Spring 2012 update

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.


About Timothy Anderson

Timothy J. Anderson has taught many courses at MacEwan: Project Lead (PROW140), Distilled Prose (PROW202), Foundations of Composition/Grammar for Writers (PROW100), and Advanced Business Writing (PROW210). His academic credentials include undergraduate degrees in journalism/political science (Carleton) and music (Ottawa) and an MFA (UBC). He also has certificates in voluntary sector management (York) and music theatre (Banff Centre). Mr. Anderson has worked as a freelance writer with Wooden Door & Associates since 1992. From 1994 to 2005 he was an editor/publisher at The Books Collective literary publishing house. His own creative work includes many published short works, two published books, and more than a dozen professionally-produced works for the stage. Mr. Anderson has been writer-in-residence with the Canadian Opera Company (1988/89) and an instructor for various writing programs, such as YouthWrite. A parallel career as a performer (actor and classical baritone) has included engagements in locations as diverse as Singapore, Yellowknife, and Pigeon Forge. He has performed with opera companies, orchestras, and musical theatre companies. His credits include the original Canadian cast of Phantom of the Opera in Toronto, Archibald Craven in the Canadian premiere of The Secret Garden, the Far East tour of Phantom, and appearances in lyric and non-lyric theatre for regional and local companies.
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