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CREATED BY DEREK CHAN AND PEDRO CHAMALE OF rice & beans theatre

SOUND DESIGN BY KATE DE LORME

A smorgasbord of audiovignettes skipping through time in the north Okanagan where old wagons’ sleepytime overlooks goldengrey moodycirrus hovering above rings of metallic greenbrown where broken old workhorses unbreak themselves and then disorderly resettle along a fingerpaint arrangement of trippytrail adventurous adventure alongside fir pine goodness just as thunderous tenderous tenuous constellations astrolations shower down on a rumbletumble dustyrusty trail in four auspicious movements.


ABOUT THE CREATORS

Derek Chan (陳嘉昊) grew up in colonial Hong Kong and currently lives and works on the unceded and ancestral lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, colonially known as Vancouver. An award-winning multilingual playwright, director, translator, and performer, he has been founding co-artistic director of rice & beans theatre since 2010. Derek was an artist in residence at the National Arts Centre English Theatre Department in the 2019/20 season, developing yellow objects, a play in support of the ongoing pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. His play, Chicken Girl (2019/20), won the Sydney Risk Award for Outstanding Original Play by an Emerging Playwright, and was nominated for Outstanding Original Script at the Jessies.

Pedro Chamale was born and raised on treaty 8 territory, colonially known as Chetwynd, BC and now resides and creates on the unceded and traditional lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Pedro is a director, playwright, performer, co-founder and co-artistic director of rice & beans theatre, was the Artistic Resident at Neworld Theatre in 2014, guest curator of the 2018 rEvolver Festival and one of the playwrights in the 2019 Playwright’s Lab at the Banff Centre. Pedro was part of the second cohort of Banff’s Arts and Culture Leadership, is a co-founder of the Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Alliance, sits on the Latinx Theatre Commons steering committee and was part of Director’s Lab North in 2020.

Kate De Lorme is a Sound Artist, originally from Kelowna, BC, who’s work integrates immersive spatial sound landscapes, technology and sound healing. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Theatre Design and Production and has a certification in Audio Engineering. Kate has been working in sound design since the age of 16, highly involved and interested in sound’s effect on an audience. As a professional sound designer, her work has been primarily in live performance with a large focus on contemporary dance. Kate’s designs are inclusive of high caliber recording and editing, composition, programming, live mixing and interactivity.

Kate currently lives in Vancouver, BC where she is the Co-founder of Lobe Spatial Sound Studio. lobestudio.ca katedelorme.com Select design credits include: Sparagmos-Walk of Terror (Caravan Farm Theatre); BygonesMajor Motion Picture (Out Innerspace Dance Theatre); Epilogos, Telemetry, Feasting on Famine (Radical Systems Art); Salmon Girl (Raven Spirit Dance); Sta/g-mos (Kate De Lorme Design).