Performer Profile: ArteBote Collective


“Before you go to bed…” [working title]

Where does under the bed go? What is the dark? We create monsters of our own reality; the things we are most familiar with. The objects that are most mundane during daylight can become distorted and hideous during the night. What are we so afraid of? Is it the monster or is it the dark?

Do you still sleep with a nightlight?

The Artbote Collective is an interdisciplinary company of five young artists (Jesse Byiers, Stefan Till, Evan Tingle, Katelin Richards, Marienne Castro, Kitty Orsten), most of whom will graduate from the Humber College Theatre Performance program this spring. The company strongly embodies our approach to devised and physical theatre practice that has its roots in the methodologies of Lecoq, Barba, Grotowski and Vasiliev. Incorporating music, visual design, clown, mask and puppetry the company creates theatrical works which are intricate, transparent and push the boundaries of the theatrical form.

The ArteBote Collective will be performing “Before you go to bed…” at Seasonal Activities, v. ii