Where There Is Smoke
an audio installation of work stories by female firefighters
December 4 & 5, 2018
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
1265 Military Trail
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
During our residency at UTSC, we’ve been looking at the why and the how of our art-making process in order to invite students into this way of working.
Where There Is Smoke is a good fit because it relates to the work we’ve been doing in the Theatre & Performance Studies program during this fall residency. For this install of the piece, we’ve added new audio that features some of the creative writing process from our workshops with firefighters as a way to shine a light on how the work was created.
Students have been interested in the intersections between theatre and social contexts. Some students have reached out to learn more about this way of working, resources, and opportunities.
We’ve been working mostly in Professor Trisha Lamie’s special topics class, with a focus on community engaged and collaborative creation processes. We have been developing new work with her students, beginning with an inquiry about living a good life. Students recorded conversations and worked with the audio, directly embedding it into an installation that includes live performance and movement.
Students are presenting the work at Leigh Lee Brown Theatre next Thursday, November 29.