Walk&Talk&Bits&Bites is a night of sharing ideas, sketches & works-in-progress from Walk&Talk&Friends! On November 23rd, 2022 at 7:30pm (Doors at 7pm) at the Manitoba Association of Playwrights Studio (100 Arthur Street - in the Artspace building) we will be sharing work from Duncan Cox, Tanner Manson, Ben Townsley & micro-commissioned artists Esther Koepnick & Victoria Exconde - meet them below!
Featuring excerpts from:
I MADE IT by Victoria Exconde
"I MADE IT gets its name for two reasons: 1) the dance is about overcoming obstacles and fears and being able to explore new spaces and 2) the set pieces, props, and costumes will be handmade. I MADE IT merges my love of dance and arts & crafts and allows me to create an immersive world that is whimsical and full of imagination."
Lucy Lost In Cancerland by Esther Koepnick
Lucy Lost in Cancerland is a musical based on the playwright's experience as a young adult cancer survivor. Lucy is 18, recently diagnosed, and copes with her illness by creating Cancerland, a dark and whimsical world where she personifies her problems, primarily casting cancer as an abusive boyfriend.
Afterlight by Duncan Cox & Sharon Bajer
A Vampire Musical
The Last Garden by Tanner Manson
A highly collaborative dance-theatre piece with text about the last florist tending the last garden on earth and the dreamscape of his memory.
Tales of the Great Transfiguration by Ben Townsley
An Audio Play & maybe more.
End of the Line by Walk&Talk
A big new musical about a lot of little lives dealing with a big flood.
Excerpts will be performed by Duncan Cox, Victoria Exconde, Victoria Hill, Tanner Manson & Ben Townsley.
Running time of the event will be approximately 90 minutes. The MAP studio is an accessible space. Seating is very limited - more info soon on how to see the show.
TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY.
This public sharing is made possible with the generous support of the Assiniboine Credit Union.
MEET THE MICRO-COMMISSIONED ARTISTS
Micro-Commissioned Artist - Musical Theatre
Esther Koepnick (she/her) received her acting degree from Rosebud School of the Arts. In addition to singing and songwriting, she dabbles with playing guitar, piano, banjolele, and is currently flirting with the cello. Esther and her husband create musical theatre influenced folk music with their band, The Lazy Sundays. They released their first album, Natural Progression, in 2020. In 2019, Esther won runner up in the Edmonton SkirtsAfire Playwriting Competition, and she is thrilled to be working with Walk&Talk to continue evolving her show. Select acting credits include, Fiddler on the Roof (Grande Prairie Live Theatre), The Amish Project (Rosebud Theatre), An L. M. Montgomery Christmas (RSA). When Esther isn’t in a theatre, she’s making her own clothes, reading, or scheming how to be kinder to the planet. Ask her about the two years she spent living in a one room yurt!
Micro-Commissioned Artist - Dance
Victoria Exconde (she/her) is a Filipino artist based in Winnipeg, MB with a diverse skill set in dance, choreography, musical theatre, and costume design. She is a professionally trained dancer from The School of Contemporary Dancers and graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a BA Honours in Dance and Theatre. Victoria has been a company dancer with Nafro Dance Productions and a co-leader of Hip Hop dance Crew, BOSS Dance Team. She performed at the public reading of Joseph Sevillo's new musical, Ma-Buhay!, and was a participant of Young Lungs' Motion Capture Creative Laboratory. Victoria continues to share her talents within her community through teaching dance classes, workshops and most recently, choreographing ANCOP's benefit concert, New Beginnings In A New World.