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About the project

Patients is a verbatim theatre piece sourced from the community members of Canmore, Alberta. Inspired by the intriguing people of his father’s town, Eric wishes to make a piece about them; about their daily lives, relationships with nature, experience with coronavirus, and hopes and dreams for the town's future. Working from submissions obtained through a mass-printing, the artist shaped the different stories into this script.

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

Eric Ollivier

Eric is a theatre performer and creator from Calgary, or Mohkinstsis, where he grew up on the traditional lands of the Tsuu T’ina, Nakoda and Blackfoot Nations. Treaty 7 territory is also shared with the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. Eric is a second-generation Canadian of European descent. Their recent projects include: Revolution or Slumber (WCHS & High Performance Rodeo), The River Clyde Pageant (Cooking Fire Theatre Festival), The Picture of Dorian Gray (GBTS) and Concord Floral (Theatre Junction GRAND). Eric is a recent graduate of George Brown Theatre School.