March Break is over and I was not prepared for early mornings again, I parked the truck in the driveway, plopped down on the couch and did the usual. Facebook. I scrolled through my Facebook feed and found a surprising little gem. Solo Chicken Productions Coop residency at the provincial archives building.
Earlier in the winter, students of St. Thomas University join forces with Solo Chicken members to create a physical theatre work using documentation found in the archives. This was a first-time residency for the archive building. I was a university student once upon a time, (not that long ago) and I remember not being allowed to take more than a pencil into the building, let alone climb on furniture.
So the video recap is floating around my Facebook now, and it reminded me how much I loved the microfilm room. Shelves and shelves of yellow and white tiny boxes in neat varnished shelves with three isles. I remember thinking that it was a shame that photographers haven't used the space, and how brave the archives were being for letting the performers in there.
here is a link to the recap. Enjoy!