'we know more than we think'
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This journey has been a gift, it's been a long time since the focus of my world has been on my work, rather than all that is encompassed in an academic career....I realize through these weeks that I have come home to what matters—you might say my musical, and the space that is the arts-based research studio called me into presence. Now wide-awake, I hope that I may carry this feeling of creativity and joy back to Vancouver... my thanks to everyone who journeyed with me during my stay in…Continue
How amazing! We put the musical (a truncated version) up on its feet! My characters embodied by my energetic and wonderful volunteers spoke, fought, loved, and brought to life some of the hours and hours of script I had created during my time in the Studio. There were lines spoken by characters that had me wincing, others that simply sang—bringing a script to life requires breath and body. The best scene (at least in terms of playwright's folly) was in the medical clinic in which a child's…Continue
Wow! What fun! Nikki who will be one of two artists-in-residence in the winter semester, arrived at the studio, ready to sail into improvisation. I was curious about one of my characters, Tom, en route from his medical practice in the city to a clinic he volunteers in overseas, so I put him on a plane, with a seatmate. Nikki created a consultant, divorced, with two kids, who I suspect will be a character in the final version of the musical. The gift of collaboration is the unexpected that is…Continue
Today I am transcribing, all the digital recordings that I have made in the past two weeks, now being captured in text. Diane has suggested that we workshop the musical on Thursday....I am curious to hear their voices...to meet these characters who have been keeping me company in the studio. Meeting new people, listening to new stories, new ideas is exciting...this studio retreat is going too quickly! I want to hold on to each day, and say, wait a minute, give me more time—but it seems that…Continue