THE TALE OF A TOWN
The Tale of a Town – Canada is a site-specific theatre and media project that is capturing the collective community memory of our country’s main streets, one story at a time, while preserving local heritage and promoting neighbourhood culture.
Touring across the Canada in our storymobile (a.k.a recording booth on wheels) we’re gathering stories in small towns and big cities alike by means of scheduled and impromptu interviews with independent business owners, local heroes, community stakeholders, and neighbourhood residents. These stories inspire performance installations that take place in site-specific downtown locations created in collaboration with local artists and in partnership with presenting partners from across the country.
This national venture culminaTED in a Live multi-platform celebration of the country’s main street culture, to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017 - including a FOUR-month residency at ottawa's Inspiration village and a nationally-touring show.
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THE TALE OF A T-SHIRT
The Tale of a T-Shirt takes us on a trip around the world as we follow a t-shirt from seed to cotton to cloth. Inspired by actual events, this docu-comedy asks young people to question the true cost of our clothing, daring us to look beyond the familiar storefront windows as we re-examine the roles we all play as consumers in this game that lasts a lifetime.
Directed by Lisa Marie DiLiberto and featuring four hot up-and-coming clown-trained performers, this theatrical adventure is framed as a school presentation and uses live music and zany puppetry juxtaposed with archival images to dazzle audiences while provoking us to consider how our actions have global reverberations.
Created with support from The Ontario Arts Council and Theatre Direct