O Albatross is a production company directed by Linnea Gwiazda and Cory Thibert (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).
April 4th - 7th (Showcase April 6th) @ Pacific Contact Burnaby, BC
May 8th & 10th @ UNO Fest Victoria, BC.
May 22nd-26th @ rEvolver Festival, Vancouver, BC.
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.