Grand Acts of Theatre

until the next breath

Catalyst Theatre (Edmonton, AB)
  Subtitles available in English French

Breath. It begins and ends our lives, and in-between, it sustains us, as we reach out to connect – to touch, and be touched, by others.

But what happens in the face of a virus that isolates us, deprives us of touch, and threatens to steal our breath away? In this pause between inhalation and exhalation – afloat between what was and what will be – how do we take our next breath? How do we live? How do we thrive? 

Fifty performers join Catalyst Theatre on a musical journey that invites audience members to breathe through fear and uncertainty and dance into the beautiful unknown.

Catalyst Theatre recognizes that where we create, share and tell stories is located on Treaty 6 territory as well as Region 4 of Métis Nation of Alberta, the traditional territories of the nêhiyawak, Saulteaux, Niisitapi, Nakota Sioux, Dene, Métis, and other peoples. In doing so, we recognize that we are a part of a larger journey of growth, creation and working alongside all voices that call this place home.

until the next breath was performed for a live audience on Sunday, October 4, 2020 in Edmonton, AB. This live performance adheres to the health and safety guidelines of the region in which it was recorded.

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Writer, Composer, Director: Jonathan Christenson

Production Designer: Bretta Gerecke

Choreographer: Laura Krewski

Sound Designer, Music Producer, Musical Arrangements: Matthew Skopyk

Producer: Lana Hughes

Music Director, Musical Arrangements: Stephanie Urquhart

Stage Manager: John Raymond

Associate Director: Braydon Dowler-Coltman

Associate Designer: Megan Koshka

Associate Producer, Health and Safety Coordinator: Jessica Glover

Company Manager: Erin Valentine

Assistant Stage Manager: Andrea Handal Rivera

Actors: Helen Belay, Shannon Blanchet, Michele Fleiger, Clinton Carew, Patricia Cerra, Kendra Connor, Patricia Darbasie, Chris Dodd, Paul Morgan Donald, Daniela Fernandez, Sue Goberdhan, Kristi Hansen, Patrick Howarth, Jolanta Lapiak, Chelo Ledesma, Brooke Leifso, David Madawo, Jameela McNeill, Graham Mothersill, Keiran Martin Murphy, Christina Nguyen, Natércia Napaleao, Niuboi, Damon Pitcher, Elena Porter, Bob Rasko, Michelle Todd, Asia Weinkauf-Bowman, Morgan Yamada

Dancers: Vance Avery, Maya Baker, Christine Bandelow, June Chen, Camille Ensminger, Wendy Gervais, Corben Kushneryk, Michael Long, Leah Patterson, Rebecca Sadowski, Gianna Vacirca, James Velasco, Julia Zanon

Violin 1: Sylvia Chow

Violin 2: Raphaelle Erdman

Viola: Yitian Fan

Bass: Brett Hansen

Drums: Biboye Onanuga

Keyboards: Stephanie Urquhart

Guitar: Murray Wood

Cello: Nicholas Yee

Production Manager, Technical Director, Site Coordinator: Anne Wenschlag

Head of Lighting, Programmer, Operator: Roy Jackson

Head of Audio, Operator: Nic Juba

Running, Install and Strike Crew: Kris Aasen, Ben Franchuk, Alex Hoblak, Matt Koyata, Gail Ksionzyk, Meg Wenschlag Simon Wicks

Stitchers: Christy Hutchinson and Tessa Stamp, Theatre Garage

Production Assistant: Stephen Sobolewski

ASL Interpreters: Tanya Adler, Diane de Andrade, Alicia Ponciano

Camera Operators: Brandon Knudson, Justin Kueber, Sam Reid and Patrick Stevens, Guerrilla Motion Pictures

Video Editors: Justin Kueber and Sam Reid, Guerrilla Motion Pictures

Stills Photographer: Dave DeGagné