The Big Secret Book

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The Big Secret Book

An Intense Guide for Creating Performance Theatre
By Denise Clarke
Foreword by John Murrell

“The Lab is serious work for playful people, the laboratory for our art form: singular in Canada, unique in our profession, and something to be treasured.” 
—Peter Hinton O.C,  Director and Playwright

“Denise’s “big secret” is an open secret, a big-hearted desire to have others experience the thrill and fulfillment of creation that has sustained her through a remarkable career and is palpable in the pages of this book.”
—Martin Morrow, Author, Wild Theatre: The History of One Yellow Rabbit.

“Denise Clarke is known for her tremendous generosity as a dance/theatre artist, and this collection extends that generosity to a much broader community. Her ripple effect is extensive.”  
—Anne Flynn, Dancer and Educator

The Big Secret Book is an invaluable guide on the subject of creativity, no matter the preferred artistic discipline. Written by Denise Clarke, director of One Yellow Rabbit Summer Lab Intensive, the book outlines methods and methodologies of the Lab that have inspired theatre artists, writers, dancers, and musicians across Canada and beyond. Sidebar case studies of Denise Clarke’s remarkable performances disclose the big secrets behind her unique and brilliant style of performance creation.

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