STO Union reviews from the community it serves The People of Wakefield, Quebec
1. Earle's hall live - these events orchestrated by Nadia Ross are nothing short of genius. She inspires collaboration from varied artists in many art forms, theatre actors, video/photography,...
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 • 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 …
P.O.R.N. (Portrait of Restless Narcissism) Ad number 2
(P.O.R.N.) Portrait of Restless Narcissism • Ad Number 2 • 2020 • Video • Currently on display • Ad promoting the 2020 production of P.O.R.N. (Portrait of Restless Narcissism) by Lionel Arnould. more…
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 • 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 …
Detail from Production: What Happened to the Seeker • 2015 • Black t-shirts with white lettering and design • Designs by George Acheson
Recent Experiences Script
Recent Experiences • 2000–2006 • 38 pages • Script • “So simple it could hardly be more complex.” STUTTGARTER ZEITUNG, Germany, 2002 “Life is not simple, but theater is beautiful. …This time, in any case, it is”. BONNER RUNDSCHAU, Germany 24.06.02 more …
Born in the springtime, 1965. This is Paradise. • 2015 • Installation • Rotating cut-out girl in a jar of water to music. • Detail from “What Happened to the Seeker” • Installation: Rob Scott • Art work: George Acheson • Video artwork: Michelle April, Claude Hudon and George Acheson. more …
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.