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 and 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 Churchill, Adrian Griffin, Renee Hackett, David Ferry, Jim Jones, Keith Knight, Anthony Malarky, Michael Proudfoot, Sherry Roher, Julie Temperman, Bruce Vavrina, Dinah Watts and Aaron Willis
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