The 2017 Naked State Art Residency is off to a great start! Learn about this year’s artists: There are many opportunities for members and visitors to meet the artists, get involved in their work, and experience their art. Visitors and members of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park are invited to attend the following: Mon 24, 8-9pm Stéphane Deschênes’ talk on naturism (main building, downstairs) Tue 25, 4-6pm  Wed 26, 4-6pm Half-hour scheduled studio visits (Outback and Marquis Tent in Glen Echo Field) The Naked State artists are interested in getting to know members of the Bare Oaks community, and would also love to answer anyRead More →

Veritas Theatre and Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park are bringing you a clothes-free theatre night. Join us for this very special presentation of the play S h e e t s. by Salvatore Antonio. Purchase your tickets now because there are only 120 seats in the theatre. S h e e t s. is an original play by Salvatore Antonio exploring the theme of intimacy in its many forms through the experiences of various inhabitants of a single hotel room. It play unfolds through a series of vignettes dovetailing and linking these seemingly random strangers in their private moments and vulnerability. In several of those moments,Read More →

The Naked State Art Residency is off to a great start! See some of the artists at work: There are many opportunities for members and visitors to meet the artists, get involved in their work, and experience their art. Tue 9th, 2-5pm: No Object durational performance artwork without any objects, costume or clothing No Object is a multi-generational group of artists that produce performances in empty spaces without any objects, costume or any clothing. Working from this minimalist aesthetics, the group is continuing to challenge itself with a focus on the potential of the body. Sympathy, empathy, trust, gaining strength and energy from the group are important componentsRead More →

This weekend is the beginning of Naked State, an arts residency organized by Arts Unfold. Thirteen artists from Australia, Finland, England, and across Canada and the USA will be creating artworks that explore the nude human body in context of nature, culture and art. For the duration of the residency, the artists and residency facilitator will live as naturists within the Bare Oaks naturist community to create works that explore questions such as: What is nudity? Does stripping away clothing rid us of class, gender, and personal expression?; Do the connections between our bodies and the land change when nude? Is nudity always sexual? What isRead More →

The Bare Oaks Players are very active this season! They’ve been expanding the stage, getting sound and lighting equipment, and rehearsing a number of plays: “Tiffany and The Genie” Written by Jeffrey Fiske, inspired by “The Fisherman and The Genie” From Tales of 1001 Arabian nights. Friday July 17th, 2015 @ 8:00pm, Saturday July 18th, 2015 @ 11:00am,  and Saturday July 18th, 2015 @ 4:00pm FREE ADMISSION Playbill One: “As night to the Day” By Dan Ebbs Forty-year-old Michael returns home to help his mother who is struggling with memory loss. Over the course of a morning, Michael sees her through the eyes of anotherRead More →

Join us for Bare Oaks’ Got Talent on Saturday July 18th. You can: Perform Be a spectator-judge You can sing, dance, play an instrument, juggle, or anything else you think others will appreciate. The audience will vote for their favourite act who will win the Bare Oaks’ Got Talent trophy. Performers: there will be a live band available to accompany you if you want. They have a number of tunes that they already know. There is a list here. But you can also ask them to play something else – send an email with the details of what you want to or talk toRead More →

The Bare Oaks Players are holding auditions for the 2015 season – by appointment only. Call 905-473-6465 or email (preferred). To audition, you need to have a piece prepared to present to the 3 Directors (Royce, Marc and Judy) that is not from the current playbill. It’s OK not to have it memorized and it should not be more than 4 minutes long. Dates currently available: Thursday April 30th @ 7:00pm. 7:30pm, 8:00pm and 8:30pm Saturday May 2nd @ 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm Sunday May 3rd @ 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm Thursday May 7th @ 7:00pm. 7:30pm, 8:00pm and 8:30pm Saturday May 9thRead More →

The FCN has organized a private showing of “The Love List” at Herongate Barn Theatre on Friday, May 23, 2014. (that’s not the Victoria day weekend – Victoria Day is May 19th this year) This showing has been specially arranged to allow the audience to be clothing-free. Synopsis of “The Love List”: Remember the old saying about being careful what you wish for?  Leon and Bill write up a list of qualities defining the perfect woman, and much to their surprise, she appears.  This hilarious and thought-provoking play examines the quest for perfection. For more details and to reserve your seat using our online orderRead More →

Empowered by the success of the performances of The Vagina Monologues last summer, the cast has formed the Bare Oaks Players. They are joined by several other members of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park who share a passion for theater and performance. The troupe is now made up of a variety of people aged 17 to 55 with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. They are working to select new pieces to perform throughout the year. Their next event will be June 22 at 1pm. It is called Solstice Potluck Poetry. It’s great to see the creation of a theater troupe at the park.Read More →

Yesterday, Linda and I attended the premiere of the Untitled Feminist Show at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre. This play by Brooklyn-based playwright Young Jean Lee is best described by their press release which states “Without dialogue, clothing or traditional gender signifiers on stage, six performers shake up gender norms and confront matters of sameness, differentiation and the seven stages of womanhood in this unconventional and highly adventurous dance-narrative.” The show is getting good reviews. Naomi Skwarna’s review in Toronto Life is titled “This all-nude burlesque is the weirdest thing ever to hit the Toronto stage—and the must-see event of the season”. We found the show entertaining, engaging,Read More →