UWinnipeg Theatre Students perform original solo works

WINNIPEG, MB – UWinnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film presents The One Less Travelled By: An Evening of Solo Performances from November 22 to 25, 2017 at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film. The series is conceived, developed, and performed by members of the fourth-year Honours Devised Theatre class and directed by Claire Borody.

The title is drawn from the final lines of Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken”:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

From a foundation of concrete sources — image, music, props, selected text, and scored action — each performer has created an original ‘journey’ solo performance piece. All performances originate in a laboratory setting in which ideas (hypotheses) are tested in concrete ways (through specific tasks and improvisation). 

“The performers are exploring themes and content of personal interest and have developed hybrid forms of expression uniquely suited to their own artistic needs,” explains director Claire Borody. “Each performance is an audio-visual response to the source material and serves to answer a specific question or offer an alternative viewpoint on the world.”

Content and themes of The One Less Traveled range from the sacred and the profane of ordinary objects, to love and sacrifice as a terrible beauty, to the effect of sound on the human experience, the insidiousness of enclosure, the rhythm of mental disturbance and the cost of adulthood.

The performances are arranged as two separate series each featuring four 20- to 25-minute solo pieces.

Series One performances run Wednesday, November 22 and Friday, November 24 at 8:00 pm. 
Series Two performances run Thursday, November 23 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 25 at 7:00 pm.  

All performances are held at The University of Winnipeg in the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film at 400 Colony Street. Tickets are free and available at the door. Visit The One Less Traveled By: An Evening of Solo Performances for more information. Content warning: Language and sexuality.

The Department of Theatre and Film at UWinnipeg offers programs in acting, design, drama in education, filmmaking, playwriting, and production/stage management. Our classes are small, our programs are practical, and our faculty is comprised of highly respected and award-winning professionals who are experienced teachers and remain active in their disciplines, bringing relevant and up-to-date instruction to our students.

 

MEDIA CONTACT
Melinda Tallin, Department of Theatre and Film,
P: 204.786.9955, E: theatre@uwinnipeg.ca

Claire Borody,Department of Theatre and Film,
P: 204.786-9385, E: c.borody@uwinnipeg.ca

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