Who is 125 Gun Salute?
125 SALUTE! A THEATRE UNDER THE GUN REMIX: featuring The Contingency Plan (dance), Genus Theatre Company (comedy/theatre) and The Virtual Stage (theatre/multi-media) with inspiration from Kevin Loring (Governor General Award Winning Writer), Lucas Brotz (Oceanographer) and Eva Shaffer (Engineer Artist).
Since 2003 Genus Theatre Company has been presenting original, groundbreaking productions that have incorporated both live theatre and integrated film/media elements. The company has developed a reputation for producing carefully constructed works that are both accessible and provocative. Recent productions include the original play The 4H Club that was a success at last year’s Neanderthal Arts Festival; Eugene Stickland’s award-winning A Guide to Mourning at Performance Works; and a roving show out of the back of a cube van this summer on downtown streets as part of the City of Vancouver’s Viva Vancouver Festival. This is Genus’ 5th time participating in Theatre Under the Gun.
Frano has been a member of Genus Theatre since 2005. His experience with the company has seen him work as a performer, writer, director, producer, designer, and training facilitator. Frano is a graduate of Simon Fraser University, working as a theatre artist and educator.
A graduate of SFU, Kelly has worked as a producer, writer, director, dramaturg, film-maker and performer with Genus since 2005. She has been performing professionally since 1990, and has over 80 credits in film, television, theatre and voice-overs. Most notably, she worked for Mattel 2001-2010 playing the voice of Barbie™ in the majority of their toys and movies. www.kellysheridan.ca.
The Virtual Stage is a multi-media theatre production company based
out of Vancouver, British Columbia. The company was founded in the
year 2000, as the Internet was about to explode, with a unique mandate
to investigate emerging technologies in live performance and the
relationship betwen the theatrical and cinematic art forms. While
challenging the traditional border between theatre and film in this
way, with a special focus on exploring how technology can support
storytelling, The Virtual Stage fuses a new script writing form, new
staging practices and a unique developmental process for the stage.
The result is a dynamic, hybrid art form that appeals to contemporary
sensibilities, while attracting a new audience to discover the magic
of live theatre.