Small Wooden Shoe is named after the tools French workers would use to "clog" the machinery when on strike. Their “sabot” – small wooden shoes – gave English the word “sabotage.”

Like them, we want to disrupt the machinery of "business as usual" in hopes for a better world. more about what we do

Spring announcements

from me and Small Wooden Shoe

(Mostly) Viewpoints Workshops.

Sunday April 28th and May 5 12–4pm only $100 CLICK HERE to register and for more information. The last two have been great and getting better - the feedback has bee terrific and I think we’re working on performing in uncommon, but very helpful ways. Past folk have included performance artists, actors, choreographers, directors and a stand up comic. And now maybe you?


Introducing: The Context Seminar

I'm thrilled to announce that we’re partnering withVideofag to offer a6 session seminaron some of the non-main streams of theatre practice. It will be mangled journey through influence and (Western) connections — Centuries 20 and 21. Led by me with a couple guest spots, we’ll read, watch and talk through some of the major lines of thought in the western non-mainstream theatre.

There will be a fridge with refreshments - and yes, homework - but we think that will be refreshing too.

CLICK HERE to register and get more details. (mostly) Mondays 6:30–9 starting June 3rd. $75 Exact dates: June 3, June 10, Tuesday 18, June 24, July 1 OFF, July 8, July 15 Preference will be given to those who can attend all sessions.


In non-workshop news:

May 6 - Small Wooden Shoe Reads Difficult Plays and Sings Simple Songs #5

Every few months we gather in a secret location to read a (secret) difficult play and sing simple songs (what do you think it was?)

By donation, but advance notice is needed so we can tell you where it is.

email difficult@smallwoodenshoe.org 

Curated by Leora Morris with interference from Jacob Zimmer

 


In other good news - congrats to Wesley J. Colford- he received a Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre Training Program grant to work with me this summer. We’ll be working on Difficult Plays, producing Antigone Dead People and developing our new project -The Small Wooden Shoe Radio Variety Show (which is all I’m going to say about that... for now.)

I met Wesley at SUMMERWORKS LEADERSHIP INTENSIVE PROGRAM (S.L.I.P) last year, a great program for emerging theatre makers to meet each other, see a bunch of work and ask questions to the people who make it.

The program is now accepting applications for this summer - apply or pass the news on to someone who you think would like it. CLICK HERE for more information.

Deadline to apply online is Friday April 26 at 5pm - the form is HERE

Centres and rootstrikers - Evidence of our times

Bad math and desire - Evidence of our times