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Jonathan Young

Jonathan Young is an actor, playwright, and current Artistic Director of Electric Company Theatre in Vancouver. He has performed in theatres across Canada, including the National Arts Centre, Centaur Theatre, the Citadel, Vancouver Playhouse, and the Belfry Theatre. The Electric Company has been producing original live theatre since 1996 and has toured across Canada, to Scotland and the United States. The company is currently working on a large-scale film/theatre hybrid for Vancouver’s Stanley Theatre.

Talks & Events

  • Carrall Street Publication and Edition Launch

    ALTHEA THAUBERGER
    September 30, 2009

    Join us for the launch of Althea Thauberger’s catalogue in conjunction with her Artspeak event Carrall Street.

  • Carrall Street Public Forum

    ALTHEA THAUBERGER
    October 2, 2008

    This public forum will provide an opportunity for further community engagement and critical discussion around the social, political and artistic questions raised by Althea Thauberger’s Carrall Street. An open conversation will be initiated by a diverse body of speakers that include local architect and activist Annabel Vaughan, founding Simon Fraser University faculty member and writer Jerry Zaslove and Miami based writer and curator Ruba Katrib.

    Join us for this compelling discussion at 7pm on Thursday, October 2nd at 33 West Cordova, Vancouver.

  • Carrall Street

    ALTHEA THAUBERGER
    September 30, 2008

    Althea Thauberger, <em>Carrall Street</em>

    Althea Thauberger, <em>Carrall Street</em>

    Althea Thauberger, <em>Carrall Street</em>

    Althea Thauberger, <em>Carrall Street</em>

    Althea Thauberger, <em>Carrall Street</em>

    8-11pm in the 200 block of Carrall Street

    Althea Thauberger’s site-specific performance work will take place on the 200 block of Carrall Street in front of Artspeak. Collaborating with diverse local communities in Artspeak’s neighbourhood of the Downtown Eastside/Gastown, the one-night performance will present the street (brightly lit like a film set at nighttime) as a stage where the roles of participant and spectator blur. The interweaving of organized performers, passersby and audience members will allow for unforeseen interactions to take place, resulting in a destabilized form of community theatre that reveals something of the street’s history, its current successes and stresses, as well as its future.

Publications

  • Carrall Street

    Carrall front
    Carrall spine
    Carrall back

    Title: Carrall Street
    Category: Artist Book
    Artist: Althea Thauberger
    Writers: Jerry Zaslove, Rob Brownie & Annabel Vaughan, Jonathan Young & Kim Collier, Lani Russwurm, Ruba Katrib, Kate Fowle
    Editor: Melanie O’Brian
    Design: Hodgkinson Design
    Publisher: Artspeak
    Printer: Generation Printers, Canada
    Year published: 2009
    Pages: 50pp
    Cover: Paperback
    Binding: Perfect Bound
    Process: Offset
    Features: 87 colour images; 18 b&w images
    Dimensions: 26 x 18 x 1 cm
    Weight: 273 g
    ISBN: 978-0-921394-62-4
    Price: $7 CDN

    The Carrall Street publication documents Althea Thauberger’s site-specific work that took place on the 200-block of Carrall Street in front of Artspeak on September 30, 2008. It considered the specificities of the site as a nexus of social, economic, political, and cultural realities. The block was closed to traffic and illuminated by film lights. Collaborating with local communities, individuals, and organizations, Thauberger invited a diverse group to undertake independent actions or activities within the event’s framework.

    Approximately forty performers worked across and through the delineation provided by the block, extending their activities into alleys and bars. The performances ranged from repeated physical actions, oratories, orchestrated conversations, and scripted performances that often occurred at an intimate scale, to reflected or framed quotidian situations. Because the event encompassed the entire block, the work took on an expanded subject matter that included the attitudes and activities of spectators and passersby, heightened aesthetics and conditions of representation, the street’s physical surroundings and architecture, and transitional moments in the street’s development.

    The publication includes commissioned texts, scripts, a partial transcription of the Carrall Street forum, archival documents, and images.