TrophySarah Conn and Allison O’Connor
Walk through a pop-up city of stories. Comprised of a cluster of tents and 9 local storytellers, Trophy lights up Fernwood Square. Inside each tent, encounter a person who tells the true story of a moment in their life when everything changed. Move through the city of stories, visit as many tents as you feel drawn to. As the day passes, the tents transform into multi-coloured structures covered in stories of change. Trophy is a living monument to the experiences that make up our lives and a compelling conversation about change.
Trophy is a free but ticketed. Limited capacity. Advance booking recommended; email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which performance time to reserve or arrive at the site at scheduled performance times. You can visit the installation between performances.
★★★★ “It’s entertaining, insightful and you can expect to come away feeling acutely reminded of our shared humanity.” – Irish Times
Presented in partnership with the Inter-Cultural Association and the Belfry Theatre.
About the artists:
Trophy is an award-winning collaboration between Ottawa-based artists Sarah Conn and Allison O’Connor. Sarah creates, directs and produces performances, installations, and live art. She is the recipient of the 2018 Pauline McGibbon award and the 2016 Siminovitch Prize Protege. Allison is an Ottawa-based sculptural and installation artist, and social art practitioner, with a body of work rooted in ecology.
Trophy has been presented at festivals across Canada and beyond:
2018 / LIFT Festival, private event (London UK); Harbourfront Centre’s BRAVE Festival (Toronto ON); OYR’s High Performance Rodeo (Calgary AB)
2017 / Nocturne: Art At Night, in partnership with Secret Theatre (Halifax NS); Dublin Fringe Festival (Dublin Ireland); National Arts Centre’s Canada Scene (Ottawa ON)
2016 / SummerWorks Performance Festival (Toronto ON); In the Soil Arts Festival (St Catharines ON)
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