SIFA 2020

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In Conversation with Kidd Pivot

Event is cancelled

  • 17 May 2020
    Sun, 2pm
  • Living Room, Festival House
  • Free


  • 1h, no intermission

    Patrons are advised to be seated 15 minutes before the programme begins.

    Unclaimed seats may be given to walk-in patrons.

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In Conversation with Kidd Pivot

Meet Kidd Pivot’s Playwright-in-Residence Jonathon Young and Amy Rutherford, one of the voice actors for Revisor, as they share insights on how works such as Revisor combine movement, text, music and rich visual design, reflecting the company’s strong theatrical sensibility in creating dance-theatre pieces that blend recklessness with rigour. 



Jonathon Young  

Canadian actor/writer Jonathon Young has collaborated on the making of over 20 original productions with Electric Company Theatre including: Tear the Curtain! (a film/theatre hybrid for Arts Club Theatre and Canadian Stage), No Exit (a re-working of Jean-Paul Sartre’s play performed in San Francisco at the American Conservatory Theatre) and Studies in Motion (Vancouver Playhouse, Edmonton Citadel, Theatre Calgary, Canadian Stage). In addition, Jonathon has worked across Canada as a freelance actor. Some recent projects include: All But Gone (Necessary Angel, Toronto), The Waiting Room  (Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver), The Great Gatsby (Theatre Calgary),  Hamlet (Bard on the Beach Festival, Vancouver). Jonathon has collaborated with Crystal Pite on two projects for Nederlands Dans Theater: Parade  andThe Statement, which was performed at New York City Centre in November 2016. Jonathon is a recipient of the UK National Dance Award and several Jessie Richardson Awards for acting and writing.  

Amy Rutherford 

Amy was classically trained at both The National Theatre School and Stratford Festival of Canada’s Conservatory. She’s worked for close to twenty years in TV, film and theatre with many of Canada’s leading directors and writers. She’s been nominated for several Dora Mavor Moore Awards, one Calgary Critter and was named one of Toronto’s Top Ten Theatre Artists by Now Magazine. Amy has played some of Shakespeare’s most celebrated characters, including Viola in Twelfth Night and Rosalind in As You Like it. Amy recently reprised her role of Carmen in Hannah Moscovitch’s award-winning play Infinity in January 2020. 

Nine Years Theatre (Singapore) and SITI Company (USA)

Kidd Pivot / Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young (Canada)
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