Halfway through our third weekend of work shopping/trying parts/rehearsing. This process has been very encouraging as we incorporate actors into the fabric of the labyrinth and see how these sections come to life. We have three of the ten parts now cast and will have complete casting done by the end of the final audition weekend, July 13 & 14.
Jerrard and Jonas jamming before dinner
A passage through time
Joining us as our new crew chief is Jonas Bonnetta,
singer-songwriter for Polaris Prize nominated collective Evening
Hymns (along with Sylvie Smith, daughter of our very own Artistic
Director). Jonas oversaw the construction of the earth bag
structure last summer, and has returned to aid in the completion of
Jonas Bonnetta – campfire singing prodigy
Check out Sylvie and Jonas performing a track from the latest Evening Hymns album: Evening Hymns - Arrows And visit their website: http://www.eveninghymns.com/
Battlefield Cat Rentals and rental manager Jeff Stewart
have once again helped us out with the use of a backhoe/loader.
This invaluable assistance has allowed us to complete the last of
the earthworks, landscaping and terraforming and we are very
Chris levelling the area for the last truck trailer
It’s been a rainy few weeks at the Asterion camp . . .
Leo gathering cedars for the woven path
. . . but it seems our latest guests have brought the good weather with them.
Michael Waterman is a cross-disciplinary artist who works with visual, audio and installation pieces. His works have been exhibited across the nation, including at our own Macdonald Stewart Art Centre in Guelph, as well as the Art Gallery of Ottawa.
Michael is here to complete Daedalus’ Workshop, an Asterion favourite, which was begun last summer.
For more on Michael’s audio work, visit http://mannlichercarcano.blogspot.ca/p/to-celebrate-mannlichercarcanos-25-th.html to listen to his radio broadcasts.
Also joining us is Angela Thomas, designer of costumes, sets, props and everything in between. Angela has been nominated for seven Dora Mavor Moore awards for costume design, most recently for Modern Times Theatre’s revival of Waiting for Godot.
Angela is here to complete the underground earth-bag structure, also known as the Arcana.
Don’t forget – tickets are now available for our August 10th and 11th shows. Email email@example.com and tell us why you want to be a part of Asterion for your chance at a ticket.
We’re also still looking for performers to be a part of the show – sign up for a free weekend workshop to audition.