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Solo Chicken’s the coop and The NotaBle Acts Theatre Company present A Record of Us, July 20-23, 2016 at the Fredericton Playhouse.

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Photo: Lesandra Dodson

(Fredericton, NB) Solo Chicken Productions and The NotaBle Acts Theatre Company are excited to co-present the coop’s inaugural work, A Record of Us, as the feature mainstage production at the 2016 NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival. Performances will take place at The Fredericton Playhouse, July 20-23 2016.  This co-production marks an exciting opportunity for both companies, whose mandates share the common goal of supporting the work of New Brunswick artists.  This piece celebrates the work of a new generation of artists who are making a resounding impact in their field – these kids have worked their butts off for a season, investigating new ways to approach creative process, and theatrical creation. Come see, come support their brave new voices.

The creation of A Record of Us began in the spring of 2015 when Lesandra Dodson and Lisa Anne Ross first launched the coop, which is a performance collective for professional artists to research, develop and perform original works of physical theatre while supporting the artistic growth of emerging NB artists through training and performance opportunities.  The creative process has involved a fusion of training and creation where Dodson and Ross have endeavored to support and guide the emerging voices of the coop artists all while building a new work based on their expanding physical vocabulary and performance abilities.

A Record of Us is a physical exploration of what it means to be a New Brunswicker that fuses text and movement together in a series of living snap-shots.  Using the text of celebrated New Brunswick author David Adams Richards as the catalyst, the company has built a performance that evokes the raw beauty, the enduring humour and the hardscrabble realities of this province.

Dodson, Ross, the coop company members Jean-Michel Cliche, Alex Donovan, Ian Goff, Alexa Higgins, Lexi McCrae and newcomer Kira Chisholm, with lighting designer Jeff Fevens, and stage manager Brittany Long are currently in the midst of a technical residency at The Fredericton Playhouse.  The residency, which is supported by Arts New Brunswick and The Fredericton Playhouse is affording the company the opportunity to create, rehearse and perform on The Playhouse stage with full technical support from the amazing Playhouse staff.

A Record of Us | July 20-23, 2016 | Fredericton Playhouse | Buy Tickets

 

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