The HIP: Heritage Improv Project is well underway in the Heritage community! Our partner artists Jayden Pfeifer and Johanna Bundon are currently in the process of delivering workshops with each of our community partners. Here is a closer look at our artist partners and community partners for the program.
About the Partner Artists
Johanna Bundon is an independent dance artist, living and working in Regina. Her practice includes choreography, performance, and a physical approach to theatre creation. She has presented her dance work throughout Saskatchewan and across the prairie provinces.
Jayden Pfeifer is a Regina-based actor, improviser, and teacher. He is well known as the host and creator of ‘Red Hot Riot’, a monthly comedy variety show now in its 3rd season. Jayden is also a Regional Director with the Canadian Improv Games and a founding member of the Regina Improv Company “General Fools”, which is currently in it’s 17th year.
Both Jayden and Johanna are respected contributors to the Saskatchewan arts community. They are accomplished artists in their
own fields, dance and theatre. They have also collaborated with one another on theatre projects. Jayden and Johanna have a common interest in improvisation. And both enjoy teaching improvisation.
About the Community Partners
Four community partners have been established for HIP. These organizations include:
Downtown Browne’s Emergency Youth Shelter is a co-ed facility located on 11th Avenue in the Heritage neighbourhood. It is operated by Street Culture Project Inc. and houses up to 15 youth between the ages of 16 and 18.http://www.streetcultureproject.org/
SOFIA House provides safe housing and support for families trying to escape violent homes. sofiahouse.ca.
Thomson Community School is located in the heart of the Heritage and is representative of the diversity of this neighbourghood. The Artist Partners will work with the school’s Arts Education Specialist to tailor the program to Thomson students in grades 7 and 8. http://thomson.rbe.sk.ca/
Phoenix Residential Society is a charitable, non-profit, community based health care organization providing psychosocial rehabilitation services to persons in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region with psychiatric disorders, and persons with acquired brain injury. http://phoenix.feel-the-fire.net/
Thank you to the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, and the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation for making this innovative community partnership possible!
Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we will have guest blog posts from our artist partners in relation to the project!