A Skeleton Key Production
Created by Kate Smith & Scottie Irving
Performed by Kate Smith, Scottie Irving, Alex Wickham, Juan Miguel Gomez Montant, and Kathryn Patricia with KAR33M
60 minutes | 14+
A rock concert on rising seas. Deluge follows climate change refugees and their struggle to survive in an unpredictable environment. A visual album, Deluge explores the impacts of climate change through the eyes of two characters set adrift and left to navigate the remains of their sunken town.
Deluge will be streamed March 11-14.
Deluge was created through the support of the undercurrents under development program.
Deluge will be streamed online March 11-14.
Thursday, March 11 | 7PM
Saturday, March 13 | 8:30PM
Sunday, March 14 | 3PM
REVIEWS & AWARDS
Deluge is a World Premiere.
Vanessa Imeson – Costume Design Vanessa is an award-winning Métis Theatre Artist holding a combined BA Honours degree in Dramatic Art and English from the University of Windsor, MFA in Theatre Design from the University of British Columbia and diploma for Makeup Design for Film and Television from Vancouver Film School. She designs costumes, make-up, wigs and puppets for a variety of collegiate programs and professional theatre companies across Canada while simultaneously acting as Head of Wardrobe for the GCTC. Vanessa is also a Core Artist and resident Designer with Ottawa’s original Shakespeare-in-the-park troupe A Company of Fools.
Scottie Irving – Co-Creator/Musical Direction/Musician, Keyboards Scottie is an Ottawa-based musician who specializes in keyboard performance (piano, synthesizer, accordion) and composition. Scottie is best known as a member of The PepTides, an independent Canadian pop band with strong electro, jazz and soul influences. The group functions as a nine-member collective, collaboratively producing all its own albums, videos, concerts, and tours in five provinces. Noted for its rich harmonies, incisive lyrics, and spectacular physical presence, the band has performed at major Canadian music festivals, written an original soundtrack to a Stuart McLean anthology, and played live on CBC Radio. Its original theatre project, a musical theatre piece entitled LOVE+HATE, was programmed as part of the 2015 undercurrents and SummerWorks festivals. Scottie’s most recent solo project was to create live, improvised, continuous 80-minute synthesizer-based soundscapes for Romeo and Juliet REDUX. As a musical theatre band director and accompanist, Scottie has also performed with Plosive Productions, Vanity Project and Black Sheep Theatre. He and Kate Smith co-wrote and composed the original music for Skeleton Key Theatre’s largest and most ambitious show to-date, Swan River.
KAR33M (AKA Abdul Muse) – Lyrical Collaborator/“Lewis” KAR33M is an award-winning R&B fusion artist, singer/songwriter and composer. His music is inspired by Hip Hop, Afrobeats, Folk and Classical music. He aspires to intersect music and entrepreneurship with the launch of his company, Woke Studios, which offers full-service artistic consultation for young aspiring musicians.
Juan Gomez Miguel Montant – Musician, Guitar/Bass Juan is a Mexican-Canadian professional guitarist and audio engineer with more than a decade of experience in many aspects of the music business. Being encouraged to develop his musical talent by his family since his youth, he was able to acquire a vast experience in different music genres. From classical to jazz, rock to pop, flamenco to blues, Miguel has always been looking for variable ways to live music, improving his skills and sharing his passion in the process. Some of his academic achievements include finishing a Bachelor degree in Music and Audio Engineering, and a Master’s diploma in Advanced Audio. As a musician, he has worked with many local and independent artists from different countries in North America. His experience goes from performing on stage in Ottawa’s biggest festivals (including Bluesfest) to sitting behind an audio console in his recording studio, Zorro Studios. He has been teaching music and guitar for more than 8 years. Currently, Miguel operates his audio recording and mixing studio, works in different venues as a sound technician and plays in The PepTides, one of Ottawa’s most popular bands.
Kathryn Patricia – Musician, Viola Kathryn is a loop pedal violist, composer, and arranger. Kathryn has crafted a singular niche in improvisatory, pop, and classical performance. She obsesses over creating uniquely arresting soundscapes, whether in solo recitals, composing for theatre, performing in site specific art installations, and more. Recognized as an in-demand artist, she has been featured in the Ottawa region’s most notable Concert Series, including Music & Beyond, Southminster United Church, Ottawa New Creators, and Trinity Anglican Concert Series. As a seasoned workshop facilitator and educator, Kathryn is proud to be a teaching artist for the El Sistema-inspired program OrKidstra. She has also been known to collaborate with other composers, including a premiere of a piece by the Canadian cellist and composer Raphael Weinroth-Browne. Initially a visual artist, Kathryn sees the world through shape and line—a vision that has laid the groundwork for many of her musical creative projects. After switching to music as her artistic path, she would receive degrees in viola performance from Western University (B.M.) and the University of Ottawa (M.M.). Ms. Cobbler has also performed as an orchestral musician, appearing within the Toronto Symphony’s Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, and the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra. A native of Windsor, Ontario, she now makes her home in Ottawa. Visit: https://www.kathrynpatricia.com/
Kate Smith – Co-Creator/Direction/“Callie” Kate is Artistic Director of Skeleton Key Theatre, an Ottawa-based independent theatre company that creates immersive theatrical experiences. Kate specializes in site-specific and immersive performance. Originally trained as an actor and singer (Dalhousie University) she has performed on stages across the country and is an award-winning theatre creator. Her work with Skeleton Key has been presented at the Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa International Children’s Festival, Magnetic North Theatre Festival, In The Soil Festival, undercurrents festival, Fresh Meat Festival, and all iterations of site-specific theatrical event subDevision. In 2017, the company was one of 200 innovative projects to be awarded a New Chapter grant through the Canada Council for the Arts for its outdoor multidisciplinary ambulatory piece Swan River, and the show was nominated for a 2018 Prix Rideau Award for Best New Creation. Kate also serves as Artistic Manager of the Ottawa StoryTellers. She is a Member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada.
Alex Wickham – Musician, Drums is a drummer, percussionist, and musician with over 10 years experience. His love for drumming began at a young age when sitting in the passenger seat of the car with his father. Together they would tap along to songs, Alex on the dash, his dad on the steering wheel. It quickly became apparent that Alex had rhythm. After a few trial runs with percussion instruments, Alex eventually received a drum kit for his 9th birthday. Since then, he immersed himself in music, taking lessons with Ottawa’s top drum teacher, studied orchestral percussion, played in Scottish pipe bands, and completed courses through Berklee College of Music. Alex has experience in many styles of music including Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blue, Funk, R&B, Country, Progressive Rock, Heavy Metal, Improvisation, and more. Today, Alex is best known for being the drummer of Ottawa’s larger than life, nine-member pop band, The PepTides. He also plays in a few other bands, including The Rebel Wheel, and works as an independent for various live and studio projects.