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SWS Podcast 04

Wherein Jacob and Adrienne talk about how much a person can do, what “the audience” wants and the pros and cons of independent theatre festivals for developing new work.  iTunes | RSS
They also talk about:
  • the benefits of leaving hang-out space when programming cultural events,
  • whether David Mamet is a cheery sort of guy,
  • different forms of community theatre,
  • the importance of doing it yourself,
  • starting where people are,
  • the relative merits of patronage,
  • crowd-sourced funding,
  • Adrienne’s approach to writing Final Reports,
  • Jacob’s waves of Vancouver-envy, and
  • when the audience’s experience of a show begins.
Tune in another time when Adrienne and Jacob re-discuss topics they had to cut from this podcast including their perceived differences between theatre practice in Vancouver and Toronto and applying research-based design principles to devising theatre.




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About the Authors

With firm footing in performing arts practice and community building, I'm curious and passionate about change, systems, and participation. I'm a producer and an artist. I value collaboration, efficiency, and resourcefulness. Currently Artistic Director of Kingston-based SpiderWebShow Performance, which includes co-curating and producing the Festival of Live Digital Art (FOLDA). During eight years as Artistic Producer of Neworld Theatre, I collaborated with colleagues to found PL 1422, a shared rehearsal and administration hub in East Vancouver, as well as shepherding the creation and production of over 80 live events – including a series of 11 "podplays" audio plays before podplays were cool. In 2015, I was the inaugural artist in residence on CBC Radio’s q based on my digital project The Apology Generator. My formal training is in arts creation and producing, and I have practical experience managing production projects, festivals, and special events. I'm functionally bilingual in English and French. I'm a parent, a gardener, a cook and have recently started running.
Jacob Zimmer is a director, writer, dramaturge and performer who has shown work across the country. Born in Cape Breton and growing up in Halifax, he now lives in Toronto. Along with founding Small Wooden Shoe, Jacob works in dance as a dramaturge with Dancemakers and in an on-going collaboration with choreographer Ame Henderson/Public Recordings.