Interplay Program

Multidisciplinary approaches to performance...

Sep 8 & 9, 8pm

Moberly Arts Centre

We wish to acknowledge that we are on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. It is an honour and a privilege to be guests on their lands. We are grateful.

El’s Symphony, Song-Walk No.2

created & performed by Claire Love Wilson

dramaturgy by Peter Lorenz and Davey Calderon

Claire Love Wilson is multidisciplinary actor and creator based in Vancouver BC, Unceded Coast Salish territories. Her artistic practice blends singer-songwriting, theatre-creation, and performance art. Recent credits include original performances for The Only Animal, battery opera performance, Urban Ink, The Vancouver Fringe Festival, Vital Spark Theatre and several indie short films. Claire is currently developing an experimental musical that enlivens temporary sound landscapes through the recomposition of traditional Scottish ballads and gesture driven loop-pedal scores.

Special thanks to Rita Love and Marion Ross for passing on the traditions, and to Kristina Lemieux, Jeff Gladstone, Anita Rochon, Kathleen Flaherty and Eric Rhys Miller for your artistic encouragement and support.

A Pair of Blue (working title)

created & performed by Katie Lyle & Shelby Wright

Katie Lyle & Shelby Wright make movement-based work combining their artistic backgrounds in dance, film and visual art. Their collaborative practice focuses on the development of a shared movement vocabulary that acts as a generative source for creation and communication, incorporating cross-disciplinary modes including text, drawing, performance, sound and video. The process of compromise, erasure and renegotiation are presented through the choreography of syncing bodies performing a language of response and criticality. Lyle and Wright both live in Toronto.

Silence, No Control, Signing

created & performed by Jessica Leung

Through poetry and performance, Jessica explores what silence means to them as a Deaf artist.

Jessica Leungis a Deaf POC, Asian Taiwanese and Chinese, gender neutral person currently living, working and performing as a settler on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish peoples. Jessica is a poet, movement artist and visual artist, hoping to combine movement with sign language (American Sign Language), which overlaps Jessica’s own journey. Jessica is learning and creating through collaboration or as an individual in the hopes of bringing their intersectional cultural focus to work in both the hearing and the Deaf world.

Thank you to the support and contributions of Rianne Svelnis and


subject to change

created & performed by Nita Bowerman

Nita Bowerman is an interdisciplinary performance-based artist. Trained as an actor and dancer, Nita is also a prolific creator of short experimental movement-based videos (compiled at She also makes wearable art works out of unconventional materials when time and space permit. She is a graduate of SFU.

Thank-you to Sophia Wolfe for attending rehearsal and acting as my stand in and for generating movement ideas.

Thank-you to Sammy Chien for mentoring me in the application of Isadora software, courtesy of the BC Arts Council.

Isadora is a graphic programming environment with an emphasis on real-time manipulation of digital video. Isadora was designed by Mark Coniglio.

This is my first live performance using Isadora.

The Long Table

hosted by Brian Postalian

created by Lois Weaver, Public Address Systems

The Long Table is an experimental public forum originally developed by performance artist Lois Weaver. At the Long Table, participants will experiment with participation and public engagement by appropriating a dinner table atmosphere as a public forum, on serious topics. Everyone is welcome at the table to ask questions, make statements, or simply sit, listen and watch. This iteration of Lois Weaver’s open source format asks the audience what do they want to talk about.

Brian Postalian (Բրայն Փոսթալյան) is an award winning interdisciplinary performance creator born and raised in Toronto by way of Armenia, Ireland, Wales, and the Czech Republic. Now, relocated to Vancouver to complete an MFA in Interdisciplinary studies from SFU, he also bicycles and takes photos.

Lois Weaver is a lecturer, performance artist, writer, director and activist. The Long Table is her creation that she has gifted to the public.

Post-Show Social

A very special thank you to our volunteers & other supporters: Sonja Janousek, Jeanette Kotowich, Sophie Maguire, Carolina Bergonzoni, Alexa Mardon, Ahmed Khalil, Ilana Zackon, Olivia Shaffer, Luis Canton, Ralph Escamillan, Jennifer McLeish-Lewis, Katie Cassidy, Sara Vickruck and all of the Moberly staff.

producer, curator, stage manager Deanna Peters

technical director Andrew Chu

videographer Chris Randle

photo above: Katie Lyle & Shelby Wright by Moran Lewis

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