It's Colleen, your friendly neighbourhood Artistic Director. Right now, I'm feeling a sprinkle of nostalgia, a pinch of exhaustion, and a generous helping of joy. I'd like to share what we've been up to this Summer. Back in May, we launched our FIFTH edition (OMG) of the summer company, funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, supported by two local foundations. I seriously love this initiative. Did you know... According to my calculations...
The Summer Company has employed 52 youth artists, supplying them with 13,266+ hours of meaningful work since we launched in 2018? Wow.
Well, anyway... One of the things the Summer Company did this year was a series of "Vlogs," AKA video blogs. Created by videographer & dancer Kaitlyn Seibold, with voiceovers by Sierra Household, these short videos brought audiences behind the scenes. In this blog, I'll be sharing all four in the series. Whether you're interested in joining the summer company someday, you're a Frog fan, or you're just curious about what we've been up to, these quick clips are fun to watch. They also demonstrate the depth, and breadth of the work we accomplished together. Happy watching!
Ah, wait - do you prefer audio?
Our pal Bri Clarke's most recent (Art)versations podcast featured 2022 Summer Company member Katie Adams-Gossage. In this episode, Bri chats about Katie's experience as a member of Frog in Hand’s 2022 summer company, the cast’s favourite moment from “War of the Worlds Reimagined”, how clown training allowed Katie to be vulnerable, Katie's SummerWorks Lab double bill with Frédérique Perron, and stepping away from pre-determined dance rules while in creation.
IG: @katieadamsgossage & (Art)versations: @artversationspod
Here's the episode:
And now, to the Frog Vlogs!
Oh - stay tuned to this blog, and our social media channels, because we've got some SERIOUS news to share with y'all very soon...