Schedule

The 25th Festival Of Original Theatre:
Sounding the Inner Ear of Performance
The Centre For Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies
University Of Toronto
February 2nd– 5th 2017

OUR SCHEDULE IN BRIEF
(details subject to change)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017
9:00-9:30 Registration and Refreshments Robert Gill Lobby
9:30-11:00 PANEL 1: How do we Listen? Modes of Auditory Reception
(Moderator: Sebastian Samur) 

Shaping Music/Performance. About the Role of Listening in the Rehearsal Process (Audio Essay) – Katharina Rost

The Rhythm of Audio-Description: Talking Through Theatre with an Unseen Observer and the Dynamics of Displaced Information – Jessica Watkin

Cochlea25 – Sounding. Balancing. – Antje Budde

Robert Gill Theatre
11:15-12:45 PANEL 2: Historical Evolutions of Sound
(Moderator: Seika Boye) 

“Some kind of horrible play”: the recording medium in W. B. Yeats’s The Words upon the 

Window Pane — Ryan Stafford

The Disembodied Voice: Melancholic Reactivations of the Erotic. — Patricia Coleman

The Commedia dell’Arte : Sound-in-Performance — Rosalind Kerr

Robert Gill Theatre
12:45-1:45 Lunch Break
1:45-3:15 PANEL 3: Headset and Walking Aural Performances
(Moderator: Kelsey Jacobson) 

Down the Hill Entrusts — Deniz Basar

Performing listening in Colombia’s post-conflict context. — Luis C. Sotelo

Multi and Monoculture Theatricalism and the Visual and Aural Experiences of Berkun Oya’s Plays — Berna Çelikkaya

Robert Gill Theatre
3:30-5:00 PANEL 4: Sound and Technology
(Moderator: Montgomery Martin) 

LISTENERS AT WORK: A Delhi Listening Group Project (Audio Essay) — Sophea Lerner

The Politics of Architectural Spaces in Opera in the Age of Technology — Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh

Ruptures of Audible Breath — Stefanie Heine

Robert Gill Theatre
5:00-6:30 Dinner Break
6:45-7:00 Opening Remarks Robert Gill Theatre
7:00-9:00 Collage Concert I

Theater Piece (John Cage, 1960) — David Schotzko and the DRM376 Class

Untitled — Off-Key Productions

Notes of Who You Were — Leonard Stein and Liza Futerman

RE:connect (2016) — Sarah Hopkin, choreography; Julia Mermelstein, music composition; Kathleen Legassick, dancer; Olivia Shortt, musician

Existentialism in Sound — Andrew A. Watts

Ranges — Becca Moss

Robert Gill Theatre
9:00-11:00 Reception

Title Card Game — Digital Dramaturgy Lab (performance installation)

“within the Sound of these Waves” — David Lieberman (audiovideo installation)

Robert Gill Lobby, Seminar Room
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017
9:15-9:45 Registration and Refreshments Robert Gill Lobby
9:45-11:00 PANEL 5: Sound and Gender Studies I
(Moderator: Lisa Aikman) 

Matters of Drag: Lip Sync, Gesture and Embodiment in Toronto — Ryan Persadie

Hysterical Discourse: The Undoing of Hearing and Reorganization of Listening — Jenn Cole

Robert Gill Theatre
11:15-12:45 PANEL 6: Sound and Gender Studies II
(Moderator: Cameron Crookston) 

Winnie’s Waltz: Liebestod, Femininity, and Musicality in Beckett’s Happy Days (Audio Essay) — Shane Thorn

The Female Gaze of Snapchat — Orly Zebak

Female Identity and Self-Expression Through the Songs of Weimar Cabaret. — Adi Braun

Robert Gill Theatre
Installations (until 6 pm)

Archiving Silence: A Political Experience of Collection — Digital Dramaturgy Lab (Robert Gill Lobby)

“within the Sound of these Waves” — David Lieberman (Seminar Room)

Autel — Kendra Jones (Rehearsal Room)

Speech Jammer — Frank Incer (Rehearsal Room)

Robert Gill Lobby, Rehearsal Room, Seminar Room
12:45-1:45 Lunch Break
1:45-3:15 PANEL 7: Musical Theatre and Choral Performances
(Moderator: Maria Meindl) 

Opening the Choir: singing at the “dancing place” at the limits of per/reception with the Workcenter’s Open Program — Myrto Koumarianos

Why We Are Here — in Calgary! — Martin Julien

“Children and Art: Hope in the Queer Musicals of Stephen Sondheim” — Stephen Low

Robert Gill Theatre

3:45-5:00 PANEL 8: The Recorded Voice
(Moderator: Sonia Norris) 

The Chemical Valley Project — Vanessa Gray, Julia Howman, Kevin Matthew Wong

ASMRtist — ALMA MATTERS

Robert Gill Theatre
5:00-6:30 Dinner Break
7:00-10:00 (freetime)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2017
9:00-9:30 Registration and Refreshments Robert Gill Lobby
9:30-11:00 PANEL 9: Composition Through Sound and Oral Material
(Moderator: Paula Danckert) 

A Mess of Things — Adam Tinkle

A Thr(3)e Dimensional Text: Writing as sound. — Mike Czuba

The Waves — Laura Quigley

Robert Gill Theatre
11:15-12:45 PANEL 10: Sound and Site-Specific Performances
(Moderator: Matt Jones) 

4’33” in Baghdad — Nicolas Royer-Artuso

From Phonography to an Extended Stage: Deterritorialization Experiences of a Dramaturgy of Sound in Theatre — Andrée-Anne Giguère, Guillaume Thibert, Jean-Paul Quéinnec

Robert Gill Theatre
Installations (11 am – 6 pm)

Archiving Silence: A Political Experience of Collection — Digital Dramaturgy Lab (Robert Gill Lobby)

Bear Eats Bear — Lydia Blaisdell, Katie Van Winkle, and Bart Pitchford (Robert Gill Lobby)

“within the Sound of these Waves” — David Lieberman (Seminar Room)

Autel — Kendra Jones (Rehearsal Room)

A House Breathes — Marcia Walker (Rehearsal Room)

Speech Jammer — Frank Incer (Rehearsal Room)

Robert Gill Lobby, Rehearsal Room, Seminar Room
12:45-1:45 Lunch Break
1:45-3:15 PANEL 11: Postdramatic and Interdisciplinary Sonic Dramaturgies I
(Moderator: Cassandra Silver) 

Explosions for the 21st Century: A Sound Design Performance — Christopher Ross-Ewart

Sonorous Dramaturgy: The Polyphony of Postdramatic Theatre — Kai-Chieh Tu

Katie Mitchell on Martin Crimp’s Attempts on her Life: A New Dimension of Sound Technology — Majeed Midhin

Robert Gill Theatre
Mask Workshop (until 3:45 pm)

Mask Theatre: Hearing The Voices Of Others Amidst The Sounds Of Silences — Sonia Norris

Leonard Common Room (LCR)
Blindfolded Walking Tour (until 3:15 pm)

Theatre for the Senses — Jonathan Silver

Robert Gill Lobby (departure point)
3:30-5:00 PANEL 12: Postdramatic and Interdisciplinary Sonic Dramaturgies II
(Moderator: Noam Lior) 

“FIRE FRAGILE FLIGHT”: Immediacy, Evanescence, and Flow in Hawkins/Dlugoszewski’s Dynamic Theatre — Libby Smigel and Kate Doyle

Collisions — Frederick Kennedy

Elevator Repair Service and the Aesthetics of Sound in Downtown Theatre — Dan Venning

Robert Gill Theatre
5:00-7:00 Dinner Break
7:00-10:00 Keynote Artist Presentation

The Church from Below – Brandon LaBelle

Luella Massey Studio Theatre
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2017
9:00-9:30 Refreshments Robert Gill Lobby
9:30-11:00 PANEL 13: Text and Speech
(Moderator: Jade Nauman) 

Speaking Texts — Multimedia Shakespeare, Orality and Aurality — Noam Lior

This is the Sound of My Memory — Shannon Holmes

tlhIngan Hol Dajatlh’a’?: ’U’: The sound of Klingon on stage — Sanja Vodovnik

Robert Gill Theatre
11:15-12:45 PANEL 14: The Sound of Cultures
(Moderator: Zachary Weinstein) 

Cultural Enclaves, Acoustic Territories: A Sonic Study of Urban Development in New York and Chicago — Amanda Gutierrez and Jenn Grossman

“Bhojpuri Blackness: Sounding the Performance of Race in Indo-Caribbean Popular Music” — Darrell Baksh

Diasporic Reverberations — Giorelle Diokno

Robert Gill Theatre
Installations (until 1:45 pm)

“within the Sound of these Waves” — David Lieberman (Seminar Room)

Autel — Kendra Jones (Rehearsal Room)

Archiving Silence: A Political Experience of Collection — Digital Dramaturgy Lab (Robert Gill Lobby)

Bear Eats Bear — Lydia Blaisdell, Katie Van Winkle, and Bart Pitchford (Robert Gill Lobby)

A House Breathes — Marcia Walker (Rehearsal Room)

Speech Jammer — Frank Incer (Rehearsal Room)

Robert Gill Lobby, Rehearsal Room, Seminar Room
12:45-1:45 Lunch Break
1:45-3:15 PANEL 15: Cultures and Listening
(Moderator: Art Babayants) 

Suelo Fertil: a telematic artistic platform for migrant women — Ximena Alarcón

Listen up!: Performative Direct Address in Contemporary Canadian Drama — Signy Lynch

(Re) Sounding America: Listening to Dissonant Latinidad in Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit — Marci R. McMahon

Robert Gill Theatre
Blindfolded Walking Tour
(rain date)
Robert Gill Lobby (departure point)
Installation Performances
(1:45 pm – 3:15 pm) 

Visiting Grandpa — Parisa Sabet

Audio performance from a frozen lake — Anne-Marie Ouellet and Thomas Sinou

3:30-6:00 Closing Remarks
Collage Concert II 

The Light — Radio Theatre performance — Debashis Sinha

“Writing for Sound and Spirit” — Toni Lester

Amplified Accidents: Recording Performance Outside The Cardioid Pattern — Steven Conway

Quiet Music for Strings — Alex Christie

Broken Telephone 破碎的电话 – Chinese Whisper 中国耳语 — Digital Dramaturgy Lab (Robert Gill Lobby)

Robert Gill Theatre