RED DRESS PRODUCTIONS (RDP) creates and disseminates original interdisciplinary performance, and works with/in communities on large-scale, community-engaged public artworks.
Founded in 2005 by Artistic Co-Directors Anna Camilleri and Tristan R. Whiston, RDP is particularly interested in the relationship between community narratives and urban public space.
Anna Camilleri and Tristan R. Whiston
Promise in the Park: The Winchester Park Public Art Project, a 4-year community engaged permanent and ephemeral public art project.
Wy Joung Kou
Ill Nana DiverseCity Dance Company
Syrus Marcus Ware
Everyone. Everwhere., 2013, a community engaged mixed media public artwork project in partnership with Arts Etobicoke, Creative Village Studios, and Amnesty International;
Dwelling, 2012, The Diane Frankling Housing Co-op Memorial Project, a 4'x12' mixed media visual project;
centre, 2012, the CTCHC Community Engaged Public Artwork Project;
Many Hands Make Light Work, 2011, a community engaged public artwork in partnership with the Sherbourne Health Center (18'x 8');
Flux, 2010, The 519 Church Street Community Center, based in the Church/Wellesley neighbourhood, Toronto (27’ x 5’) ;
untitled, 2009, The Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto project, based in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, Toronto (4 panels, each 5' x 2.5' high);
Scape, 2007, Bleecker Street Co-operative community, based in the Cabbagetown neighbourhood, Toronto (17' x 5') ;
Tribute, 2006, Bleecker Street Co-operative community, based in the Cabbagetown neighbourhood, Toronto (12' x 8').
Sounds Siren Red, workshop production in December 2004 (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre) : Sounds Siren Red, full professional production in January 2006 (Alchemy Theatre) ; Sounds Siren Red tour: Victoria, Vancouver, Kingston, Boston and Seattle ; The Acting Out Against Violence Project, a multi phase Ontario-wide public education arts initiative in partnership with Toronto Rape Crisis Centre, and the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres ; State of the Queer Nation, staged reading in February 2008 (Buddies in Bad Times Theatrre) ; Never Man’s Land, full production in February 2008, Alchemy Theatre ; Still Breathing Fire, full production in July 2008, Vancouver’s 10th Annual Pride in Art Festival.
Camilleri and Whiston have collaborated on many community art projects since 2004, including Central Toronto Youth Services’ Gender Play Theatre Project for 6+ years as Artists in Residence.
Ontario Trillium Foundation, Neighbourhood Arts Network, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Arts Foundation, Toronto Arts Council, Laidlaw Foundation, FADO Performance Centre, New Adventures in Sound Art, Park People, Arts Etobicoke, Amnesty International, Emmanuel College (University of Toronto, The Church Street Murals Project, Sherbourne Health Centre, the 519 Church Street Community Centre, St. Lawrence Community Centre, Central Toronto Youth Services, the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto, Diane Frankling Housing Co-operative, OWN Co-operative, the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres, Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Pride in Art Festival, Stone Tile International Inc, and Tile City Inc.