One Discordant Violin

Beauty is found in unexpected places.
A duet for storyteller and violinist based on a short story by Yann Martel (Life of Pi), One Discordant Violin explores a transformative encounter with an unlikely composer, asking what happens when we reach for what is beyond our grasp.

February 2-11, 2018
The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

August 22-25, 2018
Chester Playhouse, Chester, Nova Scotia

The Team

adapted, co-directed, and performed by Anthony Black
co-directed by Ann-Marie Kerr

based on the short story “The Time I Heard the Private Donald J. Rankin String Concerto with One Discordant Violin, by the American Composer John Morton” by Yann Martel, from The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, published by Knopf Canada in 1993.

Jacques Mindreau: Violinist, co-composer
Aaron Collier: Sound Designer, co-composer
Nick Bottomley: Projection/ Lighting Designer
Anthony Black: set designer
Anna Shepard: Assistant Sound Designer/ Assistant Director
Sylvia Bell: Stage and Production Manager
Patricia Vinluan: Technical Director
Miranda Bowron: Production Assistant
Karen Gross: Producer
Rebecca Desmarais: Tour Producer
Colleen MacIsaac: Graphic Designer