The Land Between Speaking & Singing

Pure Research 4 – Guillaume Bernardi

Research focus

An investigation of the transition between speaking and singing in theatre and music theatre. What is the territory between speaking and singing, and in what ways a director can modulate and use that passage? What are the complex emotional and communication issues that accompany the transition from speaking to singing and back? What are the dramatic motivations and meanings to go from one to the other?

Collaborators and credits

James Rolfe, Brian McMillan, Vilma Vitols, Suba Sankaran, Yashoda Ranganathan and Anna Chatterton, with Nightswimming’s Brian Quirt and Naomi Campbell.

May 13-19, 2004, at Toronto’s Theatre Centre.