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A gallery of videos, visual art, texts and more from many of STO Union’s award-winning multi-disciplinary projects.
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Stay Calm Make Cash

Stay Calm Make Cash

Stay Calm Make Cash •
2021 • Loop • Video • Recycled Art
Video, editor and puppeteer: Nadia Ross • Video, set and puppeteer: Rob Scott • Puppet: Rick Ritza • Sign: Randolph MacMillan • Costume: Heidi Honegger

Hello World

Hello World

Hello World • 2021 • 3:17 Video • In response to STO Union’s international tours being cancelled for two years due to the pandemic, the German festival Theater der Welt reached out to the artists it had programmed and asked them to make a three-minute video in lieu of travelling there to perform.

Market Society

Market Society

Living in a Market Society Is Harsh •
2021 • 26 seconds • Video • Credits: Text, edit and music: Nadia Ross • Video: Rob Scott and Nadia Ross • Puppeteers: Ross and Scott and the villagers of Wakefield • Puppet by: William Hamilton St-Aumond • Set and costumes: Stephanie Hill, Rob Scott, Heidi Honegger, Nadia Ross.

Business Is Our Mother

Business Is Our Mother

Business is our Mother • 2018 • :37 seconds • Video • A puppet pontificates on how business has taken over everything Credits: Writer, editor: Nadia Ross Videographers: Rob Scott and Nadia Ross Voice… more

Living in Paradise

Living in Paradise

Living in Paradise • 2015 • 2:22 minutes • Video • Currently on display • A short music video on what it feels like to live in Paradise. Lyrics and Song by Nadia Ross and Michelle April * performed by April * drawings by George Acheson, Michelle April and Nadia Ross …

Good News from the Sun (Part 2)

Good News from the Sun (Part 2)

Good News from the Sun (Part 2) is a short video project that uses puppets, live documentary footage and animation to tell the story of a theatre director who is asked to work with local youths in her village to create a play. The power dynamics shift as the teenagers grow up and move on to bigger cities and with their lives, leaving the director without a group to work with.

How Stories Lose Their Power

How Stories Lose Their Power

How Stories Lose Their Power • 2019 • Text (one page) • In the original story of Cinderella, she has to ‘sort the peas,’ good from bad, as she sits by the fire: a tedious job that never seems to end. Finally, her step-sisters get ready to go to the ball as Cinderella sorts a bag of lentils. This is a key part of the story, but Walt Disney decided to change it.
This writer explains why …

STO Union recognizes that its head office in Farrellton, Quebec is located on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation whose presence here dates back to time immemorial.