Awake & Sing
Founding Co-Artistic Director 2000 - 2003
Associate Artistic Director 2003 - 2005
“The Actors played your text with such passion and such a depth of feeling that Patricia and I were moved to tears. It was a truly memorable moment and great Theatre.“
- An open letter to Vaclav Havel from his Canadian translator, Paul Wilson.
AUDIENCE by Vaclav Havel
Conceived as a ‘theatrical laboratory’, Gabourie co-founded the performance ensemble, ‘the CO', in the Fall of 2000. the CO's mandate was, 'to shift the responsibility for both the creation & production of Theatre into the hands of the ensemble'. As an ensemble, the CO explored the written word with a singular voice, while challenging traditional approaches to devised creation, text & staging. the CO productions were noted for their ‘fine ensemble work’, 'strong staging', and ‘political viewpoints'. The ensemble's adaptation of Vaclav Havel's Vanek Trilogy, Audience/Unveiling/Protest, was invited to the 2004 Pilsen International Theatre Festival, in the Czech Republic.
the CO: ENSEMBLE
Heidi Weeks Brown, Richard Alan Campbell, Adrian Griffin, Renee Hackett, David Ferry, Jim Jones, Anthony Malarky, Michael Proudfoot, Dinah Watts, Aaron Willis,
Julie Temperman, Sherry Roher & Our dearest departed, Keith Knight & Bruce Vavrina.
the CO: Production History 2000 - 2005
Mistake by Vaclav Havel
Audience by Vaclav Havel
Awake & Sing by Clifford Odets
Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets
Audience / Unveiling / Protest by Vaclav Havel, adapted by Michael Proudfoot & the CO
All productions created by the CO ensemble, with direction from Dean Gabourie