John Milton's Paradise Lost Presented at the Toronto Fringe Festival Jan 6-15th, 2018 - Theatre Passe Muraille
One performer. One hour. One story you will never forget.
Winner “Best Production” New York Frigid Festival & Atlantic Fringe Festival
Rabbit in a Hat Productions proudly presents John Milton’s PARADISE LOST, July 6-15 at the Toronto Fringe Festival. This new adaptation of the greatest epic poem ever written contains spellbinding puppetry, dazzling computer animation, and a hell of a lot of rock n’ roll.
“Charismatic and flawless” Three Weeks (Edinburgh) “Strikes with the force of devilish revelation.” Montreal Gazette “I can say without qualification that this is the best theater that I have seen in a long time.” Cultural Capital (New York City)
Toronto Fringe Winner: "Patron's Pick" and NOW Magazine's "Outstanding Production"
Meet the Artists
Paul Van Dyck Adaptor/Director/Sound Designer/PerformerA graduate of Queen’s University, Paul is a writer, director, and performer based in Montreal and Toronto. In 2001, Paul founded Rabbit in a Hat Productions with a mandate to produce new Canadian Theatre. His work has since been produced throughout Canada and around the world. He has received numerous awards for his productions including; The Revelation Award, Montreal English Critics Circle; Outstanding Direction (Oroonoko), Montreal English Theatre Awards; Best Production (Paradise Lost), New York Frigid Festival and Atlantic Fringe; Best Production (Miss Sugarpuss Must Die!), Montreal Fringe; Best Drama (The Harvester), Atlantic Fringe; and Le Prix Fred Barry Design (Blood Wild), Montreal Fringe.Paul is a past participant of the Neil Munro Intern Directors Project at the Shaw Festival and was a past National Forum Representative of Quebec for the Playwrights Guild of Canada. His past Toronto Fringe contributions include Sahara Crossing (2007), The Harvester (2016), HyenaSubpoena (2017), as well as The Next Stage Festival’s Blood Wild (2016) and JONNO (2018).Website: paulvandyck.ca
Jeremy Eliosoff Visual Effects Artist Jeremy Eliosoff was born in Montreal. He received a BFA from Concordia University's Studio Arts program (2002), and a diploma in Computer Animation from Sheridan College (2003). Since then, he has been making visual effects for television and films (Deadpool, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, X-Men: Days of Future Past, 300, Watchmen), as well as producing computer generated projections for live theater and the non-narrative short film, Mont Royal 2016 09. He resumed his neglected painting practice in 2010 and has since exhibited extensively in Montreal. Website: http://www.jeremyeliosoff.com/
Jody Burkholder Lighting Design/Production DesignJody Burkholder is a Yellowknifer living in Montreal. He likes to listen to indy rock, debate visual art and considers himself a carnivore. He has had the opportunity to present this beautiful show with Rabbit in a Hat in more than 17 venues over the last 10 years. 7 time nominee, 2 time winner of Best Lighting in Montreal, Jody has been fortunate to work with some pretty amazing people over the years. You know who you are. Thanks to each and every one of you. He is a senior member of the Board of Directors for MainLine Theatre, producers of the St. Ambroise Fringe Montreal. He does it all for Molly
Lyne Paquette Puppet Design & CreationLyne is a founding member of Talisman Theatre. A graduate of the National Theatre School, theatre design is Lyne's second career. She continues to develop her theatre training with puppetry workshops and recently completed a three-month internship at Michael Curry Design. Since 2004 Lyne has designed for many theatre, dance, and operetta productions in Montreal. Prior to that Lyne was an Assistant Designer at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. She has designed set and costumes for Talisman productions since 2005.
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