PTC and Public Swoon launch online UNSCRIPTED: Mermaid Spring


Be part of the development and explore the UNSCRIPTED: Mermaid Spring online!

PTC and The Public Swoon invite you to enjoy a taste of the development of Mermaid Spring, a new work of interdisciplinary music theatre focused on deep co-creation, slow process and social handcraft. 

Witness textile artist and representative of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm nation, Debra Sparrow’s talk about the practice of weaving and its connection to her ancestors, the land and each other. Follow that video with textile artist and Mermaid Spring collaborator Heather Cameron’s written reflections on visible mending and its deep roots within her practice.

Finally, settle in and let two of the project’s songs, Women Like Us* and Flinches** carry you off into the world of Mermaid Spring.

Enjoy the online UNSCRIPTED: Mermaid Spring here.


*Women Like Us – Music by Alicia Hansen and Lyrics by Barbara Adler. Performed by Ashley Aron and Julia Ulehla.

**Flinches – Music by Leah Abramsonn and Lyrics by Barbara Adler. Performed by Julia Ulehla and  Amanda Sum with Emily Cheung and Shannon Scott.

Music accompaniment by Alicia Hansen, Gavin Youngash and James Meeger. Filmed and edited by Reed Jackson.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.

PTC would like to thank Canadian Heritage, The Hamber Foundation, BC Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.