The Pearl Company 2008-2009
Gary Santucci and Barbara Milne asked us if we would like to help program the Pearl Company, and do some plays there. They both had a lot on their minds at that point, and needed someone to pick up the slack.
We did four plays in the 1908-09 season. We held auditions, and found a company of actors to work with. We called them the “Artword Ensemble”, and they formed the nucleus of the acting company that we have worked with ever since. We also got to know some of the dancers, musicians and visual artists in Hamilton.
After a year at the Pearl, we decided to find a space of our own. Two art centres were better then one, after all. We continued to think of ourselves as kindred spirits with The Pearl, and we’ve been friends and collaborators ever since.