The Musician. An Étude
Shelley Liebembuk, actor-dramaturge
Shelley is a graduate of the Atlantic Theatre Company’s acting conservatory (NYC); and currently a doctoral student at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. Recent performance credits include The … Musician, as well as Raven for A Lark (Toronto SummerWorks, Ottawa Fringe Festival, Toronto Fringe Festival).
Clayton Gray, actor-dramaturge
Clayton is proud to be a part of this hard working and bold production. Clayton has been working the black box circuit in Toronto since early 2012, most recent work includes Playwright Survivor, Chekhov's The Bear (Sterling Studio Theatre), Taming of the Shrew (Rose Theatre), Death and the Devil (Toronto Theatre Academy).
Kevin Kashani, actor-dramaturge
Kevin Kashani has completed the acting program at the University of Toronto’s Drama Centre. Past theatre credits include: Far Away (Bad Dress Productions), Rhyme, Reason or Otherwise (Hart House Players), Us and Them (UC Drama Program), Actor (Odds and Ends Festival 2012), as well as the 2012 production of The … Musician.
Art Babayants, director, musician-performer
Art is an actor, theatre director and teacher, trained in Russia, Great Britain, and Canada. His recent credits include musicals (Share and Share Alike, 2007; Seussical. The Musical, 2009; Gypsy, 2012), contemporary Canadian drama (Couldn’t We Be, 2008), mockumentary theatre Miss Toronto Gets a Life in Parkdale, (2010-2011, as member of The Ditch Witch Brigade). Art is now pursuing his PhD degree at the University of Toronto and his research focuses on the intersection of Applied Linguistics, Acting and Theatre Education.
Conceived and directed by: Art Babayants
Produced by: Art Babayants, Mark Rochford and Dmitry Zhukovsky
Assistant director: Dmitry Zhukovsky
Scenography and lighting design: Paul J. Stoesser
Text dramaturge: Allison Leadley
Production dramaturge: Isabel Stowell-Kaplan
Stage manager: Virginia Cardinal
Movement coach: Oleg Kisselev
Lighting operator: Chris Sutherland
Production assistant: Bianca Hossein
Lighting technicians: C. J. Astronomo and Eva Cherney
Dancemakers head technician: Alaina Perttula
Publicist: Nina Kaye
Poster design: Louis Duarte
Community outreach: Yulia Rubina
Theatrus and Toronto Laboratory Theatre have come together to produce a play called The Musician: An Etude based on the novella by V.G.Korolenko. Ten shows run in January 2014, in
The Distillery Historic District
January 17-26, 2014.
Dancemakers Centre for Creation
My Entertainment World
The Toronto Laboratory Theatre and an English-Russian Theatre company named Theatrus have come together to produce a well-conceived play called The Musician. An Étude that is definitely worth checking out.
Театральный восторг в The Distillery! Отличная новость для любителей театра: в Торонто появилось театральное объединение, чей первый спектакль по-настоящему впечатляет актерской игрой и талантливой режиссурой. В выходные пройдут последние три спектакля, пропустить которые никак нельзя!
Ontario Arts Review
There are some days that you want straight up entertainment, and then there are others that you feel the urge to see something amazing, artistic and thought provoking that leaves you wanting to see more by the end of the play. Beauty in the form of light and shadow, sound and silence, The Musician. An Étude is both a piece of theatre and art that I very highly recommend seeing.
The Be-Mused Blog
For those looking for a theatre show that is creative, challenging and thought-provoking, The Musician. An Étude is one to take in.
Кто слепой, кто зрячий – сложный вопрос. Мы так часто шагаем по жизни с широко распахнутыми, но ничего не видящими, глазами. “Музыкант. Етюд.” встречается на пути и мы прозреваем на какое-то время – надолго ли? Но и это счастье.