May we present to you our amazing artistic collaborators for:
The Tale of a Town - Huntsville!
Artistic Director of Suitcase In Point
(sister company to FIXT POINT!)
Artistic Producer of Suitcase in Point
The show was a true success!!! See for yourself….....
And how did it all happen? With a little help from our friends, of course…
Tina Turley, the Janis Joplin of the north played guitar in our show to help us bring back the bar era of the Empire Hotel! Doug Banwell, David Kaye’s best friend sounded a sweet saxophone in silhouette. Our newest friends Zsiporah and Michael Moon, who we met on the day they moved to Hunstville last week, graced the audience with Harp and song in the prologue. Our colleague Tony Mara who was cottaging in the area stepped in to play my hilarious husband. Jay Cheel, Kevin McMahon and Kristina McLaughlin of Primitive Entertainment were there to capture us on film. The Christmas Tyme store lent us lights. The Great Vine lent us lamps. The Rotary Club dug out bathtubs from storage and even lent us the coveted Rotary wheel and bell. The Huntsville Festival for the Arts found us chairs and ladders every other little thing we needed. The EXTRAORDINARY Dan Watson, Artistic Director of Edge of the Woods Theatre, put together a MAGICAL Nuit Blanche North for us to take part in. And last but not least, the people of Huntsville inspired us with their tales. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU EVERYONE! Another exciting memory was made, about how we brought stories to life on that bright night in Huntsville in July…
The Tale of a Town – Hunstville was produced by FIXT POINT, and created by Lisa Marie DiLiberto and Charles Ketchabaw in collaboration with theatre artists Rob Feetham, Deanna Jones, Adam Paolozza and Annie Wilson.
This exciting site-specific theatre and media project was made possible through generous support from The Ontario Arts Council, The Huntsville Festival of the Arts, Chapman’s Ice Cream, The Walrus Magazine and The Hive Strategic Marketing.
Listen Here for our radio show we crafted with some of these stories:
A Walk Down Main Street – Huntsville Edition
And stay tuned, the tale continues… Next stop – LONDON TOWN!
It’s difficult to say how it all happened. But it did! From all of the interviews, together we selected stories, and sound bytes and scenarios and created four tales to tell at Nuit Blanche North. We crafted and cringed and created and collected and carried each other through. We set up lights and sound, put up projections and pictures, we sang and we danced, we laughed and we cried (but mostly laughed), and all we could hope for, was that on Saturday July 14, the people of Huntsville would be proud of what we made from what they gave… We were so busy making our show, we didn't take too many pics, but here's a fun glimpse of our pre-show set up. Check us out lighting up the night before unit blanche north!
We started the day with a fascinating interview with Martha Watson and her friend Kate. Martha told us the tale of the clock tower that once was part of Union Station in Toronto and came to Huntsville via her father’s crafty ways! Now, there’s a show piece if I ever heard one! And Kate, a very good friend of Dave Kaye, told us more about the tragic plight of this local town hero.
Another Kate, a documentary filmmaker based in Toronto but originally from Huntsville, arrived later that day to stay with us for the week and document our process. The awesome Kate Hemming, back home to work with us! Kate dug right in as Charles and I got prepped for the week of intense creation ahead. Paper went up on walls, notebooks were bought, interview clips divided, and schedules firmed up. We stayed late, wanting everything to be ready for our artists arrival in the storefront so they could get right down to business, or should I say, get right up to play…