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#legacy

Rob Kempson

Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 2pm & 8pm | Studio Theatre

About the Performance

This interactive performance project brings three women over the age of 65 up-close and personal with social media in general – and the Twitterverse in particular – in order to consider how we might leave a lasting impression (and how it should be hashtagged).

Through collective creation, the women will consider the notion of legacy – and download the app for that – in order to investigate how sharing so much of oneself publicly, and online, can leave a mark that lasts forever. As an experiment that combines new technologies and community-based art practices, #legacy asks tough questions in a poignant and intimate discourse on how we age and why we yearn to be remembered.

Be sure to follow the ladies on Twitter in the weeks leading up to the HATCH presentation on April 12.

#legacy
Conceived and Directed by: Rob Kempson @rob_kempson

Production Design by: Beth Kates
Dramaturgy by: Samantha Serles
Stage Managed by: Isabelle Ly

Ontario Arts Council

About the Artist

Rob Kempson is a theatre artist and educator working as a playwright, composer, performer and director. As a facilitator, Rob has worked for a number of regional school boards as well as Young People’s Theatre, Canadian Stage, Theatre Passe Muraille, Pleiades Theatre, Opera Atelier and Casa Loma. He works regularly as a community arts facilitator and curator, collectively creating performances and interactive exhibits with community members, and has taught for the Council of Drama Educators as well as the Canadian Network for Arts and Learning.

Formerly the artistic producer of the Paprika Festival, Rob is the co-founder of the indie theatre mix-tape the TONIC and is currently an associate artistic producer at Theatre Passe Muraille.

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