O Albatross is a production company directed by Linnea Gwiazda (she/her) and Cory Thibert (he/him) (May Can Theatre & Wolf Pelt Productions). Coming from their respective backgrounds in dance and theatre with a focus on interdisciplinarity, together Linnea and Cory produce work which reflects a meeting of individual and collaborative processes. Approaching darkness through play and laughter through the bittersweet, O Albatross presents performance and film in both workshop and "finished" stages, engaging with a community of independent producer-makers passionate about developing and discussing creative processes and experimentation.
AWKWARD HUG “...BEAUTIFUL, GENTLE SOLO SHOW...BRING SOMEONE YOU LOVE.” - Kathleen Oliver (The Georgia Straight)
AWKWARD HUG is a heartfelt comedy written & performed by Cory Thibert, directed by Linnea Gwiazda, with dramaturgy by TJ Dawe. AWKWARD HUG premiered at Intrepid Theatre (Victoria, BC) in February 2018 and toured across Canada in the summer of 2018 travelling to 8 different cities. AWKWARD HUG is critically acclaimed, and has been acknowledged with awards & nominations across the country, including the BC Touring Council Award (Vancouver, BC), Best Storytelling/Spoken Word Show (Victoria, BC), Best Solo Show Runner-up (Victoria, BC), Best English Production Nominee (Montreal, QC) and was a Critics Pick in Now Magazine (Toronto, ON) & The Georgia Straight (Vancouver, BC).
August 9th & 10th - Wells B.C.
November 2019 - Surrey B.C.
LUB DUB by NickelPumpernickel at the 2019 Winnipeg Fringe Fesitival - O Albatross is proud to be co-producing a NickelPumpernickel production at this year’s Winnipeg Fringe:
”A variety show for the marginalized, the angry, and the unseen, LUB DUB is unapologetic, political and fiercely entertaining. Centering the experiences of Black, Filipinx, Queer, disabled, and low income folks, LUB DUB invites you to celebrate, collaborate and smash white supremacy.”
Created and Performed by Ann-Bernice Thomas, Monica Ogden and Tony Adams
Venue 9 School of Contemporary Dancers
Thursday, July 18 10:45 PM
Friday, July 19 3:30 PM
Monday, July 22 8:45 PM
Tuesday, July 23 5:15 PM
Wednesday, July 24 5:15 PM (ASL interpreted performance)
Thursday, July 25 2:00 PM
Friday, July 26 7:15 PM
Saturday, July 27 10:45 PM
in several times
MESMERIZING. NOSTALGIC. MATERIAL.
An enchanting choreography of space, memory and the body, 'in several times' weaves movements, sounds and scents from the stories held within us. An ever-evolving concert, enveloped in wafts of fresh dill and lemon, takes us on a hypnotic journey through times both past and present.
2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival.
m e a s u r e - Linnea & Cory’s duet which has thus far, only been performed as a workshop version at New Concoctions and at The Delightly. Inspired by the beginning of Cory and Linnea's romantic relationship (in which there was a lot of distance and missing), m e a s u r e explores the act of being together while apart, through numbers, movement, words and time.
New Concoctions - O Albatross produces an event of new works, works in progress, and fresh, performative concoctions. After their inaugural edition in March 2018, Cory and Linnea hope to be back with a 2019 edition, with all new projects from dance to storytelling, projection to physical theatre. New Concoctions brings together a diversity of media and creative minds for a cozy showcase of experimentation. Stay tuned...
Lunch/Dinner Hour Sock Hop - O Albatross produces Linnea's Sock Hops. Lunch Hour Sock Hop & Dinner Hour Sock Hop have taken place at Cory and Linnea's home studio, The Gold Saucer. Lunch/Dinner Hour Sock Hop welcomes you to an hour of DANCING HOWEVER YOU WANT TO. Lunch/Dinner Hour Sock Hop is taking a hiatus for the summer while O Albatross is on Tour. Stay tuned for Sock Hops in Autumn 2018 in Vancouver.