Jumblies Artists: Ruth Howard, Adrienne Marcus Raja, Julia Hune Brown, Sam Egan, Merle Harley.
Maritime Artists & Contributors: Wonder’neath (Heather Wilkinson & Melissa Marr), NSCAD-U (Anna Sprague, Leesa Hamiton), Dramatic Changes (Ross Unger & Katie MacDonald), Ann Pohl & Sipekwe’katik/Shubie community members, Team Possible (Renee Forrestal), YouthNet Poetry, Spryfield Family SOS and Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre.
Musicians: All Nations Drummers, Richard Driedger.
Indigenous Cultural Guides: Billy Lewis, Dorene Bernard, Annie Clair, Eliza Knockwood.
Tues. Nov. 22 – 2 to 6pm
Thurs. Nov. 24 – 2 to 6pm
Thurs. Nov. 24 – 7 to 9pm
Fri. Nov. 25 – 7 to 9pm
Sat. Nov. 26 – 12:30 to 3:30pm
Sat. Nov. 26 – Closing Presentation & Celebration, 6:30 to 9:30pm
With local groups and communities:
Sat. Nov. 19, 2-7pm – Team Possible & Wonder’neath
Sun. Nov. 20 – Mon. Nov. 21 – Sipekne’katik, Indian Brook, Millbrook
Nov. 21 – Nov. 24 – schools, social and after-school youth programs in Halifax, Dartmouth & Spryfield
Ruth Howard is the founding Artistic Director of Jumblies Theatre. She and Jumblies have created multi-year residencies resulting in large scale performances, in a series of Toronto neighbourhoods, resulting in large-scale productions and lasting Offshoot organizations. She has worked across Canada and in England as a theatre designer, has taught at many universities, colleges and schools, amentored many emerging artists and organizations, and won many awards for her work. In 2015 Ruth and Jumblies produced the west-to-east-coast Train of Thought tour with partners across the country. Her most recent projects with Jumblies include the May/June 2017 Touching Ground Festival of new works in Toronto and the Four Lands tour.
Adrienne Marcus Raja
Adrienne explores a range of practices which blends in painting, puppetry, audio, installation, moving images, and photography. As a Malaysian with a Kelabit and Hainan ancestory, she is a multi-disciplinary artist currently living in Toronto. Her works has been presented nationally and internationally. She is an MFA graduate of Ryerson University in Documentary Media. She also holds a BA degree in Mass Communication and Television Production from Curtin University. She is the first recipient of Jumblies’ Al Levitt Memorial Award. She enjoys travelling as well as learning alongside people from different backgrounds and communities. She is currently the Tour Coordinator for Jumblies’ most recent collaborative touring project, The Four Lands. She is also Jumblies’ Arts Management Intern (thanks to an Ontario Arts Council Compass grant).
JULIA HUNE-BROWN IS AN ACTOR, EDUCATOR AND COMMUNITY ARTIST. FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS, SHE HAS BEEN WORKING WITH DIVERSE COMMUNITIES FACILITATING MOVEMENT AND THEATRE WORKSHOPS HERE IN TORONTO AND INTERNATIONALLY. HER WORKSHOPS HAVE AN EMPHASIS ON IDENTITY AND EXPRESSION THROUGH MOVEMENT AND HAVE USED DANCE AND THEATRE TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF BULLYING, CONSENT, IMMIGRATION, RACE AND LGBTQ RIGHTS. JULIA HOLDS A BFA IN THEATRE AND DEVELOPMENT FROM CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY AND A BED IN EDUCATION FOCUSING ON INNER CITY EDUCATION FROM OISE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO. AS AN EDUCATOR SHE PREVIOUSLY TAUGHT IN BRIXTON, ENGLAND AND CURRENTLY WORKS AS A VISITING ARTIST AND CLASSROOM TEACHER WITH THE TDSB. MOST RECENTLY, JULIA HAS WORKED AS ACTOR AND FORUM THEATRE FACILITATOR TOURING WITH MIXED COMPANY THEATRE. LAST YEAR, JULIA TRAINED WITH RUTH HOWARD AT JUMBLIES THEATRE- MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE THEATRE ONTARIO PROFESSIONAL THEATRE TRAINING PROGRAM. JULIA IS DELIGHTED TO BE BACK FOR A SECOND SEASON WITH JUMBLIES AS A LEAD ARTIST AND DIRECTOR OF THE GROUND FLOOR YOUTH THEATRE PROJECT.
SAM FIRST ENCOUNTERED JUMBLIES IN SCARBOROUGH DURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF LIKE AN OLD TALE IN 2010, HE THEN DISAPPEARED TO ENGLAND FOR FOUR YEARS TO STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL FOR A MASTER’S DEGREE IN CHEMISTRY. IN 2014, SAM RETURNED TO TORONTO AND HAS WORKED WITH JUMBLIES IN A RANGE OF OPERATIONAL ROLES, CURRENTLY AS OPERATIONS MANAGER. SAM IS FASCINATED BY THE POLITICAL CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN COMMUNITY-ENGAGED ARTS AS WELL AS THE HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT IN TORONTO AND OTHER CITIES AND LOCATIONS. ASIDE FOR HIS TALENT AND ENTHUSIASM FOR SPREADSHEETS, SAM HAS A FLAIR FOR HAND LETTERING AND CURATING AND INSTALLING INSTALLATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS – SKILLS WHICH HE HAS BESTOWED ON SEVERAL FOUR LANDS ITERATIONS.