Beneath the Poetry: Magic Not Meaning

Pure Research 2 – Kate Hennig

Research focus

An exploration of the performers’ connection with text, and a search for alternative models of illuminating text in rehearsal. Through exercises designed to deeply integrate performer and the language they speak, the researchers sought a richer interaction between actor and story, and one that could better communicate that richness to our audience.

Collaborators and credits

Marion Day, Helen Farmer, Pam Johnson, Tanya Matthews, Michelle Polak, Larry Smith and Clare Preuss, with Nightswimming’s Brian Quirt and Naomi Campbell.

May 12-16, 2003 at Toronto’s Theatre Centre.