WINDOWS is an original multimedia theatre work created through a comprehensive community-engaged process, by, with and for community artists of all abilities. The show's roots grew from the seeds of ongoing online workshops (October 2020-June 2021) that transitioned into an ensemble of artists of all abilities committed to a rigorous composition and rehearsal period (June-August 2021.) The initial workshop training series included acting classes (lead by Angelo Moroni and Laen Hershler), choral class (lead by Cheryl Olvera), dance workshops (with Ashlee Davidson), a puppet making workshop (with Randi Edmundson and Stephanie Elgersma) and a drumming workshop (with Indigenous artist Kat Norris). WINDOWS is a shared collaborative musical gaze INTO and OUT through windows revealing funny, sad, surprising, cherished stories expressed in poetry, movement, song, puppetry, imagery of all shades and rhythms.
This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.
Theatre Terrific pioneers inclusive opportunities for artists of all abilities to develop performance skills and collaborate in the production of theatrical works. Through its work, Theatre Terrific challenges audiences to be open to the impact of thought-provoking art. Theatre Terrific pioneers inclusive opportunities for artists of all abilities to develop performance skills and collaborate in the production of theatrical works. All of Theatre Terrific’s classes, workshops, community, and professional productions are made up of people of all colours, abilities, genders, and backgrounds. This means that at any given time, a cast or class may include people who may have mental health issues, developmental challenges, physical challenges, or simply practicing actors who want to learn new methods of inclusive theatre development.