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Deadline: July 23, 2021

I love the smell of gasoline by Claren Grosz is a solo show and overhead projector play. It’s an autobiographical attempt at reconciling Alberta oil-industry roots with the current environmental emergency. Born of a frustration with divisive Canadian politics, rampant hypocrisy, and a lack of team spirit when facing impending doom, the project unpacks some of the forces that drive global warming and Western alienation in a personal account of what it is to live in a modern capitalist environment, be a self-serving organism, and also care about the earth and fellow creature kind.

The project is being workshopped for Aluna Theatre’s 2021 CAMINOS Festival. The workshop will take place in September (dates/schedule tbd). Artists will be paid $25/hour. We’re looking for a collaborator-projectionist to join our team. As a collaborator-projectionist, you will:

  • Be present in person during the workshop (COVID allowing)

  • Work alongside Claren Grosz, Jay Northcott and Taylor Young

  • Collaboratively develop overhead projector imagery and create a visual score

  • Participate in conversation surrounding the themes of the project

  • Perform as a projectionist for a pre-recorded digital presentation

No experience with overhead projectors necessary. The ideal applicant:

  • is curious about devised work/collective creation

  • has strong visual communication skills

  • thrives in collaborative settings

  • takes direction well

We’re particularly interested in investing in BIPOC talent and collaborating with individuals who have a personal connection to environmentalism, the global fossil fuel industry, and/or Western Canada. If this project excites you, we want to hear from you!

To submit, please email pencilkitprod@gmail.com with a resume and a short statement of interest (100-300 words) by Friday July 23.

If you want to know more about our work, particularly with overhead projectors, check out Shadow Girls and our Collective’s mandate.

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