July 3 – 14, 2018
TAP is thrilled to present its inaugural LDN Convergence, where London artists of all disciplines can work together and develop interesting new work. This is a two-week rapid creation “convergence,” which will include side projects, community workshops, open rehearsals, an umbrella project, and an open lab performance. It is a unique opportunity that is not to be missed -buy your $5 ticket to the Open Lab and see artists (“Convergers”) come together to create something new right here in the core of London. LDN Convergence is modelled after The Indy Convergence program based out of Indianapolis. FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Our 2018 Convergers:
Jacqueline Demendeev is a visual artist with the heart of a story teller. Her work is primarily in painting and cartooning and she takes inspiration from mid century illustrators, fairy tales and her own Russian heritage. In addition to being an artist, she takes pride in her role as an art educator.
Tyler Graham is the co-artistic director of Tinkerspace Theatre, a London-based theatre company dedicated to building and maintaining relationships between local playwrights, artists, and creators. Tyler studied theatre at York University. Past Tinkerspace credits include: My Name Is Spaceman (Red Star, 2017), Swallow (playwright, 2016), Junk Food Satan (co-director, 2015), and Shadfly (Egon Schiele, 2014).
London has been home to Jessica O’Neil for the last decade. Inspired by the creative community around her she has grown her artistic practice in the Forest City. She frequently performs as singer-songwriter Yessica Woahneil and with her band YESS WOAH. Always looking for a challenge, she has been happy to collaborate with artists and peers from varying disciplines in search of new creative practices and friendships.
Jade Walker is an actress and a playwright from London Ontario. She is a member of Tinkerspace Theatre Company. Recently her play entitled, “A Man in Power” was read at TAP Centre for Creativity’s upper floor studio as part of the Tinkerspace Play Labs. She is currently workshopping plays with Feminista and Troubadour Theatre Collective. She is also currently devising a play for OPIA Theatre Collective’s Dark Crop Festival with Tinkerspace Theatre Company.
We would like to thank Lina and Chris Bowden, and Carlyle Peterson Lawyers LLP for their enthusiasm and support for this residency program at TAP. We would also like to recognize Downtown London for providing our Convergers with Downtown/Dundas Dollars to spend while they are busy collaborating downtown!
Saturday July 14, 2018
Begins at 7 p.m.
The Open Lab performance is where the public is invited to see what the Convergers worked on over the two weeks. This is a one-night only event, so get your tickets to claim a seat and witness what is being created in the very core of London!
Advance registration can also be purchased in person at our 203 Dundas St. box office or by calling us at 519-642-2767. For tickets at the door, the box office will open one hour prior (6pm) to the performance. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Please note: most of the Open Lab presentation will be held in our theatre and gallery space. However, a small portion of the presentation may be held in one of our studio spaces upstairs, which is not wheelchair accessible.