It’s been too long, but the good news is that I have some exciting developments to share. I’ll start with–
THE CENTURIONS PROJECT We have just been awarded an Explore and Create: Concept to Realization Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Thank you, Canada Council! The Centurions Project team couldn’t be happier.
In other Centurions Project news: we recently completed an exciting two week Design Residency at The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.
Here’s a sampling of what our team had to say about the Shadbolt Residency. For more on the project and my play Centurions: http://www.thecenturionsproject.ca
Congrats again on such a great residency. It was really interesting to me in the way that we worked. Totally unique, and so successful in many ways. Definitely one of the most collaborative processes I’ve been involved with.
Jordan L. Watkins, Projections Designer / Mentor
I would say that the residency at the Shadbolt was a unique and beautiful experience because it allowed me to engage with show designers and the technical team in different ways than I am used to. I have a greater knowledge and respect for the work that technical teams put in to productions, with such a short amount of time. The Shadbolt was an accessible and welcoming venue, the staff were kind and the venue was beautiful.
Sarah Roa, Actor / Costume Design / Mentor
Working so closely and collaboratively with the designers and stage manager, with the time to create every cue so precisely, and the joy of facilitating a process that deepened the young actors awareness of what design and stagecraft can bring to their performances– was like a prize that I was waiting to win. Thank you Cory Philley and Shadbolt for providing this opportunity to The Centurions Project.
Lynna Goldhar Smith, Director / Mentor
This residency was crucial to understanding the play at its technical level. As a performer, I’m grateful we had these two weeks to work out the logistics of everything… It was also very interesting to be included in the technical team’s processes, and get mentored in sound design. It has humbled me as a performer, and made me more versatile in this industry. Thank you! Jade Lim, Actor
For myself, I had a wonderful time at the Shadbolt Arts Centre. Phil, Masha and Robert have been nothing but professional and accommodating to us. The rest of the reception and box office staff at the Shadbolt were considerate and great to get along with throughout our Residency. Jethelo E. Cabilete, SM / Mentor
Thank you so much for this amazing experience! I am so incredibly excited for the Evergreen, and the Shadbolt residency has taught me so much. I know I definitely love theatre and acting and want to do it for a long time. So fulfilling. Chantal Gering, Actor
Our residency at the Shadbolt was a designer’s dream experience. Getting the time and space to experiment alongside the entire creative team proved to be an amazing and productive collaborative experience that gratified both the artistic process and end result. Evan Rein, Sound Design / Mentor / Production Assistant
And in August we bring it all to life in the Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre in Coquitlam. Our Residency begins on August 6 and on the 21st and 22nd we are proud to present Centurions by Sally Stubbs.
More on Centurions at the Evergreen coming soon! evergreenculturalcentre.ca