episode 04 // Helen Donnelly & Neil Muscott
a foolish conversation about clowns
June 2nd, 2016
I catch up with my clown teacher, Helen Donnelly and her partner/director Neil Muscott to chat about clowns, flat tires, preconceptions, clown logic and realness.
The Reverend Foo Revival Time
playing June 8th, 10th & 12th at Factory Theatre
as part of the Toronto Festival of Clowns.
episode 03 // Claire Armstrong
a conversation about The Crackwalker
April 1st, 2015
After a few missed meet ups due to sinus colds and flus, Andrew and Claire finally hit a Queen West café and share delicious baked goods as they talk about Claire’s experience with the latest staging of The Crackwalker. SPOILER ALERT: We kind of gush about Judith Thompson a bit. Be warned.
Waawaate Fobister, painting by Randi Helmers, picture by Joseph Michael Photography
The Crackwalker runs until April 10th @ Factory Theatre, as the last play in their NAKED SEASON.
Produced by ::: a field of crowns :::
Andrew Gaboury, interviewer
Seasonal Activities, v. V
CALL FOR PERFORMERS
Seasonal Activities is a series of live performance. It strives to bring artists and audiences of disparate backgrounds together to the same space, opening conversations between participants of the often-individual Toronto arts disciplines.
I am looking for new or pre-existing pieces, running 5 – 20 minutes in length.
Projects can be of any live performance style.
They should be able to work in an intimate setting with low tech.
Pieces should be willing to acknowledge the audience and interrupt their experience beyond traditional staging. Interpret this how you like.
Volume V will take place Saturday, April 30th @ hub14 (14 Markham Street, Toronto, ON)
Tickets will be $15 @ the door / $10 in advance
Seasonal Activities will provide:
- Company Artist fees will come as a profit-share of ticket sales
- Basic tech (simple lighting / the ability to rig a couple specials / audio support) & stage management
- One performance and tech time (times TBD during the evening of April 26th)
- Audience feedback if desired
To submit, please send:
- A short description of your piece (100 words max.)
- Technical needs, including length of performance and number of performers
- Artist bios
- Support material (if submitting links, include it in the package with sufficient headings or short descriptions of what lies beyond. Links will be clicked, but please don’t send me to pages I’d rather not open)
- videos can be submitted via links to online postings (I probably won’t watch more than 5 minutes of any given thing… but who knows?)
- photos can be submitted the same way (links to online albums), or as attachments (5 photos max.)
- music can be attached as .mp3s or links to streaming content
- websites (I will browse webpages, but specific links with reasons are most welcome)
- script samples (send it all – a 20 minute performance can’t be that wordy, right?)
All material can be sent as .pdf or .jpeg where applicable and sent to email@example.com by
Friday, April 8th @ 11:59pm, 2016
episode 02 // [elephants] collective
a conversation about A Kitchen Sink Drama
with Ximena Huizi, Thomas McKechnie, Krystina Bojanowski and Michael Reinhart
Feb. 11th, 2016
Merchants of Green Coffee
What was originally planned as a meeting with Thomas became, as schedules go, an invitation to watch a rehearsal. It was great to peek in on an [elephants] rehearsal from the outside and see an entirely different process than the one I experienced during A Wake for Lost Time. These cats really love questioning theatre’s role in today’s society.
A Kitchen Sink Drama plays during Week One (Feb. 17th – 20th) of the 37th Rhubarb Festival @ buddies in bad times. Click the banner below to take you to Rhubarb’s site.