As a South Korean immigrant artist on this indigenous land, my relationship to this land is something that I have been curious about. As immigrants we form pockets of communities that we call home in this foreign land, I am curious about exploring the stories of immigrants and indigenous people. This piece will be a devising theatre piece where I will be working collaboratively with other creators to make something raw and intimate. I want to know what this land means to a diverse group of immigrants. Through the exploration with my collaborators, I also want to ask myself the same question. I am also hoping that my show will provoke the same thing for you.
CONTENT WARNING: domestic violence and sexual violence
This workshop presentation is part of a double-bill celebrating the explorations in this year’s Directors Lab! Join us in Native Earth Performing Arts’ Aki Studio on May 19 or May 20th to experience both performances.
- RUN TIME: 30 minutes (The Directors Lab Showcase runs 1.5 hours)
- Director: Sienna-hessoo Jang
- Sound Designer: Jenna Geen
- Performers: Darnie Tran, Alexandra Floras-Matic, Vivian Yin
- Stage Manager: Beth Ariton
Native Earth Performing Art’s Aki Studio
250-585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2B7
Native Earth Performing Arts and Artscape strive to provide equal treatment to and equitable benefits of its services, programs and facilities in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.
- The Dundas Street entrance provides barrier-free access to the building
- Two elevators are located in the South Lobby
- All floors have accessible washrooms and stalls, as well as accessible drinking fountains
- Signage throughout the building is written in Braille
- A hearing enhancement system is available in Aki Studio and the Ada Slaight Hall
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Siena-heesoo Jang (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist who is interested in the way we explore our relationship with the world and ourselves. She is curious about our stories that are created during self discovery and reflection. She is an aspiring theatre maker and an actor who wants to challenge the spectators and provoke thought. Her experience as an artist also has been a lot about the community. She has been building her relationship with art through facilitation, awareness and self discovery. Her work is very explorative and often loves to use other forms of art such as movement, painting, photography and poetry in Theatre. She recently participated in a zoom theatre piece through UTSC theatre faculty show called “Pande-MIC project as a collaborator/actor in a devised piece. The show was about our identities, vulnerability, stories moving through the time in the pandemic. The show was done 85% live on zoom. Directed by Carla Da Silva Melo. She is currently working on her personal project, “Clover” through Paprika’s Director’s lab.
Jenna Geen (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist. Their work as a composer and sound designer focuses on using sound as a tool to investigate emotional textures and moods—creating post-modern worlds rather than telling stories through more traditional ways. One of Jenna’s favourite ways to explore story is through the unification of movement with music and sound. Ultimately, Jenna wishes to utilize her various skills as an actor, dancer, and musician in order to create immersive work that challenges traditional theatre conventions, and asks profound questions.