Art Apart: One Day You Won’t Feel Like This Anymore
About the project
Carly Chamberlain and Tanya Rintoul met when they were both classmates in the directing program at NTS. They wanted to make this project together, but Carly gets chronic migraines and they started getting worse and it's a f*cking pandemic so they decided Tanya would make it without her. But it took her forever. And ever.
Tanya and Carly cancel on each other a lot. Like. Constantly. But they know this about each other and it's okay. They will text about feelings, and migraines, and the theatre industry, and The Bachelor until they feel better. One Day You Won't Feel Like This Anymore is a love letter to friendship. To this friendship. And a reminder that even before we were all stuck in our homes, a lot of us were already stuck.
CW (Content Warning): mental health-depression
This project received financial support from the National Theatre School of Canada via the Art Apart program, an emergency fund for emerging artists who are affected by physical distancing due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
About the artist
Tanya Rintoul is a director, theatre maker, dramaturge from and based in Toronto. She makes theatre that is rooted in collaboration that aims to challenge and question societal norms and the basis of personal identity. She has a background in devised theatre and the development of new works. Her most recent directing credits include: A Streetcar Named Desire (assistant director- Soulpepper, dir. Weyni Mengesha), The Queen’s Eulogy (Toronto Fringe 2018), The Nails (SummerWorks 2017), The Last Five Years (Rural Stages Productions), Deceitful Above All Things (The Storefront Theatre), Father Comes Home from the Wars (assistant director- Soulpepper, directed by Weyni Mengesha). Original Work: Good Girl performed in the back of a pawn shop in the 2013 Toronto Fringe, A Wake for Lost Time, a 24-hour durational performance (elephants collective), and No Time for Dreams (barking birds theatre, Toronto Fringe 2011). Projects currently in development: devising a production inspired by Uncle Vanya called Live/Rest and adapting the children’s novel Awake and Dreaming by Kit Pearson. She is a graduate of the National Theatre School’s Directing program, and Humber College’s Theatre performance program.