iChild Created by Students from Harriet Tubman Public School
October 22 & 23, 2016 at Rodman Hall, Brock University
Public Workshop Readings: Saturday, October 22nd at 3:30 pm & Sunday, October 23rd at 1 pm and 3:30 pm *readings are approximately 1 hour in duration*
In Association with Outside the March With Community Partners Rodman Hall, St. Catharines Collegiate & Harriet Tubman Public School
This collaboration is a new partnership with Toronto’s award-winning immersive theatre company Outside the March. Our Community Partner Rodman Hall, and its grounds, will be animated with the creation of a site-specific, immersive theatre experience created by youth from Niagara. The project will be directed and developed by OtM Artistic Director Mitchell Cushman & Carousel Artistic Director Jessica Carmichael.
iChild is an exploration of our heavily digitized, mediated, screen-filled world, created by a demographic that has never known anything but. How does technology affect children? At home? In the school? How has technology advancement changed language arts for children? How has technology created gaps in how children experience land and heritage? How do we create art? We chose Rodman Hall to investigate the cross-section between technology, language, heritage space and contemporary art and their place in children’s lives.
The piece will be a workshop reading offered to the public three times, and performed by professional actors. iChild workshop readings will take place at Rodman Hall, Brock University (109 St. Paul Crescent, St. Catharines) and will be a family friendly event.
This project is made possible by the Niagara Investment in Culture grant.