Overhear Paris was my first experience producing overseas. Living in Paris helped a great deal, but being Canadian representing a Canadian company presented many obstacles. We successfully mounted our production from November 1st to 6th 2017. We had wonderful feedback from our audience and enjoyed our exploration of the 20e arrondissement of Paris as part of the production.
Overhear Paris is part of the Overhear Project. Begun in 2016 with the goal of telling true stories through separated audio and live performance, a new layer has been added for 2017 and beyond: our very own smartphone application.
In my capacity as the Paris producer, I assembled a team of international artists to create our show. I was working with a team of other producers in Canada to ensure the success of the whole project as well. We were very fortunate to have received a grant from The Saskatchewan Arts Board that supported the productions in Saskatoon, Paris, and will support the upcoming show in Toronto.
The Overhear Paris team appears in the below trailer, filmed and edited by Stephanie Merulla, who was associate producer for Overhear Paris. (Vimeo password is braintrust)