The Worst Thing

Pure Research number fourteen was led by Ruth Howard of Jumblies Theatre at Glen Morris Studio at the University of Toronto in Toronto, on December 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2010.

General inquiries: What would it feel like to tell the worst things that has ever happened to me and then have it performed or presented – anywhere along this spectrum?; How about trying it out where it´s safe blatantly to ask and act on that question?

Participants:

Lead researcher: Ruth Howard.

Participating artists: Lisa Marie DiLiberto, Sean Frey, Penny Couchie, Juliet Palmer, Keith McNair, Liz Rucker, Beth Helmers, and Dan Watson.

Nightswimming: Brian Quirt, Rupal Shah, and intern Leora Morris.


  Exercise (3)

Painting exercise on day 1.

  Exercise (2)

Painting exercise on day 1.

  Exercise (1)

Individual performances done by the participating artists on day 3.

  Initial Conversation

First conversation about the questions for the research.


  Exercise (2)

Individual performances done by the participating artists on day 3.

  Exercise (1)

Individual performances done by the participating artists on day 2.

  Detailed Research Proposal

Specific details for the research proposal sent after the application.

  Application Letter, Project Description, and Resume

Ruth Howard´s Pure Research application letter, project description, and resume.


  Report

Final report on the research project.