The Invitation

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.


Pictures taken during the workshop.

  Questions on the Experience

Questions about the experience for the participants of the workshop.


Moynan King and Sherri Hay´s biographies.

  Application Letter and Research Proposal

Moynan King and Sherri Hay´s application and research proposal.


Final report on the research project.