Two new musicals play with fresh ideas in development.
Songs for Lifeboats
By Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille
The creators of Onegin are working on a new piece. Come and see the results of their earliest experiments.
Co-Created by KylaGardiner, Barbara Adler, and James Meger
Produced by The Public Swoon
Book & Lyrics: Barbara Adler. Music: Peggy Lee& Leah Abramson. Dramaturgy: DD Kugler. Performers: Amanda Sum(voice), Emily Millard (voice), Hilary Ison (voice), Lucien Durey (voice),Ashley Aron (voice), Gavin Youngash (guitar) and 2 more TBC.
Mermaid Spring is an upcoming serialized musical exploring design-led creation, deep co-creation and eco-design. Over three episodes of live theatre, Mermaid Spring will tell the story of Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida –– a real-life deep water springs attraction where since 1947, women have donned mermaid tails to perform underwater shows.
Supporters: SFU School for the Contemporary Arts,Barking Sphinx Performance, Canada Council for the Arts, The Hamber Foundation.
Loosely inspired by Réjean Ducharme's book of poems L’Hiver de force, Straight Jacket Winter is a semi-autobiographical work about the the growing phenomenon of mass mobility and its repercussions for our social and emotional lives, and for our sense of who we are.