"I consciously create a space where they [actors] are absolutely fascinated by each other." "Innocence doesn’t necessarily mean an age; it’s a quality, an approach, a vulnerability, a humour." "I’m infiltrating Canadian spaces with the courage to disagree and to question constant conformity for the sake of comfort where there obviously isn’t comfort." "...a safe space … Continue reading International Theatre Publication Interviews 100 Watt!
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! SEEKING: ONE actor, age range 14 - 18, to join the 100 Watt Youth Ensemble in the unique position of SWING UNDERSTUDY for the production of 12 at the Great Canadian Theatre Company. Experience in theatre (classes and/or productions) required. Qualities: love of collaboration, dedicated & responsible, detail-oriented, and a willingness to … Continue reading OPPORTUNITY!
The young artists in the 100 Watt Youth Ensemble did a deep dive into THE CHEMICAL VALLEY PROJECT, the first show of GCTC's new season (creators: Broadleaf Theatre). They read the script, attended a dress rehearsal, co-moderated the public talk-back, and wrote about their experiences at the show. Click the following link below to read … Continue reading 100 Watt’s Youth Ensemble actively engage with first show of GCTC’s 2022-23 season!
From September to May, twelve young artists ages 14 - 18 of the Ottawa-Gatineau area are Resident Artists at the GCTC: they will contribute to the season ahead, train & develop in theatre skills, and rehearse their own project (12) for performances on the GCTC stage in May 2023. These 100 Watt "Agents of Action" … Continue reading 100 Watt Youth Ensemble are Resident Artists at the GCTC 2022-23!
"How 100 Watt Theatre's production of "12" takes a hard & honest look at the climate change crisis through the eyes of teenagers. We speak with director/creator Kristina Watt and actor Raluca Voina, age 13, to get a preview." (CBC In Town & Out Nov 20 2021) Click on this link here to listen to … Continue reading 12 on Air!
Jo-Anne and Carmelle in Rehearsal Nov 6 (Photo Brigitte Pellerin) [Image Description: Two women sit side by side; one wears a purple hat, a multi coloured mask, and a light blue sweater over a white striped top. Her hands are clasped. The other wears a black mask and a brown sweater with a tan scarf. … Continue reading Carmelle & Jo-Anne, ASL interpretation artists, join the process
Along with 12 in Ottawa, Canada, there are many artists globally currently using their expertise to try to affect a public into greater awareness and hopefully action--now. Click here to read the full article: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/01/theater/climate-crisis-theater-cop26.html?smid=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR0RVVUpw7x8fxzfhuSWAi5XFulZqztBVFYVTycSrfRhcc3te5XN40m7jbA
Shouldn't theatre about the climate challenge not just be in the story onstage but in how it's built? The entire set for 12 is 12 black stools. No costumes are new or purchased. What's the main resource? 12 incredible youth and a rich multi generational creative team. The Set of 12 2021 (Photo: Catherine Robson) … Continue reading Low Carbon Theatre?
If a professional theatre project aims to give voice to youth regarding the future of the planet, shouldn't the project involve their input in all areas of the production, not just as performers? 12 is professional theatre for adults that is by necessity performed & co created with youth. In addition, the project includes photographer … Continue reading their voices, OFF STAGE & ON