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The Scott Jones Project

Artistic Fraud St. John's
  • Playwright and co-creator  Robert Chafe 
  • Consultant, performer and co-creator Scott Jones
  • Director Jillian  Keiley 

In October 2013, Nova Scotia choral director Scott Jones was stabbed in the back and had his throat slit in a homophobic attack that left him paralyzed from the waist down. In the following days his story garnered international attention, not only for its brutality, but also for Scott’s uncommonly early path to forgiveness.  

The Scott Jones Project marries Scott’s own words with the music of a live children’s choir to tell a story of violence, forgiveness, trauma, privilege, and the bends in the path that determine the men we become. 

Company

Over the past 25 years, Artistic Fraud has come to be hailed as one of English Canada’s most enduring and exploratory touring companies. Guided by playwright Robert Chafe and director Jillian Keiley, the company has developed a widely shared canon of work that is deeply rooted in the theatrical possibilities of ensemble performance. Though carefully plotted and meticulously assembled, the goal is the effortlessly organic; a performer-driven stage where spectacle meets story.  

Creative team

  • Playwright and co-creator  Robert Chafe 
  • Consultant, performer and co-creator Scott Jones
  • Director Jillian  Keiley 
  • Dramaturge  Sarah Garton Stanley 
  • Choreographer  Christopher House 
  • Designer Beth Kates 
  • Composer / musical adapter  Ingi  Garðar  Erlendsson 
  • Musical Director  Kellie Walsh 
  • Producer Patrick Foran

National Creation Fund investment

The National Creation Fund’s investment of $160,000 will bring the full creative team together for an extended development period, including additional music, text and choreography workshops.

Credits

The Scott Jones Project is being developed with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, ArtsNL, The City of St. Johns, Nordic Bridges, and the Creation Fund. 

Performance dates

World premiere in St. John’s in July 2021.  


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