Created by the COOP CORPS with Lesandra Dodson & Lisa Anne Ross
Directed by Lisa Anne Ross
In January of 2017 Solo Chicken Productions launched the COOP CORPS, which is an ensemble of young artists who have committed to train together, support each other and propel themselves to broaden their theatrical skills. After working with Lesandra Dodson and Lisa Anne Ross in the studio sharpening their physical skills, the ensemble began to work towards creating a new piece. The result of that exploration was The Despot, which is a cheeky look at past and present waves of xenophobia and nationalism from the mouths of some of histories most evil and idiotic public figures.
The Despot was firmed performed on April 19th & 20th 2017 as part of Connection Dance Works Perspectives Festival in Saint John at the BMO Theatre and in Fredericton in TNB's Open Space Theatre.
The company will continue working on The Despot in the winter of 2018 in a residency at St. Thomas University.