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Production logistics with Dufflebag Theatre’s Artistic Director Marcus Lundgren
DuffleBag Theatre believes that all young people should have access to the performing arts regardless of their economic situation or geographic location.
Rather than performing shows at one theatre and having audiences come to them, DuffleBag Theatre is a touring theatre company so the company travels to perform at different venues like theatres, schools, and festivals. DuffleBag actors are responsible for performing in the show and the set up and tear down as well. All of the production elements are designed to be as simple and portable as possible. Props and costumes pack into duffle bags and additional production elements like the sound system, lights, set/backdrop, are developed with portability in mind so that everything packs into a mini-van for travel.
Students will be challenged to develop a logistics schedule for a 2 week DuffleBag Theatre tour in Northern Ontario. They will have to consider the unique challenges such as travel time between venues, weather, places for accommodation, and production support.
Marcus Lundgren is co-founder and Artistic Director of DuffleBag, can regularly be found travelling across North America, as well as overseas. He is a graduate of the English and Drama program at Western University. Marcus played Captain Kirk in A Celebration of Star Trek during its 5 year run. He also won a Brickenden Award for Best Male Actor as Serge in the play ART. Marcus has also been the Director of the Lighthouse Festival Young Company in Port Dover for over 15 seasons.He says he has the best job in the whole world making people laugh because it never feels like work.