Thank you to all who supported Shaken and Stirred: Workshop Weekend!
SHIFT Theatre wants to bring artists and audience members together for collective creative challenge, demystifying some of the behind-the-scenes processes and reinforcing the value of continued personal development. We took over CBC Studio 700 (thanks to Cathy Hunt and Clive Bottomley!) Jan. 15 & 16 for our first Workshop Weekend, kickstarting the new year with new learning.
Extra special thanks to Workshop presenters Desmond Williams of Karma Teachers (Ecstatic Yoga instructor) and Jennifer Pielak and Peter Abando of Off Key Improv (Intro to Musical Improv, co-teachers).
For more information about Des' healing practice, check out http://www.vibestre.ca/ and to follow Jen and Peter's adventures in improv, keep your eye on upcoming shows by innovative locals https://www.facebook.com/OffKeyImprov/.
activating new work
Join the process to performance with this year's selected playwright/performer, Studio 58 graduate, Jessie-award nominee Stephanie Izsak. "Swan Song" is an original, one woman musical journey to purgatory, limbo, the in-between place of atonement and reparation. Our first foray into the popular and populist genre of musical theatre, this deeply hilarious exploration of human culpability captivates with some Big Questions about life and afterlife.
SHIFTLab mentor: Lori Triolo (Recently seen onstage in The Motherf**ker With the Hat, Lori empowers actors through Fitzmaurice Voicework and Meisner Technique, go to www.loritriolo.com for more info.)
Musical arranger/pianist: Nico Rhodes (Recent achievement in orchestration for Best Laid Plans, Ovation award-winner for Outstanding Professional Production.)
THANK YOU TO THE GREAT PEOPLE AT FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE, FOR WELCOMING SHIFT TO THEIR WORLD AT THE Swan Song SNEAK PREVIEW ON NOV. 27TH!
Swan Song debuts at the 9th annual SHIFT 1-Act Festival, May 26-28th at the Firehall Arts Centre.