Timeless Weaver is a new theatre company founded by Rachel Smith. The company was created with the goal of developing new plays using a collaborative process. Drawing from her experience in Devised Theatre, Rachel strives to create unique and engaging theatre.
The first play produced under Timeless Weaver, was called Fractured Expectations. It was part of the 2018 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival.
The creative process was based primarily on developing character journey’s for each of the actors involved in the play. The actors chose a specific aspect of “expectations” to focus on: relationships, career, re-locating and expectations from others. Under Rachel’s guidance, the actors focused on the development of their own characters while also playing “extras” in each other’s scenes. The scenes were created through guided improvisation. As the play developed, four character journeys were interwoven to create an hour long comedy. An engaging feature of the play was that the scenes remained semi-improvised, so there were no two performances alike.
Fractured Expectations was the first of what Rachel hopes will be many plays developed under the new company, Timeless Weaver. Check back for updates on future endeavours!