School Matinee

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 in Dufferin Grove Park

The Cooking Fire Theatre Festival is returning to Dufferin Grove Park this June, and we are once again offering a special matinee program for local school groups. An ideal field trip for grades one and up, students will see two exciting and original outdoor shows and make their own pizzas at the park's outdoor wood-fired community bake oven. Register today!

If you've already signed up, find important details below.

11:00am-12:00pm ~ Performances

SplasH2O Distilled

Presented by Edge of the Woods Theatre
and Houppz Thtre
Originally Created by Etienne Bayart, Mathieu Chouinard, and Dan Watson
Performed by Rob Feetham, Fernando Lara,
and Viktor Lukawski
Directed by Dan Watson

A spectacle of all things wet and watery! This shortened version of the celebrated show explores the many facets of water in our lives, both its poetry and folly, using many different styles such as clown, slapstick, cabaret, and the absurd. After touring the world, SplasH2O Distilled makes a joyful return to Toronto. Dive into the unexpected!

Period of Tranzish

Presented by French Connection
Written by Dan Watson, Lisa Marie DiLiberto, and Adam Paolozza
Directed by Dan Watson
Featuring Lisa Marie DiLiberto and Adam Paolozza

A young, newly married clown couple just bought their first brand new home! However, the rising price of real estate and impossibility of finding a place downtown has forced them to scale down and settle for something a little bit on the smaller side. A slap-stick take on love and marriage in close quarters.

10:00am-11:00am & 12:00pm-2:00pm ~ Pizza Making

Students take turns making their own personal pizzas at Dufferin Grove Park's outdoor community bake oven. Roll out your own dough, add sauce and cheese, then watch the staff as they cook the pizzas in the wood-fired oven. Feel free to bring your own toppings, as well as other snacks and drinks to round out your lunch!

Classes will make pizza in shifts, so you might have some free time in the park. Dufferin Grove Park is an interesting place: tour the park's native species gardens, visit the Cob Courtyard, or kick around a soccer ball.


Registration Fees:

$7/student plays & pizza
$4.50/student plays only
Adults performances free, $2.50 per pizza


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Withdrawal deadline: May 14, 2012

Some Important Details . . .

  • The event will take place on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, with performances beginning at 11:00am.
  • Due to scheduling constraints we are unable to schedule a rain date. In the event of questionable weather, we will contact the main office at your school. If you'd like us to reach you at another number as well, please let us know.
  • We don't charge teachers and parents for the performances, but we do charge them for pizza $2.50 per ball of dough with sauce and cheese.
  • For those who aren't making pizza, there's plenty of space in the park for a picnic!
  • A pizza may not be a sufficient lunch for everyone, so please ask your students to pack additional snacks and drinks. We don't sell drinks during class pizza days.
  • Please arrive at the pizze oven 5 minutes before your pizza making slot begins so that things can begin promptly and students can wash their hands before the pizza making starts.
  • All fees are payable the day of the matinee by cash or cheque, and we will provide receipts upon payment. We will not charge you for children who are unable to attend that day. Cheques can be made out to The Cooking Fire Theatre Festival.

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