WAKE – 2021 season – 19 minute video
Wake is about the life and death of the artist George Acheson. A stunning number of people loss their lives due to overdoses during the pandemic and WAKE is an expression of heart aching loss of a best friend and great artist.
7 Important Things was a live touring show that went to 14 international theatres and festivals. At each stop, we had a camera rolling. This mash up puts the pieces of the play together through 14 lenses, capturing this important story through its touring life.
The Band Played a Love Song at the Kaffé •
2021 • Video • Puppets at the local bar fall under the spell of the band, until the music stops. Hand made puppets and artwork made by the people of Wakefield Quebec.
What Happened to the Seeker? The India Movie • 2015 • 23 minutes • Video • Currently not on display • In this video, the Seeker is still trying to find herself through but her search itself is the ethical problem. more …
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 • 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.
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 • 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 • 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 • 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) 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.
The Seeker Puppet Movie • 2015 • 20:16 minutes • Video • Currently not on display • In this video, the Seeker is still trying to find herself through her work as an artist with questionable results. more …
The Alistair Trilogy • Video excerpt from archives • 1994 • 4:33 minutes • Currently on display for educational purposes only • The Alistair Trilogy was created through a workshop process spanning the course of 1993. Each of the three acts was presented individually at Rhubarb!, The Toronto Fringe and Summerworks festivals. more …
Seven Important Things • 2007–2015 • 65 minutes • Video of Live Performance • Currently not on display • Video coming soon for one night only, fall 2021 • Details TBA • Photo credit: Andrée Lanthier
STO Union acknowledges that our headquarters, located in Farrellton, QC, are on the unceded, unsurrendered Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation whose presence here reaches back to time immemorial.