A story from the lake
Premiere: Memorial Park Mississauga Waterfront Festival June 2017
Images by Gabriella Banks, Claire Lemiski, Rosemary Snell, Nakita Photography, Ken Snell and Noelle Hamlyn
Performers Colleen Snell and Andrew Gaboury
Home is a multidisciplinary, site-specific reimagining of Port Credit’s nautical past. The production follows a captain and crew as they experience adventure, recount tales and explore the shores of the Great Lakes through music, dance and theatre.
Home was in part, a response to Canada’s 150th anniversary. Our collaborators visited Heritage Mississauga, met citizens, read local literature and engaged Heritage Mississauga Historian Matthew Wilkinson to develop a story based in local folklore, historical figures and key historic events. We drew inspiration from these sources to design our set based on the schooners of Port Credit’s stone-hooking trade, and our story, which drew on characters such as “Mad Cap” from Port Credit’s past. Home incorporated traditional as well as contemporary song and dance forms. We created a production seeking to embody a past, and contextualize the present...
Where have we been? Where are we going?
Home was commissioned by the Mississauga Waterfront Festival (MWF)
Original Cast: Miquelon Rodriguez, Andrew Gaboury, Kristen Carcone, Colleen Snell, Philippe Poirier.
Costume & Set: Noelle Hamlyn designed and created our phenomenal mobile ship set.
Original Story: Andrew Gaboury.
The Mississauga Waterfront Festival, City of Mississauga, the folks at Clarke Hall, Ken Snell the Builder, Great Art for Great Lakes-Waterlutions, Frog in Hand volunteers.