Alberta 4

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 53

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 25/08/1956

PLACE OF BIRTH: Alberta

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Canadian/Calgary (exact ethnicity unknown)

OCCUPATION: lecturer, involved in theatre arts

EDUCATION: master’s degree

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:  N/A

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Geraldine Cook and Marty Crerar

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/06/2009

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Well, I’m from, I’m from Calgary, Canada, and I have been here, in Melbourne, working with the animateurs, on a project that has its foundation in researching community, and the stories that emerge from community, and how those inform the artistic choices of, of creators, and the kinds of stories that can emerge and ultimately be presented. So we’ve spent time telling stories, talking about the communities that we’ve been looking at, talking with people from those communities, and trying to look at the rough narrative as it forms, so …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Geraldine Cook and Marty Crerar

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/06/2009

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

SCHOLARLY COMMENTARY: N/A

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DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

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