Wheel Voices: Tune In!
NOW WITH TWO ENCORE PRESENTATIONS SHARED AS PART OF THE ACCESS FESTIVAL
Wednesday, June 2nd | 7 PM PST
* With ASL Interpretation
Watch online here
Stay tuned after the show for a live Q&A with cast and crew!
We invite you to pivot along with us from live creation
to virtual collaboration!
Wheel Voices Tune In! marries intimate truths rooted in the disability experience with a dose of playful mischief. Prepare to shake away some of your preconceptions, and marvel at the power of theatre – and music – to deepen understanding of each other’s lives.
– Rena Cohen, Former Artistic Director
Wheel Voices: Tune In! is a mashup of original scenes, rap, spoken word, and choral pieces. Featuring a cast of fourteen community artists, this virtual performance weaves personal stories with anthemic ensembles and passionate monologues – all rooted in the disability experience.
Music is a common language; it strengthens our bonds and dissolves barriers. In Wheel Voices: Tune In!, fourteen artists showcase their range of talents, collaborating across genres.
Wheel Voices: Tune In! was scheduled for production in May 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic. Join us for the much-anticipated culmination of online rehearsals, innovation, and tenacity. Each performer brings their originality, heart, and spark to the “stage” – so tune in, tune in!
It has been a privilege and an honour to be invited into the Realwheels and WheelVoices families. The performers’ enthusiasm for Wheel Voices: Tune In! and their openness and candour are positively breathtaking.
Enjoy the show!
– Tomas Mureika, Artistic Director
For cast and credits, please click the links below to view the Wheel Voices: Tune In! program.
Wheel Voices_ Tune In! Accessible Program (Word Version)
Wheel Voices Tune In Program (PDF Version)
Emily Grace Brook
Greg “Spokes” Labine
*Jochen (Joe) Biertumpel
*Contributed to earlier phase of WVTI
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
Shawn Macdonald – Facilitator
Rena Cohen – Artistic Director
Caitriona Murphy – Music Director
Mark Ash – Music Composition & Performance
Greg Labine – Rap Composition & Performance
Kristina Shelden – Lyric-Writing & Performance
Dave Symington – Percussion (drums) & Performance
Xin Xuan Song – Stage Management & Technical Coordinator
Kimit Sekhon – Video Editor & Sound Designer
Amanda Parafina – Production Assistant
Nathan Skillen – Online Producer
Stephen Lytton – Land Acknowledgement
ASL Inc. – ASL Interpretation
VocalEye – Audio Description
Rena Cohen / Tomas Mureika – Artistic Directors
Cadence Konopaki – Managing Director
Lindsey Adams – Marketing / Communications
Connie Laalo – Arts Administrator
Teresa Trovato – Publicist
*If ticket prices are a financial barrier for you, please use our promo code “WVTI” at the checkout to receive a free ticket.
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