We prefer to think of ourselves as amateur theatre in the literal sense, where amateur means "lover of". Our emphasis on quality and learning comes from the fact that we love and deeply care about what we are doing and we want those of us who share those feelings and ideas to be able to join us. We also believe that our love can create, and deserves, something well done.

With all that being said, we are beyond ecstatic to be working on our first production as a company, Frank Wedekind's Spring Awakening in February 2018. If you feel like you share any ideas and values we'd love for you to come out and audition to act, apply to be behind the scenes, sign up for a sponsorship or donation, or even just come out to the show! Keep an eye out on the events page for more details!

 

Love,

Andrea