Michael Torontow
The Written In Blood Trilogy
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The Written In Blood Trilogy

Show Program

A Site-Specific Immersive Theatre Experience

Created by Michael Torontow and Griffin Hewitt

The Written In Blood Trilogy begins with "The Guest" at Town and Country Steakhouse, 76 Dunlop Street West, Barrie.

Audiences are then guided to experience "The Others" outdoors in Heritage Park,

and then finish with "The Host" at Five Points Theatre, 1 Dunlop Street West.

Do the age-old centuries dispatch powers that mere modernity cannot kill?

Adapting one of literature’s great horror novels, Written in Blood takes audiences on a journey through the horror stories of the past as they arrive suddenly on the shores of our present; confounding what is real, who to trust, and how to survive in a new world of old horrors.

Part I: "The Guest"

Join us for a themed set dinner and spirited storytelling by a seasoned Raconteur who will share a thrilling lost chapter from a very famous novel.

Part II: "The Others"

An enigmatic, curious character searches for a loved one she lost during a frightening, preternatural storm. Will the bizarre and chilling local folklore help you or halt you from aiding her in her quest to find her beloved Lily?

Part III: "The Host"

Be our guest at an exclusive art exhibition, generously sponsored by Volos International. Take in vibrant visual and performance art exploring frightful stories from varied and interesting perspectives.

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The Written In Blood Trilogy begins with "The Guest" at Town and Country Steakhouse, 76 Dunlop Street West, Barrie.

Audiences are then guided to experience "The Others" outdoors in Heritage Park,

and then finish with "The Host" at Five Points Theatre, 1 Dunlop Street West.

October 20--6:00 p.m.

October 21--6:00 p.m.

October 22--6:00 p.m.

October 23--1:00 p.m.

October 27--6:00 p.m.

October 28--6:00 p.m.

October 29--6:00 p.m.

October 30--1:00 p.m.

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CAST

CREATIVES

CAST

Helen
Maja Ardal
Drake Boyar
Aidan deSalaiz
Raconteur
Courtenay Stevens
Vagrant
Kathleen Black
Old Salt
Jeff Braunstein
Emma
Sydney Cochrane
Lucas
Nick Dolan
Vagrant
Taylor Garwood
Portrait Artist
Linda Laforge
Jake
Chris Mejaki
Zookeeper/Bartender
Justan Myers
Vagrant
Danielle Page
Sam
Clea McCaffrey
Fisherman
Aaron Ryder

CREATIVES

Co-Writer/Director
Griffin Hewitt
Co-Writer/Director
Michael Torontow
Choreographer
David Ball
Costume Designer
Kathleen Black (She/Her)
Lighting Designer
Christopher Dean
Sound Designer
Matt Dawson
Stage Manager
Robin Clipsham
Properties Designer
Terri Elvald
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Michael Torontow
Michael Torontow

The Written In Blood Trilogy

A Site-Specific Immersive Theatre Experience

Created by Michael Torontow and Griffin Hewitt

Do the age-old centuries dispatch powers that mere modernity cannot kill?

Adapting one of literature’s great horror novels, Written in Blood takes audiences on a journey through the horror stories of the past as they arrive suddenly on the shores of our present; confounding what is real, who to trust, and how to survive in a new world of old horrors.

Part I: "The Guest"

Join us for a themed set dinner and spirited storytelling by a seasoned Raconteur who will share a thrilling lost chapter from a very famous novel.

Part II: "The Others"

An enigmatic, curious character searches for a loved one she lost during a frightening, preternatural storm. Will the bizarre and chilling local folklore help you or halt you from aiding her in her quest to find her beloved Lily?

Part III: "The Host"

Be our guest at an exclusive art exhibition, generously sponsored by Volos International. Take in vibrant visual and performance art exploring frightful stories from varied and interesting perspectives.

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Booking PolicyCOVID-19 Precautions + Rain Policy
DATES
October 20-30, 2022
venue

The Written In Blood Trilogy begins with "The Guest" at Town and Country Steakhouse, 76 Dunlop Street West, Barrie.

Audiences are then guided to experience "The Others" outdoors in Heritage Park,

and then finish with "The Host" at Five Points Theatre, 1 Dunlop Street West.

Duration

"The Guest"--90 minutes

"The Others"--60 minutes

"The Host"--90 minutes

ADVISORY

Written In Blood is geared toward an adult audience and may not be suitable for younger audiences.

Each part of the trilogy is presented in sequence at three different locations in Downtown Barrie over the course of the evening/afternoon. Guests will be guided on foot between locations. Those with accessibility needs will be accommodated.

"The Others" is presented entirely outdoors. Please dress accordingly.

Audience members will at times be in close proximity with the performers. Those who prefer to wear masks are encouraged to do so.

Strobe lighting and haze may be used.

CONTENT advisory
This production contains content some may find age-inappropriate, offensive, or triggering. If you would like to know more, please click below.
Spoiler-Free
General Advisory

Frightening moments, gory scenes, and coarse language.

Detailed Advisory
(May Include Spoilers)

Realistic depictions of human blood, vampirism, death; several uses of the word "fuck" and "shit" among other coarse language. Audience will at times be in confined spaces with actors.

schedule

October 20--6:00 p.m.

October 21--6:00 p.m.

October 22--6:00 p.m.

October 23--1:00 p.m.

October 27--6:00 p.m.

October 28--6:00 p.m.

October 29--6:00 p.m.

October 30--1:00 p.m.

tickets
$79 +HST. Includes dinner (plus a glass of wine and/or non-alcoholic beverages) and all performances.
COVID-19 Policy

The Province of Ontario requires proof of vaccination to attend all indoor theatre events. Please note that we will require:

-Proof of Vaccination & Valid ID upon entry.
-Patrons complete a Covid-19 Self-Assessment for contact tracing purposes.
-Patrons wear their mask at all times when in the building (except when actively eating or drinking)

Only book tickets if you have received your second vaccination at least 14 days prior to the performance. If you do not have proof of vaccination and proof of identity, unfortunately, you will not be allowed access to the building.

Free Admission Policy

A security charge of $0.01 CAD is required to validate booking. Patrons can cancel or reschedule up to 48 hours before the performance without charge. Please email admin@tift.ca to make any changes.

In the event a patron fails to cancel or make alternate changes and does not attend the performance, a $25.00 charge will be applied per ticket to the patron’s credit card. This charge will be used as a donation to the theatre and a tax receipt will be issued.

UPDATED COVID-19 POLICY: Due to the nature of our programming, in addition to the Ontario government's ongoing mask mandate, Talk Is Free Theatre WILL CONTINUE to require proof of vaccination after February 28, 2022 and reserves the right to implement other safety measures as necessary. We will do our best to keep you informed, as safety measures can change at any time.
CAST
Helen
Maja Ardal
Drake Boyar
Aidan deSalaiz
Raconteur
Courtenay Stevens
Vagrant
Kathleen Black
Old Salt
Jeff Braunstein
Emma
Sydney Cochrane
Lucas
Nick Dolan
Vagrant
Taylor Garwood
Portrait Artist
Linda Laforge
Jake
Chris Mejaki
Zookeeper/Bartender
Justan Myers
Vagrant
Danielle Page
Sam
Clea McCaffrey
Fisherman
Aaron Ryder
CREATIVES and production team
Co-Writer/Director
Griffin Hewitt
Co-Writer/Director
Co-Writer/Director
Michael Torontow
Co-Writer/Director
Choreographer
David Ball
Choreographer
Costume Designer
Kathleen Black (She/Her)
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Christopher Dean
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Matt Dawson
Sound Designer
Stage Manager
Robin Clipsham
Stage Manager
Properties Designer
Terri Elvald
Properties Designer
CAST
CREATIVES
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