Performed in 2013 I Love Todd Sampson (ILTS) was part theatre, part installation and part concert and won the Event Category of the IDEA Awards in 2013
I Love Todd Sampson was an ambitious project – not only in terms of its scale (theatre which takes place over 5,000 square metres of raw space) – but also in the extent of the collaborations involved. 10 teams of Architects (some of which include other disciplines such as designer-makers and artists) collaborated with The Living Room Theatre, sound designers, musicians, artists and a film maker to create this unparalleled multi-disciplinary theatre work.
Using site specific installations, artists across each discipline combine to create works that are discrete from one another and yet connected - they are unified through the performance and space.
The audience, like Laura (the protagonist) will find patterns in seemingly random configurations of language, image, sound and space creating a sense of communal listening and closer awareness of the individual in the larger environment.The journey of the performance moves from clutter (representing confusion in Laura’s mind) through to vast emptiness to communicate loss and vulnerability
Project Team: Michelle St Anne (The Living Room Theatre) / Andy Macdonald
Nuala Collins / Charlotte Karlsson / Nadia Wagner / Kim Nguyen Ngoc / Victoria Bolton / Nicole Chojecka / Caroline Comino
Sam Crawford Architects:
Sam Crawford / Claire McCaughan / Adam Jones / Adam Edge Christopher Bickerton / Steven Janssen / Chris Smith
Genevieve Lilley Architects:
Genevieve Lilley / Chun Suh / Emma Guthrey
Lucy Humphrey / Cecelia Humphrey / Chad Gibson / Constance Trofimovs / Patrick Fileti
Lisa Merkesteyn / Kellie Beatty / Charlotte Evans / Julia Anna de los Santos
Imogen Crana (film) Alister Spence (music) Michaela Gleave (artist) Lawrence English (sound)
Gabrielle Quinn (Laura) Alan Flowers (Old Man) Carol (Old Woman) Lanneke Jones (Singer) Ling Huesh Tang Mary Rapp (cello) Michelle St Anne (Child)
The Living Room Theatre