(Direction, Dramaturgy, Lighting, Costume)
Klasika is a new musical written and created by Barbara Adler and Ten Thousand Wolves. It premiered in October 2015 at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU.
"A sharply funny new musical about Czech tramps, Canadian rodeo queens and the time Czech-Canadian writer\musician Barbara Adler accidentally became the subject of a documentary film. Mapping the intimate relationships between people and their stories, Klasika asks, What can we accomplish by using real life as material? And what happens when we’re the material that’s being used? Performed by a 14-member multidisciplinary ensemble, Klasika remixes its Czech-country roots with raucous musical numbers, field recordings from near and far and a heft dose of rodeo queen revelry."
Photo Credit: Paula Viitanen (Photos 2, 3, 5, 6, 9) and Lukas Engelhardt (1, 4, 7, 8, Header)
Pictured and many thanks to: Leah Abramson, Barbara Adler, Ashley Aron, David Biddle, Patrick Blenkarn, Skye Brooks, Rebecca Bruton, Juhli Conlinn, Lucien Durey, Emmalena Fredriksson, Julie Hammond, Jessie Huang, Robert Leveroos, James Meger, Corbin Murdoch, Paul Paroczai, Emma Postl, Ben Rogalsky, Shannon Scott, Megan Stewart, Kaitlin Stoneman, Dominique Wakeland, and Gavin Youngash.