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Unscripted: KINSHIP is a three-part podcast series exploring themes of interdependence, care and kinship in the arts. Each episode, hosted by artist and theatre creator Angela Sun, we welcome a different artistic collective and invite them to engage in conversation about how they are reimagining artistic collaboration in ways that embrace these themes as well as how relationships and radical reciprocity have been integral to the development of their collective’s unique creative processes.

Unscripted: KINSHIP is a ReDefine Arts production, co-curated by Becky Gold and Wy Joung Kou with digital producer Megan Wilk, and generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, & Toronto Arts Council.



ReDefine Arts (established in 2005 as Red Dress Productions) creates and presents interdisciplinary and community grounded performance, installations and public artworks that advance disability justice, collaborative processes, and artistic innovation.

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Unscripted: KINSHIP is a three-part podcast series exploring themes of interdependence, care and kinship in the arts. Each episode, hosted by artist and theatre creator Angela Sun, we welcome a different artistic collective and invite them to engage in conversation about how they are reimagining artistic collaboration in ways that embrace these themes as well as how relationships and radical reciprocity have been integral to the development of their collective’s unique creative processes.

Unscripted: KINSHIP is a ReDefine Arts production, co-curated by Becky Gold and Wy Joung Kou with digital producer Megan Wilk, and generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, & Toronto Arts Council.



ReDefine Arts (established in 2005 as Red Dress Productions) creates and presents interdisciplinary and community grounded performance, installations and public artworks that advance disability justice, collaborative processes, and artistic innovation.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    Episode 3: Bricks and Glitter

    Episode 3: Bricks and Glitter

    In the third and final episode of Unscripted: KINSHIP, Angela is joined by three members of Bricks and Glitter. Bricks and Glitter is a community arts festival, celebrating Two-Spirit, trans and queer talent, ingenuity, caring, anger, and abundance. In this episode they discuss the essential nature of care and accessibility in their work, the importance of radical honesty and accountability in order to divest art from capitalism and move instead towards liberation, and what they hope their impact as artists can be for current well as future generations of QTBIPOC community in Toronto.

    Recorded Feb 20, 2022 via Zoom, Released June 30, 2022.

    For more information about Bricks and Glitter, check out the links below:
    https://bricks-glitter.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/bricksglitter/
    https://www.instagram.com/bricksglitter/

    Episode 2: The Switch Collective

    Episode 2: The Switch Collective

    In this episode of Unscripted: KINSHIP, Angela is joined by four members of the Switch Collective. Switch is an interdisciplinary performance group that has been co-creating new methodologies and political performance materials for the public sphere since 2016. Switch centres the unique knowledge systems and artistic expressions of Queer & Trans, Black, Indigenous and Peoples of Color (QTBIPOC). Switch is pushing boundaries by blending mediums, bringing them into unexpected public spaces, and reaching everyday people, thus attempting to reject the elitism wherein art is relegated to galleries and theatres. In this episode, they talk about the role of consent in street-based performance art, their mutual aid efforts as artists working and relationship-building in Parkdale, and the fine balance between urgency, care, and political art.

    Recorded Feb 19, 2022 via Zoom. Released June 23, 2022.

    For more information about Bricks and Glitter, check out the links below:
    https://www.facebook.com/TheSwitchProjectToronto
    https://www.instagram.com/switch.collective.performance/

    Episode 1: The Countdown Public Art Project

    Episode 1: The Countdown Public Art Project

    In this inaugural episode of Unscripted: KINSHIP, host Angela Sun is joined by four members of the Countdown Public Art Project. “Countdown” is an Ontario-wide arts initiative that works with communities to create pebble mosaic monuments in public spaces to honour those affected by gender-based violence and to imagine, or count down to, a world without gender-based violence. In this episode, the Countdown artists discuss the value of trust and relationship building within community arts, Indigenous teachings on the storykeeping nature of stones, as well as the unique challenges faced by survivors, and the people who work to support them, living in rural areas.

    Recorded Feb 11, 2022 via Zoom. Released June 13, 2022.

    For more information about the Countdown Public Art Project and Lanark County Interval House, check out the links below:
    https://reddressproductions.org/current-projects/countdown-project/
    https://lcih.org/

    Unscripted: KINSHIP Introduction

    Unscripted: KINSHIP Introduction

    Unscripted: KINSHIP is a three-part podcast series exploring themes of interdependence, care and kinship in the arts. Each episode, host Angela Sun welcomes a different artistic collective and invites them to engage in conversation about how they are reimagining artistic collaboration in ways that embrace these themes as well as how relationships and radical reciprocity have been integral to the development of their collective’s unique creative processes.

    June 16 - Episode 1: The Countdown Public Art Project
    June 23 - Episode 2: The Switch Collective
    June 30 - Episode 3: Bricks & Glitter

    Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest Unscripted updates and learn more about the project and participating collectives on our website!
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReDefineArtsTO/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/redefineartsto/
    Website: https://reddressproductions.org/current-projects/unscripted/

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    Unscripted: KINSHIP is a ReDefine Arts production, co-curated by Becky Gold and Wy Joung Kou with digital producer Megan Wilk, and generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, & Toronto Arts Council.