Pure Research number eight was led by Moynan King and Sherri Hay at Glen Morris Studio at the University of Toronto in Toronto, on December 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2006.
Topic of research and goals: Explore the role of the audience in theatre and identify the tipping point(s) between a social and a theatrical experience
General inquiry: What is the tipping point between a social and theatrical experience?
Lead researcher: Moynan King and Sherri Hay
Participating artists: Lou Massey, Lisa Codrington, Rick Banville, Lorraine Kimsa, Mary Fulford Winsor, Nancy Webster, Laurel MacDonald, Will Munro.
Nightswimming: Brian Quirt, and Naomi Campbell.
Collaborators: Opera Atelier, Theatre for Young People, and Buddies in Bad Times.