JESS SHANE

Audio Producer + Community Artist

Know Thy Neighbour

Shakespeare in the Ruff approached me to create a community engaged arts project in tandem with their 2016 production of Romeo and Juliet.

Over the course of the summer, in three different Toronto Community Housing courtyards over 100 community members from Toronto's East End contributed stories of shared park space to create the ‘tin can telephones’ of Know Thy Neighbour.

This outdoor installation was displayed nightly for audiences to explore and contribute to prior to the performance.