We Found Songs in a Hopeless Place: Writing and Composing with Bad Muse Collective

Deanna H. Choi & Maddie Bautista
October 28, 2023

Advance Registration for IBPOC, 2SLGBTQ+ and disabled artists
October 2 - 8, 2023
Email: christopher@pte.mb.ca

On Zoom

October 28, 2023

10:00 am - 200 pm CDT

Maximum Participants: 20

ASL interpretation will be available upon request.

Maddie Bautista and Deanna H. Choi didn’t set out to create a comedy cabaret about Asian fetishism (Love You Wrong Time), but the inspiration they found on Craigslist, in late-night stakeouts, and on the back pages of NOW Magazine was irresistible. In this 4-hour workshop, they break down their process for co-creation and how music became the driving force of their performance, and participants will have the opportunity to create their own songs using found text.



A Bi, Filipina artist in Tkaronto’s West End – Maddie has made her mark as Canadian theatre’s ever-playful sound designer and performance creator. In the daytime, you can catch Maddie creating and shaping sound in iconic theatres across the country – from composing original music in the earliest stages of new work development, to tuning systems with live musicians and mid-sized casts. Her hands are dirty with the creation of new music-forward work, such as Noche Buena with Jennifer Villaverde. After the sun goes down, she moonlights as half of xLq – a queer pop performance duo who toured across the country with their daring, interactive theatre… and bizarre, grungy drag. If you want to get specific and know more about Maddie’s past work and accolades, visit www.maddiebautista.com



DEANNA H. CHOI (she/her) composes music for film and TV and designs sonic environments for live performance. Recent film/TV credits include sci-fi time travel comedy Relax I’m From the Future (Universal), new thriller espionage series Gray (Lionsgate/AGC), climate documentary Apocalypse Plan B (CBC); and theatre credits include A Wrinkle in Time (Stratford Festival), Little Shop of Horrors (Capitol Theatre) and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Arts Club). She is an alumna of the Canadian Film Centre Slaight Music Lab, the 2020 laureate of the Pauline McGibbon Award, and winner of 2 Dora Awards. Her sold-out cabaret show co-created with Maddie Bautista, Love You Wrong Time, will tour in 2024. Deanna’s two cats, Murphy and Tibor, intend to star on her next album. www.splitbrainsound.com