Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve become more aware than ever of how important celebrating holidays, birthdays, accomplishments, and occasions are to humanity. Without being able to gather with our loved ones, celebrating this year has been much different – sometimes for the better and sometimes not. I wanted to explore what it means to celebrate during this time in one of the ways that I celebrate myself… by creating!
I used a process called ‘user-centered design framework’ to create PARTY FOR ONE, a process often used to develop spaces, software, and of course, art, that focuses on crafting meaningful experiences for users – or in my case, audience. Because of the restrictions around gathering, I have had to push myself outside of my regular theatre-making practice and have been so grateful to have Adrienne Wong, an accomplished user-centered design theatre maker, to help guide me through this process. I hope the result is an engaged, meaningful, provoking and thoughtful experience for audiences that reminds them of the value of celebration and connection in uncertain times.
Special thanks to Adrienne Wong, my mentor on this piece.
Showtime: Saturday 26 June at 7pm
PLEASE NOTE: This Party for One is only available for residents in Hamilton and Niagara Regions. A package will be delivered to your home as part of this experience.
Register for your ticket here!