March 31 was the premiere of Just Keep Breathing, the play which came from the CIHR-funded study The Experience and Resolution of Moral Distress in Paediatric Intensive Care Teams: A Canadian Perspective. The play will be remounted as part of the InSight: Visualizing Health Humanities Exhibition at the University of Alberta on June 7, 8 and 9.
Work on Chat Blanc: Shadows and Light on Erik Satie continues with collaborators Roxanne Classen (the principal researcher), Mireille Rijavec, Eva Colmers, Caitlin Richards and Laura Jones. The performances are slated for the end of May at the McMahon Pavillion of the Faculte St. Jean of the University of Alberta. The project has called on me to translate texts, write or adapt passages, rethink Satie’s shadow puppet opera, and learn some of Satie’s songs.
Another work-in-progress, Tokyo 1965, is now slated to open the Boyle Renaissance Plaza as part of the International Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival in August 2012.