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We Do Things


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

I am a theatre artist who creates work outside of theatres. My works include LANDLINE with Dustin Harvey, Me On The Map with Jan Derbyshire, and an experimental (to me) new play to be performed inside a theatre – thanks to PTC’s Associates program. Formerly Artistic Producer of Neworld Theatre, I’m settling into my new role as Associate Artist.
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.