Cables Fables (Holly Schaller)

Sept 23

Holly Schaller

Holly Schaller is a director and drama teacher based in Unama’ki/Cape Breton. She has worked with Class Acts Drama School , the HAT Academy, and with the CBVRCE. She most recently co-organized the Youth Drama Festival at the Boardmore playhouse and won an achievement award for her direction of “B.I.I.D.” in the Elizabeth Boardmore One Act Play Festival.

Cables Fables

Artist Project

Cables Fables uses audience prompts and AI technology to write a fable on the spot that will be performed immediately by shadow puppet players accompanied by improvised live music. This project uniquely allows talented artists and artificial intelligence to work together leaving us wondering: can AI technology and original art co-exist?

Land Acknowledgement

With construction still underway in Downtown Sydney, the festival will be hosted at Eltuek Arts Centre for this year. In line with Eltuek Arts Centre's land acknowledgment, we recognize that this festival occurs on the traditional and unceded ancestral territories of the Mi'kma'ki people.

Eymu'ti'k Unama'ki, newte'jk l'uiknek te'sikl Mi'kmawe'l maqamikal mna'q iknmuetumitl. Ula maqamikew wiaqwikasik Wantaqo'tie'l aqq I'lamatultimkewe'l Ankukamkewe'l Mi'kmaq aqq Eleke'wuti kisa'matultisnik 1726ek.

Eltuek Arts Centre is in Unama'ki, one of the seven traditional and unceded ancestral districts of the people of Mi'kma'ki. This territory is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship which the Mi'kmaq first signed with the British Crown in 1726.

Ketu'-keknuite'tmek aqq kepmite'tmek ula tela'maiultimkip wjit maqamikew ta'n etekl mtmo'taqney. Ula tett, ula maqamikek, etl-lukutiek l'tunen aqq apoqntmnen apoqnmasimk aqq weliknamk Unama'ki.

We wish to recognize and honour this understanding of the lands on which we reside. It is from here, on these lands, that we work to create and support a culture of self-reliance and vibrancy on Unama'ki (Cape Breton Island).