The buzz development series focuses on creating an artistic process that places the art and artist at the centre. This can manifest itself in various ways including: workshops, dramaturgy, public presentations as well as ways which cannot yet be anticipated or defined. At TPM, rather than prescribing a specific methodology, we aspire to empower the artist through their development. Works in the program are being considered for future development and potential production at TPM.
For buzz showings, TPM is sharing the artist’s process in front of an audience, as a tool in helping to shape their work. The evening is designed by the artist in collaboration with TPM, to create the most useful and productive audience feedback at this point in the work’s development. You, the audience, are a critical part of our development process.
19.20 Season buzz Series
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Written by Sam Khalilieh
Directed by Sarah Kitz
♪ PALESTINEMAN PALESTINEMAN
Says the shit
No one else can ♪ *
*Sung to the tune of Spiderman
Friday, January 10, 2020
Text and Choreography by Indrit Kasapi
Directed by Cole Alvis
TOKA tells the story of three siblings looking for a way out of a 27-year long blood feud between two families disputing land ownership.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Performed by Travis Knights
Directed by Brandy Leary
EPHEMERAL ARTIFACTS is an intoxicating mix of tap dance and storytelling that erects temporal monuments to the past, present and future of the African American experience.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Writer: Guillermo Verdecchia
Collaborator: Karen Hines
Commissioned by Prairie Theatre Exchange
An insatiable hunger to belong. A desperate need to protect. A growing desire for revenge. Three lives intersect in this dark fable about globalization and the end of the world.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Created by Tamyka Bullen & Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
This bold, and intimate work centres on the experiences of two queer women of colour navigating degrees of difference between their Deaf/hearing, Guyanese/Grenadian, Hindu/Christian cultures.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Created by Shakeil Rollock
Outside Eye and Mentorship by Catherine Hernandez & Esie Mensah
With the support of b current performing arts
OK, YOU CAN STOP NOW is a movement-based work that explores the struggle for power and peace through marginalized bodies in a world that was not made for them.