The COVID-19 pandemic brought many uncertainties to the Arts.
Artisits from varying areas - music, production, actors, design and more - all were out of work in the blink of an eye. Many of these artists were close colleagues to Globe Theatre and our organization wanted to do something to help.
And that's where the Artisitic Associate Program was born.
Nine Artistic Associates joined us for a five-month residency and were invited to create and explore the art of theatre during the pandemic:
- Kris Alvarez
- Sarah Bergbusch
- Ohanna Bundon
- Sierra Haynes
- Bongani Musa
- Greg Ochitwa
- Aren Okemaysim
- Jayden Pfeifer
- Michael Wanless
Running from the beginning of February 2021 through June 2021, Globe Theatre's team of local theatre practitioners engaged in a series of micro projects in the areas of outreach, education, and collaborations with many of the city’s freelance artists and organizations.
Along with creating work for Globe Theatre, the artists partnered with numerous community arts groups, including Prairie Sky School, Listen to Dis, Curtain Razers, and Burnt Sienna.
We welcomed audiences to COVID safe viewings of ‘micro’ projects, audio plays, sneak peaks at new works in the works, outdoor events, and performances for children. The pandemic has shifted everything, and the importance of storytelling and performance are a key part of how we reassemble as a community.
Jennifer Brewin, Artistic Director of Globe Theatre:
“The pandemic has shifted everything, and the importance of storytelling and performance are a key part of how we reassemble as a community. These are extraordinary times, and we turn to our artists to respond.”