Divorcees, Evangelist and Vegetarians

 Shows: Tuesday December 4th to Sunday December 16th, 2007 Playing in Rep, one show each night

At Latin Not So Latin Venue Alumnae Theatre (70 Berkeley St.)

Box Office and Info
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November 7, 2007. Toronto, ON.

NewTeatro Theatre Company is proud to present the Canadian Premiere of Latin and Not So Latin, a repertoire of two Latin American plays opening on December 4th at the Alumnae Theatre.

Divorcees, Evangelist and Vegetarians by Venezuelan playwright Gustavo Ott, is a tragic-comedy that tells the story of three women on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Gloria, who was just spurned by her married lover, meets Beatriz, who is about to jump onto the subway tracks because she married too young and was never able to fulfill her dreams. Along comes Meche, an evangelist living with tremendous existential issues and contradictions. Destiny brings these three women together to help each other overcome their bleak existence. 

Gustavo Ott has become one of the most acclaimed contemporary playwrights and dramatists from Venezuela. This play was first staged in 1989, becoming an immediate success, having been translated into more than three different languages and staged in many countries up to today’s date, achieving several international prizes. A newcomer to Toronto, Francisco Orta is the founder of NewTeatro Theatre Company whose mandate is to introduce Latin American Theatre to Toronto and Canada. He comes here after studying and working extensively throughout Venezuela and Spain. Having previously produced Spanish works in Toronto, Latin and Not So Latin is NewTeatro’s foray into English language theatre.

Featuring a multi cultural cast of established and emerging Toronto talent and infused with the Latin flair of Orta and these renowned playwrights, these tragi-comedies will expose Toronto audiences to Latin American Theatre and ignite a spark as only Latin culture can.

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Actors: 
Desiree Perruza
Gloria
Silvia Preston
Beatriz
Mónica Alfonsín
Meche
Staff: 
Christopher Sawchyn
Choreographer and Musical Director

Christopher Sawchyn has been active in the industry for over twenty years. As an actor, singer, dancer & physical comedian he has performed both live and onscreen in Canada, the US & overseas.
As a teacher, he has been on the faculty of both the Toronto Film School since 2005 and the new acting program at Seneca College since its 2009 inception. Christopher’s been instrumental in creating structure for both programs. He has taught Acting, Movement, Clown, Improv & Stage Combat both to actors as well as animators. Christopher has introduced VIEWPOINTS to both curriculums with much success.

Additionally, he’s taught theatre arts for CanStage, DramaWay & the ISB in Brussels, Belgium. Christopher has taught workshops from Edmonton, AB. to Cornwall, ON. and was recently a teaching artist with Join the Dance Canada for several years. A founding member of Teatro Scaramouche,
Christopher has joined his fellow artists in bringing original productions and workshops to high school students in the GTA.

Mr. Sawchyn has been an associate artist for New Teatro since its inception and has enjoyed a few seasons with Mirador Productions as Director and Choreographer. Other choreography credits include the companies’ Rogue & Peasant and The Specials.

Currently, Christopher is directing/choreographing a musical comedy for the Toronto Fringe called A Depper Kind of Love (Kat & the MP3 productions) and, yes, it’s about Johnny Depp.