2012 Participants

​(Post apocapyptic love-fest + A culinary creation + Neanderthals and The Boss + Watching alone )
 
For those who hate the human race
Deedee Butters, Scott Irving, Claude Marquis, Rebecca Noelle & Olexandra Pruchnicky (The Peptides) with Nick Di Gaetano
 
Lab Experience
Using material from their concept albums For Those Who Hate Human Interaction and Love Question Mark, three members of the avant-garde pop band The PepTides set out to craft a musical narrative centring on a conflicted couple as they confront their pre-apocalyptic (Act I) and post-apocalyptic (Act II) world
 
 

Later?

The PepTides will be presenting a music-based show called LOVE + HATE at the 2014  Ottawa Fringe Festival, taking their inspiration from some of the “macro” (societal) and “micro” (personal) themes they explored at the lab. In 2015 the show was invited to The Summerworks Festival in Toronto

 

 

 
Bread
Geoff McBride & Karen Balcome (Thunk! Theatre)

 

Lab Experience

Inspired by a love of baking and challenged to do the "impossible" on stage, we explored the action of baking bread. Afterwards, we wrote, played and answered questions about structure, story and logistics, developing a scene that had us making bread dough with a small audience.

 

Later?

Bread was re-staged and presented as part of GCTC's 2013 Undercurrents Festival. 140 "friends" made bread with us over 15 performances. Patrons made their dough then returned an hour later to pick up a freshly baked loaf of bread.

 

 
Neanderthal
Nick Di Gaetano
with Scott Irving, Deedee Butters, Rebecca Noelle & Olexandra Pruchnicky

 

Lab Experience

I wanted to explore the format of a "theatrical concert" while also examining the final days of our prehistoric Neanderthal ancestors. Inspired by the blue collar, working class music of Bruce Springsteen I set about creating a piece that would explore the final days of the Neanderthals through the eyes of an everyday, run of the mill tribe member.

 

Later?

Since then scientists have officially sequenced the entirety of Neanderthal DNA which will give us even more insight in to their lives, lifestyle and cultural make up. The show is sitting on my hard drive waiting for me to be a little less busy so Kevin and I can continue to develop it, making a place where science and theatre and rock n' roll can come gloriously together. Amazingly in 2018 Kevin and Scottie Irving and I are back in development with the show. Stand by.

 

Nick Di Gaetano

Listen to "Bury our Dead"

 
Seul 
Antoine Coté Legault
avec Alexandre Gauthier
movement: Gabrielle Lalonde

 

Lab Experience

Inspiré de l'idée qu'on ne sait pas ce que font les gens dans l'intimité lorsqu'ils se retrouvent seuls chez eux, Seul explorait l'influence des états d'âme d'un personnage sur sa perception de l'espace dans lequel il vit. Ainsi, l'évolution de l'homme transformait physiquement son appartement, créant une poésie scénique.

 

Later?

Le laboratoire Seul n'a pas eu de suite directe, mais son instigateur Antoine Côté Legault a poursuivi son exploration d'un théâtre poétique en créant deux nouveaux spectacles, dont Corps à corps (Fondation pour l'avancement du théâtre francophone au Canada, mars-avril 2014) qui a reçu un accueil favorable.

 

(French language project)

Antoine Coté Legault

Alexandre Gauthier

Gabrielle Lalonde