About Us

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Our Mission

At Node Nonsense it is our mission to innovate conventional concepts of live performance through combining multiple artistic mediums into a novel theatrical experience. We aim to explore new methods of immersing audiences in performance through the use of unorthodox systems. Including but not limited to role playing games, digital spaces, and mixed reality technologies. This Toronto based collective consists of emerging artists from various disciplines, and strives to uplift others and inspire a new approach to live performance. Node Nonsense aspires to bring our audiences imagination into the story and take them with us on our adventures.

The Team

Justine Katerenchuk (she/her)

Justine Katerenchuk (she/her)

Co-Producer

Node Nonsense

Bio

Justine Katerenchuk is a Toronto based theatre practitioner with a BFA of Performance: Production & Design. She focused her studies mainly on Production Management and Technical Direction. She has recently been exploring different avenues of XR performance through her capstone work at school and other recent projects. She is interested in continuing to explore different types of performance that can be discovered through new technologies.

Checkout Justine’s Capstone Project: Analyzing Aspects of Theatre within Virtual Reality.

Justine’s Extended Reality Work

Checkout Justine’s work on Toasterlab Mixed Reality Atelier.
Checkout Justine’s work on collider at Single Thread.

Education
  • BFA - Performance: Production, 2021

    Toronto Metropolitan University

David Mallette (he/him)

David Mallette (he/him)

Co-Producer

Node Nonsense

Bio

David is a Toronto based theatre practitioner with a BFA in theatre production. His primary focus is lighting, sound and technical direction, and he is also acquainted with video and computer networking. David’s interest in open source software and server administration served as the basis for his capstone project. He is interested in continuing to explore software use in theatre, to enhance or to facilitate performances and seeks to further examine and enrich the relationship performance has with computer systems and software.

Check out David’s Capstone Project: Free and Open Source Software & Theatre.��

Education
  • BFA - Performance: Production, 2021

    Toronto Metropolitan University

Carlyn Rahusaar Routledge (she/they)

Carlyn Rahusaar Routledge (she/they)

Co-Producer

Node Nonsense

Bio

Carlyn is a Toronto based artist with a BFA in Theatre Production and Design, and a minor in Performance. Her passions and specializations include: scenic, costume, and prop design; wigs and makeup; historical fashion; artistic direction; playwriting; and wardrobe management. Along with working in theatre, Carlyn is also an avid player and creator of RPGs, such as Dungeons and Dungeons. Dreaming up new worlds, inventing stories, creating immersive experiences, or even innovating the classics is what Carlyn strives for. As an emerging artist, she hopes to continue her artistic work with like-minded creators, bringing newfangled performances to diverse audiences.

Check out Carlyn’s Capstone Project: Dungeons, Dragons and Dramatics.

Education
  • BFA - Performance: Production, 2021

    Toronto Metropolitan University