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Terror and Erebus


The Nervous System presents

Terror and Erebus- a workshop presentation

Local talent comes together in a highly inventive outdoor performance.

Join  Brad Brackenridge (concept, puppet and set designer and builder, performer), Charlie Glasspool, (composer/performer),  Kate Story (performer) and Ian Carpenter(director) on a trip up Jackson Creek in this outdoor workshop presentation based on Canadian poet Gwendolyn MacEwen's prose poem Terror and Erebus.

Beginning at Bethune & Brock streets (behind the Bridge Youth Centre) audiences will be guided along Jackson Creek to experience this new theatrical work with live original music, puppets, and masks.  Not to be missed!

August 5 & 6, 2011 at 8:30pm
Meet at Bethune and Brock Streets
Tickets: $10 or pay what you can

created by: Brad Brackenridge

directed by: Ian Carpenter

composer, performer: Charlie Glasspool

performer: Kate Story

costumes: Melanie McCall




Watch behind the scenes - in rehearsal with special guests

About the Artists:

Brad Brackenridge (concept, puppet and set designer and builder, performer) is a multi-talented designer and performer.  Most recently seen on stage at the 4th Line Theatre’s production Berlin Blues by Drew Hayden Taylor (as a life-size bison, a puppet Brad designed and built), he has studied puppetry at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and has worked with The Old Trout Puppet Company (The Erotic Anguish of Don Juan for Alberta Theatre Projects); Puppetmongers Powell; Clay and Paper (Kensington Carnival); The Night Of Dread; and others.  As a performer Brad has appeared with the 4th Line Theatre; Patria (R. Murray Schaefer); Canadian Stage; Mysterious Entity; and many more.  He has also worked extensively in film and television.

Ian Carpenter (director): A graduate of the CFC’s Television Program, Ian was the first winner of the Global Television Emerging Writer Award.  TV writing credits include: Damage Control, a series in development at CTV, Global’s The Best Years, History’s Outlaw Bikers, TMN/Showcase’s Regenesis and CBC’s 11 Cameras, Wild Roses, two seasons of Being Erica and development on The Men.  He developed the series The Retreat, Dark Nest and Niagara Chapel.  He wrote an as yet unnamed international thriller for Babak Payami and he’s been hired to adapt Ray Robertson’s What Happened Later for Conquering Lion Films, and the feature Caravaggio for Payam Films. 

Before working in TV Ian founded Theatre Viscera and wrote and directed theatre for ten yearsHis work has toured to Singapore and Spain, three of his plays have been in year-end top ten lists and in 1997 he was chosen as one of NOW’s top ten theatre artists of the year.  Ian completed a Ph.D. in Film at the University of Toronto.  After graduation he left to run the development arm of a large charity in the slums in Bangkok.

Charles Glasspool (composer and performer) is well-known for his work with notable bands The Silver Hearts; The Burning Hell; BGO; Mouquirous; The Kiss and Tells; and many others.  He has written music for a space chamber ensemble (3C84); was musical director and composer for the annual Gorgeous Georgie Revue; ‘Twas a Rough Night – Macbeth, the Musical (which he also co-wrote); and again, until we get it (Toronto International Dance Festival); County Boy (writer, The Next Festival, Toronto Fringe); and many more.  He has worked as a theatre performer with Mysterious Entity, Arbor Theatre, and others.  He has performed across Canada and Europe, and in Japan.  His work has been awarded CBC Bandwidth Album of the Year (The Silver Hearts, No Place)and Live Performance of the Year (The Silver Hearts at Harbourfront).

Kate Story (performer) is a writer, performer, and choreographer originally from Newfoundland. She creates performance works characterized by elements of dance, theatre and performance art, often cross-discipline collaborations with other artists.  Kate has been twice nominated for the Ontario Arts Council’s K.M. Hunter Artists Award, and in 2005 (as part of Peterborough’s centennial celebrations) she was named one of the region’s 100 most important performing artists. Her first novel Blasted came out with Killick Press in 2008; it received honourable mention for the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, and was longlisted for the ReLit Awards. Her second novel, Wrecked Upon This Shore, comes out in September 2011.  She is presently working on a young adult fantasy novel Antilia.