Readings In The Woods – Shadowpath Theatre

May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019


Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Vaughan



Events Description

Read a role or just take a stroll through nature, immersed in a site-specific playreading by Shadowpath!

Starting indoors with introductions and a synopsis of the play, the group will travel on a light and easy trail through Kortright’s conservation area, making two stops to hear a short scene.

At the sugar shack, enjoy maple syrup samples and then head back indoors for wine and cheese tastings during the final scene.

An innovative way to combine nature and theatre, making the most of some of York Region’s most beautiful landscapes.

Interested in reading a small role? Let us know! We want to share in the creative process with you, integrating professional performers and the everyday arts enthusiast.


The Wildflower Retreat – A One Act Play in three scenes

by alex karolyi


Keith and Carman are organizing their first trail hike (rated EASY) through the Kortright Centre. They have with them a group full of keen adventurers – some slightly more enthusiastic than others. As Keith and Carman lead the team through the woods, they come upon a sugar shack, all the while, taking in the scenery and shenanigans along the way.

This al fresco playreading combines nature and theatre, concluding with an indoor wine and cheese sampling to enjoy the final scene of the night.

Scene one – at the picnic benches

Scene two – at the sugar shack

Scene three – inside wine and cheese


Narrator – reads synopsis, some stage directions, sets up each scene

Retreat Leaders – Keith and Carman – happy-hippy vibe duo, first time leading a retreat, want to be the best but ready to run if things don’t work out the way they planned

Retreat participants:

Joy and Ronald – Ronald calls it like it is and has been married for too long to Joy who tries to keep things light-hearted and fun but feels she always has to cover for Ronald’s outbursts)

Tami and Terri – fraternal twins

Sonny and Katherine – expecting their first child, Katherine is 9 months pregnant and fiercly independant and Sonny is scared, very scared.

Lana and Amanda – proud lesbians – one more so than the other

Wilfred or Willa – Wildflower expert extraordinaire

Albert or Alberta – Wedding crasher, finds out too late, this is not a wedding

PARKING – Free on site

APPAREL – Comfy hike-appropriate shoes yet wine and cheese sophisticated 🙂

Who is it for?


Tickets : Early bird $20 before May 20th. Regular $25
How to get tickets?
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Date & Time: Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.

Venue: Kortright Centre for Conservation

9550 Pine Valley Drive

Vaughan, ON L4L 1A6

Free Parking
Public transport accessible

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