Charlene Van Buekenhout – 2016 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

Charlene is an actor, writer and producer of theatre based in Winnipeg. Her recent work with her company Echo Theatre has been experimenting with how audiences and performers interact with, and experience, live art. Recent works include plays produced in The Dalnavert Museum and the Ralph Connor House in Winnipeg, using stationary and promenade-style staging.

Deep Bay Residency Project

Residency dates: August 8 to 21

While in residence, Charlene will be working on a new play The Hunt (working title). The final staged production will be a play that is moved along (literally) by the audience’s own sense of curiosity and adventure, in a kind of theatrical scavenger hunt all over Winnipeg’s Exchange District.  As in a scavenger hunt, the audience will be split up into small groups following actors throughout the variety of scenes and settings (inside and out) picking up plot points and connections along the way. The Exchange District’s dual existence of historic and modern elements is her inspiration for the different scenes which will culminate in one large group finale in a participating establishment.

An Immersive Theatre Performance and Artist Talk

Thursday, August 18th at 7:30 p.m.
Wasagaming Community Arts

Curious audiences wanted for a theatrical experiment. Charlene is inviting you to come to the Wasagaming Community Arts Centre to experience and explore a play on your own terms.