Fly on the Wall - an unnoticed observer of a particular situation (Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable). Alludes to the position of being able to freely observe a situation (The Phrase Finder).
July, 2004 - after having just appeared in a performance of The Weir by Conor McPherson at Rower's Pub in Toronto, the actor was approached by a friend, an audience member, who told him: "I felt like a Fly on the Wall".
It is that intimacy and connection with our audience that we seek. Based in Toronto, Fly on the Wall Theatre was founded in 2012. Our mandate is simply to produce a play that has grabbed our attention...a play that has rarely been produced...that has fallen of the map...that may be under appreciated...and as a consequence, a play that has seldom been seen.
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Rod Ceballos (Co-Artistic Producer): Rod Ceballos has directed for The Rose Theatre and Flower City Theatre Festival in Brampton, BirdLand Theatre, and Equity Showcase Theatre in the GTA. He has also directed in conservatory programs for Humber College, Theatre Erindale and the University of Windsor. In the United States, he was an artistic director for the Shakespeare festivals of Chicago, Cincinnati and Idaho, an associate artistic director for The Empty Space Theatre in Seattle, a resident director for the Virginia Shakespeare Festival and artistic coordinator for the Lakeside One-Act Festival in Michigan. He has directed for the Seattle Shakespeare Company, St. Croix Festival Theatre in Wisconsin, and Ocala Civic Theatre in Florida. He has also served as artistic chair and/or head of acting for programs at the University of California, Davis, Willamette University in Oregon and Boise State University in Idaho. In 2013, he directed three projects for the Toronto Fringe: Katharine McLeod's My High Heeled Life, Inge Snaphots: Bus Riley's Back in Town & Glory in the Flower, and Cold Comfort. In the Spring of 2014, he directed the remount of Cold Comfort for Fly on the Wall Theatre and The God of Carnage for the Sudbury Theatre Centre.
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David Mackett (Co-Artistic Producer): For Fly on the Wall, David has appeared in Dublin Carol, Port Authority, Cold Comfort and staged readings of Lovers, The Seafarer, The Weir, Port Authority, A Skull in Connemara, Shadow of a Gunman, and Sea Marks. He received an Outstanding Actor Nomination (MyEntertainmentWorld 2017 Critics' Pick Awards) for his work in Dublin Carol, and his performance as Kevin Toner in Cold Comfort was cited by NOW Magazine for Outstanding Performance at the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival. Other credits include Arcadia (Citadel Theatre), Titus Andronicus (Hart House); After the Fall (Equity Showcase); The Weir, The Good Thief (MacKenzieRo); Aftershock, The Marlboro Man (SummerWorks); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Touchmark Theatre); Half Life (Rose Theatre). He regularly performs with Shakespeare BASH'd, with whom he has appeared in productions of The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Love's Labour's Lost. Upcoming: Othello at Toronto's historic Monarch Tavern in February, 2019. In the United States, he has appeared Off-Broadway with the Willow Cabin Theatre Company, and with TheatreWorks/USA, Kentucky Repertory Theatre, Pulse Theatre Ensemble and The Arts Trust. David is a graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School (NYC), the 2015 Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program, and completed his Classical Theatre Training at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He holds dual Canadian and Irish Citizenship and is a member of CAEA, AEA and ACTRA.
Play Reading Series at Fionn MacCool's
In the Fall of 2012, we launched a play reading series at Fionn MacCool's Restaurant/Pub (181 University Avenue) in Toronto. Since that time, we have presented 8 readings/workshops (more information can be found here). All readings are Pay-What-You-Can and are usually held on Sundays at 2PM and again, on Mondays at 7:30PM Have a pint and hear a play! Please check our Upcoming Page for future readings.