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Presented by: Kampnagel

Created By: Mammalian Diving Reflex, Darren O’Donnell

With: Dorothea, Edda, Erika, Helga, Peter und Uli


Director: Darren O’Donnell

Assistant Director & Environment Design: Alice Fleming

Producers: Jana Eiting, Eva Verity, Jenna Winter

Stage Design: Konstantin Bock & Marina Stefan

Lighting Design: Konstantin Bock

Sound Design: Isola Music (Martin & Smörre)

MC: Christian (Smörre) Ziegler


Local Producer: Beatrice Löffelholz


Text: Konstantin Bock, Jana Eiting, Darren O’Donnell, Eva Verity and Jenna Winter mit Dorothea, Edda, Erika, Helga, Peter und Uli

German Script Translation by: Irina Bondas, Jana Eiting, Anna Galt, Wolfgang Woeste

In Collaboration With: Pazz International Performing Arts Festival, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

Performance Dates: December 8, 9, 10, 2016 at 20:00 and December 11, 2016 at 18:00

This presentation of All the Sex I’ve Ever Had has been made possible in part by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International Program.

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Before interning with Mammalian as a production assistant, Sijia had previous experience writing for various lifestyle and culture websites in Montreal. She maintains an interest in storytelling in the digital age. During Mammalian’s 2016 tour at the Edinburgh International Festival, Sijia handled social media and photography for the festival’s Official Youth Jury. She is majoring in English at McGill University, expected to graduate in 2017.

Presented by: Melbourne Festival & Melbourne Arts Centre

Produced by: Jenna Winter & Eva Verity

Directed by: Eva Verity & Alice Fleming

Local Coordination & Production: Julia Valentini & Patrick Cronin

Featuring Students from: Preston South Primary School and Richmond West Primary School

Participating salons: Fur Hairdressing in the CBD (Shop 2 City Square/Collins St.) and Razor Dolls (85a Chapel St., Windsor) in Stonnington.

Performance dates: Saturday October 15 and Sunday October 16 at Fur, Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23, 2016 at Razor Dolls.

For more information,or to book your appointment, click: HERE

This presentation of Haircuts by Children has been made possible in part thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International Program.

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Presented By: Kaserne Basel’s Theatrefestival Basel

Directed by: Isabel Ahat, Alex Chu, Kathy Vuu and Jenna Winter

Local Coordination & Production: Petra Barcal, Eva Kern

Featuring: Students from: Jugendhaus Treffpunkt Lavater Youth Centre

Performance Dates: September 8, 9, 10, 2016 @ 8:30pm

For more information, visit:http://www.theaterfestival.ch/en/program/0ae1fd738/0da6131e0

This presentation of Nightwalks has been made possible thanks to grants from the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International program, and the Ontario Arts Council National and International touring program.

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Presented By: Far festival des arts vivants

Directed by: Tenzin Chozin, Alex Chu, Zahra Syed & Eva Verity

Local Production & Coordination: Annabel Glauser

Translation: Alisa Picard

Interns: Clara Jaccaud & Kiera O’Brien

Featuring: Students from Nyon-Marens High School

Performance Dates: August 18, 19, 20, 2016 @ 9pm

For more information, visit: http://www.festival-far.ch/festival/section-edition/programme/nightwalks-with-teenagers.html

This presentation of Nightwalks has been made possible thanks to grants from the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International program, and the Ontario Arts Council National and International touring program.

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Presented by: Hat Fair

Produced by: Jenna Winter & Eva Verity

Directed by: Hazel Venzon and Chozin Tenzin

Local Coordination & Production: Amy Pattison

Featuring Students from Winnall Primary School

Participating salon: Regis Hair Stylists on Colebrook Street

Performance dates: Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2, 2016

For more information, visit: HERE

Mammalian acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

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Presented by: Ruhrtriennale

Performance dates: September 12 & 13, 2015 @ 2:30pm

Directed by: Konstantin Bock, Jana Eiting, Darren O’Donnell, Jenna Winter

Produced by: Eva Verity, Jenna Winter

Coordinated by: Elisa Tallinn and Cathrin Rose

Environment design: Konstantin Bock

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Presented by: Ruhrtriennale


Performance dates: December 8 & 9, 2015

Written by: Darren O’Donnell, Konstantin Bock, Jana Eiting

Directed by: Konstantin Bock, Jana Eiting

Produced by: Eva Verity, Jenna Winter

Coordinated by: Elisa Tallinn and Cathrin Rose

Venue: Erich Kästner-Schule, Bochum, Germany

Environment design: Konstantin Bock

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Eva and Kathy land at the Lunenberg Symposium on Mentorship in the Arts, happening May 27th-29th, to lead a participatory workshop, using the practical application of MDR’s SMYLE (Succession Model of Youth Labour Engagement).

If you haven’t heard of it, it’s our approach to mentorship and youth engagement (& succession) based on designed social circumstances operating as sites of research. The SMYLE is grounded in some simple, but paradigm-warping principles such as collegiality, social capital, friendship and performativity.

Darren was a speaker at the Social Making Symposium in Plymouth, Uk. It was organized by Take a Part in partnership with Plymouth University.

Darren’s talk Scaling Up, Out and Forever looked at what type of questions we ask when socially engaged practice is successful.

Darren talked at the Tate Modern as part of Theatre of Research’s Playing Up Symposium and project launch. The symposium closed a three day play-in at Turbine Hall. You can take a look here.

Created by Sybelle Peters, it’s a really fantastic Game/Art Book you can & should play with kids. You can preorder it here.

Haircuts By Children is in there and so is work by a whole host of other awesome artists.

Here is an article about the event

Darren was a keynote speaker, panelist and Artist in Residence during the (APAM) Australian Performing Arts Market’s – Feb 2016 edition. It was a busy five days.

the Keynote focused on ideas around legacy, self-definition and civic significance, and asked the three speakers to address the ways they define themselves in relation to those questions.

Willoh S. Weiland (A.D of Melbourne based interdisciplinary organisation Aphids)

Nakkiah Lui (independent artist, writer, actor, activist, Gamillaroi/Torres Strait Islander woman) and

Kee Hong Low (Head of Artistic Development (Theatre) of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority)

Shared the keynote address with Darren. The event was hosted by Wesley Enoch, and featured the students of the Aboriginal Centre of Performing Arts.

The Talking Heads Panel Series: Utopia and the Institution: Socially Engaged Art Practices in the 21st Century featured:

Lenine Bourke (The Walking Neighbourhood, AUSTRALIA) as the moderator

Alex Winters (Open Engagement, Brisbane Powerhouse, AUSTRALIA)

Libby Harward (Creative Inclusive, Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA)

Sally Szwed (Creative Time, New York, USA)

as co-panelists

everybody spoke in response to this commissioned provocation by Alex Winters (Open Engagement).

In residence with Darren were:

Lenine Bourke (The Walking Neighbourhood – AUS)
Nathan Stoneham (The떡볶이Box- The Dokboki Box – AUS)

here is the link to the conference website for more info.

Darren was the keynote speaker at the Engage International Conference in Glasgow this November. The theme for the conference was; A Different Game: Young people working with art and artists.

In his talk Giving the Kids the Key to the Car-Darren spoke about age as a construct, the value of young people’s creative and cultural engagement and their direct contact and collaboration with core creatives. What can be learned from artists about thinking critically and responding creatively as they make their way into a society that is more and more unequal? And what can young people working together tell us about shaping a brave new world in their image?

Here’s the link to the conference website: http://www.engage.org/conference2015

And you can see Darren speaking in this video from the first plenary session.

Darren and Chozin were in conversation with Globe and Mail international correspondent Doug Saunders

about The Hemsbach Protocol at the Goethe Institute this past October.

Watch the video.

Thanks to Jutta Brendemuhl for making it happen.

Presented by: London International Festival of Theatre

Directed by: Darren O’Donnell

Produced by: Alice Fleming, Eva Verity

Local Production: Erica Campayne

Local Coordination: Selma Nicholls

Featuring: The Tottenham upLIFTers: students from The Vale and Northumberland Park Community Schools

If you want to support this edition of the Children’s Choice Awards and help make the festival the best of the best for a jury of 30 Tottenham 12 year olds, CLICK HERE to donate.

Performance dates: June 6-July 1, 2016

Awards Ceremony: FREE! Friday July 1st, 2016, 5pm. @ Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street,Southwark, London

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This presentation of the London Children’s Choice Awards has been made possible in part thanks to a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring Program.

Mammalian also acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Mammalian remercie le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

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Presented by: Edinburgh International Festival

Directed by: Hazel Venzon & Eva Verity


Local Coordination by: Emma Hay

Mammalian Intern: Sijia Li

Featuring: Students from Castlebrae Community High School, Broughton High School, Portobello High School, HolyRood High School and Royal High School.

Performance Dates: July 30-August 27, 2016

Awards Ceremony: FREE! Saturday, August 27th, 2016.

Check for details here

and Here: http://childrenschoiceawards.blogspot.ca/

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Presented by: Ruhrtriennale

Performance dates: August 14 – September 28, 2016

Conceived and Directed by: Darren O’Donnell
Co-Directed by: Jana Eiting and Jenna Winter
Produced by: Eva Verity and Jenna Winter
Coordinated by: Cathrin Rose and Caroline Wolte
Environment and Lighting Design: Konstantin Bock

To Check out our Dare Night Event: Click Here

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Presented by: Szuper Gallery and the University of Reading

Directed & Produced by: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Local Coordination: Lisa Barnard

Participating School: Maiden Erlegh School

Participating Teacher: Emma Jordan

Performance dates: Thursday, June 30th and Friday, July 1st, 2016

This presentation of These Are the People in Your Neighbourhood has been made possible in part thanks to grants from the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International Programs and the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring Program.

Also thank you to the: the Arts Council of England and The Cultural Partnership and Reading Year of Culture 2016 for supporting us.

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Coming back to Portland on February 10th, the company’s Artistic & Research Director, Darren O’Donnell, will present a lecture highlighting our current international projects in Australia, the UK, Germany, and Toronto. Darren will share theories and methods behind the work, focusing on our performance and film work with children, youth, and the elderly, including our current project with young refugees in Germany. He will also talk about how the Mammalian Succession Model for Youth Engagement is now being applied in the UK and Germany. He will look at current ethical and political concerns with this kind of work, seeking to answer the question just how much should we expect from the arts?

Darren will be in Portland throughout this year in a creative research capacity with PICA to advise on expanding youth access and engagement in contemporary art. This is one of several events with Darren that will be open to the public in 2016.

Update: PICA has generously posted a link to the full talk on their site, just scroll down.Here’s the link.

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The Banff Centre hosted the Rocky Mountain Series of Theatre Alberta’s popular Workshop by Request. In the first master class of the series, Calgary’s Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre presented a workshop with Darren.

This master-class focused on Mammalian’s ‘social acupuncture’ method for creating innovative ways for artists to engage and interact with the public.

Presented by: Sydney Festival

in collaboration with: Sydney Opera House
Co-Directors: Darren O’Donnell, Konstantin Bock

Producer: Eva Verity

Performers: Jennie, Judith, Liz, Paul, Peter, Ronaldo

Lighting Design: Konstantin Bock

Local Producer: Adam McGowan

Local Coordinator: Mark Mitchell

Venue Coordinator: Alice Fleming

Sound Designer & MC: Steve Toulmin

Stage Manager: Laura Graham

Sydney Festival Intern: Megan Exton

Mammalian intern: Christie Woodhouse

Venue: Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre

Performance dates: January 21, 22 & 24 (captioned performance) @ 7:30pm; January 22 @ 2:00pm; January 23 @ 2:00pm

This presentation of All the Sex I’ve Ever Had has been made possible in part by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International Program and the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring program.

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Presented by: Teatro di Sardegna

Directed & Produced by: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator: Ambra Floris

Participating school: Scuola Primaria Satta, class 5B

Participating teacher: Antonello Piga

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COME DINE WITH THE JURY AND SEE THEM IN ACTION! FREE (just pay the cost of your meal).

Thursday, October 8: Antica Cagliari , Via Sardegna, 49, 09124 Cagliari, +39,070,734 0198

Friday, October 9: Sa Schironada , Via Baylle, 39, 09124 Cagliari, +39 070 680570

Saturday, October 10: Ampurias, Via Lodovico Baylle, 39, 09124 Cagliari, +39 070 680570

Sunday, October 11: Isushi , Via Garibaldi 1, Cagliari, +39 070 756 6666

Monday, October 12: Su Cumbidu, Via Napoli, 13, 09124 Cagliari, +39 070 670 712

Tuesday, October 13: Namasté, Via Barcellona 63, Cagliari, +39 333 101 8074

Wednesday, October 14: Ethnicà

Thursday, October 15: Cuba Vieja

Friday, October 16: Luigi Pomata, Viale Regina Margherita, 14, 09124 Cagliari, +39 070 672 058

Sunday, October 18: Awards Ceremony FREE! at the Teatro Civico di Castello, Via de Candia, 09124 Cagliari, +39,070,677 6400

This presentation of Eat the Street has been made possible in part thanks to a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International Program.

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Presented by: High Performance Rodeo and produced in collaboration with Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre

Coordinators for Mammalian Diving Reflex: Jenna Winter & Petrina Ng

Local Coordinator: Alicia Ward

Participating School: Abbeydale Elementary School

Participating Salon: Eau Claire Market

Performance Dates: Saturday, January 30 & Sunday January 31, 2016

For more information, or to book your appointment click this link: haircutsbychildren.bpt.me/

This presentation of Haircuts by Children has been made possible in part thanks to a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring Program.

We also acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

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In response to the most ‘liked’ status update he’s ever written, Mammalian’s Artistic and Research Director, Darren O’Donnell moderates a relay discussion* over drinks about why the hell everybody wants to be an artist, why so many other jobs are more creative and meaningful and why art has jumped the shark. Whip off your beret, slide on your boxing gloves, slip in a mouth guard and get ready to rumble.

IT’S A SATURDAY NIGHT, SO THE DISCUSSION WILL BE A PARTY. DRINKING!

*a relay discussion features a talking ball which is passed from person to person to person with each person permitted to talk for a minute max before passing it on and waiting until the ball circles back. In the subsequent round, the time is shortened and, for each round after, continues to get shortened until people are only permitted a single word before passing on the talking ball. Taking a pass is welcome and speaking less than a minute is smiled upon. The moderator will establish the parameters of the discussion and blow a whistle and flash a yellow card if anyone strays off topic. Two yellow cards and you’re out. Any artists complaining about funding will immediately be shown a red card, given a plane ticket to a country with less arts funding and sent packing.

Mammalian Diving Reflex are Artists in Residence at the Art Square Gallery & Cafe, Dec 8 – Feb 8, directly across from the Art Gallery of Ontario, where they are also Artists In Residence, Dec 8 – Feb 8. If you would like us to be Artists In Residence in your life, too, give us a shout.

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Presented By: Contact Manchester

Directed by: Darren O’Donnell

MDR Youth Coordinator: Wendell Williams

Local Coordinator: Shaunagh Keys

Performance Dates: Friday, February 20 @ 9pm ; Saturday, February 21 @ 9pm; Sunday, February 22 @ 9pm

For more information, click HERE

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Presented by: Checkpoint Helsinki and Helsinki Festival

Directed by: Alexandra Hong and Eva Verity

Local Coordination & Production: Moona Tikka & Julia Hovi

Youth Centre: Kallahti, located in Vuosaari, Helsinki

Performance dates: Saturday August 15, 2015, 11am and 3pm, with neighbourhood party from 11am-4:30pm

This presentation of These Are the People In Your Neighbourhood has been made possible in part by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring program.

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Presented by: International Festival of Contemporary Theatre Homo Novus

Mammalian Coordinators: Eva Verity & Annie Wong

Mammalian Youth Coordinators: Isabel Ahat & Sanjay Ratnan

Local Coordinator: Sandra Lapkovska

Local Production: Katrīna Daugule

Performance Dates: Saturday, September 5, 2015; Sunday, September 6, 2015 and Tuesday September 8, 2015 @ 9pm

For more information, click HERE

This presentation of Nightwalks with Teenagers has been made possible in part by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International Program and the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring program.

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Presented by: PuSh Festival
MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell & Donna Soares

Local Coordinator: Donna Soares

School: Bridgeview Elementary

Performance dates: January 2012

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Participating restaurants:
Irish Heather GastroPub – January 25, 6pm
Calabash Bistro – January 26, 6pm
Nuba @ The Waldorf – January 27, 6pm
Subeez – January 28, 6pm
La Casita – January 29, 6pm
Chambar – January 30, 6pm
Chill Winston – January 31, 6pm
Nicli Antica Pizzeria – February 1, 5pm
The Old Spaghetti Factory – February 2, 6pm

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Presented by: IBT15

MDR Coordinator: Darren O’Donnell


MDR Youth Coordinators: Dana Liu, Zahra Syed, Wendell Williams

Local Producer: Lynn Goh

Performance Dates: Friday, February 13, 8:00-10:00 ; Saturday, February 14, 8:00-10:00; Sunday, February 15, 8:00-10:00pm

For more information, click HERE

This presentation of Nightwalks with Teenagers has been made possible in part by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International Program and the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring program.

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Presented by: Nakai Theatre’s Pivot Festival 

MDR Coordinators: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator: Amber Church

Participating School: Elijah Smith Elementary School

Principal: Melanie Bennet

Teacher: Robyn Murphy

Salon: Head to Toe

Performance dates: Sunday, January 18, 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM

This presentation of Haircuts by Children has been made possible in part thanks to a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring Program.

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Presented by: ANTI Contemporary Art Festival

MDR Coordinators: Petrina Ng & Eva Verity

Local Coordinator and translator: Vilja Ruokolainen

School: Ala-Pyörö School, class 4C

Teachers: Anja Siltakoski

Salon: Style in Room

Performance Dates: Thursday September 25 2-5pm, Friday September 26 4-7pm, Saturday September 27 2-5pm

Photos by: Pekka Mäkinens, courtesy of ANTI Festival

This presentation of Haircuts by Children has been made possible in part by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International Program and the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring program.

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Presented by: Fierce Festival

MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator: Liz Howell

Participating school: Wheeler’s Lane Technology College year 7 students

Participating teacher: Emma Vaughan

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COME DINE WITH THE JURY AND SEE THEM IN ACTION! FREE (just pay the cost of your meal).

Saturday 4 October, 2pm – 4pm Piccolino Restaurant (Italian)

Sunday 5 October, 12pm – 2pm Bodega (Mexican):

Monday 6 October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Simpsons (Fine dining, Michelin star):

Tuesday 7 October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Manzils (Curry):

Wednesday 8 October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm The Karczma (Polish):

Awards Ceremony: FREE! Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 5pm, at the Mockingbird Theatre in the Custard Factory.


This presentation of Eat the Street has been made possible in part by grants from the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring program and the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International Program.

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Presented by: Asian Arts Theatre and Culture for Children, Asian Culture Complex Gwangju

MDR Coordinators: Alexandra Hong & Eva Verity

Local Producer: BJ Yoo

Local Coordinator: Yu Kyung Kim

Translator & Co-Facilitator: Charlye Lee

School: Dongsan Elementary School

Videographer: Sung Uk Lee

Photographer: Sehyun Lee

Booklet designer: Sulki & Min

Photos by: Konstantin Bock

Performance dates: Friday, October 24 and Saturday October 25, 2014.

This presentation of These Are the People in Your Neighbourhood has been made possible in part by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International Program.

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Presented by: Ruhrtriennale

MDR Coordinators: Jana Eiting & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator: Cathrin Rose

Performance dates: August 11 to September 27, 2014

Awards Ceremony: September 27, 4pm @ Gebläsehalle, Duisburg

Ceremony Host: Damien Rebgetz

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From the teens who brought you Dare Night: Lock Down, The Torontonians present… Camp AWKS.

The two months you looked forward to as a child have been packed crisply into one AWKward night. We’ve kept the greatest parts of summer camp, threw in a little teen flavour and created AWKS: Summa Camp.

In the Gladstone Hotel’s savvy Ballroom awaits an urban adventure far from flag saluting and friendship bracelet braiding. Take a seat at the campfire and sing campfire songs, share ghost stories, and enjoy performances by young talent from across the GTA, and special guest Lido Pimienta.

Come have a s’more and celebrate the last AWKS of the series.

AWKS, the Young Mammals‘ latest project developed and produced by The Torontonians, is a party series wrapped hectically together by up-and-coming party scene teens. It’s an opportunity to relive your glory middle school dance days and sneak a peek at talented youth all over the GTA – like ALL. OVER. Let’s applaud, break that weird force that separates the boys and the girls, party like a mammal, but most importantly, let’s keep it AWKS. For more information, visit: http://www.partylikeamammal.com/

When: Thursday July 3rd 2014, 8pm-12am

Where: Gladstone Hotel,1214 Queen St West

AWKS has been made possible in part thanks to support from Toronto Arts Council with funds provided by the City of Toronto; support provided by a grant from the Vital Toronto Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation; Hal Jackman Foundation; Ontario Trillium Foundation and Metcalf Foundation.

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Ever have that utter feeling to feel super glamorous but have nowhere to show it off? No worries, this night we’ve got you covered. As part of Nuit Rose, come out to Awkward Glamour Party for a night of games, prizes, performances and of course, dancing. We’ll be having prizes for best dressed, best catwalk, best vogue and we can’t have a party without a twerking contest! Be prepared for a night of fun and show off at the Catwalk with your smooth moves and killer looks. Glamour is a queer’s best friend, so show it off and celebrate World Pride Week with us!

AWKS, the Young Mammals‘ latest project developed and produced by The Torontonians, is a party series wrapped hectically together by up-and-coming party scene teens. It’s an opportunity to relive your glory middle school dance days and sneak a peek at talented youth all over the GTA – like ALL. OVER. Let’s applaud, break that weird force that separates the boys and the girls, party like a mammal, but most importantly, let’s keep it AWKS. For more information, visit: http://www.partylikeamammal.com/

When: Saturday June 21st, 2014

Where: The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West

AWKS has been made possible in part thanks to support from Toronto Arts Council with funds provided by the City of Toronto; support provided by a grant from the Vital Toronto Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation; Hal Jackman Foundation; Ontario Trillium Foundation and Metcalf Foundation.

Presented by: Wunderbar

MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell, Virginia Antonipillai & Sanjay Ratnan

Local Coordinators: Ilana Mitchell & Florrie Darling

Produced by: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Performance dates: Friday July 26 and Saturday July 27, 2014.

For more information, click HERE

This presentation of Nightwalks with Teenagers has been made possible in part by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring program.

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Presented by: Festival Fidena

MDR Coordinator: Darren O’Donnell

Local Coordinator: Judith Martin

Produced by: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Teenage Collaborators: Demian Behrens, Anika Faser, Eeske Hahn, Olivia Putek, Julia Rduch, Christopher Rocholl, Emma Rose, Lisa Schmidt, and Sonja Vallot

Performance dates: Thursday May 22, Friday May 23 and Saturday May 24. For more information, click HERE

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Spring into the warm weather with AWKS: Spring Fling Picnic Party! We’ve all had enough of old man winter so this month we decided to host an indoor picnic to celebrate the end of the cold. The day will be packed with games, live music, finger foods and more. Everything you love about spring! There will be flowers, food, fun and frisbee so come on down and enjoy!

There will be scheduled performances throughout the day but we’re always happy to accommodate any talent that wants to perform! If you’ve got a song to sing or a talent to show us there will be the opportunity to perform in front of a warm crowd so feel free to show us what you’ve got!

This is a BYOB event. as in Bring Your Own BLANKET! Bring something soft to sit on while we eat, picnic style.

AWKS, the Young Mammals‘ latest project developed and produced by The Torontonians, is a party series wrapped hectically together by up-and-coming party scene teens. It’s an opportunity to relive your glory middle school dance days and sneak a peek at talented youth all over the GTA – like ALL. OVER. Let’s applaud, break that weird force that separates the boys and the girls, party like a mammal, but most importantly, let’s keep it AWKS. For more information, visit: http://www.partylikeamammal.com/

When: Sunday, April 27, 2:00-6:00pm

Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West

Facebook Event: click here

AWKS has been made possible in part thanks to support from Toronto Arts Council with funds provided by the City of Toronto; support provided by a grant from the Vital Toronto Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation; Hal Jackman Foundation; Ontario Trillium Foundation and Metcalf Foundation.

Presented by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time-Based Art Festival

Co-Directors: Darren O’Donnell, Konstantin Bock

Producer: Eva Verity

Local Coordinator: Erica Thomas

Sound Designer & MC: David Chandler (DJ Brokenwindow)

Intern: Hannon Welch

Venue: PSU Shattuck Hall Annex

Performance dates: September 17-20, 2014 @ 7pm

This presentation of All the Sex I’ve Ever Had has been made possible in part by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International Program and the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring program.

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Aren’t you tired of old man Winter breathing his cold, dry and depressing breath down your neck? Tired of hearing the term Polar Vortex? So are we! That’s why we’re hosting a funeral to say sayonara to Winter. Be a part of our procession and recite a eulogy to say goodbye to the cold! This ain’t your average funeral, music will be played, cake will be eaten, and talent will be showcased!

DRESS CODE IN EFFECT: MOURNING ATTIRE

Farewell Winter Talent Show Showcase your talented and creative way of saying goodbye to this long and dreary winter. A flashy $75 to first place, $50 for second, and $25 for third! Your performance must be a) a minimum of 1 minute long, b) a creative goodbye to winter (singing, dancing, spoken word, yo-yoing, ANYTHING!) Contact Ellen Tang or Virginia Antonipillai for further deets and talent sign-up! ymprograms@mammalian.ca

AWKS, the Young Mammals‘ latest project developed and produced by The Torontonians, is a party series wrapped hectically together by up-and-coming party scene teens. It’s an opportunity to relive your glory middle school dance days and sneak a peek at talented youth all over the GTA – like ALL. OVER. Let’s applaud, break that weird force that separates the boys and the girls, party like a mammal, but most importantly, let’s keep it AWKS.

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014. Doors @ 8pm

Where: Ground Level Cafe, 1496 Queen St. West

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/221293714731414/

AWKS has been made possible in part thanks to support from Toronto Arts Council with funds provided by the City of Toronto; support provided by a grant from the Vital Toronto Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation; Hal Jackman Foundation; Ontario Trillium Foundation and Metcalf Foundation.

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HEY YOU! Is it your birthday? GOOD! It ain’t ours either; but this month it’s EVERYONE’S birthday as we throw the party you always wished you had. Get ready for the childhood blast of your dreams. Cake will be eaten, pinatas will be popped, and donkeys will be pinned. Get up. Get hyped. And get ready to dance your ASS off. It’s about to get AWKS baby!

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! We’ve got a flashy 75 dollar bill for first prize in our TALENT COMPETITION! Show us what you got: shake your buns, do the splits, sing your heart out – whatever your talent is – bring it on! To sign up for the talent show contact ymprograms@mammalian.ca

First Prize $75

Second Prize $50

Third Prize $25

AWKS, the Young Mammals‘ latest project developed and produced by The Torontonians, is a party series wrapped hectically together by up-and-coming party scene teens. It’s an opportunity to relive your glory middle school dance days and sneak a peek at talented youth all over the GTA – like ALL. OVER. Let’s applaud, break that weird force that separates the boys and the girls, party like a mammal, but most importantly, let’s keep it AWKS. For more information, click HERE

When: Saturday, March 1, 2014. Doors @ 8pm

Where: tbc

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/590494311042138/

AWKS has been made possible in part thanks to support from Toronto Arts Council with funds provided by the City of Toronto; support provided by a grant from the Vital Toronto Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation; Hal Jackman Foundation; Ontario Trillium Foundation and Metcalf Foundation.

Presented by: Liveart.dk as part of Liveart for Born

MDR Coordinators: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator & Translation: Inge Agnete Tarpgaard

School: Sønderbro School

Teachers: Malene Christiansen & Klaus Vestergaard

Salon: Stone

Instructor Stylist: Peter Rosenqvist

Photos: Ellen Vestergaard Friis

Performance dates: Thursday, February 6 2014 @ 3:00pm-7:00pm and Friday, February 7 2014 @11:00am-3:00pm


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Not in love with winter? Chill by the pool-side – of balloons! – at our Awkward Pool Party. Yup. We’re recreating the deep end with a hundred balloons, plus a ton of games, and a KARAOKE CONTEST? YUP. YUP. YUP.

A KARAOKE CONTEST!
Three rounds for a chance at first place: $100!!
Second place $50
Third place: $25.00

So bring your bathing suits and songs to gallerywest! Want to sign-up to the Karaoke Contest in advance? Send over your three song request to annie@mammalian.ca and we’ll hook you up. Join the FACEBOOK EVENT.

AWKS, the Young Mammals‘ latest project developed and produced by The Torontonians, is a party series wrapped hectically together by up-and-coming party scene teens. It’s an opportunity to relive your glory middle school dance days and sneak a peek at talented youth all over the GTA – like ALL. OVER. Let’s applaud, break that weird force that separates the boys and the girls, party like a mammal, but most importantly, let’s keep it AWKS. For more information, click HERE

When: Saturday, February 1, 2014. Doors @ 8pm

Where: gallerywest, 1172 Queen St. West

AWKS has been made possible in part thanks to support from Toronto Arts Council with funds provided by the City of Toronto; support provided by a grant from the Vital Toronto Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation; Hal Jackman Foundation; Ontario Trillium Foundation and Metcalf Foundation.

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Things are about to get hairy at this month’s grizzly-bearded AWKWARD dance party, where plaid shirts and mustaches go for good times. In support of Movember, AWKS will be giving out mustaches and dancing like a lumberjack! So get your plaid shirts and long johns on and head over to gallerywest! See you there awkward bears!

AWKS, the Young Mammals‘ latest project developed and produced by The Torontonians, is a dance party wrapped hectically together by up-and-coming party scene teens. It’s an opportunity to relive your glory middle school dance days and sneak a peek at talented youth all over the GTA – like ALL. OVER. Let’s applaud, break that weird force that separates the boys and the girls, party like a mammal, but most importantly, let’s keep it AWKS. For more information, click HERE

When: Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 8pm-12am

Where: gallerywest, 1172 Queen St. West

AWKS has been made possible in part thanks to support from Toronto Arts Council with funds provided by the City of Toronto; support provided by a grant from the Vital Toronto Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation; Hal Jackman Foundation; Ontario Trillium Foundation and Metcalf Foundation.

Presented by: Kunstencentrum Vooruit as part of Vooruit and CAMPO’s new festival, Possible Futures.

MDR Coordinators: Hazel Venzon &
Eva Verity

Local Coordinator: Kathleen Cortens

Translation: Willeke Van Herreweghe

School: Freinetschool Mandala

Teachers:Nina Leroy, Barbara Vlaeminck and Facilitator Liesa Vandenhende

Salon: Bar-Bier

Stylists: Elke Thijs and Nora Wuytack

Photos by: Michiel Devijver

Performance dates: 19 & 20 October, 2013

We will also be presenting Socialist* Games on Saturday, October 12th, 4pm @ the Vooruit Ticket office. Socialist* Games calls on strangers to play with strangers in wave after wave of summer-camp style activities – minus the summer camp, plus the awkwardness, and double the hotness. So give your laptop the finger and get playing. By the end of the night you will be much more sweaty, much less of a stranger, and a much more of a socialist*.

*Socialist, n. One inclined to seek out and enjoy the company of others.

This presentation of Haircuts by Children has been made possible in part thanks to a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring Program.

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Presented by: MOTUS @ Alfred Ve Dvoře Theatre as part of the off-program of the Prague German Language Theatre Festival

Co-Directors: Darren O’Donnell & Konstantin Bock

Producers: Jenna Winter & Eva Verity

Local Coordination & Translation: Klára Mišunová

Sound Designer/MC: Kryštof Koenigsmark

Photos by: Lucia EggenhofferVenue: Nova Scena Theatre

Performance dates: Wednesday, November 6 and Thursday, November 7, 2013

This presentation of All the Sex I’ve Ever Had has been made possible in part by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International Program and the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring program.

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Presented by: FringeArts

Curated by: Nato Thompson & Theresa Rose

Director: Darren O’Donnell

Co-Director: Konstantin Bock

Producers: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Local Coordination: Veronica Perez

Sound Designer/MC: Jon Shapiro

Venue: Plays & Players Theatre

Performance dates: Friday Sept 13 and Saturday Sept 14, 2013

Ticket information hereThis presentation of All the Sex I’ve Ever Had has been made possible in part by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International Program and the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring program.

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Presented by: Ruhrtriennale

MDR Coordinators: Jana Eiting, Darren O’Donnell & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinators: Cathrin Rose & Lina Zehelein

Performance dates: August to October 2013

Awards Ceremony: October 6th, 4pm @ Gebläsehalle, Duisburg

Ceremony Host: Damien Rebgetz

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Presented by: Cork Midsummer Festival

MDR Coordinators: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator: Rosita Murphy

School: North Presentation Primary School

Teachers: Laura Mitchell & Nollaig Cleary

Principal: Kathleen Haverty

Participating chef: Chef Eoin O’Reilly of HOUSE Cafe at Cork Opera House
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COME DINE WITH THE JURY AND SEE THEM IN ACTION!

Friday, June 21 @ 6pm: Greenes Restaurant, 48 Mac Curtain Street (021 4552279)

Saturday, June 22 @ 6pm: Boardwalk Bar & Grill, The Boardwalk, Lapps Quay (021 4279990)

Sunday, June 23 @ 6pm: Amicus, 23 Paul Street (021 4276455)

Monday, June 24 @ 6pm: Uncle Pete’s, 40 Paul Street (021 4274845)

Tuesday, June 25 @ 6pm: Fenn’s Quay Restaurant, Sheares Street (021 4279527)

Wednesday, June 26 @ 6pm: The Weir Bistro, The River Lee Hotel, Western Road (021 4252700)

Thursday, June 27 @ 6pm: Gourmet Burger Bistro, 8 Bridge Street (021 4505404)

Friday, June 28 @ 6pm: Bodega, St. Peter’s Market, Cornmarket Street (021 4273756)

Saturday, June 29 @ 3pm: Awards Ceremony (FREE!) at Cork Institute of Technology, Cork School of Music, Bishopstown

This presentation of Eat the Street has been made possible in part by grants from the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring program and the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International Program.

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Presented by: Behaviour Festival

Co-Directors: Darren O’Donnell & Konstantin Bock

Producers: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Local Production: Lucy Gaizely

Collaborating Artist: Adrian Howells

Sound Designer/MC: Rob Jones

Photos by: Niall Walker

Venue: The Arches

Performance dates: Thurs May 9 @ 7:30pm; Fri May 10 @ 8:45pm; Sat May 11 @ 3pm

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Presented by: Boca Del Lupo‘s MICRO Performance Series
Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell & Melissa Tsang

Production: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Performance dates: May 30 @ 8pm & 9pm; May 31 @ 7, 8 & 9pm; June 1 @ 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9pm & June 2 @ 1, 2, 3pm.

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Presented by: Come Out Festival 2013 and the City of Port Adelaide Enfield

MDR Coordinators: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator: Eliza Lovell

Graphic Designer: Aaron Farrant

Photos by: Heath Britton & Jennifer Greer Holmes and Mammalian

School: Blair Athol North B-7 School

School facilitator: Kay Clifford

Participating school staff: Nathan Anderson, Marta Cichonski, Penny Cook, Concetta De Leo, Shohreh Fallah, Debbie Grose, David Gross, Stephanie Hentschel, Kylie McRostie, Daniel Niyonkuru, Carolyn Sugars.

Performance date: Saturday, May 25 @ 10:30am

Check the Blair Athol North B-7 School, Red 3 Studio Student Blog HERE

Participating businesses:

Pets Everywhere, 442 Prospect Rd.

Randall’s Hardware, 440 Prospect Rd.

Najafi Supermarket, 6-392 Prospect Rd.

Jarnell Hairdressing & Beauty, 1-392 Prospect Rd.

Terry Howe Printing, 317 Prospect Rd.

African Beauty and Hair Stylist, 313 Prospect Rd.

John L. Guilfoyle PTY. LTD. (bee keeping equipment), 299 Prospect Rd.

Sajad Bakery, 297a Prospect Rd.

Culminating party: Following the walk @ Kilburn Community Centre, 59 Gladstone Ave.

This presentation of These Are the People in Your Neighbourhood has been made possible in part by grants from the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring program and the Canada Council for the Arts Theatre International Program.

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Presented by: Art of the Danforth, Jane’s Walk

MDR Coordinators: Madeleine Collective (Ladan Ali, Nicole Bazuin, Alex Hong, Cheryl Hsu)

Intern: Effie Tassiopoulos

Schools: Dovercourt Public School & R.H. McGregor Elementary School

Teachers: Ms. Brougham’s and Ms. Furdyk’s Grade 4/5 classes (Dovercourt) and Ms. Jen’s Grade 4 class (R.H. McGregor)

Performance dates: 5 May, 26 May and 9 June 2012

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PAKISTAN: Diplomatic Immunities appeard at the World Performing Arts Festival in Lahore, Pakistan in November 2007. We worked with local research artists Zain Raza, Wajeehah Sabahat, Adeel Salman and Bushra Azeem and interviewed people on the streets, in thier homes and in the market. We interviewed children, adults, men and women. Our primary inquiry was about people’s scars, gently using these stories as a way to subtly reference the scar that is the partition between Pakistan and India.

Conception and social co-ordination by Darren O’Donnell
Visual co-ordination by Rebecca Picherack
Produced by Natalie De Vito
Video Direction, Translation and Facilitation by Faisal Anwar
Projections by Stephanie Comilang

Please take a look at our blog Mammals in a State of Emergency

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Mammalian Diving Reflex in association with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents Diplomatic Immunities: THE END at Buddies in Bad Times, February 11 – February 25, 2007.

Diplomatic Immunities: THE END is the interaction between a company of research artists and the inhabitants of the city. Diplomatic Immunities takes the body of the city, throws it on stage, cuts it open and holds the contents up to the light. Not theatre, not a talk show, not a film or a news report – but all of them at once for the very last time. THE END.

Conceived and directed by Darren O’Donnell, produced by Naomi Campbell, co-direction and lighting by Rebecca Picherack, video compositing by Faisal Anwar, sound by Nick Murray and screens by Daniel Young. Research Artists: Faisal Anwar, Naomi Campbell, Ulysses Castellanos, Misha Glouberman, Darren O’Donnell Rebecca Picherack, Tanya Pillay and Beatriz Pizano.

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press:
“Darren O’Donnell is artistic director of Toronto-based theater group Mammalian Diving Reflex, and author of multiple plays, including A Suicide-Site Guide to the City, pppeeeaaaccceee, and White Mice. New York Press spoke with him about his first novel, Your Secrets Sleep with Me (Coach House), which is reviewed in this issue.”
– Interview with Darren O’Donnell by Kate Crane for the New York Press

Presented by: Norfolk & Norwich Festival

MDR Coordinators: Petrina Ng & Eva Verity

Local Coordinator: Hannah Walker

School: Catton Grove Primary School

Teachers: Agnes Pattison and Dan McKeown

Stylists: Conor O’Brien & Joanne Hobbs and City College students

Salon: Flint Hair

Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts

Performance Dates: 7 & 8 May 2010

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Performance: 7pm on Saturday 2 June 2012
Where: gallerywest, 1172 Queen Street West, Toronto

When: 7:30-10:30pm on Saturday, February 18th, 2012
Where: Drake Lab, 1140 Queen Street West, Toronto

When: 7:30-10:30pm on Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Where: Gallerywest, 1172 Queen Street West, Toronto

When: 7:30-10:30pm on Friday, November 18th, 2011
Where:Gallerywest, 1332 Queen Street West, Toronto

Presented and commissioned by: Abandon Normal Devices (AND Festival)
Local Coordinators: Neil Winterburn & Marisa Draper
Venue: First Street
Performance date: 1 September 2012

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Free Advice From a Teenager occured during Coach House Book’s 2005 launch of the first of their uTOpia series: uTOpia: Towards a New Toronto, which included Darren O’Donnell’s essay Toronto the Teenager. Free Advice From a Teenager featured 14-year-old Kirsten Azan giving advice to any interested adults. She helped people with their love-lives, housing arrangments and career paths.

Free Advice From a Teenager was an unabashed rip-off of Ulysses Castellano’s Bureau of Personal Guidance, but without the shot of whiskey.

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Presented by: The National Theatre School
Co-directors: Darren O’Donnell & Jill Connell
Assistant Director: Hugh Portman
Kids: Ms. Hope, Mr. Noah and Ms. Wilson’s 70 grade 5/6 students from Westmount Park School
Performance date: January 2010

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Presented by: Magnetic North Theatre Festival

Written & Directed by: Darren O’Donnell

Producer: Natalie De Vito

Performers: Daniel Nimmo, Darren O’Donnell, Joanne Hui, Janice Lee

Sound designer: Nick Murray

Visuals designer: Stephanie Comilang

Video designer: Faisal Anwar

Illustration: Selena Wong

Lighting Designer: Simon Rossiter

Costume designer: Tania Sanhueza

Production manager: Kari Kokko

Stage manager: Jenna-Lee Leger

Supported by: Ontario Arts Council

Performance dates: 15-19 June 2010

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Presented by: Harbourfront Centre

Written & Directed by: Darren O’Donnell

Producers: Natalie De Vito, Eva Verity &
Jenna Winter

Performers: John Caffery, Amy Lam &
Daniel Nimmo

Costume Designer: Tania Sanhueza

Production manager: Mathew Kensett

Stage managers: Marianna Rosato

Performance dates: 13-16 October 2011

Academic Consultants: Stephanie Springgay & Krys Verrall

Monster Makers has been made possible thanks to the Harbourfront Centre’s Fresh Ground new works National Commissioning Programme.

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Presented by: National Arts Centre

Written & Directed by: Darren O’Donnell

Producers: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Performers: John Caffery, Amy Lam & Darren O’Donnell

Production manager: Richard Cliff

Stage manager: Marianna Rosato

Performance dates: 24 March – 1 April 2012

Monster Makers has been made possible thanks to the Harbourfront Centre’s Fresh Ground new works National Commissioning Programme.

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Presented by: Hamilton Artists Inc.

MDR Coordinators: Alexandra Hong, Darren O’Donnell & Annie Wong

Local Coordinators: Irene Loughlin & Simon Orpana

Teenage Collaborators: The Torontonians and The Hamiltonians, including members of local arts group NGEN

Facilitators: Rachel Edge & Justin Lum (NGEN)

Photo Workshop Leader: Peter Karuna

Photoshop Workshop Leader: Ian Jarvis

Breakdance Workshop Leader: Rachel Edge & Justin Lum

Graffiti Workshop Leader: Tevin, Lars & Rachel Edge

Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, Ontario Trillium Foundation, The City of Hamilton, Hamilton Community Foundation and Incite Foundation for The Arts

Performance dates: 13 October 2012

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Presented by: PSi#18 Conference,
University of Leeds


MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell &
Stephanie Springgay

Teenage Collaborators: The Torontonians and local youth from Leeds

Supported by: The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Performance dates: 28 & 29 June 2012

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Organized by Amish Morrell with the support of Inverness municipal councillor Jim Mustard as part of Diane Borsato and Stephanie Springgay’s SSHRC-funded study “The Institute of Walking: Research and Creation in Relational and Interventionist Art Practices.”

MDR Coordinators: Saniya Ansari, Saif Azmi, Darren O’Donnell, Stephanie Springgay,
Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator: Amish Morrell

Facilitator: Councillor Jim Mustard

Teenage Collaborators: The Torontonians, J. Trent Campbell, Brayden LaRadical and the Invernessers

Workshop Leader: Diane Borsato

Supported by: The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Performance dates: 18, 19 & 20 August 2011

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MDR Coordinator: Jill Connell

Local Coordinator: Olafia Larusdottir

Participants: The children of Skagastrond, Iceland

Supported by: National Theatre School of Canada’s Artist in Residence program

Performance dates: July 2011

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Presented by: Singapore Arts Festival

Co-Directors: Darren O’Donnell & Konstantin Bock

Producers: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator: Cecilia Chow

Video Designer: Wee Li Lin

Sound Designer: Ou Kexin

Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio

Performance dates: 25, 26 & 27 May 2012

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Presented by: Auawirleben Zeitgenossisches Theatertreffen Bern

Co-Directors: Darren O’Donnell & Konstantin Bock

Producers: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator: Sibylle Heiniger

Production Assistant: Jana Eiting

Video Designer: Stephanie Comilang with assistance from Thibault Schiemann

Sound Designers & MC: ISOLA Music (Martin & Smorre)

Venue: Schlachthaus Theater

Performance dates: 4, 5 & 6 May 2012

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Presented by and developed in collaboration with: Pazz International Performing Arts Festival, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

Director: Darren O’Donnell

Co-Director: Konstantin Bock

Producers: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Production Assistant: Helge Kock

Sound Designers & MC: ISOLA Music (Martin & Smorre)

Video Designer: Stephanie Comilang with assistance from Thibault Schiemann

Supported by: Pazz International Performing Arts Festival, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

Venue: Kaserne Donnerschwee

Performance dates: 24, 26 & 28 April 2012
(world premiere)

Development supported by Pazz and the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater:
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Director: Darren O’Donnell

Producer: Natalie De Vito

Local Coordinator: Konstantin Bock

Production Assistants: Jana Eiting, Helge Kock

Sound Designer: Nick Murray

Video Designer: Stephanie Comilang

Performance dates: 1 & 3 April 2011

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Director: Darren O’Donnell

Producer: Natalie De Vito

Local Coordinator: Konstantin Bock

Sound Designer: Nick Murray

Video Designer: Stephanie Comilang

Performance dates: 26 & 30 April 2010

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Presented by: Pazz International Performing Arts Festival

Director: Darren O’Donnell

Producer: Natalie De Vito

Local Coordinator: Konstantin Bock

Production Assistants: Jana Eiting, Helge Kock

Sound Designer: Nick Murray

Video Designer: Stephanie Comilang

Performance dates: 1 & 3 April 2011

Venue: Exerzierhalle

Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

Presented by: Pazz International Performing Arts Festival

Director: Darren O’Donnell

Producer: Natalie De Vito

Local Coordinator: Konstantin Bock

Sound Designer: Nick Murray

Video Designer: Stephanie Comilang

Supported by: Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts

Performance dates: 26 & 30 April 2010

Presented by: Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto
Directed by: Darren O’Donnell
Curated by: Maiko Tanaka
MDR Coordinators: Amy Lam, Darren O’Donnell

Production Assistants: Konstantin Bock, Stephanie Comilang, Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Performance dates: 12 & 13 February 2010

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Presented by: Curtain Razor’s Movable Feast

MDR Coordinators: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator: Michele Sereda

Participating chef: Milton Rebello

School: Arcola Community School Grade 6-7-8 cluster

Teacher: Ms. Danielle Dumelie

Supported by: Ontario Arts Council

Performance dates: October 2012
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Participating restaurants:

Jamdon’s

Beer Brothers

Hotel Saskatchewan

Spices of Punjab

SIAM

La Bodega

Tangerine

Cathedral Village Freehouse

The Artful Dodger (Awards Ceremony)

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Presented by: festival internazionale della creazione contemporanea

MDR Coordinators: Donna Soares & Eva Verity

Local Coordinator: Marco Austeri

Translator: Tamara Petriachi

Participating chef: Annarita Banetta

School: Scuola Elementare G. Matteotti 

Teacher: Giovanna Del Vitto

http://eatdastreet.blogspot.ca/

Performance dates: September 2012

Participating restaurants:

Il Vinaio

Livingstone

GOLA

Fujiyama

La Piazzetta

Lillero

La Citta Vecchia

La Tana Del Luppolo

BCT Municipal Library Terni (Awards Ceremony)

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Presented by: Streets Alive Youth Festival

MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell & Natalie De Vito

School: Mowbray Heights Primary School

Teachers: Marcella Glachan, Karen Higgens, Judy Harris, Chris Cullen, Kathy Robson & Julia Rodwell

Participating restaurants:

Fresh on Charles

Fluid

Romanelli’s

Café@Sebel

O’Keefe’s Hotel

Arches Manor

Toro’s

The Prickly Cactus
Royal Oak

Flip Burgers

Stillwater

The Northern Club
Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts

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Presented by: Mammalian Diving Reflex

MDR Coordinators: Petrina Ng & Darren O’Donnell

School: Parkdale Public School

Collaborating chef: Nathan Isberg

Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Community Foundation, Toronto Community Foundation’s Simon Family Fund, BMO Employee Charitable Foundation, The Drake Hotel, Gladstone Hotel

Performance dates: April – May 2009

Participating Restaurants:

Shangrila

Skyline Restaurant 

Mitzi’s Sister

The Drake Hotel

Czehoski

Saigon Flower

Cadillac Lounge 

Oddfellows

Addis Ababa 

Mother India

The Beaver

Gladstone Hotel (Awards Ceremony)

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Presented by: Ruhrtriennale

MDR Coordinators: Jana Eiting, Darren O’Donnell & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator: Cathrin Rose

Performance dates: August to October 2012

Award Ceremony: September 30, 4pm @ Jahrhunderthalle, Bochum

www.childrenschoiceawards.blogspot.com

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Presented by: Pazz International Performing Arts Festival

MDR Coordinators: Jana Eiting & Eva Verity

School: Hauptschule Keyenbrück

Teachers: Ute Knaab & Tomke Janssen

Performance dates: April 2012

www.childrenschoiceawards.blogspot.com

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Presented by: ANTI Contemporary Arts Festival

MDR Coordinators: Petrina Ng & Donna Soares

School: Pohjantien Koulu

Teacher: Tuija Eira

Performance dates: September & October 2011

www.childrenschoiceawards.blogspot.com

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Presented by: Kunstenfestivaldesarts

MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell & Eva Verity

Local Coordinators: An Vandevelde &
Diane Foudrignier

Schools: Ecole Aurore, Vier Winden & Lutgardisschool

Teachers: Isabelle Warzee’s Class (Ecole Aurore), Karlien Tiebout’s Class (Vier Winden), and Win Van den Brulle’s Class (Lutgardisschool)

Performance dates: May 2011

www.childrenschoiceawards.blogspot.com

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Presented by: Norfolk & Norwich Festival

MDR Coordinators: Donna Soares &
Hazel Venzon

School: City Academy Norwich

Teacher: Duncan Joseph

Supported by: Creative Partnerships UK, Canada Council for the Arts

Performance dates: May 2011

www.childrenschoiceawards.blogspot.com

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Presented by: Magnetic North Theatre Festival

MDR Coordinators: Natalie De Vito, Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator: Lisa Hagen

School: Suddeby Public School

Teachers: Teachers Trevor Davies and Tanya Hofman; Agnieszka Chalas (Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery)

Volunteers Marion Sharp & Richard Ellis

Supported by: Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario Arts Council

Performance dates: June 2010

www.childrenschoiceawards.blogspot.com

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3. CCA Kitchener Jury on the Red Carpet
Presented by: Perth International Arts Festival

MDR Coordinators: Natalie De Vito, Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator: Ashley Boaden

School: Roseworth Primary School 

Teacher: Principal Metcalf

Supported by: Octagon Theatre, Perth Writers Festival, Michelle Scott, Western Australia’s Commissioner for Children and Young People; Ontario Arts Council

Performance dates: February 2010

www.childrenschoiceawards.blogspot.com

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11. CCA Perth Australia Jury Taking Notes at Cecile Williams
Presented by: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell & Donna Soares

Local Coordinator: Principal Andrew Shook

School: Bridgeview Elementary kids: DJ, Jeetpal, Thomas, Christine, Sukleen, Paul, Jendhel, Sandeep, Jonebel, Ron, Daniela, Edwin, Jancy, Valerie, Jana, Katie, Stephanie, Alexa and Anna

Teachers: Principal Judy Gram, Teachers Jeanne Atwal and Elizabeth Hinman, Alfred Esemijer (Driver)

Performance dates: January 2009

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Presented by: Melbourne International Arts Festival

MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell & Natalie De Vito

School: Kids Footscray

Performance dates: October 2008

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CCA Melbourne Awards Ceremony 2008 2
Presented by: Alley Jaunt

MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell &
Petrina Ng

Kids: Students from Parkdale Public School: Sanath, Latha, Callum, Kahlil, Zoe, Lara, Dalton, Lauren, Camille, Wendy and Hayley

Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Community Foundation, Ontario Arts Foundation, TO Live With Culture, Parkdale Public School

Performance dates: August 2007

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Alley Jaunt
Presented by: Harbourfront Centre’s Milk International Children’s Festival

MDR Coordinators: Naomi Campbell &
Darren O’Donnell

School: Parkdale Public School’s Grade 5/6 class

Teacher: Ms. Amanda Biber

Salons: Cut 4 U, Wisdoms Barber & Beauty Salon, Camille Unisex Beauty Lounge, Queen’s Quay Hair Design + Esthetic

Stylists: Alice Norton and Leela Suntheresan

Supported by: Art Gallery of York University and the Various Salons in Toronto

Performance dates:
6 May 2006 (Cut 4 U)
13 May 2006 (Wisdoms Barber & Beauty Salon)
20 May 2006 (Camille Unisex Beauty Lounge)
27 & 28 May 2006 (Queen’s Quay Hair Design + Esthetic)

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2. Haircuts by Children, Toronto 2006
Presented by: Outpost for Contemporary Arts

MDR Coordinator: Darren O’Donnell

Local Coordinator: José Huizar, Council member, District 14

School: Luther Burbank Middle School

Stylist: Christie Honsburge

Performance dates: October 2006

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Presented by: Fierce Festival

MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell

School: Birmingham Repertory

Salon: Hush Hair and Beauty

Stylists: Daunn McLaughlin

Performance dates: May 2007

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Presented by: Dublin Fringe Festival

MDR Coordinator: Natalie De Vito

School: St. Joseph’s Primary School, Level 6 classes

Teacher: Ms. White and Mr. O’hici

Supported by: Dublin Dockland Authority, Canada Council for the Arts

Performance dates: September 2007

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Presented by: Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time-Based Art Festival

MDR Coordinator: Darren O’Donnell

Local Coordinator: Carlee Smith

School: Glenfair Elementary School, Grade 6

Teacher: Ms. Rodineau

Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts

Presentation dates: September 2007

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Presented by: Art in General at Performa 07

MDR Coordinator: Darren O’Donnell

School: Dr. Sun Yat Sen Middle School

Teacher: Ms. Moulinos and Ms. Hodges

Supported by: Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Performance dates: November 2007

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Presented by: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell & Hazel Venzon

School: Bridgeview Elementary in Surrey

Teachers: Ms. MacKenzie and Ms. Ens, Principal Judy Grams

Salon: Nunu’s Hair Salon

Stylist: John Leke

Performance dates: January 2008

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Presented by: Sydney Festival

MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell &
Natalie De Vito

Kids: kids from Sydney’s Parramatta district

Salon: Salon Noir & Grand Royal Barbers

Stylists: Orlando Eyers, Nathan Gorman, Lisa Grando and Melissa Neville

Supported by: Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Performance dates: January 2008

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HbC-Sydney 3
Presented by: XING International Festival of Performance Art

MDR Coordinator: Hazel Venzon

School: Elementary School Manzolini, Class 5a

Teacher: Marcella Grandoni

Salon: Orea Malia

Stylists: Jacopo Lanteri and Erika Iesse

Supported by: XING’s Universal Cosmic Murmur, Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Performance dates: April 2008

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Presented by: festival internazionale della creazione contemporanea

MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell &
Natalie De Vito

School: Elementary School G. Matteotti, Grade 5

Teacher: Giovanna Del Vitto

Salon: STUDIO SAMUEL

Stylist: Samuele Petrucci

Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts

Performance dates: September 2008

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Haircuts by Children Terni, Italy 2008 1 Credit MDR
Presented by: Arts Council Norway and Theatre Avant Garden in conjunction with the Showbox Conference

MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell and Natalie De Vito

Performance dates: November 2008

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Presented by: Spark Festival co-presented by Theatre Skam and Belfry Theatre

MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell & Hazel Venzon

School: George Jay Elementary School, Grade 4/5 class

Teacher: Mrs. Belanger

Salon: Fish Hair Salon

Stylists: Seungmin Yoo and Christina Loxam

Performance dates: 14 & 15 March 2009

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Presented by: UOVO Project Milano

MDR Coordinators: Stephanie Comilang & Darren O’Donnell

School: Scuola Primaria Annessa al conritto nazionale pietro longone

Salon: 3.14 parruchhieri

Performance dates: 23 & 24 May 2009

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Presented by: Context Gallery

MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell & Donna Soares

Local Coordinator: Principal Ann Murray

School: Oakgrove Integrated Primary School, Grade 5

Teacher: Ms. Eileen Barber

Salon: Breidge’s Barbershop

Stylist: Anne Corr, North West Regional College 

Performance dates: 27 & 28 June 2009

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Presented by: Galerie B-312

MDR Coordinator: Darren O’Donnell

School: Westmount Park 

Salon: Salon Kaaz

Stylist: Yanick Chartrand-Kravitz 

Performance dates: 27 September 2009

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Presented by: Wunderbar Festival

MDR Coordinators: Eva Verity & Hazel Venzon

Local Coordinators: Harriet Plewis

School: Walkergate Primary School

Salon: Sak’s Salon

Stylist: Mark Read

Performance dates: 7 & 8 November 2009

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HbC Wunderbar Grand Chaser 3
Presented by: Perth International Arts Festival

MDR Coordinators: Natalie De Vito, Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator: Ashley Boaden

School: Roseworth Primary School 

Salon: Ebony & Ivory

Stylists: Ryan Ross Williams & Jasmine

Supported by: Octagon Theatre, Perth Writers Festival, Michelle Scott, Western Australia’s Commissioner for Children and Young People; Ontario Arts Council

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Presented by: Curtain Razor’s Movable Feast

MDR Coordinator: Eva Verity

Local Coordinator: Michele Sereda

School: Davin School’s Grade 4/5 Class

Teacher: Kelly Maupin 

Salon: The Room Hair Salon

Stylists: Shelley Hoffman, Debra Tomporowski

Performance dates: 13 & 14 March 2010

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Presented by: Cork Midsummer Festival

MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell &
Natalie De Vito

School: St. Vincent’s Primary School

Teachers: Lesley-Ann and principal Maire Ni Eili

Salon: Victor Franks Hair Design

Stylist: Ian Butler

Performance dates: 26 & 27 June 2012

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Presented by: London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT)

MDR Coordinators: Darren O’Donnell &
Natalie De Vito

Local Coordinator: Tracey England 

Kids: Adventures Program featuring kids from Canning Town and Newham 

Salon: Kaizo Salon

Stylist: Faisal Abdu’A Ilah

Performance dates: 10 & 18 July 2010

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HBC Lift

Presented by: Junction Arts Festival & Regional Arts Australia

MDR Coordinator: Natalie De Vito

Local Coordinator: Justin Smith

School: Mowbray Heights Primary School

Salon: Studio Hair and Beauty

Performance date: 26 to 28 August 2010

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Presented by: FAR Festival des arts vivants

MDR Coordinator: Eva Verity

Local Coordinator: Christine Neoit-Bailo

Kids: kids from Nyon’s Passeport Vacances

Salon: Meier Coiffure

Stylist: Sabrina Colomb

Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts 

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Presented by: Grenswerk Festival

MDR Coordinators: Kirsten Azan & Hazel Venzon

Local Coordinator: Susan Pinkster

Schools: Weekend School and Brede School Velve-Lindehof

Facilitator: Tuija Eira

Salon: Barbershop Ruthless

Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts

Performance Dates: 1 & 2 October 2011

Performance dates: August to October 2012

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Presented by: MOTUS, Alfred Ve Dvore Theatre and 4+4 Days in Motion

MDR Coordinators: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator: Zdenka Švadlenková

School: ZS Brana jazyku, Vojtesska

Teachers: Sylva Bartakovicova, Ondrej Cizinsky and Hana Novotna

Salon: Toni & Guy Prague

Stylists: Kamila Gailová and Jakub Dráb

Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts

Performance dates: 22 & 23 October 2011

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Presented by: Fusebox Festival
MDR Coordinators: Eva Verity & Jenna Winter
School: Pecan Springs Elementary School
Facilitator: Starla Simmons
Salon: Peacock Salon
Stylists: Brooke Ellington & Danny Smith
Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts
Performance dates: 12 & 13 November 2011

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Presented by: Darwin Festival

MDR Coordinators: Hazel Venzon &
Eva Verity

Local Coordinators: Brian Robertson & Kristy Austin

School: Millner Primary School

Teachers: Sheree Arratta & Jackie Haines

Salons: Stone Island Hairdressers & African Beauty

Stylists: Colette Forsyth & Fiona Knox

Supported by: Ontario Arts Council

Performance dates: 23 & 24 August 2012 (Stone Island), 19 & 26 August 2012 (African Beauty)

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HBC Darwin
Presented by: The Arches, Behaviour Festival

MDR Coordinators: Hazel Venzon & Jenna Winter

Local Coordinator: Louise Brodie

Participating School: Oak Grove Elementary School, P6

Facilitators: Ms. Furlong, Mr. Morrow and Ms. Cerexhe

Stylist: John Comerford

Salon: Alice Rocks

Performance Dates: 28 & 29 April 2012

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