Little Apples

A photo from our recent workshop where we were in residence at Shadbolt Centre in Vancouver for 2 weeks. Preliminary work with singers, choreography, art direction. This is the companion piece to Sleepyhead, also a Chekhov adaptation for chamber opera, with direction by me in collaboration with James Maxwell (composer), Claire French (choreographer), Hadley+Maxwell (production design). Much exploration with color, flatness and disjuncture between the various disciplines. In this one we are wondering what will happen if we deny each other what they need theatrically to certain extent. How little can we fulfill the picture for each other? Attempting to liven the environment/experience of “opera” through a kind of interdisciplinary dissent.