Free Panel Discussion on using Multi-Media in Theatre hosted by Canadian Stage’s RBC BASH! Director Development Program participants
So you’re into multi-media and you have a passion for discipline-bending theatre.
- How can I stand out as a theatre artist interested in multi-media? What steps must I take to create a dynamic career?
No need to wonder and imagine any longer.
On Monday June 4th from 7:00-8:30pm at Canadian Stage’s Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley St) our exceptionally talented 2012 RBC BASH! Director Development Program participants Jordan Tannahill and Gein Wong will lead a free panel discussion on integrating multimedia into performance (conceptually, technically, and best practices). Hopefully the questions you’ve been burning to ask will be answered!
Minds will be stirred. Hearts will be inspired. Exuberant chats will ensue – and all about an exciting form of theatre that is becoming more and more prominent on contemporary stages: theatre that involves multimedia.
Sounds like a multi-faceted talk.
Sounds like an opportunity that should not be missed!
Don’t hesitate. R.S.V.P to email@example.com by Monday, June 4 at 10am. (RSVPs are not required but encouraged).
Part of the 2012 GYM Season – Canadian Stage’s Emerging artist program. For more information or to become a GYM member please visit https://www.canadianstage.com/gym
About the facilitators:
Jordan Tannahill is a playwright, theatre director, and filmmaker. The projects Jordan creates through his performance company, Suburban Beast, frequently incorporate innovative multimedia design and documentary source material. His plays have been developed and presented on some of Canada’s preeminent stages including Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, the Harbourfront Centre, Theatre Passe Muraille, and the Theatre Centre. He is a member of Factory Theatre’s Natural Resources Group, the Tarragon Theatre playwright’s unit, and is an emerging artist-in-residence at the Young Centre for Performing Arts. Jordan is the 2011 recipient of the Inside Out Film Festival’s Emerging Canadian Artist Award, the 2011 Ken McDougall Award for Emerging Directors, and his play Late Company, won the 2012 Enbridge playRites Award. His films have screened across Canada and internationally at venues including the British Film Institute, CFC’s Worldwide Short Film Festival, the Lucerne Int. Film Festival, the Vancouver Int. Film Festival, the National Art Gallery of Canada, and the Power Plant Art Gallery.
Gein Wong is an interdisciplinary director, playwright, composer, poet and video artist. Her work has been performed throughout Canada, the United States, England, the Caribbean and East Asia. Her interdisciplinary theatre piece Hiding Words (for you) will premiere in September 2012 at Enwave Theatre in Toronto. Excerpts from this piece are published in Refractions: Solo (Playwrights Canada Press). Gein is also developing work in Los Angeles and in New York City as part of the HERE Arts Center Residency program. Gein was shortlisted for the 2010 Ontario KM Hunter Award in Theatre and is featured in Diaspora Dialogues’ 2010 commemorative book. She has written and created sound and/or video design for: Salt Fish Girl, Phantom Rose (Little Pear Garden 2008), West Asia (Eventual Ashes 2009), How We for(Got) Here (The Movement Project 2010), Hiding Words (for you) (Eventual Ashes 2012); and is currently developing Ocean Carving, Drawn, Intent City, and I’m Telling You. Gein is classically trained in piano, French horn and studies with the erhu (Chinese violin) virtuoso, Shao Lin. Gein has released two CDs, Thousand Mile Voice (2008) and Burning Money for You (2010), that meld traditional Chinese instruments with pop, poetry, jazz and ambient electronic music. She is featured on the Dig Your Roots Canadian Spoken Word CD and is a New York Kundiman Poetry Fellow. In collaboration with Donna-Michelle St Bernard, Yvette Nolan, Diaspora Dialogues and Doors Open Toronto, Gein’s site specific video installation reopened the RC Harris Water Filtration Plant in Toronto – closed to the public post 9/11 – and drew over 10,000 people during its weekend showing. Gein is Artistic Director of the interdisciplinary performance company Eventual Ashes, co-founded the community arts organisation Asian Arts Freedom School and is a co-owner of the Glad Day Bookstore.