Season 2 Episode 1.5: Renderrabbits

Season 2 Episode 1.5: Renderrabbits




We heard some great stories in the first half of our recording sessions at the High Performance Rodeo in Calgary where we are Listeners in Residence.  We thought we’d share little something, just to whet your appetites. Enjoy this short preview episode with an interview we did with animator Tyler Klein Longmire about watching old VHS tapes and drawing The Whaler for his animated short film Renderrabbits. Check out more of the story behind Renderrabbits in the SWS Gallery. 

The Deep Field Podcast are Listeners in Residence at the One Yellow Rabbit High Performance Rodeo with You Are Here Too – Recalling The Whaler

January 15 & 16, 22 & 23 – 9:45pm – midnight, Listening Party January 29 @ 9:45pm (Laycraft Lounge, FREE)

If you’ve ever seen Michael Green do The Whaler,  you have every naked detail etched in your mind. It was wild theatre at its hilarious best — wet, nude, and undeniable.

During the Rodeo on Friday and Saturday nights, The Deep Field Podcast team will be looking for you with tape rolling, to record your tall tales of Michael Green’s The Whaler . Share what The Whaler means to you, and celebrate what you remember.

As the High Performance Rodeo’s official Listeners in Residence, we will borrow your voices to build a chorus. A cacophony. A sea shanty.

If you never caught the spectacle, you can find out all about it on January 29 (Listening Party). Join us for a Listening Party where we compose YOUR remembrances, YOUR belly laughs, and YOUR voices shouting out “I AM THE WHALER!” one or two – or a hundred – times more.




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About the Authors


Laurel Green is a dramaturg, director and producer. Artistic Associate at Alberta Theatre Projects (@atplive) in Calgary, she works in new play development, production dramaturgy, programming, and creating events for ATP’s Exchange audience series.
Laurel is a board member for the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (@LMDAmericas) Canada chapter. She often works as a freelancer and she loves hosting secret performances in her backyard.


Anton de Groot is a freelance designer, creator, and theatre maker based in Calgary, and has recently completed an MFA in Design and Technical Theatre. His main interest is in scenography within a devised theatre process; how immediate integration of light, sound and projection can be used in the conceptualization and creation of new plays. As is a co-producer of The Deep Field Podcast, he brings a theatrical sensibility to the work, attempting to bring the wide audio scope of the stage to your earbuds while telling stories that are both intimate and surprising.


Tyler Klein Longmire is an animator, designer, and theatre-maker based in Calgary, AB. He works as the Production Coordinator at the Quickdraw Animation Society, an artist-run centre for independent animators in Calgary, and is a founding member of the experimental performance collective Humble Wonder Theatre.

Tyler has recently been lucky enough to have had studio exhibitions / residencies with the Calgary Arts Commons (January – February 2015) and the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation (September 2014). As a theatre artist, as a freelancer or with Humble Wonder Theatre, he has worked with organizations such as the High Performance Rodeo, The Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Alberta Theatre Projects, Sled Island, Making Treaty 7, TELUS Spark Science Centre, Theatre Junction, Apparition Theatre, Sage Theatre, and Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre, among others. He makes music videos, illustrations, dirty shadow puppet shows, experimental media art, and his own animated films whenever he can. He rides his bike everywhere and just go two kittens that are pretty cute?


Col Cseke is a Calgary based playwright, performer, podcaster, and documentary theatre maker. He is also the Co-Artistic Director of Verb Theatre and the AD of Inside Out Theatre, Calgary’s mixed-ability theatre company. Primarily working in new work and non-fiction/participatory theatre Col’s work has premiered at the High Performance Rodeo, ATP’s playRites Festival, and the Calgary International Children’s Festival. His play Jim Forgetting is published by Scirocco Drama.