Through the initiative of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Ottawa, a virtual artist talk with the young Austrian director Peter Lorenz and the Scottish-Canadian multidisciplinary creative artist and performer Claire Love Wilson took place on February 11. The two are the writers and co-producers of the experimental musical “Morag, You’re a Long Time Deid.” The play, in which Wilson also stars, would have had its world premiere in Vancouver these days. Due to COVID-19, the performance had to be cancelled. In the conversation, Lorenz and Wilson provide insight into the musical and reflect on how their artistic collaboration is shaping up in light of the global pandemic. Co-discussant is Roy Surette, artistic director of Touchstone Theatre in Vancouver.
The Artist Talk is available on the Cultural Forum’s YouTube channel.