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Nasty News 2021 Issue#1: The Shadow Cow Returns + A Nasty Fundy Fringe

HOWDY 2021!

INSIDE THIS NASTY ISSUE

  • An Entity Moves Onto Fundy Fringe SJ >>>
  • The Shadow Cow Returns w/ THE FIFTH WALL Pt.II >>>
  • Pandemically Postponed Ducky & Murduck >>>
  • Links to Nasty Stuff >>>
  • Become a Shadow’s Shadow >>>


  • I LEFT AN ENTITY IN MY ROOM?! poster

    FUNDY FRINGE FESTIVAL

    Nasty Shadows Theatre Company
    I LEFT AN ENTITY IN MY ROOM?!
    Undertaking a theatrical exorcism
    – Part I-X of “The Great Seclusion” myth

    Written/Directed/Performed by Scott Shannon
    Dramaturgical Intervention by Alicia McLaughlin
    X is attempting to create a show and needs your help. In his Shadow development, X has realized how vital it is to exorcize the entity holding his theatrical evolution hostage. If the combined presence of Spalding Gray and Daniel MacIvor are not dealt with by X, The Shepardess has her own plan for banishing this unwanted demon of performance.

    August 16th + 18th + 20th
    (Monday + Wednesday + Friday)
    ~ BMO Studio Theatre – Tent outback
    + STREAMING ONLINE AUG 20th!

    Ticket pages
    Aug 16th (Mon) @6pm (in person)
    Aug 18th (Wed) @9pm (in person)
    Aug 20th (Fri) @9pm (in person)
    *RE-SCHEDULED TIME*
    Aug 20th (Fri) @9pm (online stream)
    *RE-SCHEDULED TIME*

    ~ Facebook event for Saint John >>>

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    I LEFT AN ENTITY IN MY ROOM?!
    show program found here >>>

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    ~ RUN COMPLETE! ~
    THE SHADOW COW SLEEPS AGAIN
    … FOR NOW …

    5th Wall Pt.II Poster

    THE FIFTH WALL
    (The it-turns-out-we-like-this-annual-outdoor-thing show)
    Bring a CHAIR or a BLANKET!!!

    Presented by Herbert the Cow Productions
    in partnership with Nasty Shadows Theatre Co.

    NEW PLAYS FROM …
    A COW & A SHADOW:

    Nasty Shadows Theatre Company
    I LEFT AN ENTITY IN MY ROOM?!
    Undertaking a theatrical exorcism
    – Part I-X of “The Great Seclusion” myth

    Written/Directed/Performed by Scott Shannon
    Dramaturgical Intervention by Alicia McLaughlin
    X is attempting to create a show and needs your help. In his Shadow development, X has realized how vital it is to exorcize the entity holding his theatrical evolution hostage. If the combined presence of Spalding Gray and Daniel MacIvor are not dealt with by X, The Shepardess has her own plan for banishing this unwanted demon of performance.

    This Nasty show will find the Shadows moving onto the Fundy Fringe Festival after the Shadow Cow run.

    Herbert the Cow Productions
    THE HOLE: A SUNNY CORNER STORY
    An exploration of rural life
    – Part III of the “Sunny Corner Stories” anthology.

    Written + Directed by Corenski Nowlan
    Performed by – Robbie Lynn + Jason McIntyre
    Two good ole Sunny Corner lads. One shovel. Lots’a beer. Way too many secrets. Cousins, Shawn and Donnie grew up under the same roof at their Nan’s house. One stayed. One left. They couldn’t be more different. Or are they? After two years apart they’re together again: way up in the woods, up to no good, in over their heads. It’s time to dig… for the truth.

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    FREDERICTON
    August 5th, 6th, & 7th
    (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
    Nightly @ 6:30 PM
    ~ Odell Park (beside the Water Tower)
    Entrance @ 905 Smythe Street

    ~ Facebook event for Fredericton >>>

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    MIRAMICHI
    August 8th
    (Sunday)
    @ 6PM
    ~ French Fort Cove Eco Centre – 21 Cove Rd
    ~ Facebook event for Miramichi >>>

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    MONCTON
    August 10th
    (Tuesday)
    @ 6PM
    ~ Riverfront Park – 80 Assomption Boulevard

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    PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL:
    Suggest Donation $10 (box office will be equally split between cast/crew).
    RSVP/send E-Transfer to: nastyshadows@gmail.com

    OR pay on site.
    VIEWER DISCRETION: contains mentions of adult subject matter and use of adult language. Recommended for 16+ or 13+ with parental guidance.

    THE FIFTH WALL – Pt.II show program found here >>>



    Pandemically postponed
    Ducky & Murdock

    Crystal Chettiar & Michael Holmes-Lauder rehearsing Standing At Opposite Ends Are Ducky & Murdock

    STANDING AT OPPOSITE ENDS ARE DUCKY & MURDOCK
    written by Scott Shannon

    CAST/CREW

    Writer / Director – Scott Shannon

    A seemingly simple story about a young woman and young man in love during wartime, but with a Nasty touch from the Shadows.



    STANDING AT OPPOSITE ENDS ARE DUCKY & MURDOCK
    Notes – July/2021

    Work has continued on the writing side with hopes, once again, to bring this play to a stage in the NEAR future. Stay tuned …

    scott


    STANDING AT OPPOSITE ENDS ARE DUCKY & MURDOCK
    Notes – Nov 8/2020

    Amanda Thorne & Jason McIntyre - rehearsal for DUCKY & MURDOCK

    Amanda Thorne & Jason McIntyre – rehearsal for DUCKY & MURDOCK

    Yesterday was a good day. And 2 weeks ago, I had a good day. I’m speaking of good theatrical days, where it felt right to be making something with others – thank you Amanda and Jason! Amanda jumped into the Shadow world last year and Jason has recently joined our Nasty creative process to become the latest Shadow working with me on this piece, and I am very grateful to have his talents involved. We are now (finally?!) in the closing stages of this project as we work towards a performance of the show in the spring of 2021 with these 2 incredible performers embodying the spirit of my grandparents’ lives within the fictional world of the plays I’ve been creating.*

    Amanda Thorne & Jason McIntyre - rehearsal for DUCKY & MURDOCK

    Amanda Thorne & Jason McIntyre – rehearsal for DUCKY & MURDOCK

    We haven’t done too much, just read through the scenes I had in a form I was willing to share and played a bit with the very first scene I wrote for the play way back in 2012 – Scene M has developed and refined since that first version, but it is in essence a play in itself having been created for sharing and performing at a Remembrance Day event hosted by TNB that year. This scene has kept me pushing towards more from these two characters, hearing and wanting to share further their stories. Likewise, having Amanda and Jason willing to play with these words and others I share with them is truly a gift of an opportunity that I am taking full advantage of to bring this play and these characters before some sort of audience in some way in the coming spring. Just the little work we’ve done together thus far has charged me up with some renewed focus on this text and shown me that working with these two actors is going to be a wonderful experience.

    I also had Amanda and Jason read an old play I have about experimenting on tables, which I’m now looking toward re-mounting in the coming year … if life permits such adventures …

    * I seem most interested in exploring this unknown future as the world where my plays occur – everything I’ve completed or am currently working on ties into “The Great Seclusion”.

    We’ll see you under the lights …

    scott





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    SHADOW IMAGES FROM PAST PRODUCTIONS
    Scott Shannon as 'Jones'; Annick Blizzard as 'Vic'; Michael Holmes-Lauder as 'Chael' in A STORY JONES

    Scott Shannon as ‘Jones’; Annick Blizzard as ‘Vic’; Michael Holmes-Lauder as ‘Chael’ in A STORY JONES





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