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Farewell Fr. Flanagan

It is with a heavy heart that B.SMART TV announces the sudden passing of John Fitzgerald; known on-stage as Fr. Francis Flanagan from our stage play, Interview With A Demon.  John passed away on September 8th, at the young age 58.

Words pale to describe the incredible person that John truly was both on and off stage. He was a cast-mate and dear friend. While our time together was short, his spirit was always in the here and now, his love to entertain was infectious, his commitment to perform was undeniable, and his selfless nature will never be forgotten.

We love you dearly, John, and will miss your phone calls that were made to simply say hello, your magic tricks at the end of rehearsals, and above all, we will miss your sweet smile and squishy bear hugs. Until we meet again.

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Interview With A Demon Tickets Now On Sale!

Things certainly are heating up! Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased HERE. Interview With A Demon will be taking to the stage at the Alumnae Theatre in Toronto, November 10th – 15th. Be sure to visit our production page where you can review showtimes, read more about the demon, be introduced to our wonderfully talented cast, and get a sneak-peek at some behind the scene pix! Our publicity blitz is happening soon so be sure to get your tickets while you can as this really will be the interview you won’t want to miss!

 

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Interview With A Demon – Casting Call!

B.SMART Productions, Inc. and Beech Street Theatre Company will be mounting the world premiere stage production of Mark Terry’s Interview with a Demon at Toronto’s Alumnae Theatre, November 10th to 16th, 2015. We are now auditioning for the show’s cast.

Production Title: Interview with a Demon
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent
Play Run: November 10th to 16th, 2015
Posted On: Monday, July 20th, 2015
Production Location: The Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley St, Toronto, ON
Audition Location: Central Casting, 321 Davenport Road, Top Floor, Studio 1, Toronto
Email: markterry@bell.net
Compensation: Yes

Auditions: Thursday, July 30th, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window
Requests: Please bring your head shot and resumé to the audition as well as emailing them ahead of time.

Performance Dates and Times:
Dress and Tech Rehearsal (Que to Que): Monday, November 9, 2015, 6:00 pm
Preview: Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Opening Night: Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
Run: Thursday, November 12 to Sunday, November 15, 2015 (two performances on Sunday)
Showtimes: All curtains are at 7:30PM except for the Sunday matinée at 3:00PM

To book your audition, email MARK TERRY at markterry@bell.net Please attach head shot and theatre acting resumé.

CHARACTERS (With Bodies):
Boodle: 
Female, mid-20s, attractive, television talk show director. Strong and assertive with a take-charge personality.

Bradley Gibb: Male, mid-20s, attractive, television reporter/talk show host who is opportunistic, ambitious and curious.

Pat Lor: Male, mid-30s, average-looking, television cameraman who is not very bright, and rather clumsy.

Father Francis Flanagan: Male, mid-50s, white hair, possibly balding, Church exorcist who is strong and devoted; bordering on fanatical.

CHARACTERS (Without Bodies):
The Demon* / Frank: Male, middle-aged, confident, cocky, real estate salesman who is intelligent; but playful and unpredictable.

Tom: Male, mid-40s, Producer of The Hot Seat who is a seasoned and cynical professional.

The Angel / Angie: Female, middle-aged with a foreign accent who is sweet and loving.

* NOTE: All actors will, at some point, be possessed by The Demon. To ensure consistency of character, all actors should adopt a similar interpretation and voice for The Demon. We recommend channeling Michael’s Keaton’s performance in the film Beetlejuice (1988).

The Demon is Re[a]d

After a successful debut reading from our new script, Interview with a Demon, at Toronto Cold Reads’ weekly event on April 12th, we have been asked to return for yet another reading this Sunday, April 26th at 7:00 pm!

The story follows the world’s first televised interview with an actual demon who wants to share information from the other side with a mortal audience. While his motives may be unclear, his revelations are not. What our intrepid reporter from the netherworld has to say may leave you re-thinking your entire belief system.

The live reading is being performed this Sunday at The Social Capital Theatre, second floor of the Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto – just east of Broadview. Admission is free.

What Came First? The Chicken or the Egg?

It’s an age-old topic of discussion that we’re not going to table at the moment but it is a relative question with regards to who we are and what we create. B.SMART Productions is a promising new company, founded by the owners of post-production design studio, B.SIDE Inc., which has been servicing the broadcast, commercial and film industries for over 15 years. B.SIDE Inc. has been loyally trusted in branding, creatively developing and producing on-air packages and episodic segments for some of the most-watched television programs in Canada.

With our ears to the ground of the entertainment industry, coupled with our experience in working closely with the industry’s leading production companies and broadcasters, B.SMART Productions was formed in response to our recognition of a niche in the market to produce highly entertaining formats with intellectually stimulating and socially conscious content. Recognizing the recent efforts in Hollywood through Participant Media, and grassroots organizations like VICE that have met boundless success, B.SMART Productions strives to focus our tools and talent in producing powerful and compelling content that seamlessly bridges the gap between entertainment and awareness.

B.SMART, the educational televison series, is our first of many to be produced by B.SMART Productions. We look forward to bringing you even more entertaining programs and exciting new formats, and are stoked about a number of our other little eggs that are soon to hatch. Stay tuned!