In the hours before sunset, the flock searches for their final roost. Towering, mischievous and raucous, their flight through the streets can’t be missed. Created by Megan Stewart, Ian McFarlane & Laura Stinson in association with The River Clyde Pageant.

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Undercurrents

Undercurrents was the first touring performance from The River Clyde Pageant, created for the 2019 Lumière Festival in Sydney, Cape Breton.

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The fourth year of The River Clyde Pageant, in New Glasgow, PEI. Co-directed by Megan Stewart, Ker Wells, Jane Wells, Ian McFarlane & Annie Therrien-Boulos Artistic & Production Support from: Emily Wells, Joanna Caplan, Marti Hopson, Andrea Ellis, Evan Medd, Dominique Hat, Kyla Gardiner, George Rahi, Robyn Jacob, Arnold Smith, Sebastien Labelle, Sue Leblanc, Laura…

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Catch a River by the Tale - 1

Catch a River by the Tale was the third iteration of The River Clyde Pageant in New Glasgow, PEI. The 2018 Pageant was directed by Ker Wells and I, in collaboration with over 140 incredible people – 60 performers, over 70 volunteers, and an 18-person creative team. This year’s Pageant maintained the production process that has…

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Wake the River Clyde was the second edition of The River Clyde Pageant, created and performed in New Glasgow, PEI in July and August 2017. I produced and co-directed Wake the River Clyde with Ker Wells. Over the course of two months, the 2017 Pageant came to life thanks to a team of over 125 artists, community members and…

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Nine travellers enrobed together, navigating the stages and spaces of an unfamiliar territory. A roving performance in costume. Five garments for multiple people to wear at a time – hats, capes, and a very large dress. Created for AfterImage 2017 at Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Art in the Open 2017. For AfterImage, garments were…

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Ghost Room, Elsewhere Museum

Project created in residence at Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, August 2016 Elsewear takes Elsewhere Museum’s collection of vintage thrift as the starting point for a series of interactions based on clothing and memory. Over 25 different outfits were taken from Elsewhere’s wardrobe to be worn by the artist throughout the duration of the residency.…

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River Clyde Pageant, New Glasgow, PEI, 2016

In the golden hour before sunset, on a summer evening in New Glasgow, a group of children run down to the River Clyde to go fishing. Arriving at the riverbank, they find no fish, but instead, a Singing Oysterman. The Oysterman teaches them a secret fish song, which draws out a colourful cast of wildlife…

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Burnaby Mountain Tape Loop 2

An interactive installation that digs into the failure and uncertainty of a small group of people who were absent from the 2014 Burnaby Mountain protests against Kinder Morgan. Set within the Pandora Park Field House, the installation presents a selection of fragmented, fictionalized stories of boreholes and incorrect coordinates told through songs, objects and ephemera. Borehole (Corbin…

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The Builders 1

Step into an environment constructed by seven unlikely architects – theatre artists, dancers, and a musician. The space buzzes with energy as the builders work tirelessly to create the realms of their dreams. In a chaotic merging of theatre and installation, The Builders investigates transformation, territory and the practice of making ourselves at home in…

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Mary Nohl's House 1

In June 2014 I spent nine days on a solo road trip through Wisconsin, searching for art environments. I visited folk art environments scattered throughout the state, and paid visits to the Kohler Foundation and the John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, two organizations dedicated to the preservation, maintenance and display of art environments around the…

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Rotary dial phone, Ears Pricked Eyes Peeled

The telephone rings, answer it! Listen carefully: the voice on the other line has something to say. Pay attention to your surroundings. Is anything out of the ordinary? Who builds the worlds that open up around you? Theatre for the ears, eyes and imagination. Ears Pricked Eyes Peeled is two-part installation and performance. It was first…

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Retreat was an ensemble-created devised performance, directed by Megan Stewart & Daniel O’Shea Created and performed by the 2014 Black Box Ensemble: Robert Azevedo, Bev Cheung, Brandi Elliot, Andrew Ferguson, Jessica Hood, Katie Gartlan-Close, Rachelle Miguel, Keely O’Brien, Daniel O’Shea and Megan Stewart Studio T, SFU Woodwards, April 3-4, 2014

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transmissions from orbit 9

Transmissions from Orbit is a devised theatre piece created by the Black Box ensemble, under the artistic direction of myself and co-AD Dan O’Shea. The production premiered in March 2014 at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts in Vancouver. Moving between outer space and earth, the show pulls at the threads of human existence, examining…

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  Untitled #3 was installation and performance created as part of studio research within the MFA program at Simon Fraser University. Photography by Ash Tanasiychuk. House design used with permission from Mike Wilson.

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A public procession and performance for Art in the Open, August 2011. Created during a week-long studio residency in collaboration with Jamie Shannon & Harmony Wagner, the Crow Parade encouraged humans to transform themselves into crows by donning feathery costumes and black beaked masks, and fly through the streets of Charlottetown in a marvelously macabre procession,…

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Island Fringe Festival logo

The Island Fringe Festival, PEI’s first official Fringe, is a site-specific festival dedicated to showcasing alternative & independent performance by local, national, & international artists in unconventional venues in Charlottetown. The festival was founded by Sarah Segal-Lazar and I in 2012. The Island Fringe Festival takes place every summer in mid-August. For more info: www.islandfringe.com…

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