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RED EARTH – May 8th-18th, 2019

RED EARTH is a five-year graphic novel and theatre investigation resulting in the world premiere of a new play, and the launch of its companion piece: a graphic novel by GMB Chomichuk. The play is performed in an illustrative aesthetic where the set becomes the pages of a graphic novel. It’s a page turner- the story unfolds with the well-loved surprise and adventure of a sci-fi book. As earth self-destructs, the audience witnesses the final effort of the human species’ survival: three astronauts sent to start over on Mars. While each has their own reason for accepting the mission, none are prepared for the consequences that await them on the red planet. A story of legacy, discovery and what makes us human.

Story by Andraea Sartison and GMB Chomichuk

Written by Rick Chafe and Kristian Jordan

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3907027

 

RED EARTH – WORKSHOP SERIES

Comics Come Alive

Friday, April 5th, 7th Floor 70 Albert St

One Trunk Theatre‘s Andraea Sartison and Gmb Chomichuk unite to teach a comics-meets-theatre workshop inspired by the process used to create Red Earth– a graphic novel and theatre collaboration inspired by humans migration to Mars.

Calling writers, comic creators, playwrights, screenwriters, theatre artists and more! This workshop will coach the participants through creating text for comic books and then translating it to the stage. Using a hands on approach, and devised theatre techniques, participants will generate scripts will then be read by professional actors to receive immediate feedback.

At the end of the class everyone will have created a short script which will be performed that evening (April 5th) at Chasing Artwork’s First Fridays Gallery Party (7:00-9:00pm).

The workshops is from 2:00-6:00pm, April 5th in the Chasing Artwork/Alchemical Press Studio on the 7th Floor of 70 Albert St

Workshop fee is $80 and includes a ticket to Red Earth, the play’s companion piece- a comic book by Gmb Chomichuk and Andraea Sartison, and the score for the show!

Participants can e-mail onetrunkcollective@gmail.com to register today.

 

Design for Non-Designers Coffee Date #1

10:30am-12:30pm, April 20th, Forth Cafe

Demystifying projection design, live video and digital art for the stage with AZMA Digital: Matthew Waddell & Laura Anzola (Calgary), Projection & Animation Designers of Red Earth.

Hosted by jaymez, local Winnipeg multimedia designer, and sound designer of Red Earth, this is a conversational-style workshop open to all; but, especially geared towards theatre artists who aren’t primarily designers: directors, actors, playwrights and administrators. Matt & Laura will discuss their design and principles, the techniques and technologies they use and their perspective of what role their art form plays in Red Earth, and in contemporary theatre in general. Discussion on best practice for collaboration between designers and directors/designers and theatre creators; and integrating new media will ensue. The goal of the workshop is to unpack the theatrical process from a design perspective in order to highlight the importance of a designer’s role in the production and inspire non-designers with new ways and best practice to collaborate with a design team.

$30 workshop fee

$40 workshop + ticket to the show

$50 to attend both Coffee Dates

$60 to attend both Coffee Dates + a ticket to the show

 

Design for Non-Designers Coffee Date #2

10:30am-12:30pm, April 27th, Forth Cafe

Diving into design with Red Earth lighting designer, the Siminovitch Prize nominated Itai Erdal (Vancouver).

Hosted by Rea Kavanagh, General Manager of Theatre Projects Manitoba, this is a conversational-style workshop open to all; but, especially geared towards theatre artists who aren’t primarily designers: directors, actors, playwrights and administrators.

What is the purpose of lighting in the theatre beyond making actors visible? What is the language of lighting, how can it be manipulated and integrated at any stage of creation or production? What is the process of creating a design for a show? What is best practice in collaborating with a lighting designer?

Discuss these questions and more (and probably a whole lot of great stories), with visiting lighting designer Itai Erdal.

The goal of the workshop is to unpack the theatrical process from a design perspective in order to highlight the importance of a designer’s role in the production and inspire non-designers with new ways and best practice to collaborate with a design team.

$30 workshop fee

$40 workshop + ticket to the show

$50 to attend both Coffee Dates

$60 to attend both Coffee Dates + a ticket to the show


 

RED EARTH is a One Trunk Theatre production presented by Theatre Projects Manitoba in partnership with Prairie Theatre Exchange, supported by both the Winnipeg Arts Council and Manitoba Arts Council

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