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HAMMER at The Theatre Centre – March 19 to 22, 2015

The History of Cathy Gordon’s Anger – Six Strategies for Sublimation

Created by Cathy Gordon
in collaboration with Trevor Schwellnus and Christopher Willes

photo by Erin Brubacher

photo by Erin Brubacher

Production Assistance: Katie Kehoe & Bobby Theodore
Mold for hammer sculpture: Duncan Forbes
Photograph: Erin Brubacher

A big thank you to the entire staff at The Theatre Centre.  It’s a thrill to be here!

Thank you to my many outside eyes:
Franco Boni, Erin Brubacher,  Niomi Cherney, Lacey Creighton, Fiona Griffiths, Ame Henderson, Becky Johnson, Jeff Kirby,  Alex Napier, Liz Peterson, Kim Simon,  Bobby Theodore , Holly Timpener, Gein Wong.

Thank you to more wise friends for taking the time to meet with me: Aviva Chernick, Chris Dupuis, Jess Dobkin, Zoe Sweet, Laura Nanni, Coman Poon, Kathleen Smith, Heidi Strauss.

Thank you to my previous residency and workshop supporters:
Hannah Firth, Cathy Boyce, Catherine Angle + Experimentica Festival 2014
Nadia Ross , Sarah Conn + Sto Union
The artists of MAKE Artist Residency (Tiger Dublin Fringe, Project Arts Centre, Cork Midsummer Festival and Theatre Forum) and mentors Stewart Laing, Annie Dorsen and Florian Malzacher.
hub14 art and performance works
Michael Rubenfeld + SummerWorks Festival
Emma Tibaldo + Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal
And especially Chad Dembski who was the first. 

 This development phase of HAMMER is made possible through the support of The Toronto Arts Council and The Canada Council For The Arts.

HAMMER @ The Theatre Center, Toronto

EXPERIMENTICA14, Chapter, Cardiff. Photo: Warren Orchard.

I hope you will be able to attend the latest version of HAMMER: The History of Cathy Gordon’s Anger – Six Strategies for Sublimation, which is happening for *four shows only* from March 19 – 22, 2015 at The Theatre Center, 1115 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON.

Please note that I have an early start-time of 7PM Thursday to Saturday and a late start-time of 4PM on Sunday.

This perpetual work-in-progress has limited audience capacity, so for those of you keen to support the work, please purchase your tickets online in advance HERE.

This workshop production has been assisted by the creative talents of Trevor Schwellnus (space and lights) and Christopher Willes (sound and composition).

I also want to acknowledge the insightful input of the many rehearsal audiences who gave feedback last fall in the lead-up to my presentation in Wales – you were my crowd-sourced director :) Previous residency and workshop supporters include Nadia Ross + Sto Union, MAKE Artist Residency (Tiger Dublin Fringe, Project Arts Centre, Cork Midsummer Festival and Theatre Forum), hub14 art and performance works, Michael Rubenfeld + SummerWorks Festival and Emma Tibaldo + Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal. And especially Chad Dembski who was the first.

And to learn more about HAMMER please check out Kathleen Smith’s article, The History of Cathy Gordon’s Anger.