Get Down and Dirty with Artichoke Heart

On Monday, Artichoke Heart was featured on
No More Radio‘s podcast program Dirty Feet.

Listen below as Tijiki Morris, Andrew Young, Talia DelCogliano and Alexandra Barberena chat with Allison Elizabeth Burns and Stéphanie Morin-Robert about our artistic process, about choreography, about puppetry.

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And there might even be a beatbox freestyle at the end… but you would have to listen to find out!

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Feedback from our Montreal Audience

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We have been asking audience members to share their thoughts and feelings about the show and the posts are pouring in!

“No words can describe the amazing non-verbal journey of loss, grief, life, and the lengths we go for the ones we love! Artichoke Heart truly masters the essence of puppetry in one wonder-filled-roller-coaster-of-emotions hour. GO SEE THIS! NOW!” – Laurent M. Pitre

“Maaaan, this was good!” – Nic Turcotte

“Had a great time at the opening of We Walk Among You at @mainlinetheatre tonight! Don’t miss this fantastical show” -Linnea Gwiazda

“Just saw We Walk Among You from @ArtichokeHeartC. Unbelievable work….mesmerizing, heart wrenching, heartwarming and hilarious” – Julie Foster

“Théâtre d’objet de marionnettes et d’instrument.  ****
Ne croyez pas que c’est pour les tout petits (il n’y en avait pas d’ailleurs dans la salle). Si vous avez aimé UBU SUR LA TABLE ou d’autres pièces du genre, vous allez sûrement apprécier celle-ci. C’est inventif, créatif, drôle et on se laisse prendre au jeu par l’histoire. Il y a tout de même 6 personnes pour manipuler tout le matériel. À voir.” -Denis B.

(for the English speakers: “Object theatre with puppets and instruments. ****  This show is not for the little ones (there weren’t any in the theatre).  If you liked UBU SUR LA TABLE or other pieces of this genre, you’ll definitely appreciate this one.  It’s inventive, creative, funny and you allow yourself to suspend your disbelief for the story.  There are 6 people for the manipulation of all the materials.  A must see.” – Denis B.)

What did YOU think of the show?  Put your thoughts in the comments!

First Review is Out… (and she’s a beaut!)

Mooney on Theatre’s review of We Walk Among You came out last night and has made our entire team giddy!

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Photo Credit: Arman Bahreini

Here are some of our favourite quotes:

– They might be “just” puppets, but they evoke intense emotions and vivid memories. Read the rest of this entry

Artist Spotlight: Kristina Abbondanza

Today is load-in day at the Tarragon Theatre!  This means a lot of hard work is being done by a lot of dedicated, strong, brilliant minds and bodies.  It is fitting, then, that today we feature the load-in queen – our unbelievable Production Stage Manager Kristina!

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Kristina, a graduate from Humber Theatre’s Performance Program, works as a Stage Manager and Producer in Toronto Read the rest of this entry

Artist Spotlight: Andrew Pospisil

We’re in the final stretch!  Today’s Artist Spotlight is our ASM!

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Andrew Pospisil is a recent graduate of Humber’s Theatre Production Program. This is his first time working with Artichoke Heart Read the rest of this entry

Artist Spotlight: Sam Bergmann-Good

We’re in the final stretch!  Today’s Artist Spotlight is sound designer Sam Bergmann-Good!

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Sam Bergmann-Good is pleased as punch to be joining Artichoke Heart for a second puppetry adventure Read the rest of this entry

Artist Spotlight: David Chinchilla

We’re in the final stretch!  Today’s Artist Spotlight is puppeteer and co-fight director David!

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David Chinchilla is a Toronto born Actor but with Guatemalan native parents he is fluent in both Spanish and English Read the rest of this entry

Artist Spotlight: Michelle Urbano

We’re in the final stretch!  Today’s Artist Spotlight is co-Artistic Director, Producer and Puppeteer!

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Michelle Urbano is co-founder and co-artistic director of Artichoke Heart.  She is a producer, puppeteer, puppet builder and actor.  Recent performing credits include Read the rest of this entry

Artist Spotlight: Talia DelCogliano

We’re in the final stretch!  Today’s Artist Spotlight is an original We Walk Among You creator!

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Talia DelCogliano is a Humber Theatre graduate and Toronto-based actor and puppeteer. She’s been a member of Artichoke Heart since 2011. Read the rest of this entry

Artist Spotlight: Lin-Mei Lay

We’re in the final stretch!  Today we visit our head of puppet building:

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Lin-Mei Lay is a recent graduate of Humber’s Theatre Production Program and is the recipient of the Humber Theatre Award.  Her skills range from props and puppet building/design, Read the rest of this entry