Jeff Wirth returns to the Barn in August to teach Improvisational, Immersive, and Interactive Performance.
We caught up with one of the Deep Dive artist researchers, Joanna Harmon, to ask about her experience working side-by-side with Jeff over the past year.
“Jeff is a special breed of person. Not simply does he teach but, more importantly, he guides and never fails to inspire. Jeff’s sensitive awareness of the intricacies of human nature fosters joy and courage, commitment and play.”
The show will be directed by Martha Ross, co-founder of Toronto’s Theatre Columbus who helped to foster Canada’s devised theater scene with numerous award winning productions such as Anger in Ernest and Ernestine.
Upstream Downtown, is a research-based, clown/bouffon multimedia play exploring salmon-human relations in the Greater Toronto Area through an eco-feminist lens.
Alexandra told us that, the “Celebration Barn Theater Residency was essential in the development of Upstream Downtown. We discovered themes, characters, and a hybrid performance style that has come to define our work. The residency offered us a place to focus, the freedom to take risks, and perhaps most importantly, a chance to share our work in development with others artists and theatre goers.”