As part of Still, Life: A Digital Festival
and in Partnership with Realwheels
GIMP NATION by Andrew Vallance
Wheel Voices: TUNE IN
Wheels are still in motion!
Realwheels’ community artists have been creating original scene work, monologues, rap, spoken word, and choral pieces, integrating musical elements mixed together to create mash-up compositions that support stories rooted in the disability experience.
Supported by a diverse artistic team including Shawn Macdonald (facilitator/direction), Caitriona Murphy (musical director), Mark Ash (music composition & performance) and Kristina Shelden (songwriting & performance), Wheel Voices: Tune In was scheduled for production in May 2020.
Due to the pandemic, this lively community-engaged production is being rescheduled for the 2020-2021 season. We offer a glimpse with this Zoom-recorded rendition of GIMP NATION by Andrew Vallance.
GIMP NATION features eight performers. It’s angry, passionate and anthemic; a proud vent from a community demanding to be heard, to be seen, to be felt.
Emily Grace Brook
ARTISTIC AND PRODUCTION TEAM
Shawn Macdonald – Head Facilitator/Direction
Caitriona Murphy – Musical Director
Valentina Forte-Hernandez – Videographer
Caspar Ryan – Technical Support
Rena Cohen – Artistic Director
Cadence Konopaki – Producer
Lindsey Adams – Communications
Teresa Trovato – Publicist
Jayson McLean – Production Manager
WHEEL VOICES: TUNE IN! ARTISTIC AND PRODUCTION TEAM
Xin Xuan Song – Stage Management & Technical Coordinator
Jessica Keenan – Stage Management
Amanda Parafina – Stage Management
DB Boyko – Choral Work Collaborator
Mark Ash – Music Composition & Performance
Greg Labine – Rap Composition & Performance
Kristina Shelden – Songwriting & Performance
Dave Symington – Lyrics, Percussion & Performance
Catherine E. Lee – Choreographer
Hannah Case – Costume Design
Valentina Forte-Hernandez – Technical Support
WHEEL VOICES: TUNE IN (COMPLETE CAST)
Emily Grace Brook
Greg “Spokes” Labine