One Trunk LogoTPM’s Company in Residence, One Trunk Theatre presents the first annual One Trunk Festival

West End Cultural Centre on Sunday September 8th, 2013 at 2:00pm.

The One Trunk Festival features performances by three local companies Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers, Grant Guy (Adhere & Deny) & Jaymez (projectionist) and a collective of independent artists including Ardith Boxall (Artistic Director- Theatre Projects Manitoba), Tanja Woloshen (Young Loungs), and Gwendolyn Collins. The inspiration for each of these performances is the work of other artists.

On August 23rd trios of artists (including one musician, one writer and one visual artist) were sent to a specific Winnipeg location to capture the essence of that place through their art form. The chosen locations were the Louis Riel statue at the Legislature, the Elmwood graveyard and Central Park. On Thursday, August 29th their creations will be passed on to a performance company who will have one week to devise a new performance based on the material they receive.

One Trunk Artistic Director, Andraea Sartison, says of the work: “Our goal in 2013 is to unite Winnipeg’s artistic communities, promote cross disciplinary work and build enthusiasm for a bigger festival in 2014.”

Following the performance there will be time for round table feedback and discussion. Artists involved include: Deco Dawson (TIFF award winning film maker), Chris Rutkowski (science writer, UFO investigator), Keri Latimer (singer/songwriter of Juno award winning “Nathan”), Natanielle Felicitas (cellist), Arielle Gordon (winner of the Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry), Kristian Jordan (photographer), Greg Chomichuk (graphic novelist), Melissa Steele (short fiction writer) and Andy Rudolph (sound engineer/ musician whose latest project was an inter-species collaboration between belugas and humans in Churchill, Mb).

One Trunk aims to provide opportunities for the development of high caliber collectively created, dynamic performance that is Winnipeg based, and internationally competitive. The 2013 One Trunk Festival will be the first annual event. By 2016 it will expand into a multi-day annual festival that produces, presents and creates new Canadian work.