Pure Research number twenty-four was led by Joanna Garfinkel and Natalie Schneck at the Woodward Centre of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, on May 30th, 31st, and June 1st, 2013.
Topic of research and goals: Developing a dramaturgical template to create emotional and evocative performance work from non-narrative source material.
General inquiries: What are the dramaturgical potentials of non-narrative, public information?; Can theatre be as direct and personal as a pamphlet?; How many different ways can we approach the material physically and philosophically?; Can we create theatre that relies on the physical exchange of information – direct and personal transfer with political, religious, and graphic components?
Lead researchers: Joanna Garfinkel and Natalie Schneck.
Participating artists: Jenn Griffin, Naomi Sider, Victoria Lyons, Elliot Vaughan, and Elysse Cheadle.
Nightswimming: Brian Quirt, and Rupal Shah.
Simon Fraser University: DD Kugler.