Yannick Trapman-O'Brien

is creating a different kind of exchange with an audience

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Image: If We Win (2019)

Your support allows me to set aside research time for developing new projects and expanding current works. The more I can chase a lead down the rabbit hole, the more I can make work that will surprise us both.

As a thanks, at the top of every month you'll be emailed a "reading list" pulled straight out of my notes, looking at a different topic or question from a few angles. Think of it as a sneak peak at what may be coming soon — or an invitation to get lost in your own research.
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Image: Love Story Library (2016)

Much of my work is about inviting my participants to write their own stories and content into the experiences we share. Even small experiments tend to result in more data than I can share in any one given performance.

With archive access, every middle of the month I'll be sharing some of my favorite content from past and current projects on this page, along with the context, backstory, and reflections to pull it all together. Expect images, audio, and a deep dive into the moments that define the work I'm striving to make. You'll also get the Monthly Reading List at the top of every month.
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  • Monthly Highlight from the Archives

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Image: The Telelibrary (2020)

Welcome to the Lab! On top of everything already listed, you'll be extended beta-test invitations to new projects and remounts.

I'll also be adding 1 additional, exclusive Telelibrary time every month per every 5 patrons at this and the Pay-It-Forward levels (if both levels maxed out, there would be 25 people total on a shortlist for 5 sessions/month). These sessions will only be made available to members of this shortlist, though once booked they can be distributed to a friend.
  • Monthly Reading List
  • Monthly Highlight from the Archives
  • Beta Testing List for Works in Development
  • Shortlist for Exclusive Telelibrary Sessions

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About Yannick Trapman-O'Brien

My name is Yannick Trapman-O'Brien, and I'm a performer, theatermaker, and creative hand for hire.

While much of my work happens in collaboration with other companies, as a solo-artist, I've been building creative exchanges for small audiences since 2014, most notably my ongoing piece The Telelibrary, which continues to be available by waitlist only after a 52-week sold out run, reaching more than 500 Users in 10 countries and counting.

Like all of my work, this Patreon is an experiment. I'd like to expand my solo-practice, designing new works-in-progress and processing the stories and data from 6+ years of performance actions, exchanges, and playful explorations of co-authoring experiences with audiences. I'd also love to invite you into my creative process, let you investigate my research, and imagine with me what other forms performance can take.

The tiers below represent a few early ways to support and access my work. I'm looking forward to expanding those options and adding events, Q&As and more as we explore this medium together and see what works!
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Since you all totally rocked my first goal, I figured I'd throw down a stretch and shoot for 100 patrons. With more people following at any level, I can set aside even more time for archive highlights, research, and developing new projects.

When we reach this goal, I'll release a behind-the-scenes video on the project of your choosing (by community vote). As an over-organizer, I love having my "kit" ready for a show, so it would be exciting to give you all a sneak peek!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 9 exclusive posts
1
Audio release
17
Images
2
Polls
3
Writings
1
Video

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