unScripted: Opening Night

May 16, 2011

Photo essay by Erin Leydon.

unScripted: Opening Night, the annual gala fundraiser in support of Canadian Stage, one of the country’s leading non-profit theatre companies, took place last Friday at One King West. The unique event, played with the theme of backstage drama from the 1920s all the way to the 21st century.

The venue was filled with attendees in colourful and highly artistic costumes, who were sipping on cocktails, enjoying hors d’oeuvres and dancing the night away. There were also celebrity-curated live performances and dramatic installation spaces, inspired by the glamour of opening night at the theatre.

Artistic concepts were be brought to life by a Canadian fashion designer Evan Biddell, Republic of Doyle’s Allan Hawco, stage director Weyni Mengesha, filmmaker Charles Officer, visual artist Charles Pachter, Slice and ReVamped expert Kaitlyn Regehr, The Company Theatre’s Philip Riccio and unScripted event host, MuchMusic’s RAPCITY host, Tyrone “T-RexXx” Edwards.

Proceeds from unScripted will support the youth and community initiatives of Canadian Stage, and work to make the theatre experience more accessible to future artists and new audiences.

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