THAT MOMENT WHEN... (MOON'S CANTATA)
By Chaotic Presents Theatre
How do you tell a life? How do you create a picture of who someone was? What parts make up a life? How do we tell someone else’s story? How do we tell our own story?
And we begin our journey into the life of Gabriel Moon.
"Just wrapped the preview (of That Moment When). It’s gonna be a profound and moving night". Jarrett Rusnak, Artistic Director, The Inkubation Project.
THAT MOMENT WHEN … (Moon’s Cantata) is an interactive storytelling show about the life and death(s) of songwriter Gabriel Moon. We’ll take you into eight moments of Gabriel’s life and, guided by the Storyteller, ask people to participate in those moments. Some audience members will become characters, recall personal memories and become part of the emotional journey of a life.
That Moment When … was written as a collaboration between playwright Jamie Johnson and composer Mark Martyre as part of Inkubation: The Music and Story Project. The project was started to find avenues to create new work dealing with music and story and to develop relationships between writers and songwriters because none of us really like to write alone.
That Moment When … received two readings with members of the Inkubation collective before it was presented as a theatrical reading at the SOCAP Theatre on Feb.25, 2018.
"You made me cry. Twice."
Audience Member, Brianna Love
That Moment When ...(Moon's Contata) website here
Jamie is an actor/writer residing in Toronto. He is a graduate of the M.F.A. Theatre program at York University. Selected acting credits: Uncle Wish in Dear Uncle Wish, (Theatre Enthused), Titus in Titus Andronicus, (Seven Siblings Theatre), Captain NoBeard in Pirates Don’t Babysit, (Black Sea Productions), Pontius Pilate in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, (Unit 102), Jaoquin in Salvador (Toronto Fringe). His writing has been seen at Summerworks, Alumnae’s New Ideas Festival, Toronto Cold Reads, Sing For Your Supper, York New Play Festival and other places. Jamie is an avid cook, ukulele strummer and lives his life like the straight man in a screwball comedy.
Mark Martyre is a Canadian writer and musician. His prolific songwriting has produced 5 full-length studio albums since 2012:Down, Record (2012), London (2013), Red Letters (2014), Bluebird (2016), and Rivers (2017), as well as several live records, and bootlegs. His music has garnered critical acclaim and attention both nationally and internationally, and has earned him “Best Songwriter” and “Album of the Year” nominations. In 2016, Mark also published a collection of his lyrics, spanning his music between 2012-2016., and has had several poems published in online journals and literary magazines.
Tim is originally from Vancouver and a graduate of the BFA in Theatre and Acting Program at UBC. Tim has directed numerous plays and musicals both in Vancouver and Toronto. Notable credits include Neil Simon’s Proposals (Director Award TBC), Oliver! The Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Our Town, and Shevil, The Musical which he wrote the book for. Tim spent three years working with the Vancouver Theatre Sports League and was a founding member of the Improvisation Troupe “Sketch.” Tim worked as a writer and director for TYA in Vancouver creating two full length plays that toured high schools. He has also worked as a teacher and coach for young actors. Tim is currently an executive member for BOTG and one of the coordinators for the Toronto Cold Read Series.