The CenTre is a not-for-profit, open concept incubator for small and socially progressive businesses. We offer rental space and admin support to take your world changing enterprise from Dream to Concept. So saddle up, freaks and visionaries. The coffee’s on, and Salad Social starts at 12:30 in the common area.
You and Media is proud to announce the launch of "Live from the CenTre" a new weekly comedy web series premiering March 1, 2012! Created by and starring Dale Boyer, Rob Baker, Adam Cawley, Chris Earle, and Brian G. Smith. Produced by Brian G. Smith. Directed by Chris Earle
This hilarious improvised web series launches March 1 with webisodes, featured videos, articles and more at livefromtheCenTre.com
"Live from the CenTre" is created by five of Toronto's most acclaimed improvisor/writer/actors. The series is set at a downtown "alternative" office co-op which houses a multitude of progressive businesses all linked by a common goal: to make the world a better place.
Viewers are introduced to the idealistic member-tenants of the CenTre (all played by Baker, Boyer, and Cawley) through its in-house web talk show "Live from the CenTre", hosted by the genial B. Gordon Mackie (Smith). As the guests struggle to explain their bizarre, sometimes completely delusional dreams of changing the world, we learn that not only is the road to hell paved with good intentions - it also has a Bixi bike lane and bamboo speed bumps.
ROB BAKER performed in 4 shows at The Second City, including the Canadian Comedy Award winning Something Wicked Awesome this Way Comes. He's has been nominated for numerous CCA's, a Dora, and has been seen on The Firm and Dan For Mayor. Theatre highlights include About An Hour and Ubu Roi Massacred.
DALE BOYER is a Canadian Comedy Award winner who wrote four mainstage revues with The Second City and is a founding member of the sketch troupe Shame is Right! She recently won Canadian Online Publishing Award for best community feature for her writing with the CBC online G20 coverage in 2010.
ADAM CAWLEY is an alumnus of The Second City Mainstage where he wrote and performed in five revues, including their first fully improvised show. He has been nominated for eight Canadian Comedy Awards and one Dora Award. He's been seen on Much Music's Video on Trial, Warehouse 13 and the Family Channel's Really Me.
CHRIS EARLE is a Second City alumnus, actor, award-winning playwright, and has directed five shows for The Second City including the Canadian Comedy Award winner Something Wicked Awesome this Way Comes.
BRIAN G. SMITH is a TV producer, writer and director specializing in comedy. An award- winning alumnus of The Second City, he is owner/director of You and Media, a creative production company in Toronto. He's garnered multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominations for his films Chère, Improvisation Nation and NOW Magazine - the movie.
Directors of Photography
David J. Patrick
1st Assistant Directors
Maria González Sánchez
Brian G. Smith
John Van Dusen
Miguel Chagua López, Zeropage
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