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Performance Creation Possibilities In SketchSpace

Performance Creation Possibilities In SketchSpace


Theatre creator and digital dramaturg Murdoch Schon leads participants through an exploration of how theatre artists can use movement, body and objects in SketchSpace.

SketchSpace is Canada’s first virtual rehearsal hall, envisioned by Sarah Garton Stanley, created with Joel Adria in 2015, and was developed with the team at SpiderWebShow Performance. In the wake of COVID-19, we are proud to relaunch SketchSpace as a rehearsal space for you to rehearse, experiment, and create with collaborators across distance. 

This video features a short tutorial on how to use SketchSpace’s tools. No previous knowledge or experience is required. 

Creators of all stripes will be inspired to explore ideas in which the digital medium is an integral part of the process and concept. Murdoch offers digital and analog creative strategies to develop dynamic performance sketches which engage and ignite creativity. 

Tech Requirements:  SketchSpace functions best on computer using a Chrome browser. Headphones are recommended. 

This workshop is geared toward folks who are interested in SketchSpace and devising in a digital environment. All levels of knowledge, devising experience, and digital literacy welcome. 

Access: Closed captions available

Your Facilitator: Murdoch Schon (they/them) is a director, dramaturg and theatre creator. Born in Treaty 1. Territory (Winnipeg) they have been living and creating theatre in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal) for almost a decade. Their practice blends movement, history and intimacy to create performances that chart humanity from it’s lowest depths to its highest peaks. Murdoch is fascinated by provocation, vulnerability, and the role of risk and failure in art making. They insist on the wondrous nature of theatre as a transformative space where rulers can fail, heroes can rise and monsters seem more familiar than angels.  Murdoch is a graduate of the National Theatre School’s Directing Program and has a BFA, Specialization in Theatre and Development, from Concordia University. Selected Directing Credits: Justin Eddy and the Great Cosmic Crisis (Doorstep Theatre), Haven (FOLDA), it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now (National Theatre School). Visit Murdoch's website here.

Thu May 27, 2021
6:00 PM EDT
Mon Jun 21, 2021
12:00 AM EDT
Festival of Live Digital Art- FOLDA
$5.00 - $50.00 CAD

Festival of Live Digital Art- FOLDA

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