I’m excited to announce an Urban Sketching project in partnership with Centaur Theatre (453 St. François-Xavier, in old Montreal). During month of January I’ll be following the development of “Innocence Lost” - a play by Beverly Cooper, directed by Roy Surette, and starring the National Arts Centre English Theatre Acting Company.
play deals with the disruption in a rural Ontario community following
the 1959 murder of 12 year old Lynne Harper and the subsequent trial and
wrongful imprisonment of 14 year old Steven Truscott, who narrowly escaped hanging and who would spend the next 15 years of his life in prison.
have a unique opportunity to go behind the curtain, sketching the cast
and crew over the entire rehearsal – drawing as the characters are
created in front of me. I’ve never been a part of live theatre in this
way. The subject matter is quite dark – experiencing those emotions is
going to be a huge change from sketching on the street. I’m excited to see
The originals will be on exhibit and for
sale at the Centaur Theatre throughout the run of the
show, Jan 29 to Feb 24. Of course, I’ll be posting preview sketches when I get a chance.
But wait - there’s more! A group of our Montreal Urban Sketchers will be at Centaur’s Wildside Theatre Festival,
Saturday Jan 5, after the evening performances “Poutine Masala” and “A
Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup”. If you can make the shows, we’ll be at
the after-party sketching the actors and the audience. Come down and
meet us, and perhaps take home a drawing. Sketches will be going up for
sale in the gallery as fast as we make them. A chance to take home a
piece of live theatre – drawn before your very eyes. See you there!