MISTRESS OF THE MAGIC FACTORY

I love Red Sandcastle Theatre and I love Rosemary Doyle! I love being involved in such a supportive, creative, professional and zany community!

I’m proud to have participated in many shows and workshops at Sandcastle over the years, and thrilled that my face still overlooks the throne in the can.

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See my face there overlooking the throne in the can? This is the poster from that time I starred in A Depper Kind Of Love with Johnny Depp. Mmm…. Johnny Depp.

Burke Campbell

Exactly four years ago, a small event turned Rosemary Doyle into a theatrical pioneer. Since that fateful day, her industry and example has made her a key figure in the independent theatre movement, a front that has transformed the entertainment landscape in Toronto and made this city a major theatrical centre.

In 2011, Rosemary Doyle noticed a vacant storefront for rent in the heart of Leslieville, on Queen Street East, already lined with trendy shops and gorgeous restaurants. At that moment, Doyle realized she had found a way to fulfil a life-long dream, of opening a small theatre that would provide everything needed to put on a play. A veteran actress, she wanted to make attending plays a regular part of the neighbourhood life.

Doyle contacted the landlord, inspected the property, and handed the owner a full year’s rent, her lifetime savings. In exchange, she was handed the keys…

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