Parade of Lost Souls: Altar Ego (Vancouver, 2017)
Mainstage VJ: Kanon Hewitt
Produced by: Théâtre la Seizième
Written by: Simon Boulerice
Directed by: Cory Haas
Performed by: Benoit Trudel
Set and Costume Design by: Shizuka Kai
Sound Design by: Malcolm Dow
Video Design by: Milton Lim and Kanon Hewitt
Choreography by: Marisa Gold
Stage Management by: Aidan Hammond
Simon tries his utmost to stand out, and to liven up the boredom of his daily existence. He wants to sing, but his voice isn’t good enough: he wants to dance, but he got signed up for hockey instead. Nothing turns out as expected: his faith breaks, his voice breaks, his heart breaks… yet in spite of it all, amid all the turmoil of adolescence, he learns to love himself the way he is.
Chronicling Simon’s inward journey from awkward kid to Prince Charming with great tenderness and humour, Simon a toujours aimé danser is about the importance of expressing yourself and achieving your potential through your passions in life. The play draws on a wide range of cultural references, bridging the gap between Nobel Prize-winning authors and Disney movies, between classical and pop, between ballet and music videos.
Phase 1 (2018)
Directed by: Julia Siedlanowska
Written and Performed by: Caroline Hebert, Stephen Lytton, Kat Norris, Kaitlyn Pedersen, Sandra Pronteau, Terreane Derrick
Set, Lighting, Projection Design by: Kanon Hewitt
Sponsored by Kokoro Dance Theatre Society/KW Studios, presented as part of the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival.
Unsettled is an intergenerational multi-arts theatre project created with and performed by community artists who live with and experience disability(s).
The presentational style blends poetry, narrative, song, stylized gesture, movement, live drumming and incorporates ASL interpretation.
Phase 2 (2019)
Directed by: Julia Siedlanowska
Written and Performed by: Caroline Hebert, Stephen Lytton, Kat Norris, Kaitlyn Pedersen, Sandra Pronteau
Projection Design by: Kanon Hewitt
Sound Design by: Matt Horrigan
Lighting Design by: Keagan Elrick
Directed by Gavan Cheema
Produced by Stone's Throw Productions and Pacific Theatre
Stage Management by Linnea Antos
Lighting Design by Harika Xu & Tory Ip
Sound Design and Projection Design by Kanon Hewitt
Set Design by Heipo Leung
Costume Design by Lizzy Fu
Sound design included arrangement of traditional West African music and popular Afro-Carribean music
Projection design included designs based on kente cloth patterns and colour symbolism
In this one-night-only presentation, four artists explore the multilayered effects of WWII on Japanese in Canada, forming complementary narratives alongside, in, and among The Lost Fleet exhibition, expanding the abstract, metaphysical, and conceptual that is often absent in documented histories. Once Lost invites audiences to experience an immersive journey through The Lost Fleet exhibit.
Curated by Leanne Dunic
Wyspa is an immersive youth-led outdoor theatre installation that premiered at the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival. A group of youth stranded on an urchin-infested island guide the audience through a magic-infused ceremony and explore their world views that have turned them into survivors. Part documentary/verbatim script driven by youth aged 10-16.
Co-created and co-written by Kanon Hewitt and Julia Siedlanowska
Dramaturgy by mia susan amir
Directed by Julia Siedlanowska
Projection Design and Sound Design by Kanon Hewitt